Top 10 Biographies Books

 

A biography is a written work that describes the life story of a person, as told to the writer. For the most part, it is written according to their perspective, although they are writing someone else’s story. Read some of the best books on life stories of people which will inspire, motivate and move your soul. A biography is written by a person who feels that the life and influence of an influential or phenomenal and unique person is something that must be shared and immortalized in the form of a well-written book. This is a list of the top 10 biographies of all time.

 

Steve Jobs

This is the account of Steve Job’s life written by Walter Isaacson. It is detailed and descriptive of the upbringing and life of the Apple Founder, from his childhood to his college days and more.

Read it For:
Knowing of how Steve Jobs came up in life and the discovery of Apple.
Don't Read it For:
No flaws in this book. The view of Jobs we get from this book is extremely realistic, and there’s no filtering to it.
What makes this book stand out?:
being a highly regarded biography of the tech savant.

Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption

The book is about Louis Zamperini, an American world war bombardier who gets stranded on the ocean after his bomber plane crashes into the ocean and he is captured by the Japanese.

Read it For:
A true life story of a war veteran and athlete who survived one of the worst conditions of the War.
Don't Read it For:
If you can’t read the book, then go to the movie. It is well regarded and covers the veteran’s life in a lovable way.
What makes this book stand out?:
Living up to its title. Everything he faces and survives is the truth and shows his strength.

Einstein: His Life and Universe

This is probably a long-awaited book for science enthusiasts and Einstein fans alike. The writer describes Einstein’s mind and how it helped give shape to the world, today.

Read it For:
the life story of Einstein, put together by Walter Isaacson.
Don't Read it For:
If you’re not keen on the scientist’s life, then it isn’t for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being a reliable and in-depth book on Einstein and his life.

Into The Wild

Chris McCandless turned into a hitchhiker after graduating, abandoning all his possessions and goes on a road of self-discovery.

Read it For:
This amazing story of the hitchhiker and how he lived and died.
Don't Read it For:
Views on this book vary. You might not agree with some parts of the decisions made by McCandless.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being an eye-opener despite the main character having only lived four months after his self-isolation.
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John Adams

This is the story of John Adams, an American patriot, and former president, his contribution to the American Revolution and his life.

Read it For:
The story and writing skill of the author. This is also highly educative, and you will learn a lot about the American Revolution.
Don't Read it For:
The book has history along with his life story. Hence you might find it boring if American history does not intrigue you.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being a really well-written biography and the accurate detail of history.

Team of Rivals: The political genius of Abraham Lincoln

This is an account of the mind and working of Lincoln as a leader and a political genius, along with his skills to motivate. You also have the details of the working of the president and some other topics which have been covered in other biographies of the president.

Read it For:
The good description of the president’s story and work.
Don't Read it For:
Read it. It is accurate and will have you believing in the facts yourselves.
What makes this book stand out?:
being a different account of the life of Abraham Lincoln compared to other books on him.

Marie Antoinette: The Journey

The real-life story of Marie Antoinette, from her upbringing to her marriage to Louis XVI and her life until her death by the guillotine.

Read it For:
Insight into the life of the woman who influenced the French Revolution and her struggles when she lived with the ruler of France at the time.
Don't Read it For:
I have no words for not reading this. It might play with your already fixed image of Marie, and that might lead to disagreement with the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is a story which also brings some parts of the woman that weren’t seen by the people.

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

The story of the woman who led the Russian empire and her ascent which led to her rise to the throne.

Read it For:
Read this book to learn of how a woman managed to influence the Russian empire and work with many great leaders at her time.
Don't Read it For:
This is a particularly good story and book. You should read it. The flaws in this aren’t a problem or hindrance.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being detailed and historically accurate to the timing and incidents.

Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil

The life story of Martin Heidegger, a man who was influential and vocal towards Germany during the First World War. He is one of the most renowned philosophers of his time. The book takes you on a journey of his life and all its important happenings.

Read it For:
Knowing how the great philosopher lived his life and the working of his mind.
Don't Read it For:
I can’t think of a reason for not reading this book. It is accurate and goes in depth to tell the story of Heidegger.
What makes this book stand out?:
Along with his story, the historical data and influences in Heidegger’s life are also noteworthy.

Truman

Witness the life of Harry Truman, the former president of America and the major events and decisions made by him that changed the course of the country forever, ranging from the first world war, the atomic bomb, etc.  This is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book and for a good reason.

Read it For:
Historical Accuracy, verifiable and real-life accounts of people who knew and worked with Truman including friends and family.
Don't Read it For:
It is highly related to American History although it is also a biography. Hence you may or may not find it interesting and influencing.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being credible towards the story. Here, Truman is explored as a great man and also the controversies of his career are also addressed.

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