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20 Best Biography Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Biography books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best biography books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    Alexander Hamilton
  2. 2
    Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson

  3. 3
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  4. 4
    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Jon Krakauer

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  7. 10
    The Power Broker
  8. 11
    Born a Crime
  9. 12
    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Walter Isaacson

  10. 13
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    Black Boy

    Black Boy

    Richard Wright

  14. 17
    Alan Turing
  15. 19


    A Private View

    Afshin Shahidi


  • What determines the selection of biographies featured on Most Recommended Books, does it include reader votes?

    Our selection of biographies includes those with the highest rating on Amazon and mentions on major platforms (the top Google results). We curate this list by using simple algorithms considering reviews, sales, reader votes (on Amazon), but most importantly mentions on the top Google results, to ensure we're featuring the best books and the most compelling and well-regarded book accounts of fascinating lives.

  • Are there any award-winning biographies on Most Recommended Books?

    Absolutely! We take pride in showcasing biographies that are not just the best books but have also received recognition and awards in the literary community. Whether it's a Pulitzer Prize or the National Book Award, if a biography has a sign of excellence, it's likely to be highlighted in our library.

  • Can I find biographies of authors or fiction writers on Most Recommended Books?

    Yes, our collection includes various biographies of renowned fiction authors. These book accounts provide an intriguing look into the lives that shaped some of the greatest fiction works in the literary house.

  • How do I save my favorite biographies to revisit them on Most Recommended Books?

    While we provide links to Amazon for purchasing, we're currently unable to offer a personal saving feature on Most Recommended Books. We recommend creating a wishlist on Amazon or maintaining a personal reading list at your own library or book repository.

  • Do all biographies on Most Recommended Books include reviews from readers on Amazon?

    Each biography featured on our site comes with reviews from readers who provide their insights and opinions, including those from Amazon. We believe that reviews are a good barometer of a book's impact and can help others decide which ones might be a great read for them.

  • How can I be sure the biographies recommended are of top quality?

    We ensure top books in our recommendations by a meticulous selection process that includes analyzing the book's impact, reader receptions, and longevity in discussions around important biographical works. We also factor in how well the book has been received by critics and readers alike.

  • Can I find biographies for all age groups on Most Recommended Books?

    Our aim is to cater to a wide audience, so you'll find biographies appropriate for various age groups. However, the primary focus tends to be on adult readers interested in non-fiction accounts, which are often not suitable for younger readers due to their complexity and content.

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