What's your favorite biography?

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    Mar 08, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    Mine is a toss up between "Wittgenstein" by Ray Monk, and "Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story" by Steve Wilson and Joe Florenski.
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    Mar 08, 2009 8:05 AM GMT
    Have to name a few:

    Ibsen by Michael Meyer.

    Oscar Wilde, by Richard Ellman

    The Girl Who Fell Down, A Biography of Joan McCracken, by Lisa Jo Sagolla

    Cole Porter, by William McBrien

    The Fabulous Lunts, by Jared Brown
  • Silent_Angel

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    Mar 08, 2009 8:08 AM GMT
    Chineese Cinderella by adeline yen mah or tis by frank mccort
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    Mar 08, 2009 8:10 AM GMT
    I'd have to go with "It's Not About the Bike" by Lance Armstrong (oh wait, that's an autobiography, isn't it.... my bad LOL I still like it though)
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    Mar 08, 2009 6:17 PM GMT
    My own, I'm waiting on my best friend to start writing
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    Mar 08, 2009 6:27 PM GMT
    The Secret Life of Houdini by William Kalush and Larry Sloman.

    The making of the world's greatest mystifier.
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    Mar 08, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    Portrait of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce, thought that is creative nonfiction autobiography
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    Mar 08, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    Julian, by Gore Vidal, a semi-fictional biography of the Roman Emperor
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    Mar 08, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    Stillwell and the American Experience in China 1911-1945 by Barbara Tuchman

    It's the story of America's relationship with China and it sheds its imperial past, becomes a supposedly democratic country and begins to turn to Communism. The main thing I got out of it was that FDR did almost everything wrong when it came to China.
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    Mar 08, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    madtown saidStillwell and the American Experience in China 1911-1945 by Barbara Tuchman

    I love the late Barbara Tuckman! Her A Distant Mirror about the medieval period is one of my favorite works.