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Biographies Memoirs category supplies articles dealing with a written account of another individuals life for biographies. As well, memoirs are a record of events written by an individual having intimate knowledge of someone or themselves and based on personal observation.

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Brett Thrailkill

A Review of Nelson Mandela's 'A Long Walk to Freedom'

Nelson Mandela has inspired millions of people around the globe. He has fought for racial equality in South Africa for most of his life. His new book "A Long Walk...

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Laura Schroeder

Book Review of "The Other Wes Moore"

Author, Wes Moore, writes on behalf of himself and "The Other Wes Moore". It is insightful and thought provoking. It is a must read for anyone passionate about...

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Nina M Capelouto

If you are interested in metaphysics at all, learning about these individuals is unavoidable. If you had to choose teachers to research, these metaphysical teachers can tell you the most about the

By: Nina M Capelouto l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 19, 2012

One of the most enduring-popular of English-speaking authors, a major biography of Charles Dickens takes us through his fascinating life against the backdrop of Victorian Britain. A major novelist

By: Katharine M Trelawney l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 19, 2012
Melissa Brown Levine

In book one of his memoirs, Back Channel: The Kennedy Years, author William Bertram MacFarland offers an intriguing account of his life as the Special Assistant to the President of the United States.

By: Melissa Brown Levine l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 18, 2012
Timothy Zaun

On September 18, 2007, Randy Pausch delivered his now, world renowned speech entitled, "The Last Lecture." Pausch was a professor of computer science at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University,

By: Timothy Zaun l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 16, 2012

This is an autobiography, a political history of Pakistan by one of the scions of a prominent Baluch family and a practicing politician. It is also an indictment of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the ex-Prime

By: Tarique R Memon l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 10, 2012

One of the few political personalities in recent history, who have generated and maintained a lot of charisma and respect, is Nelson Mandela. His autobiography is still an inspiration for those who

By: Tarique R Memon l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 10, 2012

Singapore has long been associated with the name, Lee Kuan Yew, the freedom fighter, the politician and the statesman who turned Singapore from an underdeveloped colonial outpost to an independent

By: Tarique R Memon l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 09, 2012
Kai Rambow

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is the one book to read this year. This review explains why it's timely, relevant and easy to read.

By: Kai Rambow l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 09, 2012
Laura Schroeder

When we use the word "multicultural", we tend to think about people in other countries. However, even in our own country we have multiple cultures. Sharing our stories brings us together so that our

By: Laura Schroeder l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 08, 2012

Forever Liesl was written by Charmian Carr, the actress who played the part of Liesl von Trapp, the oldest of the von Trapp children, in The Sound of Music movie. It was the first book to be written

By: Linda Olive l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l May 29, 2012
Zeeshan Naveed Bari

I just finished reading "The Last Resort" by Douglas Rogers only a few minutes ago, and I felt the urge to write this review. The book is quite a good read, and it is really entertaining the way

By: Zeeshan Naveed Bari l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l May 28, 2012
Bhekisisa Mncube

The book is a devastating account of a boy whose childhood was stolen by a monster, his own father. The story reads like a horror movie except that it has a happy ending at least for Polela and his

By: Bhekisisa Mncube l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 17, 2012
Shane Joseph

An assortment of the author's short essays with no central theme other than to convey what a brilliant and well read man he was. Borges traverses a wide canvas in this book: the exploration of words,

By: Shane Joseph l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 12, 2012

Everyone has heard of WWII. Some may have not heard of the Holocaust, but for those who have, do you really know what it means? If you want to know, then the best way is to look into it. Several

By: Raymond J Lin l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 07, 2012
Bhekisisa Mncube

A Man Who is Not A Man is a story of courage, and resilience in the face of adversity. It is a journey into manhood wherein you gain a new understanding about yourself, your world and surroundings. A

By: Bhekisisa Mncube l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 04, 2012
Shane Joseph

The title is a bit of a misnomer, all these writers are dead, and yet I was unable to put down this little gem that I picked up at a library book sale for fifty cents. I did not feel so alone and

By: Shane Joseph l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Mar 22, 2012
Shane Joseph

Was he a saint or a brilliant marketer? That's the question I am left with upon reading this intriguing life of the most reclusive celebrity author of recent times.

