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32 Best Biography Books

Discover the fascinating lives of influential figures with our captivating collection of biography books. Explore their inspiring stories today!


My Own Words

by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, and Wendy W. Williams

4.8 (11843 reviews)

What is My Own Words about?

"My Own Words" is a compelling collection of writings by a prominent figure in American history. This book offers a unique insight into the life and career of the author, showcasing her thoughts on various legal issues, gender equality, and the importance of dissent. With a blend of personal anecdotes, speeches, and legal opinions, this collection provides a comprehensive understanding of the author's influential voice and her impact on the legal landscape.

Who should read My Own Words

  • Law students and aspiring lawyers seeking inspiration from Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legal journey.

  • Feminists and activists interested in understanding Ginsburg's impact on gender equality.

  • History enthusiasts curious about the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Team of Rivals

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

4.8 (6633 reviews)

What is Team of Rivals about?

This book delves into the political genius of a prominent historical figure, exploring the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln. Written by a renowned author, it focuses on Lincoln's ability to form a team of rivals, bringing together individuals with differing ideologies and backgrounds to achieve a common goal. Through meticulous research and engaging storytelling, the book offers a captivating insight into Lincoln's presidency and his remarkable ability to navigate the complexities of a divided nation.

Who should read Team of Rivals

  • History enthusiasts seeking a deep understanding of Abraham Lincoln's political brilliance.

  • Political science students interested in studying effective leadership strategies.

  • Anyone curious about the complex dynamics of American politics during the Civil War era.


Elon Musk

by Ashlee Vance

4.7 (24649 reviews)

What is Elon Musk about?

This captivating biography delves into the life of a visionary entrepreneur who has revolutionized multiple industries. From his humble beginnings in South Africa to his groundbreaking ventures in electric cars and space exploration, the book explores Elon Musk's relentless pursuit of a better future. With unprecedented access to Musk and his inner circle, the author provides an intimate and inspiring account of a man driven by ambition, innovation, and a desire to change the world.

Who should read Elon Musk

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking inspiration from the life of Elon Musk.

  • Technology enthusiasts interested in the future of electric vehicles and space exploration.

  • Business professionals looking to understand the strategies behind Musk's success.


Dreams From My Father

by Barack Obama

4.7 (8945 reviews)

What is Dreams From My Father about?

"Dreams From My Father" is a captivating memoir that delves into the personal journey of a young man searching for his identity and purpose. Written by a prominent figure in American politics, this book explores the complexities of race, family, and heritage. Through vivid storytelling, the author reflects on his multicultural upbringing, his struggles with racial identity, and the profound impact his father had on his life. This poignant narrative offers a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs of self-discovery.

Who should read Dreams From My Father

  • Individuals interested in understanding Barack Obama's personal journey and racial identity.

  • Readers seeking insights into the complexities of race and identity in America.

  • Those curious about the life experiences that shaped Barack Obama's presidency.


Call Sign Chaos

by Jim Mattis, Bing West

4.7 (6071 reviews)

What is Call Sign Chaos about?

"Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead" is a captivating memoir that delves into the remarkable journey of a military leader. Written by a renowned author and a former Secretary of Defense, this book offers invaluable insights into the art of leadership and the challenges faced in the military. With vivid anecdotes and personal experiences, it provides a compelling narrative that explores the complexities of decision-making and the importance of adaptability in times of chaos.

Who should read Call Sign Chaos

  • Military personnel seeking insights on leadership and strategic decision-making.

  • History enthusiasts interested in the experiences of a renowned general.

  • Aspiring leaders looking for practical advice on effective leadership.


Notorious RBG

by Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik

4.7 (5061 reviews)

What is Notorious RBG about?

This captivating biography delves into the extraordinary life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazing Supreme Court Justice. Through meticulous research and insightful analysis, the authors shed light on Ginsburg's relentless fight for gender equality and her pivotal role in shaping American law. With a blend of admiration and critical examination, this book celebrates the indomitable spirit of a legal icon who became a symbol of justice and inspiration for generations.

Who should read Notorious RBG

  • Legal scholars and students interested in the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  • Feminists and activists seeking inspiration from RBG's groundbreaking work.

  • History enthusiasts curious about the impact of RBG on American society.



by Doris Kearns Goodwin

4.7 (4284 reviews)

What is Leadership about?

"Leadership: In Turbulent Times" delves into the lives of four iconic American leaders, exploring their journeys and the challenges they faced during times of crisis. Drawing from extensive research and personal interviews, the book offers profound insights into the qualities that define exceptional leadership. Doris Kearns Goodwin skillfully weaves together narratives of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson, providing a compelling exploration of leadership in the face of adversity.

