Biography

A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is a non-fictional account of a person's life. Biographies are written by an author who is not the subject/focus of the book.

See also:
Autobiography
Memoir

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Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention
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The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets
In the Country of Women
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The Last Ocean: A Journey through Memory and Forgetting
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