By: Shane Joseph l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Mar 15, 2012
Marion E Lombardi

One of the most interesting aspects of Assata Shakur's autobiography, in addition to its content, is the structure of the book itself, which allows the reader to travel between past and present,

By: Marion E Lombardi l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 28, 2012
Alain Burrese

"How I Swept My Way To The Top: The Don Aslett Story" by Don Aslett is one of the most enjoyable, educational, and motivational books I've read in a very, very long time. The book is an autobiography

By: Alain Burrese l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 25, 2012
Tyler Tichelaar

In this sequel to "Confessions of a Trauma Junkie," Sherry Jones Mayo returns with more hilarious and insightful tales of work as a nurse, paramedic, and EMT. From crazy people to freeloaders who

By: Tyler Tichelaar l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 24, 2012
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Brett Thrailkill

Nelson Mandela has inspired millions of people around the globe. He has fought for racial equality in South Africa for most of his life. His new book "A Long Walk to Freedom," shares his thoughts and

By: Brett Thrailkill l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jan 25, 2012 lViews: 137 lComments: 0
Laura Schroeder

Author, Wes Moore, writes on behalf of himself and "The Other Wes Moore". It is insightful and thought provoking. It is a must read for anyone passionate about social issues.

By: Laura Schroeder l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 14, 2012 lViews: 122 lComments: 0

Jason Kinnear is the author and creator of a very intriguing book called "Elvolution."This amazing book is more than just a story about Elves. It is a deeper look into a society of little people who

By: Faryal Arshad l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 04, 2012 lViews: 98 lComments: 0
Bhekisisa Mncube

The book is a devastating account of a boy whose childhood was stolen by a monster, his own father. The story reads like a horror movie except that it has a happy ending at least for Polela and his

By: Bhekisisa Mncube l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 17, 2012 lViews: 90 lComments: 0

Singapore has long been associated with the name, Lee Kuan Yew, the freedom fighter, the politician and the statesman who turned Singapore from an underdeveloped colonial outpost to an independent

By: Tarique R Memon l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 09, 2012 lViews: 84 lComments: 0
Alain Burrese

"How I Swept My Way To The Top: The Don Aslett Story" by Don Aslett is one of the most enjoyable, educational, and motivational books I've read in a very, very long time. The book is an autobiography

By: Alain Burrese l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 25, 2012 lViews: 83 lComments: 0
Shane Joseph

The title is a bit of a misnomer, all these writers are dead, and yet I was unable to put down this little gem that I picked up at a library book sale for fifty cents. I did not feel so alone and

By: Shane Joseph l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Mar 22, 2012 lViews: 80 lComments: 0

A slim, relevant and hugely entertaining dissection of one of the world's most influential personalities. Shashi Tharoor revisits the life and times of the First Prime Minister of India.

By: Zoheb Abdul Matin l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 14, 2012 lViews: 77 lComments: 0
Timothy Zaun

On September 18, 2007, Randy Pausch delivered his now, world renowned speech entitled, "The Last Lecture." Pausch was a professor of computer science at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University,

By: Timothy Zaun l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 16, 2012 lViews: 70 lComments: 0
Bhekisisa Mncube

A Man Who is Not A Man is a story of courage, and resilience in the face of adversity. It is a journey into manhood wherein you gain a new understanding about yourself, your world and surroundings. A

By: Bhekisisa Mncube l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 04, 2012 lViews: 70 lComments: 0
Marion E Lombardi

One of the most interesting aspects of Assata Shakur's autobiography, in addition to its content, is the structure of the book itself, which allows the reader to travel between past and present,

