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The Railway Man A POW’s Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness by Eric Lomax (2008)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 31, 2013 tagged biography • history
POW Neil Lomax helped construct the Burma-Siam railway. 30 years later he meets a soldier who tortured him.
Timeless Thomas How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene Barretta (2012)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on April 19, 2013 tagged biography • picture book
I Invented the Modern Age The Rise of Henry Ford by Richard Snow (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 5, 2013 tagged biography
Henry Ford, a mechanical whiz who invented the assembly line, was also strange, cruel, bigoted, and poor at business.
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (2012)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on April 5, 2013 tagged biography • coming of age • graphic novel
Derf Backderf went to school with Jeffery Dahmer. Their lives seemed similar, but Dahmer’s was a lonely nightmare.
I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow by Jonathan Goldstein (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 29, 2013 tagged biography • humor
Jonathan Goldstein, star of the NPR radio show Wiretap, documents the year between his 39th and 40th birthdays.
Unknown Pleasures Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 22, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
The story of the influential band Joy Division, from its early days to lead singer Ian Curtis’s suicide.
Marbles Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me by Ellen Forney (2012)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on February 15, 2013 tagged biography • graphic novel
Artist Ellen Forney tries to figure out how to deal with bipolar disorder in a way that doesn’t kill her creativity.
The Longest Way Home One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down by Andrew McCarthy (2012)
Reviewed by sharonlevin on February 8, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
After life as a teen idol, Andrew McCarthy avoids settling down by becoming a globe-trotting travel writer.
The Richest Woman in America Hetty Green in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 1, 2013 tagged biography
The eccentric “Witch of Wall Street” made a fortune in stocks while living a bizarrely frugal existance.
Tangles A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me by Sarah Leavitt (2012)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 11, 2013 tagged biography • graphic novel
Mythmaker The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by Anne E. Neimark (2012)
Reviewed by snow on January 4, 2013 tagged biography
A Game for Swallows to die, to leave, to return by Zeina Abirached (2012)
Reviewed by snow on October 19, 2012 tagged biography • graphic novel
Zeina grew up during the Lebanese Civil War, and became used to the daily hazards of life in a war zone.
21 The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago (2011)
Reviewed by danritchie on October 19, 2012 tagged biography • graphic novel
Roberto Clemente honed his skills and passion for baseball in rural Puerto Rico.
Steve Jobs Genius by Design by Jason Quinn, Amit Tayal (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 19, 2012 tagged biography
A short graphic novel biography of Steve Jobs, who experimented with personal hygiene, and was very hard to work for.
Blood, Bones & Butter The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (2011)
Reviewed by darcy on October 12, 2012 tagged biography
Perfect Chaos A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her by Linea Johnson, Cinda Johnson (2012)
Reviewed by silver on October 12, 2012 tagged biography • nonfiction
236 Pounds of Class Vice President A Memoir of Teenage Insecurity, Obesity, and Virginity by Jason Mulgrew (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 5, 2012 tagged biography
Life in the Ocean The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola (2012)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on September 14, 2012 tagged biography • science
Fist Stick Knife Gun A Personal History of Violence by Geoffrey Canada, Jamar Nicholas (2010)
Reviewed by geneambaum on July 13, 2012 tagged biography • coming of age
Hosoi My Life as a Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor by Christian Hosoi (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 13, 2012 tagged biography
Escape from Camp 14 One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 1, 2012 tagged biography