Subject Index - Biography & Autobiography -
This is list of all the Biography & Autobiography book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
A - F, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
Biography & Autobiography: Titles A-F
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- 50/50, by Dean Karnazes.
Karnazes reminiscences about his great Endurance 50 Challenge. This challenge consisted of running 50 marathons, in 50 states - in 50 days! This book also includes advice for runners and tips on improving your endurance, no matter what your sport or level of fitness.
- 700 Sundays, By Billy Crystal.
The book version of comedian Billy Crystal's one-man Broadway play about the time that he shared with his loving father.
- Across the Great Divide - Robert Stuart and the Discovery of the Oregon Trail, by Laton McCartney.
A biography of Stuart and his more than 3,000 mile transcontinental journey that led to the discovery of what later became known as the Oregon Trail.
- Against Medical Advice, by James Patterson and Hal Friedman.
The true-life story of Cory Friedman's decades long struggle with Tourette's Syndrome and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and the efforts that his parents made to ensure that he got the help he needed to succeed in life.
- All But My Life, by Gerda Weissmann Klein.
This is Gerda Weissmann's memoir of the six years she spent under Nazi tyranny, during which she spent three years in Nazi forced labor camp. This story also recounts her liberation and her meeting with Kurt Klein, the young man who was to become her husband. All But My Life is a horrific and heart wrenching story, yet it is also surprising uplifting. It is a classic of Holocaust literature.
- American Soldier, by Tommy R. Franks.
Memoirs of General Tommy Franks from his boyhood in Oklahoma and Texas through his military service including his experiences as an Artillery officer in Vietnam, a tactician during Operation Desert Storm and how as the Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command he lead American and Coalition forces to victory in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Andrew Carnegie, by David Nasaw.
A detailed, and readable biography of Andrew Carnegie.
- Anne Frank's Story: Her Life Retold for Children, by Carol Ann Lee.
A concise biography of Anne Frank, written especially for children. This work covers Anne's life from her birth, until her untimely death at the age of fifteen. It provides intimate details about her early life and education, the years the family spent in hiding after the Nazi's invaded Holland, and the circumstances surrounding Anne's death in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration camp.
- Apricots on the Nile - A Memoir with Recipes, by Colette Rossant.
A culinary memoir of a young French girl's life in Egypt from 1937-1947.
- The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., edited by Clayborne Carson.
A posthumous autobiography of Dr. King compiled from original recordings and readings of personal and public documents related to King's life and work.
- Between the Lines, by Orel Hershiser.
Hershiser shares his thoughts on his playing career, and his personal life.
- Big Russ and Me, by Tim Russert.
Tim Russert Jr. tells stories of his youth and the influence his father had on growing up.
- The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss.
A compelling, and swashbuckling biography of General Alex Dumas, the father of the famed writer, Alexandre Dumas. Who based his novels, The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, at least in part, on his father's exploits.
- Caddy for Life, by John Feinstein.
The story of Bruce Edwards passion for golf, his role as Tom Watson's caddy, and his death from Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Call Me Ted, by Ted Turner with Bill Burke.
An intimate autobiography of Ted Turner, interlaced with "Ted Stories," which are stories about Turner told by his friends, co-workers, and family members.
- Cancer Schmancer, By Fran Drescher.
In Cancer Schmancer, Drescher candidly speaks about her recent fight with uterine cancer.
- Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, by Cokie Roberts.
An insightful look into the lives and experiences of women living in Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War, told almost exclusively through their own words.
- The Captivity of the Oatman Girls
Among the Apache and Mohave Indians, by Lorenzo D. Oatman and Olive A. Oatman.
Following the massacre of their family by Indians, Olive and Mary Ann Oatman where taken into captivity and forced to live as slaves. This is the story of their captivity and their brother's search to find the missing girls.
- Carole King: A Natural Woman, by Carole King.
In this telling autobiography, King, a renowned singer and songwriter, recounts her life from her early days in Brooklyn to the present time.
- Charlotte & Leopold, by James Chambers.
This is a charming biography of Princess Charlotte, second in line to take over the British throne from her grandfather, George III. It also details her great, but short lived romance, with her husband, the penniless Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.
- The Children's House of Belsen, by Hetty E. Verolme.
Hetty Werkendam was 13 years old in 1943 when she was transported to the repatriation camp at Westerbork. From there she was sent to Belsen to live in the ""Children's House,"" where she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust.
- Corners of My Mind, by Peter Macdonald.
An in-depth look at Macdonald's thirty-two-year career in the British Army as an ordnance specialist, during some the hottest periods during the Cold War.
- A Cow in My Parlour, by Peggy Grayson.
A humourous and pragmatic look at farm life in England after World War II.
- Crucible 0311, by C. Wayne Standiford.