By: Marion E Lombardi l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 28, 2012 lViews: 67 lComments: 0

Forever Liesl was written by Charmian Carr, the actress who played the part of Liesl von Trapp, the oldest of the von Trapp children, in The Sound of Music movie. It was the first book to be written

By: Linda Olive l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l May 29, 2012 lViews: 67 lComments: 0

What we have here... no failure to communicate. George Kennedy has taken control of his autobiographical narrative on the subject of his own personal history in his revealing new book, Trust Me: A

By: Gary R. Sorkin l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jan 11, 2012 lViews: 65 lComments: 0
Daniel Murphy

This sweeping biography of the Ford family associated with the famous automobile company is worth the read. Beginning with Henry Ford's ancestry and tracing the family and the company through 1987 it

By: Daniel Murphy l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jan 05, 2012 lViews: 65 lComments: 0

Participation in the Vietnam War for most soldiers caused profound lifelong effects that resulted from their experiences during that era. Vietnam War memoirs have become the fodder for many books

By: Lisa Brown-Gilbert l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Dec 27, 2011 lViews: 65 lComments: 0
Tyler Tichelaar

In this sequel to "Confessions of a Trauma Junkie," Sherry Jones Mayo returns with more hilarious and insightful tales of work as a nurse, paramedic, and EMT. From crazy people to freeloaders who

By: Tyler Tichelaar l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 24, 2012 lViews: 64 lComments: 0

One of the most enduring-popular of English-speaking authors, a major biography of Charles Dickens takes us through his fascinating life against the backdrop of Victorian Britain. A major novelist

By: Katharine M Trelawney l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 19, 2012 lViews: 63 lComments: 0

One of the few political personalities in recent history, who have generated and maintained a lot of charisma and respect, is Nelson Mandela. His autobiography is still an inspiration for those who

By: Tarique R Memon l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 10, 2012 lViews: 63 lComments: 0

Today we have the pleasure of being with author Lois Well Santalo to discuss her book Oops, I Lost My Sense of Humor. Thank you, Ms. Santalo, for taking your time to be with us.

By: Tamar Mekredijian l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jan 09, 2012 lViews: 59 lComments: 0
Laura Schroeder

When we use the word "multicultural", we tend to think about people in other countries. However, even in our own country we have multiple cultures. Sharing our stories brings us together so that our

By: Laura Schroeder l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 08, 2012 lViews: 58 lComments: 0
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Jason Kinnear is the author and creator of a very intriguing book called "Elvolution."This amazing book is more than just a story about Elves. It is a deeper look into a society of little people who

By: Faryal Arshad l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 04, 2012 lViews: 98 lComments: 0
Laura Schroeder

Author, Wes Moore, writes on behalf of himself and "The Other Wes Moore". It is insightful and thought provoking. It is a must read for anyone passionate about social issues.

By: Laura Schroeder l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 14, 2012 lViews: 122 lComments: 0
Laura Schroeder

When we use the word "multicultural", we tend to think about people in other countries. However, even in our own country we have multiple cultures. Sharing our stories brings us together so that our

By: Laura Schroeder l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 08, 2012 lViews: 58 lComments: 0
Alain Burrese

"How I Swept My Way To The Top: The Don Aslett Story" by Don Aslett is one of the most enjoyable, educational, and motivational books I've read in a very, very long time. The book is an autobiography

By: Alain Burrese l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 25, 2012 lViews: 83 lComments: 0
Tyler Tichelaar

In this sequel to "Confessions of a Trauma Junkie," Sherry Jones Mayo returns with more hilarious and insightful tales of work as a nurse, paramedic, and EMT. From crazy people to freeloaders who

By: Tyler Tichelaar l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 24, 2012 lViews: 64 lComments: 0
Melissa Brown Levine

In book one of his memoirs, Back Channel: The Kennedy Years, author William Bertram MacFarland offers an intriguing account of his life as the Special Assistant to the President of the United States.

