Favorite Biographies

A small, non-comprehensive list of beloved and/or critically regarded Biographies of well-known people. Excludes memoirs and autobiographies.
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Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow)
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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Caroline Fraser)
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman (Robert K. Massie)
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Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson)
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John Adams (David McCullough)
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Unbroken
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr (H.W. Brands)
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
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Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire (Julia Baird)
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
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A Beautiful Mind
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Washington: A Life (Ron Chernow)
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The Reluctant Empress: A Biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Brigitte Hamann)
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Thomas Jefferson the Art of Power
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American Lion
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Eleanor of Aquitaine (Marion Meade)
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Mao: The Unknown Story
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Founding Brothers
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Founding Mothers (Cokie Roberts)
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The Life of Elizabeth I (Alison Weir)
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Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England (Alison Weir)
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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962 (Blanche Wiesen Cook)
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Peter the Great: His Life and World (Robert K. Massie)
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Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch (Sally Bedell Smith)
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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill
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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography (Humphrey Carpenter)
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The Romanov Sisters (Helen Rapparport)
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The Romanovs (Simon Sebag Montefiore)
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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter (Robert K. Massie)
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Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
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Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo (Hayden Herrera)
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The Bully Pulpit
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Rosemary (Larson)
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Napoleon: A Life
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Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World (Matthew Goodman)
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Cleopatra: A Life (Egypt)
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Churchill: A Life (Martin Gilbert)
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Everybody Was So Young (Amanda Vaill)
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