Who should read Leadership

  • Aspiring leaders seeking guidance in navigating challenging times.

  • History enthusiasts interested in studying influential leaders' experiences.

  • Professionals looking to enhance their leadership skills and strategies.



by Walter Isaacson

4.7 (4133 reviews)

What is Einstein about?

This captivating biography delves into the life and mind of one of the greatest scientific minds in history. From Albert Einstein's humble beginnings to his groundbreaking theories, Walter Isaacson paints a vivid portrait of the man behind the genius. Exploring his personal struggles, scientific achievements, and lasting impact on the world, this book offers a comprehensive and engaging account of Einstein's life and his revolutionary contributions to physics.

Who should read Einstein

  • Science enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive biography of Albert Einstein.

  • History buffs interested in understanding the life of a renowned physicist.

  • Students and scholars studying the life and contributions of Einstein.


Tiger Woods

by Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian

4.7 (2798 reviews)

What is Tiger Woods about?

This captivating biography delves into the extraordinary life of a golf legend, exploring the rise, fall, and redemption of Tiger Woods. With meticulous research and interviews, the authors paint a vivid portrait of his complex personality, his relentless pursuit of greatness, and the personal struggles that threatened to derail his career. From his early triumphs to his scandalous downfall and eventual comeback, this book offers a comprehensive and revealing account of one of the most iconic athletes of our time.

Who should read Tiger Woods

  • Golf enthusiasts seeking an in-depth exploration of Tiger Woods' life and career.

  • Sports fans interested in the rise and fall of a legendary athlete.

  • Individuals curious about the complexities of fame and success.



by Michael Eric Dyson

4.7 (2010 reviews)

What is Jay-Z about?

"Jay-Z: Made in America" by Michael Eric Dyson is a captivating exploration of the life and cultural impact of one of the most influential figures in hip-hop, Jay-Z. Dyson delves into Jay-Z's upbringing, his rise to fame, and his evolution as an artist and entrepreneur. Through insightful analysis and interviews, the book offers a deep understanding of Jay-Z's artistry, business acumen, and his significant contributions to American culture.

Who should read Jay-Z

  • Fans of Jay-Z and hip-hop culture seeking an in-depth exploration of his life and career.

  • Music enthusiasts interested in understanding the cultural impact of Jay-Z's music.

  • Scholars and researchers studying the intersection of music

  • race

  • and entrepreneurship.


The Space Barons

by Christian Davenport

4.7 (723 reviews)

What is The Space Barons about?

"The Space Barons" by Christian Davenport delves into the ambitious endeavors of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, two of the world's most influential entrepreneurs, as they strive to conquer the final frontier. This captivating book explores their relentless pursuit to colonize the cosmos, their groundbreaking space companies, and the fierce competition that drives them. Davenport provides an insightful and thrilling account of the race to revolutionize space exploration and the potential impact it could have on humanity's future.

Who should read The Space Barons

  • Space enthusiasts and aspiring astronauts seeking insight into the ambitions of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.

  • Business leaders and entrepreneurs interested in the innovative strategies of Musk and Bezos in the space industry.

  • Science and technology enthusiasts curious about the future of space exploration and colonization.


I Am Zlatan

by Zlatan Ibrahimović

4.7 (402 reviews)

What is I Am Zlatan about?

In this captivating autobiography, a renowned football player shares his extraordinary journey from a troubled upbringing in a tough neighborhood to becoming one of the most celebrated athletes in the world. With unfiltered honesty, he reveals the challenges he faced on and off the field, his relentless determination, and the pivotal moments that shaped his career. This inspiring tale offers a unique glimpse into the life of a true sporting icon.

Who should read I Am Zlatan

  • Football enthusiasts eager to delve into the life of Zlatan Ibrahimović.

  • Fans of sports biographies seeking an inspiring tale of triumph.

  • Individuals interested in the personal journey of a renowned athlete.


Growing Up Biden

by Valerie Biden Owens

4.7 (281 reviews)

What is Growing Up Biden about?

"Growing Up Biden: A Memoir" is a heartfelt and intimate account of a remarkable family's journey through life, written by Valerie Biden Owens. This captivating memoir offers a unique perspective on the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of the Biden family, shedding light on their personal growth, resilience, and unwavering commitment to public service. With candid storytelling and poignant reflections, Owens paints a vivid picture of the Biden clan, leaving readers inspired and deeply moved.

