Subject Index - Biography & Autobiography - Titles R-Z
This is list of all the Biography & Autobiography book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
R - Z, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
Biography & Autobiography: Titles R-Z
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- Real People, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This single CD contains the text of more than 500 biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, reminiscences, diaries, journals, official papers, notebooks, and biographical novels.
- Return to Paris - A Memoir with Recipes, by Colette Rossant.
In this sequel to Apricots on the Nile, Rossant chronicles her life from 1947 to the present.
- Righteous Indignation, by Andrew Breitbart.
Part biography, part political manifesto, this book provides a keen insights into the life and thoughts of a man who was one of the leading members of the conservative movement.
- Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way, by Pope John Paul II.
An inspirational book that chronicles the Pope's "middle years" from his appointment as auxiliary Bishop of Krakow in 1958 to his election as Pope in October of 1978.
- Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum.
This is the story of Joshua Slocum's epic journey as he single-handedly sailed around the world in a 34-foot sloop called the Spray.
- Selkirk's Island, by Diana Souhami.
The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe.
- A Simple Path, by Mother Teresa.
This book offers an intimate examination of Mother Teresa's life and work through her spiritual musings, prayers, and explanations of faith.
- Smallpox, Syphilis and Salvation: Medical Breakthroughs that Changed the World, by Sheryl Persson.
A history of some of the most momentous medical breakthroughs of the modern age from the vaccine for smallpox to the discovery of penicillin, interwoven with biographies of the researchers who made these breakthroughs possible.
- Step by Step: A Pedestrian Memoir, by Lawrence Block.
In this unique memoir, Block discusses his love of walking and the numerous racewalking races and marathons that he has participated in, as well as a life altering journey that he took to Spain.
- The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller.
Blind and deaf since an infant, Helen Keller wrote her autobiography for Ladies Home Journal while in college. In this riveting narrative, Helen talks about her early life, the role that Annie Sullivan played in her development, and her childhood, education, and first years at college. (Audio)
- The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller.
In this autobiography, Helen, who was blind and deaf, describes the first twenty-two years of her life. The moto she lived by was, "There are no handicaps, only challenges." (Large Print)
- Swimming Across: A Memoir, by Andrew S. Grove.
This is a gentle look back upon a turbulent period in Hungarian history, and one man who survived to tell his tale. This autobiography details Grove's life in Hungry and his flight for freedom in 1956 that ended in America.
- Teacher Man, by Frank McCourt.
Frank McCourt's third memoir in the trilogy that started with Angela's Ashes focuses on his 30-year teaching career in New York City's public high schools.
- Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero, by Leigh Montville.
The story of the life of Ted Williams, from his two tours of duty as a Marine fighter pilot to his Hall of Fame baseball career.
- They Made America, by Harold Evans.
From the Steam Engine to the Internet Revolution: Two Centuries of Innovators.
- Three Weeks with My Brother, by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks.
A poignant memoir that chronicles two brothers three week journey around the world.
- To Hell and Back, by Susanna and Jake de Vries.
The Banned Account of Gallipoli by Sydney Loch. Comprising a slightly abridged version of The Straits Impregnable, a biography of Loch, and a history of his book and how it came to be banned.
- Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War, by Douglas Brinkley.
Historian Douglas Brinkley gives his account of John Kerry's experiences during the Vietnam War including his commanded two Swift boat crews on river patrols and earning a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts.
- Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, by James M. McPherson.
A compelling account of Lincoln's role as a military leader, and the unprecedented political, constitutional, and moral issues that he had to deal with during the American Civil War.
- True Compass: A Memoir , by Edward M. Kennedy.
A compelling biography of Ted Kennedy, which offers an insider's glimpse into his life, his family, and the role he played in American politics.
- TrumpNation - The Art of Being The Donald, by Timothy L. O'Brien.
A humorous and insightful biography of Donald Trump.
- An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963, by Robert Dallek.
This is a compelling, concise biography of JFK's life, from his birth until his death.
- Unsung Heroes: The Twentieth Century's Forgotten History-Makers, by Eric Durschmied.
Concise biographies of some of the 20th century's unsung heroes, ranging from a German sergeant, who accidently took a fortress single-handedly during World War I, to Colonel Pal Maleter who lead the Hungarian rebellion against the Soviets in 1956.
- Uppity Women of the New World, by Vicki León.
A collection of 225 short biographies of women who left their mark on the New World during the Colonial period.
- Vet in the Vestry, by Alexander Cameron.
Alexander Cameron trained as a vet, and he spent many years working as a country veterinarian. But then, in the late 1950's his life took a drastic turn when he became a Presbyterian Minister. In this book, Cameron describes his life as a vet, how he came to enter the priesthood, and what his life was like once he became a Minister.
- Village of the Small Houses, by Ian Ferguson.
A humourous, semi-fictionalized account of Ferguson's childhood in a poor, northern village in Northern Alberta, where he grew up without the luxury of indoor plumbing, television, and many of the other accoutrements deemed so essential for modern life.
- Viva el Vet!, by David Grant.
This is the thrilling true-life adventures of an English Vet who becomes a vet in Medellin, Columbia. There he not only treats a variety of animals - and their owners - but he also has to deal with corrupt police, a mafia boss with a spoiled dog and an amorous wife, and the odd drug lord.
- Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow, by Kristen Breitweiser.
This book chronicles the journey of one of the 9-11 widows, known as The Jersey Girls, to come to terms with her husband's death and to discover the truth about what really went wrong on that fateful day.
- "What Do You Care What Other People Think?", by Richard P. Feynman.
This book, by the brilliant physicist Richard P. Feynman, will make you laugh, and it may make you cry. It includes essays on how he became a scientist, the death of his first wife, Arlene, who died of TB while Feynman was working with Oppenheimer on the Atomic Bomb. A large portion of this book also chronicles his dealings with bureaucrats, and his work on the Rogers Commission that investigated the destruction of the space shuttle, Challenger.
- When Character was King, by Peggy Noonan.
The biography and personal recollections of Ronald Reagan by his former special assistant.
- White Coolies, by Betty Jeffrey.
On February 12, 1942 the Vyner Brooke left Singapore carrying a full complement of refugees, including 65 Australian nursing sisters. Two days later, the ship was sunk by the Japanese. Fifty-three nurses reached Bangka Island. Of these, 21 were machined gunned to death after surrendering to the Japanese. The remaining 32 nurses were taken prisoners and spent the next three and half years struggling to survive. White Coolies is the story of their epic ordeal.
- Wolfe at Quebec, by Christopher Hibbert.
In this short work, Hibbert chronicles the last year of Major-General James Wolfe's life, and his leadership at the battle for Quebec at the decisive engagement fought between the British and the French on the Plains of Abraham. When the battle ended, Quebec was to fall to English hands, and Wolfe, at the advanced age of 32, was destined to die from the wounds he received in the battle.
- Yes, Chef, by Marcus Samuelsson.
Born in Ethiopia and adopted by a Swedish couple when he was orphaned at the age of three, this is a candid memoir about one man's journey from a dust village in Africa to becoming an award winning chef and restauranteur.
- ZigZag, by Nicholas Booth.
The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman - who was awarded the Iron Cross by the Germans for his exploits while spying on them for the British.
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