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20 Best Biography Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Biography books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best biography books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2

    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4

    Into the Wild

    Jon Krakauer

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    8
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 9
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 12

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Walter Isaacson

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 15
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 16

    Black Boy

    Richard Wright

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 19

    Prince

    A Private View

    Afshin Shahidi

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this Biography books list created?

    We searched for "best Biography books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Biography books are in this list?

    There are 20 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Biography books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Biography books on the internet.

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