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Nancy Pearl's Biography Recommendations

Jun 3, 2013

If you are looking for a good biography to read, Nancy Pearl recommended a few on Weekday with Marcie Sillman.

“Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert,” by Georgina Howell

"Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell,” by Janet Wallach

“Nicholas and Alexandra,” by Robert Massie

“Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman,” by Robert Massie

“Wild Decembers,” by Edna O’Brien

“Cleopatra: A Life,” by Stacy Schiff

“Vera,” by Stacy Schiff

“The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” by David McCullough

“The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin,” by Benjamin Franklin

“Einstein: His Life and Universe,” by Walter Isaacson  

“Eleanor Roosevelt,” by Blanche Wiesen Cook

“King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero,” by David Remnick

Suggested By Listeners:

"Amelia Earhart: Legendary Aviator,” by Jameson Anderson

“Catherine the Great,” by Henri Troyat

“Sweet Swan of Avon: Did a Woman Write Shakespeare?” by Robin Williams

“The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York,” by Robert A. Caro  

“West with the Night,” by Beryl Markham

“Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis,” by Tim Egan

“A Life Of Her Own: The Transformation of a Countrywoman in the 20th Century France,” by Emily Carle

“The Gypsies,” by Jan Yoors  

“Dearie,” by Bob Spitz

“The Collector,” by Jack Nisbet

“The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins,” by Kristin Downey

“No Ordinary Time,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Roosevelt and Hopkins,” by Robert Sherwood

"Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy," by Eric Metaxas

"Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery," by Eric Metaxas