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Biography

Books are the Best!

Books are wonderful, in depth sources for biographical material. They go into much more detail than background resources and web sites, and are usually more academic.

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Tips

When searching for biographical material in our catalog, try doing a "subject" search and combining your person's name with the term "biography":

Example: Barack Obama biography

Please note that autobiographies and memoirs are also indexed as "biography."

Some other terms that may be helpful, and are related to biography are: diaries; correspondence (letters);  and speeches.

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Popular Biography Series

Recent Additions to Our Biography Collection

Booker T. Washington: A Life in American History

Booker T. Washington was an integral figure in mid-19th to early-20th century America who successfully transitioned from a life in slavery and poverty to a position among the Black elite.

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight

A magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady's political instincts had on LBJ's presidency.

Jackie Robinson: A LIfe in American History

This book captures Robinson's lifetime, from 1919 to 1972, while focusing on his connections to the unresolved promise of the Reconstruction Era and to the civil rights movement of the 20th century.

Empress: : the astonishing reign of Nur Jahan

Acclaimed historian Ruby Lal uncovers the rich life and world of Nur Jahan, rescuing this dazzling figure from patriarchal and Orientalist clich├ęs of romance and intrigue, and giving new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal Empire, even where scholars claim there are no sources.