Who should read Growing Up Biden

  • Fans of the Biden family seeking an intimate glimpse into their lives.

  • Political enthusiasts interested in Joe Biden's personal journey and upbringing.

  • Individuals curious about Valerie Biden Owens' perspective on the Biden family.


I Am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb

4.6 (13261 reviews)

What is I Am Malala about?

This powerful memoir tells the inspiring story of a young girl who defied the Taliban in her fight for education. Set in Pakistan, the book follows Malala Yousafzai's journey from a peaceful childhood to becoming an advocate for girls' education. Despite facing threats and violence, Malala's unwavering determination led to a tragic attack that only strengthened her resolve. This gripping account sheds light on the importance of education and the resilience of the human spirit.

Who should read I Am Malala

  • Students and young adults interested in the fight for education.

  • Activists and advocates for women's rights and education.

  • Individuals seeking inspiration from stories of courage and resilience.


Becoming Nicole

by Amy Ellis Nutt

4.6 (1180 reviews)

What is Becoming Nicole about?

"Becoming Nicole" is a compelling non-fiction book that tells the inspiring story of a family's journey towards acceptance and understanding. Written by Amy Ellis Nutt, the book explores the transformation of a young American girl named Nicole, who courageously embraces her true identity as a transgender individual. Through the lens of Nicole's experiences, Nutt delves into the complexities of gender identity, highlighting the power of love, resilience, and the importance of embracing one's authentic self.

Who should read Becoming Nicole

  • Parents and families seeking understanding and support for transgender children.

  • Educators and professionals working with transgender individuals and their families.

  • Individuals interested in exploring the complexities of gender identity.


Conversations with Myself

by Nelson Mandela

4.6 (424 reviews)

What is Conversations with Myself about?

"Conversations with Myself" offers an intimate glimpse into the mind and experiences of a remarkable individual. Through a collection of personal letters, diary entries, and recorded conversations, the book delves into the thoughts, reflections, and struggles of the author. From his time as a political prisoner to his role as a global icon, Nelson Mandela's words provide profound insights into his journey, his beliefs, and the challenges he faced in his pursuit of justice and equality.

Who should read Conversations with Myself

  • Individuals interested in gaining insights into Nelson Mandela's personal reflections.

  • History enthusiasts seeking a deeper understanding of Mandela's life.

  • Those looking for inspiration and wisdom from a renowned leader.


Messi vs Ronaldo

by Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson

4.6 (49 reviews)

What is Messi vs Ronaldo about?

This captivating book delves into the intense rivalry between two football legends, Messi and Ronaldo, and the profound impact they have had on the world of soccer. Jonathan Clegg and Joshua Robinson expertly explore the contrasting styles, achievements, and personalities of these two GOATs, while also shedding light on the transformative era they have ushered in, forever changing the landscape of the beautiful game.

Who should read Messi vs Ronaldo

  • Football fans eager to delve into the intense rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo.

  • Sports enthusiasts interested in the impact of these two football legends.

  • Those curious about the cultural and global significance of their rivalry.


A Woman of No Importance

by Sonia Purnell

4.5 (16691 reviews)

What is A Woman of No Importance about?

This gripping non-fiction book unveils the remarkable untold story of an American spy who played a pivotal role in the Allied victory during World War II. Through meticulous research, Sonia Purnell brings to light the extraordinary life of this courageous woman, highlighting her intelligence, bravery, and determination as she navigates the treacherous world of espionage. A Woman of No Importance is a captivating account of a forgotten hero whose contributions shaped history.

Who should read A Woman of No Importance

  • History enthusiasts interested in the untold stories of World War II.

  • Feminists seeking to learn about the contributions of women in war.

  • Spy thriller fans intrigued by real-life espionage narratives.


Hidden Valley Road

by Robert Kolker

4.5 (15649 reviews)

What is Hidden Valley Road about?

"Hidden Valley Road" delves into the extraordinary story of the Galvin family, a seemingly typical American family with twelve children. However, their lives are shattered when six of their sons are diagnosed with schizophrenia. Robert Kolker takes readers on a gripping journey, exploring the impact of mental illness on the Galvin family and shedding light on the complexities of the human mind. This poignant and thought-provoking book offers a compelling insight into the challenges faced by one family and the resilience they display in the face of adversity.

Who should read Hidden Valley Road

  • Mental health professionals seeking insights into schizophrenia and family dynamics.

  • Individuals interested in understanding the impact of mental illness on families.