By: Melissa Brown Levine l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 18, 2012 lViews: 52 lComments: 0

A slim, relevant and hugely entertaining dissection of one of the world's most influential personalities. Shashi Tharoor revisits the life and times of the First Prime Minister of India.

By: Zoheb Abdul Matin l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Feb 14, 2012 lViews: 77 lComments: 0
Brett Thrailkill

Nelson Mandela has inspired millions of people around the globe. He has fought for racial equality in South Africa for most of his life. His new book "A Long Walk to Freedom," shares his thoughts and

By: Brett Thrailkill l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jan 25, 2012 lViews: 137 lComments: 0

What we have here... no failure to communicate. George Kennedy has taken control of his autobiographical narrative on the subject of his own personal history in his revealing new book, Trust Me: A

By: Gary R. Sorkin l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jan 11, 2012 lViews: 65 lComments: 0

Today we have the pleasure of being with author Lois Well Santalo to discuss her book Oops, I Lost My Sense of Humor. Thank you, Ms. Santalo, for taking your time to be with us.

By: Tamar Mekredijian l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jan 09, 2012 lViews: 59 lComments: 0

Lois Wells Santalo's Oops, I Lost My Sense of Humor depicts Santalo's life story, from her childhood during the Depression, to her surgery later in life, to the present. At age eighty-one, a doctor

By: Tamar Mekredijian l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jan 09, 2012 lViews: 55 lComments: 0
Daniel Murphy

This sweeping biography of the Ford family associated with the famous automobile company is worth the read. Beginning with Henry Ford's ancestry and tracing the family and the company through 1987 it

By: Daniel Murphy l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jan 05, 2012 lViews: 65 lComments: 0

Participation in the Vietnam War for most soldiers caused profound lifelong effects that resulted from their experiences during that era. Vietnam War memoirs have become the fodder for many books

By: Lisa Brown-Gilbert l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Dec 27, 2011 lViews: 65 lComments: 0
Shane Joseph

The title is a bit of a misnomer, all these writers are dead, and yet I was unable to put down this little gem that I picked up at a library book sale for fifty cents. I did not feel so alone and

By: Shane Joseph l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Mar 22, 2012 lViews: 80 lComments: 0
Shane Joseph

Was he a saint or a brilliant marketer? That's the question I am left with upon reading this intriguing life of the most reclusive celebrity author of recent times.

By: Shane Joseph l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Mar 15, 2012 lViews: 51 lComments: 0
Shane Joseph

An assortment of the author's short essays with no central theme other than to convey what a brilliant and well read man he was. Borges traverses a wide canvas in this book: the exploration of words,

By: Shane Joseph l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 12, 2012 lViews: 55 lComments: 0
Timothy Zaun

On September 18, 2007, Randy Pausch delivered his now, world renowned speech entitled, "The Last Lecture." Pausch was a professor of computer science at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University,

By: Timothy Zaun l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Jun 16, 2012 lViews: 70 lComments: 0

Everyone has heard of WWII. Some may have not heard of the Holocaust, but for those who have, do you really know what it means? If you want to know, then the best way is to look into it. Several

By: Raymond J Lin l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 07, 2012 lViews: 53 lComments: 0
Bhekisisa Mncube

A Man Who is Not A Man is a story of courage, and resilience in the face of adversity. It is a journey into manhood wherein you gain a new understanding about yourself, your world and surroundings. A

By: Bhekisisa Mncube l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 04, 2012 lViews: 70 lComments: 0
Bhekisisa Mncube

The book is a devastating account of a boy whose childhood was stolen by a monster, his own father. The story reads like a horror movie except that it has a happy ending at least for Polela and his

By: Bhekisisa Mncube l Book Reviews > Biographies Memoirs l Apr 17, 2012 lViews: 90 lComments: 0
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