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Titles G - Q
This is list of all the Biography & Autobiography book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
G - Q, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
Biography & Autobiography: Titles G-Q
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- Geisha, A Life, by Mineko Iwasaki.
An intriguing glimpse at the life and training of a geisha, as told by one of the most famous geishas of the twentieth-century.
- Glory Denied: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War, by Tom Philpott.
This book chronicles Thompson's early life, his captivity, and the aftermath of his captivity and his home life after his liberation.
- Going Rogue: An American Life, by Sarah Palin.
In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother.
- A Good Living, by Hugh Barrett.
The second volume in Hugh Barrett's autobiography, this volume offers an intriguing look back at the state of agriculture in England during the 1930's and 40's.
- The Great Escape, by Kati Marton.
Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World. A joint biography of Edward Teller, John von Neumann, Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, Michael Curtiz, Alexander Korda, Robert Capa, Andre Kertesz, and Arthur Koestler. All nine were Hungarian Jews who fled their homeland due to antisemitism and the looming threat posed by the Nazis, and all went on to make significant contributions in the respective fields.
- Growing Up King, by Dexter Scott King with Ralph Wiley.
Dexter is the youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr. In this intimate memoir, he explores what it was like growing up under shadow of his illustrious father.
- Hard Call, by John McCain with Mark Salter.
Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them.
- Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta, Jr.
An unauthorized biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton, that follows her from her days at college to her current presidential campaign.
- Hetty, by Hetty Verolme.
Rounded up by the Nazis and then separated from their parents, Hetty and her brothers were sent to the Children's House, within Belsen concentration camp. Hetty became the 'Little Mother' of the camp, helping to care for the other children.
- His Excellency: George Washington, by Joseph J. Ellis.
Joseph Ellis based his biography of George Washington on Washington's personal letters and papers and follows his life from a young soldier to the first president of the United States.
- Hitch 22: A Memoir, by Christopher Hitchens.
Christopher Hitchens contains multitudes. He sees all sides of an argument. And he believes the personal is political. This is the story of his life, lived large.
- I Love You, Ronnie, Nancy Reagan.
Nancy Reagan's recollections of her live with a devoted and loving husband including a collections of photos and letters from Ronnie.
- Insatiable, by Gael Greene.
Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess. A memoir from the famed food critic whose column in the New York magazine ran from 1968-2000.
- Inside the Kingdom - My Life in Saudi Arabia, by Carmen Bin Ladin.
A memoir about Carmen's life in Saudi Arabia as a member of the Bin Ladin family, and how the events of 9/11 affected her life and that of her daughters.
- In the Land of White Death, by Valerian Albanov.
This epic story of survival chronicles the unbelievable 235-mile journey taken through Siberian Arctic, on foot, by a handful of men after their ship became trapped in the pack ice of the Kara Sea.
- Jack: Straight From the Gut, by Jack Welch with John A. Bryne.
In this autobiography, Jack Welch offers the reader an overview of his life and his career. But mostly, this book concerns Welch's twenty year tenure as CEO of General Electric (GE). And along the way it provides telling insights into Welch's management style and leadership qualities, which helped he turn GE into a global powerhouse.
- Jacques and Lotka, by Aude Yung-De Prévaux.
An engaging love story about Jacques and Lotka, a couple who served in the French resistance during World War II.
- Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell.
When Julie Powell decided its time to take charge of her life, she did so by deciding to make all 524 dishes in Julia Child's cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. This is the chronicle of her year of cooking, and the impact that it had on her life.
- Lambs in Blue, by Rebecca Barnett.
An unabashed reminiscence of one woman's life in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II. Her service in the WAAF's took her from England to Ceylon, and changed her from an innocent young girl into a self-assured woman.
- Land Girls at the Old Rectory, by Irene Grimwood.
This is Grimwood's riveting account of her life in the Women's Land Army in Britain during World War II.
- Last Post, by Max Arthur.
This book contains the results of the author's interviews with the twenty-one remaining British veterans of the First World War who range in age from 104-109.
- The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell, by John Crawford.
When John Crawford joined the National Guard to pay for his college tuition, he never expected to end up fighting in a war in Iraq.
- The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Edited by Antonia Fraser.