  • Readers looking for a compelling true story of resilience and hope.


Bitcoin Billionaires

by Ben Mezrich

4.5 (2307 reviews)

What is Bitcoin Billionaires about?

"Bitcoin Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich is a captivating non-fiction book that delves into the incredible true story of two Harvard-educated twins who became billionaires through their involvement with Bitcoin. Filled with elements of genius, betrayal, and redemption, this book takes readers on a thrilling journey through the volatile world of cryptocurrency, exploring the highs and lows of the Winklevoss twins' rollercoaster ride to financial success.

Who should read Bitcoin Billionaires

  • Tech enthusiasts and cryptocurrency investors seeking an insider's account of the rise of Bitcoin.

  • Fans of non-fiction books exploring the world of finance and technology.

  • Individuals interested in the dramatic journey of the Winklevoss twins and their involvement in the Bitcoin revolution.


The Double Helix

by James Watson, KBE

4.5 (1188 reviews)

What is The Double Helix about?

"The Double Helix" is a captivating memoir that delves into the exhilarating journey of unraveling the mystery behind the structure of DNA. Written by a renowned scientist, this personal account takes readers behind the scenes of the scientific community in the 1950s, revealing the intense competition, brilliant minds, and ethical dilemmas that shaped one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history.

Who should read The Double Helix

  • Scientists and researchers interested in the history of DNA discovery.

  • Biology students and enthusiasts seeking insights into DNA structure.

  • Individuals curious about the personal experiences of a renowned scientist.


The Man Who Invented Christmas

by Les Standiford

4.4 (398 reviews)

What is The Man Who Invented Christmas about?

In this captivating non-fiction book, Les Standiford delves into the life of Charles Dickens and his iconic novella, A Christmas Carol. Exploring the struggles and setbacks faced by Dickens, Standiford reveals how this timeless tale not only saved the author's career but also revitalized the spirit of Christmas for generations to come. With meticulous research and engaging storytelling, this book offers a fascinating glimpse into the creation of a literary masterpiece and its enduring impact on our holiday traditions.

Who should read The Man Who Invented Christmas

  • Literature enthusiasts interested in the life and works of Charles Dickens.

  • History buffs curious about the impact of A Christmas Carol.

  • Anyone seeking a heartwarming story about the power of redemption.



by Christopher Benfey

4.4 (53 reviews)

What is If about?

"If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years" delves into the lesser-known period of Rudyard Kipling's life when he resided in the United States. Christopher Benfey uncovers the profound influence America had on Kipling's writing, exploring his friendships with prominent figures like Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt. This captivating narrative sheds light on Kipling's experiences and the impact they had on his literary career, offering a fresh perspective on the renowned author's life.

Who should read If

  • Fans of Rudyard Kipling's work seeking insights into his American experiences.

  • History enthusiasts interested in exploring Kipling's lesser-known American connections.

  • Literature scholars and researchers studying Kipling's transatlantic influences and impact.


Finding Freedom

by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

4.2 (15327 reviews)

What is Finding Freedom about?

"Finding Freedom" is an insightful and revealing account of the lives of Harry and Meghan, offering an intimate look into their journey from the early days of their relationship to their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family. Written by two renowned journalists, this book uncovers the challenges, triumphs, and struggles faced by the couple, shedding light on their quest for personal and financial independence while navigating the complexities of royal life.

Who should read Finding Freedom

  • Royal enthusiasts seeking an insider's perspective on Harry and Meghan's journey.

  • Fans of celebrity biographies curious about the Sussexes' untold story.

  • Those interested in the dynamics of modern monarchy and media.



by Judith Flanders

4.2 (199 reviews)

What is Christmas about?

In this captivating biography, Judith Flanders delves into the rich history and cultural significance of Christmas. From its humble beginnings as a religious celebration to its transformation into a global phenomenon, Flanders explores the traditions, customs, and controversies surrounding this beloved holiday. With meticulous research and engaging storytelling, she unravels the layers of Christmas, revealing its enduring charm and the profound impact it has had on society throughout the centuries.

Who should read Christmas

  • History enthusiasts interested in exploring the origins and evolution of Christmas traditions.

  • Individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of the cultural significance of Christmas.

  • Anyone curious about the historical context and social impact of Christmas celebrations.


Commander In Cheat

by Rick Reilly

What is Commander In Cheat about?

