Biography recommendations?

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Biography recommendations?
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Thu, 05-28-2009 - 10:26am

I use to devour biographies and haven't found any good ones lately. I was hoping that you might have read something interesting lately. I'm not really interested in celebrities - political (party affiliation doesn't matter), historic, newsworthy would be more my 'cup of tea.'


I'm crossing my fingers that there are some good ones out there!


Thanks,

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Thu, 05-28-2009 - 5:00pm

I don't read a lot of biographies but I'll put in my .02. A couple of these might fictionalized accounts but I've included them" The Soloist by Steve Lopez, The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff, Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir, Escape by Carolyn Jessop, Hurry Down Sunshine

 Kathie

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Registered: 08-20-2007
Sat, 05-30-2009 - 3:37pm
I read more memoirs than biographies, but here are a couple suggestions.

Lori

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Sun, 05-31-2009 - 12:38pm

I just saw this one in the new book section and it looks good. Wild flower by Mark Seal.


Kathie

 Kathie

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Mon, 06-01-2009 - 12:46pm
I remember reading Helen Keller and Annie Oakley and really liking both, but I couldn't tell you the authors' names if my life depended on it.

 

 

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Registered: 12-29-2005
Mon, 06-01-2009 - 2:00pm



I read a biography of Sandra Day O'Connor by Joan Biskupic a few years ago and it was fabulous. Besides being her biography there is a lot in there about how the Supreme Court works as well as how she became such an influential member.


Colin Powell's autobiography is also very good.



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Tue, 06-02-2009 - 12:02pm


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Registered: 09-03-2005
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 10:59am
Great suggestions so far!


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Registered: 06-13-2008
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 10:39pm

I just heard from a friend that The House Of Movdavi is a great read. It sounds like a good one to

 Kathie

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Sun, 06-07-2009 - 9:35pm

Wendy,


I was at the bookstore the other day and picked up Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen.

Lori

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 06-11-2009 - 10:03am


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