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Updated: Apr 24, 2021


Posted by hughrandle@gmail.com on July 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM



In 2018, I set a goal to read through 50 biographies over a two year period. I have expanded that to 75, with some of the biographies not chosen yet. I find that as i am reading or listening to a biography, it piques my interest in another person's biography. Here is what I have read since January 2018 and what I hope to complete by December 2020 Red are completed, starred book is current listening- updated 8/20/20 Self Improvement/Educational Goals • Read or listen to the following biographies: 1. Winston Churchill-The Last Lion by Manchester 2. Will Rogers by Ben Yagoda 3. George Washington Carver by Perry 4. Joan of Arc by Mark Twain 5. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin 6. Victor Frankel by Anna Redsand 7. Harry Truman by David McCullough 8. Florence Nightingale by Gillian Gill 9. King David: A Biography 10. Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land 11. Queen Elizabeth I by Alison Weir 12. John Adams: A Life by John Ferling 13. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Cook 14. Mark Twain: Vol 1 by Mark Twain 15. Joshua Chamberlain by John Pullen 16. George Washington by Ron Chernow 17. Anne Frank by Carol Lee 18. Admiral of the Ocean Sea: Biography of Christopher Columbus by Samuel Eliot Morison* 19. Patton by Alan Axelrod 20. Madame Curie by Eve Curie 21. Harriet Beecher Stowe by Joan Hedrick 22. Alexander the Great by Phillip Freeman 23. Booker T Washington by Louis Ryan 24. Daniel Boone by John Faragher 25. Legends of the Bible: The Life and Legacy of King Solomon 26. Barnum: An American Life by Robert Wilson 27. Aristotle by A.E. Taylor 28. Socrates by Xenophon 29. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 30. Aaron Burr by David Stewart 31. Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson 32. William Wallace by Andrew Fisher 33. Galileo by David Wootius 34. C.S. Lewis: A Life by Alister McGrath 35. Hemingway: A Biography by Jeffery Meyers 36. Alfred Vanderbilt by Steven Gittelman 37. Elbert Hubbard by Albert Lane 38. Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw 39. Titan: The Biography of John D Rockefeller by Ron Chernow 40. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough 41. The Autobiography of Geronimo as told to Barrett 42. Sitting Bull: His Life and Legacy by Ernie LaPoint 43. George Armstrong Custer by Jeffrey Wert 44. Clouds of Glory: Biography of Robert E Lee by Michael Korda 45. Grant by Ron Chernow 46. Andrew Jackson by H.W. Brands 47. Jefferson Davis by William Cooper 48. Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith 49. Self Help Messiah: Dale Carnegie by Steven Watts 50. Coolidge by Amity Shales 51. Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight David Eisenhower 52. Becoming Dr. Seuss by Brian Jay Jones 53. Emerson by Robert Richardson 54. James Monroe by Tim McGrath 55. Frederick Douglass by David W Blight 56. Heirs of the Founders by H.W. Brands 57. The Unexpected President: Chester Arthur by Scott Greenberger 58. Henry David Thoreau by Laura Dassow Walls 59. Disney’s Land by Richard Snow 60. Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Issacson 61. Caesar: Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy 62. Meditations of Marcus Aurelius 63. Clemente: The Passion and Grace by David Maraniss 64. Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas 65. Try Not to Suck: Biography of Joe Maddon by Bill Rogers


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