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20 Best Biography Books of All Time

(Updated 2021) Our goal was to create the best list of Biography books on the internet.
To remain objective and unbiased, we looked at the 5 most popular“best Biography books" articles online (we chose 5 because anything more than that diluted our quality).

Our rationale was simple: If a book only appears in one article, it’s probably just the journalist’s opinion, but if it appears in two or more, it’s probably worth checking out!
Below you’ll find which books made the cut 😊

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  1. 1
    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2

    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    Unbroken

    Laura Hillenbrand

    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5

    Into the Wild

    Jon Krakauer

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6

    Mao

    Jung Chang

    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7

    Frida

    Hayden Herrera

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    Shoe Dog

    Phil Knight

    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 9

    Totto-Chan

    Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 10

    The Power Broker

    Robert A. Caro

    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11

    The Passage of Power

    Robert A. Caro

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13

    Rosemary

    Kate Clifford Larson

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    Prince

    Afshin Shahidi

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Walter Isaacson

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16

    Born a Crime

    Trevor Noah

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17

    Black Boy

    Richard Wright

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    Barracoon

    Zora Neale Hurston

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19

    Alan Turing

    Andrew Hodges

    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    A Beautiful Mind

    Sylvia Nasar

    Appears in 2 articles

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