Biography

A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is an account of a person's life, usually published in the form of a book or essay, or in some other form, such as a film.

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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London
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    Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
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    Ruth Brandon Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L'Oreal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good
    Her Favorite Books on Beauty: Her biography, Ugly Beauty, chronicles the life of cosmetics giant Helena Rubinstein. Brandon shares her favorite books that are about more than just another pretty face.
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    David McCullough
    You've got to marinate your head, in that time and culture. You've got to become them." (Speaking about researching, and reading, and immersing yourself in History)
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    Paul Auster
    Every life is inexplicable, I kept telling myself. No matter how many facts are told, no matter how many details are given, the essential thing resists telling. To say that so and so was born here and went there, that he did this and did that, that he married this woman and had these children, that he lived, that he died, that he left behind these books or this battle or that bridge – none of that tells us very much.
    Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy

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