Some Interesting and Well Done Biographies

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The list author says: "A good biography introduces us to a person and the times in which that person's life and accomplishments are embedded. This list has some of the biographies that I have really enjoyed and, at the same time, tells us more than just the story of a person."
Truman
1.  Truman by David G. McCullough
The list author says:
  "One of the best bios of Harry S. Truman around.  Great detail."
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John Adams
2.  John Adams by David G. McCullough
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  "A fine biography of John Adams by a noted biographer."
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Henry VIII: The King and His Court
3.  Henry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir
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  "Henry VIII was a significant historical figure, and this book places his life in its broader historical context."
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Theodore Rex
4.  Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
The list author says:
  "Top notch bio of TR's presidential years."
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Lincoln
5.  Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
The list author says:
  "One of the best biographies of Lincoln around."
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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
6.  American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
The list author says:
  "Good, thorough perspective on Andrew Jackson's life and times."
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The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
7.  The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow
The list author says:
  "Massive biography of this major financial player."
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Alexander Hamilton
8.  Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The list author says:
  "Alexander Hamilton was a major figure in the Revolutionary era and the early years of the Republic; this biography does him justice."
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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
9.  American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
The list author says:
  "The elusive Thomas Jefferson is portrayed well by Joseph Ellis here."
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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
10.  Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow
The list author says:
  "Yet one more massive biography by Ron Chernow. John D. Rockefeller portrayed here."
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Mellon: An American Life
11.  Mellon: An American Life by David Cannadine
The list author says:
  "Want to know about J. P. Morgan, financier? Here's your basic starting point."
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
12.  Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
The list author says:
  "Solid biography of Benjamin Franklin."
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Einstein: His Life and Universe
13.  Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
The list author says:
  "Another solid biography by Isaacson--this time focusing on Einstein."
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Kissinger: A Biography
14.  Kissinger: A Biography by Walter Isaacson
The list author says:
  "A detailed look at Henry Kissinger."
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His Excellency: George Washington
15.  His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
The list author says:
  "This book provides an insightful view of Washington the man."
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Boone: A Biography (Shannon Ravenel Books)
16.  Boone: A Biography (Shannon Ravenel Books) by Robert Morgan
The list author says:
  "A masterful examination of one of the early legendary frontiersman."
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Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life
17.  Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life by Carlo D'Este
The list author says:
  "Dwight Eisenhower has slowly risen in the ranks of those deemed to be top presidents. This detailed biography allows readers to judge if that assessment is correct."
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years
18.  Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years by Carl Sandburg
The list author says:
  "If you like traditional biographies, this is a standard. I prefer other, more scholarly biographies of Lincoln, but this work has its own charm."
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Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend
19.  Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend by Gary L. Roberts
The list author says:
  "The American West and its characters. . . . Doc Holliday certainly was one such character. Good bio."
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Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War
20.  Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War by T. J. Stiles
The list author says:
  "I think that the author forgives James too much, but this is a solid biography for those interested in the person and his times."
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A. Lincoln: A Biography
21.  A. Lincoln: A Biography by Ronald C. White
The list author says:
  "A new and excellent biography of Lincoln."
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The Life of Elizabeth I
22.  The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
The list author says:
  "A terrific bio of Elizabeth I. Well worth reading."
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The Life and Times of Richard III (Life & Times Series)
23.  The Life and Times of Richard III (Life & Times Series) by Anthony Cheetham
The list author says:
  "Useful biography of Richard III. No tale of a humpbacked murdering scoundrel. . . ."
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Katherine Swynford
24.  Katherine Swynford by Alison Weir
The list author says:
  "Not much is known about Katherine, lover and wife of John of Gaunt. This book does a nice job of placing what little is known of her in a larger context."
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Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
25.  Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir
The list author says:
  "The life of Queen Isabella of England. . . ."
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Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
26.  Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Alison Weir
The list author says:
  "The amazing life of Eleanor of Aquitaine."
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The Children of Henry VIII
27.  The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
The list author says:
  "Intersting telling of the lives of Henry VIII's children (plus Lady Jane Grey) until the time of Elizabeth's becoming Queen."
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