READING LIST FOR BEGINNERS OF BIOGRAPHY BOOKS

Critically Acclaimed Books for Biography Book Readers


Reviews By Popular Critics & Publishers
TEEN INK 4

All Creatures Great and Small

In All Creatures Great and Small, James Herriot takes the reader through his life as a new veterinarian in Scotland during the 1930's...This hilarious, wonderful story is a great book for anyone who l ...

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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

A compelling (if a touch overly detailed) look at Florence, its architecture, and one of its artisans.

GUARDIAN 4

Little Women

...I know I will remember this book for years to come and it will always feel as if it were almost yesterday that I read it, as it is a book to treasure and keep on a dusty bookshelf to pass on for ge ...

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Лестница Якова

Letters in response to Harry V. Jaffa’s review of a new translation of “Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.”

KIRKUS 5

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Skloot's meticulous, riveting account strikes a humanistic balance between sociological history, venerable portraiture and Petri dish politics.

SUITE 101

Walden

Each topic is a combination of philosophical musing, description and practical detail of how exactly he did something including detailed costs if appropriate.

TIMESUNION.COM 4

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

...knowing that he feared for his life and that he was killed only added to the sense of urgency of the book...Most of all, what I took away from the book was his final transformation that was sparked ...

GUARDIAN 4

A Child Called 'It': One Child's Courage to Survive

This is very short, but ample for its dreadful litany of banal cruelty...We are used to upbeat American accounts of comfy, secure middle-class childhoods. Hearing the similar voice here underscores th ...

KIRKUS REVIEWS 5

Dry

In the end, it's all up to Burroughs, and to give the end away would be criminal, for this memoir operates on a high level of involvement and suspense. Didn't think you’d ever feel even an ounce of sy ...

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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

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The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

Walden

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

De Profundis

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

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