Biography Giveaways

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.

  • The Pianist from Syria by Aeham Ahmad
    The Pianist from Syria: A Memoir
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    Release date: Feb 12, 2019
    An astonishing but true account of a pianist’s escape from war-torn Syria to Germany offers a deeply personal perspective on the most devastating refu ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 709 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 13 - Oct 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Guys Like Me by Michael A. Messner
    Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans for Peace
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    Release date: Nov 07, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of ten copies of Michael A. Messner's GUYS LIKE ME: FIVE WARS, FIVE VETERANS FOR PEACE. Based on life-history interviews ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 770 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 13 - Nov 11, 2018

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • Grit and Grace by Quotabelle
    Grit and Grace: Uncommon Wisdom for Inspiring Leaders Designed to Make You Think
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    Release date: Oct 02, 2018
    Grit & Grace is a collection of quotes, thoughts, and advice from female pioneers to inspire young girls and women who want to lead.

    With powerful
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 3 copies available, 170 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 13 - Nov 10, 2018

    Countries available: Canada

  • The Lion and the Lamb by Charles Causey
    The Lion and the Lamb: The True Holocaust Story of a Powerful Nazi Leader and a Dutch Resistance Worker
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    Release date: Nov 18, 2016
    “Riveting historical fiction narrative!” –Publishers Weekly.
    Enter for a chance to win Five (5) copies of Charles Causey’s book, "The Lion and the Lamb
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 5 copies available, 2485 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 19 - Oct 18, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
    Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948
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    Release date: Oct 02, 2018
    To celebrate the US publication of GANDHI: THE YEARS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, Knopf will give 15 readers a beautiful finished copy.

    “Magisterial . . . b
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 15 copies available, 1363 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 05 - Oct 18, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Hollywood's Eve by Lili Anolik
    Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.
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    Release date: Jan 08, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win this provocative book about Eve Babitz-- equal parts biography and detective story.
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 1063 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 21 - Oct 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager
    Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
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    Release date: Oct 23, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of SISTERS FIRST by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush!

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    Born into a political dynasty,
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 2156 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The World According to Tom Hanks by Gavin Edwards
    The World According to Tom Hanks: The Life, the Obsessions, the Good Deeds of America's Most Decent Guy
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    Release date: Oct 23, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win a copy of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO TOM HANKS by Gavin Edwards!

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    Niceness gets a bad rap these days. Our culture
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 1457 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Eliza Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo
    Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton
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    Release date: Sep 18, 2018
    Speaking of unsung female heroes, have you heard of Eliza Hamilton?

    She was wayyyy more than just Alexander Hamilton's wife. A strong pioneer woman, a
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 2572 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 02 - Oct 21, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Tears of the Silenced by Misty Griffin
    Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival
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    Release date: Sep 15, 2018
    Surviving child abuse, parental betrayal, sexual assault, and Amish cruelty.

    When Misty was six years old her family started to live and dress like th
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 1227 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 24 - Oct 22, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Managing Bubbie by Russel Lazega
    Managing Bubbie
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    Release date: Feb 05, 2015
    A grandson, his unconquerable grandmother and an incredible true story of escaping the Nazis.

    Her devoted family only wants the best for their Bubbie.
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    Format: Kindle book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 254 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 12 - Oct 25, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Making of a Physician by Harry L. Graber
    The Making of a Physician: This Was My Calling
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    Release date: Jun 29, 2016
    Ten (10) copies of Harry L. Graber, M.D. F.A.C.C.’s book,The Making of a Physician, will be given away to lucky contestants!

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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 707 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 28 - Oct 27, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Carleton Watkins by Tyler Green
    Carleton Watkins: Making the West American
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    Release date: Oct 26, 2018
    Enter to win a signed copy of this debut book by award-winning critic and historian Tyler Green. Described by the Los Angeles Times as "fascinating an ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 1 copy available, 403 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 14 - Oct 27, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Debussy by Stephen Walsh
    Debussy: A Painter in Sound
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    Release date: Oct 23, 2018
    “Outstanding.”—Booklist (starred)

    “[Debussy] shines a welcome light on the composer, his music, and his times.”—Library Journal

    “Perceptive and authorit
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 15 copies available, 559 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 15 - Oct 27, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Fay Wray and Robert Riskin by Victoria Riskin
    Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
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    Release date: Feb 26, 2019
    “If this gracefully-written memoir was simply the rich and absorbing account of two unique and talented people who fell in love, that would be enough. ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 491 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 15 - Oct 27, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Imagine John Yoko by John Lennon
    Imagine John Yoko
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    Release date: Oct 30, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win a copy of IMAGINE JOHN YOKO, by Yoko Ono!

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    In 1971, John Lennon & Yoko Ono conceived and recorded the critica
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 851 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 30 - Oct 28, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
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    Release date: Oct 30, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of 30 paperback copies of WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER by Ta-Nehisi Coates!

    In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the Nat
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 30 copies available, 4932 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 16 - Oct 30, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • An African in Imperial London by Danell Jones
    An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor
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    Release date: Sep 01, 2018

    Marvelously readable!
    Corby Skinner, Yellowstone Public Radio

    The moving and surprising story of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor. Edward Mendelson, Columbia Unive
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 2 copies available, 652 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 12 - Oct 31, 2018

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
    Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
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    Release date: Jan 15, 2019
    The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 20 copies available, 1237 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 11 - Nov 01, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams
    The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
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    Release date: Jan 08, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of THE UNWINDING OF THE MIRACLE by Julie Yip-Williams!

    As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 100 copies available, 375 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 15 - Nov 02, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Che by Jon Lee Anderson
    Che: A Revolutionary Life
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    Release date: Nov 13, 2018
    Enter for the chance to win an early copy of Che!
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 709 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 14 - Nov 03, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather by Tessa Boase
    Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather: A Scandalous History of Birds, Hats and Votes
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    Release date: Jun 05, 2018
    When Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her crack squad of militant suffragettes in 1908, she wore on her hat a voluptuous purple feather ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 2 copies available, 742 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 07 - Nov 04, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • An Unlikely Journey by Julian Castro
    An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream
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    Release date: Oct 16, 2018
    The keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC, former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, tells his remarkable and ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 50 copies available, 349 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 15 - Nov 04, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Allies by Winston Groom
    The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II
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    Release date: Nov 13, 2018
    Enter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of Winston Groom's newest title, The Allies!
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 20 copies available, 905 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 16 - Nov 06, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.


  • Rebecca Skloot
    Rebecca Skloot The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a science writer describes how one woman's cells—taken without her knowledge—enabled years of biomedical breakthroughs.
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