In this insightful and humorous book, Rick Reilly delves into the world of golf to shed light on the character and leadership style of a prominent figure. Through entertaining anecdotes and astute observations, Reilly explores how the game of golf serves as a metaphor for Donald Trump's approach to power, revealing the tactics, cheats, and mind games employed by the former president both on and off the course.

Who should read Commander In Cheat

  • Golf enthusiasts interested in a unique perspective on Donald Trump.

  • Political observers seeking insights into Trump's leadership style through golf.

  • Readers curious about the intersection of sports and politics.


The Storyteller

by Dave Grohl

What is The Storyteller about?

"The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music" is a captivating memoir that delves into the extraordinary life and career of a renowned musician. Filled with heartfelt anecdotes and personal reflections, this book takes readers on a journey through the highs and lows of the music industry, offering a unique perspective on the power of music and the transformative impact it can have on one's life. A must-read for music enthusiasts and fans alike.

Who should read The Storyteller

  • Music enthusiasts seeking an intimate glimpse into Dave Grohl's life.

  • Aspiring musicians looking for inspiration and valuable life lessons.

  • Fans of Foo Fighters eager to delve into the band's history.


Diana, Her True Story ─ In Her Own Words

by Andrew Morton

What is Diana, Her True Story ─ In Her Own Words about?

In this revealing and intimate account, the author presents the untold story of a beloved public figure. Through a collection of personal interviews and secret recordings, the book unveils the true experiences and emotions of Diana, offering a unique perspective on her life as a princess. From her troubled marriage to her struggles with mental health, this book provides an authentic portrayal of Diana's journey, allowing readers to understand the woman behind the iconic image.

Who should read Diana, Her True Story ─ In Her Own Words

  • Fans of Princess Diana seeking an intimate glimpse into her life.

  • History enthusiasts interested in the untold story of Princess Diana.

  • Those curious about the personal struggles of a beloved icon.


The Palace Papers

by Tina Brown

What is The Palace Papers about?

"The Palace Papers" by Tina Brown offers an intimate and revealing look into the inner workings of the House of Windsor. With meticulous research and insider knowledge, Brown uncovers the truth and turmoil that lies behind the royal facade. From scandals to secrets, this book delves into the complexities of one of the world's most famous families, providing a captivating exploration of power, privilege, and the challenges faced by the British monarchy.

Who should read The Palace Papers

  • Royal enthusiasts seeking an insider's perspective on the House of Windsor.

  • History buffs intrigued by the truth and turmoil within the British monarchy.

  • Those interested in the personal lives and scandals of the royal family.


The Revolutionary

by Stacy Schiff

What is The Revolutionary about?

"The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams" by Stacy Schiff is a captivating biography that delves into the life and impact of one of America's founding fathers. Through meticulous research and engaging storytelling, Schiff explores the political career and revolutionary spirit of Samuel Adams, shedding light on his pivotal role in shaping the American Revolution. This insightful book offers a comprehensive portrait of a passionate and influential figure who played a crucial part in the birth of a nation.

Who should read The Revolutionary

  • History enthusiasts interested in the life and impact of Samuel Adams.

  • American Revolution buffs seeking a comprehensive biography of Samuel Adams.

  • Students studying the founding fathers and the American Revolution.


You Never Forget Your First

by Alexis Coe

What is You Never Forget Your First about?

This biography delves into the life of one of America's most iconic figures, exploring the lesser-known aspects of George Washington's story. Written with a fresh and engaging perspective, the book uncovers the complexities of Washington's character, his relationships, and his journey from a young surveyor to the first President of the United States. Through meticulous research and vivid storytelling, the author presents a captivating portrait of a man who shaped the nation's history.

Who should read You Never Forget Your First

  • History enthusiasts seeking an engaging and fresh perspective on George Washington's life.

  • Students and scholars interested in a comprehensive and well-researched biography of George Washington.

  • Anyone curious about the lesser-known aspects of George Washington's personal life and achievements.


The Baseball 100

by Joe Posnanski

What is The Baseball 100 about?

"The Baseball 100" is a captivating exploration of the greatest players in the history of baseball. Written by acclaimed sports writer Joe Posnanski, this book takes readers on a journey through the sport's rich history, highlighting the exceptional talents and achievements of the top 100 players. With insightful analysis and engaging storytelling, Posnanski delves into the lives and careers of these legendary athletes, offering a comprehensive and entertaining tribute to the game of baseball.

Who should read The Baseball 100

  • Baseball enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive ranking of the sport's greatest players.

  • Fans looking to deepen their knowledge of baseball history.

  • Sports lovers interested in exploring the game's iconic figures.