Biography

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.

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  • Ina Coolbrith by Aleta George
    Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate
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    Release date: Mar 10, 2015
    Happy Anniversary, Ina Coolbrith!

    One hundred years ago today (June 30, 1915), Ina Coolbrith was crowned California's first poet laureate during the Pa…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 10, 2015
    6 copies available, 126 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Amy, 27 by Howard Sounes
    Amy, 27: Amy Winehouse and the 27 Club
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    The death of Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 was a tragedy.

    She was one of the brightest music stars in years -a brilliant, original song writer with a…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 03 - Jul 10, 2015
    10 copies available, 110 people requesting
    Countries available: GB
  • Lemonade by Nina Pennacchi
    Lemonade
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    Release date: Jul 14, 2015
    As a young woman in Victorian England, Anna Champion knows all too well the social mores that value prettiness over sense, and etiquette over honesty.…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 16 - Jul 14, 2015
    20 copies available, 362 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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    Quotes Tagged "Biography"

    Gil Scott-Heron
    Because I always feel like running Not away, because there is no such place Because if there was, I would have found it by now Because it's easier to run, Easier than staying and finding out you're the only one who didn't run Because running will be the way your life and mine will be described, As in "the long run" Or as in having "given someone a run for his money" Or as in "running out of time" Because running makes me look like everyone else, though I hope there will never be cause for that B ...more
    ― Gil Scott-Heron, Now and Then...

    David McCullough
    You've got to marinate your head, in that time and culture. You've got to become them." (Speaking about researching, and reading, and immersing yourself in History) ...more
    ― David McCullough, John Adams

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    Writing Tagged "Biography"

    Creating The Great Gatsby
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