Best American History Biographies & Autobiographies

A Listmania! list by William Oakley (Oregon)
The list author says: "The life stories of some of the U.S.'s greatest figures, along with a few books detailing key events in U.S. History."
George Washington's Sacred Fire
1.  George Washington's Sacred Fire by Peter A. Lillback
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words, the Life of the Inventor, Philosopher, Satirist, Political Theorist, Statesman, and Diplomat
2.  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words, the Life of the Inventor, Philosopher, Satirist, Political Theorist, Statesman, and Diplomat by Benjamin Franklin
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The Real George Washington (American Classic Series)
3.  The Real George Washington (American Classic Series) by Jay A. Parry
$21.61   Used & New from: $0.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

Samuel Adams: A Life
4.  Samuel Adams: A Life by Ira Stoll
$13.37   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Real Thomas Jefferson (American Classic Series)
5.  The Real Thomas Jefferson (American Classic Series) by Andrew M. Allison
$18.32   Used & New from: $3.65
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My Inventions: The Autobiography of Inventor Nikola Tesla from the Pages of Electrical Experimenter
6.  My Inventions: The Autobiography of Inventor Nikola Tesla from the Pages of Electrical Experimenter by Nikola Tesla
$7.49
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Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence
7.  Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Benson J. Lossing
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Separation of Church & State: What the Founders Meant
8.  Separation of Church & State: What the Founders Meant by David Barton
$3.95   Used & New from: $1.39
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The Real Benjamin Franklin (American Classic Series)
9.  The Real Benjamin Franklin (American Classic Series) by Andrew M. Allison
$16.05   Used & New from: $0.82
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Wives of the Signers: The Women Behind the Declaration of Independence
10.  Wives of the Signers: The Women Behind the Declaration of Independence by Harry Clinton Green
$10.14   Used & New from: $0.01
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Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution
11.  Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution by Mark Puls
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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
12.  The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
13.  Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
$14.28   Used & New from: $0.48
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Forgotten Founding Father: The Heroic Legacy of George Whitefield (Leaders in Action)
14.  Forgotten Founding Father: The Heroic Legacy of George Whitefield (Leaders in Action) by Stephen Mansfield
$14.50   Used & New from: $2.85
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Henry Clay: The Essential American
15.  Henry Clay: The Essential American by David Stephen Heidler
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)
16.  The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks) by Edmund Morris
$10.07   Used & New from: $0.02
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A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent
17.  A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent by Robert W. Merry
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Truman
18.  Truman by David McCullough
$14.32   Used & New from: $0.50
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
19.  Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
20.  American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
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John Adams
21.  John Adams by David McCullough
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Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.)
22.  Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.) by James L. Swanson
$11.10   Used & New from: $0.01
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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
23.  American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
$12.78   Used & New from: $0.01
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