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  • Writer's pictureBecky Bechhold


I was asked to write an article for the local paper listing my top 10 biographies. It was so hard to honor the limit, I am posting them here with some additions.

Personal History- Katherine Graham

Lady in Waiting My Life in the Shadow of the Crown by Anne Glenconnor

Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Into the Wild by John Krakauer

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Endurance by Alfred Lansing

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Educated by Tara Westover

First: Sandra Day O'Connor by Evan Thomas

Let's Not Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

Open by Andre Agassi

The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

The Color of Water by James McBride

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