This narrative, which chronicles Standiford's experiences in Vietnam, is infused with unique observations of his surroundings and the men he worked and lived with. Throughout, Standiford speaks with an obvious sense of pride and patriotism concerning the contribution made by himself, and countless others like him, while serving their country.
- Crusade in Europe, by Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In this informative book, Eisenhower supplies an insider's look at America's role in Europe during World War II, as seen through the eyes of the man who commanded the Allied Forces.
- Crystal Palace Vistas, by Roger Hutchings.
In this book, Hutchings's reminisces about his life as a young boy growing up in London in the 1920's.
- Darkness Visible, by William Styron.
A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression.
- Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, by Bob Spitz.
A detailed and rich biography of Julia Child released to coincide with the centenary of her birth.
- The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank.
The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank, serves as a poignant commentary on a life cut short. Her diary chronicles the two years she spent in hiding during the Holocaust.
- Diary of Bergen-Belsen 1944-1945, by Hanna Lévy-Hass.
This unique diary chronicles what life was like inside the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during its last year in existence.
- A Doctor's War, by Aidan MacCarthy.
A riveting account of MacCarthy's experiences during World War II. A RAF doctor, he was captured by the Japanese and was to be one of the witnesses of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
- Dragon Hunter, by Charles Gallenkamp.
Dragon Hunter is the biography of Roy Chapman Andrews. A real life Indiana Jones, Andrews may have actually been the model for this fictional character. While this book offers the reader a comprehensive overview of Andrews life and work, the main focus of this biography is Andrews' expeditions to Central Asia, which took place between 1922 and 1930.
- Driver #8, by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
This audiobook chronicles Dale Junior's rookie year as a professional race car driver.
- Edith's Story, by Edith Van Hessen Velmans.
During World War II, Edith Van Hessen, a young Jewish girl from Holland, was forced to go into hiding to prevent her deportation to a Nazi concentration camp. She hid in plain sight - taking on the persona of a Christian and working as a maid. This is the story of her ordeal and the courageous people who helped to hide her.
- Elizabeth, by J. Randy Taraborrelli.
A chatty and entertaining biography of the film actress: Elizabeth Taylor.
- Elizabeth & Mary - Cousins, Rivals, Queens, by Jane Dunn.
A well-crafted history of that focuses on the personal relationship between Queen Elizabeth I of England, and her cousin and rival, Mary Queen of Scots.
- Empire of the Blue Water, by Stephan Talty.
Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign.
- England's Mistress, by Kate Williams.
The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton. A popular history of one of the most famous women in eighteenth century England, who is perhaps best remembered as the very public mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson.
- The English Governess at the Siamese Court, by Anna Harriette Leonowens.
In 1862, Anna Harriette Leonowens ne Crawford and her young son arrived in the city of Bangkok. Bangkok was the capitol of Siam, a country which is now known as Thailand. She had been hired to act as governess King of Siam's children, a formidable task as the King had over sixty children at the time of her arrival. This book, The English Governess at the Siamese Court, recounts the almost six years that Anna spent at the Siamese Court.
- Every Second Counts, by Lance Armstrong & Sally Jenkins.
Lance Armstrong's second volume continues his inspirational account of his cancer recovery and his 2000-2003 Tour de France victories.
- The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, by Kitty Kelley.
Investigative biographer Kitty Kelley tell all about the Bush family.
- First and Last Thing, by H. G. Wells.
In this nonfiction book, Wells discusses his religious beliefs and other philosophical musings.
- Florence Nightingale: Avenging Angel, by Hugh Small.
In this revolutionary biography of Florence Nightingale, Small presents the reader with an unblemished view of exactly who Florence Nightingale was, what motivated her, and the effect of her activities both in making nursing a mainstream and acceptable occupation for middle and upper class women, for helping to institute academic nursing training, and the impact that she had on public health. He highlights some her most important works and explores many of the myths that surrounded her life, all the while providing an engaging and extremely readable biography of a remarkable woman.
- Flying In, Walking Out, by Edward Sniders.
An RAF fighter pilot during World War II, Edward Sniders spent a good part of the war as a POW, interned in a Nazi Stalag. In this book, Sniders chronicles his life as a prisoner, and his numerous escape attempts.
- Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling, by Thomas Hager.
The definitive biography of Linus Pauling, a man who made important contributions to the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, immunology, and medicine and who tirelessly worked to ban nuclear testing. He was also an outspoken advocate of the benefits of Vitamin C.
- Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust, by Lyn Smith.
This book contains the short narratives by more than 100 contributors, both Jewish and non-Jewish, about their experiences during the Holocaust.
- Franklin and Winston - An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, by Jon Meacham.
An intimate glimpse at the friendship that developed between FDR and Churchill, and how their friendship affected the outcome of World War II.
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