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The 15 Most Fascinating Biographies of the Last 25 Years

Discover the unusual lives of leaders, revolutionaries, and eccentrics alike.

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Barracoon

By Zora Neale Hurston

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Rebel Yell

By S.C. Gwynne

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The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov

By Andrea Pitzer

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

Westmoreland

Westmoreland

By Lewis Sorley

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Team of Rivals

By Doris Kearns Goodwin

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The Lost City of Z

By David Grann

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Other Powers

By Barbara Goldsmith

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The Professor and the Madman

By Simon Winchester

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Catherine the Great

By Robert K. Massie

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The Passage of Power

By Robert A. Caro

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American Lion

By John Meacham

The Peabody Sisters

The Peabody Sisters

By Megan Marshall

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Alexander Hamilton

By Ron Chernow

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Shirley Jackson

By Ruth Franklin