This outstanding reference book offers short biographical sketches of all the English monarchs since 1066, starting with William the Conquer and ending with the present day monarch of England, Queen Elizabeth II.
- Living History, by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The memoirs of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from her Midwestern upbringing in the 1950's through her experiences as First Lady and Seantor.
- The Long Goodbye, by Patti Davis.
Ronald Reagan's youngest daughter gives her account of her father's descent into Alzheimer's disease.
- A Long Stone's Throw, by Alphie McCourt.
Following on the heels of his brothers Frank and Malachy McCourt, Alphie adds his own account of the McCourt saga into the mix, in this deeply personal memoir about his life in Limerick, Ireland and as an American immigrant.
- The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath, by Jane Robins.
When the bigamist, George Joseph Smith was brought to trial in 1915 for the murder Bessie Mundy, one of the three women that he probably murdered. The trial set a number of precedences including having Smith guilt or innocence determined almost solely upon the forensic evidence presented by the famed pathologist Bernard Spilsbury.
- Marie Antoinette: The Journey, by Antonia Fraser.
In this extremely readable biography, Fraser strips away the myths surrounding the tragic French Queen and presents an unbiased account of Marie Antoinette's life.
- Memoirs of an Orphan Boy, by Hugo Bergström.
This is an intriguing story about Bergström's life in the Actor's Orphanage in England and his eventual evacuation to America in 1940 along with a group of "under 15's" from the orphanage.
- My Happy Days in Hollywood, by Garry Marshall with Lori Marshall.
Gerry Marshall's charming memoir about his life as a Hollywood actor, director, writer, and producer. Provides insights not only into his life, but also into the many shows and movies that he worked on.
- My Life, by Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton gives an openly candid account of his life and his achievements as well as the scandals involved during his time as president.
- My Life as a Spy, by Leslie Woodhead.
A vivid portrait of one man's journey from boyhood to becoming a Cold War spy, and how he translated the skills he gained as a spy into a second career as a documentary film-maker.
- My Life So Far, by Jane Fonda.
Jane Fonda recounts her life from her youth as the daughter of acting legend Henry Fonda to the challenges that she faces in her life today and her hopes to inspire others who can learn from her experiences.
- The Naked Eye, by Desmond Morris.
Morris has a keen eye for detail and a ready wit that will have you chuckling as you read this fascinating book filled with autobiographical and natural history essays slash travel monologues that chronicle Morris's adventures in observing human behavior around the globe.
- Nancy: A Portrait of My Years With Nancy Reagan, by Michael K. Deaver.
Michael Deaver, a close friend of the Reagans and an aide to the former president, gives a deeply personal description of Nancy Reagan and shows how much she loved her husband.
- Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, By Alan Alda.
Alan Alda tells the story of his life from his childhood to his health scare in Chile.
- Once Upon a Secret, by Mimi Alford.
The story of Mimi Alford's eighteen month affair with John F. Kennedy. An affair that started when she was only nineteen, and he was the married father of two, and the President of the United States of America.
- Once Upon a Time, by J. Randy Taraborrelli.
Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier - a biography of Princess Grace of Monaco.
- On Hitler's Mountain: My Nazi Childhood, by Irmgard Hunt.
A memoir about a childhood spent growing up in the shadow of Adolf Hitler's retreat, Eagle's Nest, and being reared in a pro-Nazi stronghold and how it affected every aspect of her life.
- Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, by Piper Kerman.
Orange Is the New Black offers a compelling look at life inside the low-security Federal Correctional Institution, in Danbury, Connecticut, where the book's author served time for money laundering.
- The Personal History of Samuel Johnson, by Christopher Hibbert.
Although written with a general readership in mind, this history is authoritative and represents one of the best biographies of Johnson currently available.
- The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd, by Richard Zacks.
Zacks separates the fiction from the fact surrounding the life and adventures of Captain Kidd in this mesmerizing history of a man who was erroneously hung for the crime of piracy.
- Priceless Memories, by Bob Barker with Digby Diehl.
This is an honest and heartwarming account of Bob Barker's early life and his career in television that is filled with personal anecdotes, amusing stories, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of television.
- The Quiet Hero, by Gary W. Toyn.
The Untold Medal of Honor Story of George E. Wahlen at the Battle for Iwo Jima.
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