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 Henri Matisse: A Second Life

Henri Matisse: A Second Life

by Alastair Sooke
Paperback - September 2014
List price: $9.95
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Ramayana Of Valmiki: An Epic Of Ancient India

Hardcover - September 2014
List price: $45.00
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Cosby: His Life and Times

by Mark Whitaker
Hardcover - September 2014
List price: $32.99
 Daphne Du Maurier and Her Sisters

Daphne Du Maurier and Her Sisters

by Jane Dunn
Paperback - September 2014
List price: $15.99
 One Direction: Who We Are: Our Official Autobiography

One Direction: Who We Are: Our Official Autobiography

by One Direction
Hardcover - September 2014
List price: $21.99
The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood

The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood

by Roger Rosenblatt
Paperback - September 2014
List price: $14.99
 Lady Parts

Lady Parts

by Andrea Martin
Hardcover - September 2014
List price: $27.99
 Becoming Mr. October

Becoming Mr. October

by Reggie Jackson
Paperback - September 2014
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Biography & Autobiography Books

A biography or simply bio is a detailed description or account of a person's life. It entails more than basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death—a biography also portrays a subject's experience of these events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject's personality.

Biographical works are usually nonfiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Works in diverse media—from literature to film—form the genre known as biography.

An authorized biography is written with the permission, cooperation, and at times, participation of a subject or a subject's heirs. An autobiography is written by the person themselves, sometimes with the assistance of a collaborator or ghostwriter.

At first, biographical writings were regarded merely as a subsection of history with a focus on a particular individual of historical importance. The independent genre of biography as distinct from general history writing, began to emerge in the 18th century and reached its contemporary form at the turn of the 20th century.

An autobiography is a written account of the life of a person written by that person.


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