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Old 05-19-2003, 09:19 PM   #1
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What's the best Biography/Autobiography you've ever read?

Mainly I'm looking for recomendations here.

My choice would have to be Eddie Rickenbacker's Autobio. The man could fix anything, did everything, went everywhere and was humble as could be. It's a great story, easy read and humorous as well.
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What comes to mind right away is Ben Franklin's autobio, especially in the editions with the original spellings and sentence structure. It gives you a clear picture of how things were back in the 1770s.
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All of Antonia Fraser's biographies are very good. Entertaining but very factual and unbiased.
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I'm currently reading Gerry Spence's autobiography, "The Making of a Country Lawyer". I'm halfway through it and recommend it for the beautiful language he utilizes. He takes you from his humble beginnings in the backwoods of the Wyoming hills to his current state of being. He avoids the technical details of his profession in exchange for a vivid account of life outside the city, living off the land, helping the average Joe combat the looming corporations.

I also recommend Stanley Kubrick's biography by a guy named Vincent....? Check it out
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autobiography of malcolm x
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Old 05-20-2003, 02:20 PM   #6
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Doesn't anyone read books anymore? You know, those paper web-pages that you find on shelves...I guess it's a lost cause.
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I just read "Leap of Faith" by Queen Noor of Jordan. I really enjoyed it; she is an inspiring woman and I learned a lot about her country and the US's interaction with the Middle East.
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Mayor Giuliani - Leadership
Lance Armstrong - It's All About The Bike
Days Of Grace - Arthur Ashe
Just As I Am - Rev Billy Graham
Glory Days - Dave Marsh
Tis - Frank Mc Court, and of course Angela's Ashes
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I'd like to read Leap Of Faith..I don't read enough
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I don't remember the last bio/autobio I read....
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Doesn't anyone read books anymore? You know, those paper web-pages that you find on shelves...I guess it's a lost cause.
I read books a-plenty, I just have no interest in biographies.
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It was a Bono-graphy.How he got in U2 and basically his whole life story.It's better then Unforgettable Fire by Eamonn Dunphy.The name of the book I have is Bono..Hif life,music,and passion by Laura Jackson.I recommend it to all fans.5 Stars to Bonoman!

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I've only read two in my life so far
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Leonard Nimoy - I am Spock (his second one)
and Bill Flanagans - U2 at the end of the world
I thought both where very good
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It was a Bono-graphy.How he got in U2 and basically his whole life story.It's better then Unforgettable Fire by Eamonn Dunphy.The name of the book I have is Bono..Hif life,music,and passion by Laura Jackson.I recommend it to all fans.5 Stars to Bonoman!

ooh i read that one too was excellent.

i bought madonnas biography too um some time ago actually but havent got round to reading it yet.

i am a huge fan of her music but not really been interested in her personal life, only whats been splashed across the papers and whatever. i bought the book cos it was 2 for 10

i will have to read it soon.
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