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8 Biographies You Must Read Before You Die

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 16 November 2012, 12:32 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore: A biography is a detailed account of someone's life. It is inspirational to read about the lives of people, great or ordinary alike; their struggles and accomplishments. Here are a few biographies that you can’t miss reading! The biographies which are a must read as listed by Nabanita Dhar for top yaps are:

Steve Jobs:
Steve Jobs is the biography of Steve Jobs. The book was released on October 24, 2011 by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. The biography was written by Walter Isaacson a former executive at CNN and Time who has written best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. It is based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, including interviews with more than one hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. Isaacson was given "exclusive and unprecedented" access to Jobs's life. Although Jobs cooperated with the book, he asked for no control over its content other than the book's cover, and relinquished the right to read it before it was published.

Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever:
‘Lincoln’s Last Days’ is written by Bill O-Reilly, an American television personality and author. It is said to be very appealing and offers a striking understanding of American History. It also depicts how a gunshot influenced American history. The book was targeted at the young readers.

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1: Missing above is 'Autobiography of a Yogi' by Paramahansa Yogananda. It was Steve Jobs favorite book (he read it 30 times) and made it the first book available on iTunes. George Harrison bought the book by the case to give it away.

Posted by:Allen - 17 Jan, 2013
2: How about the following Great Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

Candace Millard
River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Mary S. Lovell
Bess of Hardwick

James McBride
The Color of Water

Keith Richards

Dava Sobel
Galileo's Daughter

Jill Ker Conway
The Road From Coorain

Anthony Bourdain
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Kathy Magliato
Healing Hearts: Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

Ruth Reichl
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table

Randall Stross
The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

Roald Dahl
Boy: Tales of Childhood

Elliot Gorn
Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Eric Metaxas
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Richard Feynman
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character

Homer Hickam
Rocket Boys

Katharine Graham
Personal History

Arthur Ashe
Days of Grace

David McCullough
John Adams

Bruce Campbell
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor

Belinda Carlisle
Lips Unsealed

Debra Ginsberg
Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress

Terry Ryan
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

Simon Winchester
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Stacy Schiff
Cleopatra: A Life

Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
Posted by:Anumakonda - 17 Nov, 2012
3: How about the Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth, this should be included in the list.
Posted by:Anand - 17 Nov, 2012
I was going to write exactly same thing.
Devendra Replied to: Anand - 17 Nov, 2012