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  • "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman"

    by Richard P. Feynman January 1, 1985 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.6 stars

    4,308 ratings

    The Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist talks about his adventure-filled life in a series of transcribed taped discussions

  • "What Do You Care What Other People Think?"

    by Richard P. Feynman and Ralph Leighton February 6, 2018 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.7 stars

    915 ratings

    The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

    Like the "funny, brilliant, bawdy" (_The ...

  • A Curious Mind

    by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman April 26, 2016 Biographies & Memoirs

    Number 1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar–winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and...

  • A Man for All Markets

    by Edward O. Thorp September 9, 2021 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.5 stars

    748 ratings

    The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the fi...

  • A Most Beautiful Thing

    by Arshay Cooper June 30, 2020 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.7 stars

    1,122 ratings

    Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio

    The mo...

  • Alexander Hamilton

    by Ron Chernow March 29, 2005 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.8 stars

    16,790 ratings

    The #1 New York Times bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author R...

  • All over but the Shoutin'

    by Rick Bragg September 8, 1998 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.7 stars

    1,408 ratings

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

    This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the Americ...

  • Am I Being Too Subtle?

    by Sam Zell May 9, 2017 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.6 stars

    396 ratings

    The traits that make Sam Zell one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs also make him one of the most surprising, enigma...

  • American Kingpin

    by Nick Bilton July 21, 2021 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.5 stars

    2,684 ratings

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedr...

  • American Lion

    by Jon Meacham November 11, 2008 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.5 stars

    1,319 ratings

    The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever

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  • Andrew Carnegie

    by David Nasaw October 24, 2006 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.6 stars

    318 ratings

    A National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated biographer chronicles the life of the iconic business titan from his modest upbr...

  • Andy Grove

    by Richard S. Tedlow November 2, 2006 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.2 stars

    26 ratings

    Traces the life and career of the enigmatic former CEO of Intel, drawing on private papers and interviews with his closest frie...

  • Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic

    by Osho June 9, 2001 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.6 stars

    198 ratings

    Understand the life and teachings of Osho, one of the twentieth century’s most unusual gurus and philosophers, in Autobiography...

  • Benjamin Franklin

    by Carl Van Doren January 28, 1987 Biographies & Memoirs

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    5.0 stars

    2 ratings

    Detailed biography of the multi-gifted Founding Father.

  • Birth of a Theorem

    by Cédric Villani May 17, 2016 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.3 stars

    168 ratings

    In 2010, the French mathematician Cédric Villani received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in recogniti...

  • Born Standing Up

    by Steve Martin September 2, 2008 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.5 stars

    2,319 ratings

    The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best ...

  • Born a Crime

    by Trevor Noah November 15, 2016 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.8 stars

    37,466 ratings

    Number 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (_...

  • Bravey

    by Alexi Pappas and Maya Rudolph January 12, 2021 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.7 stars

    864 ratings

    The Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker and writer Alexi Pappas shares what she’s learned about confidence, self-reliance, menta...

  • Bringing Down the House

    by Ben Mezrich September 15, 2003 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.5 stars

    664 ratings

    The Number 1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21—the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. stu...

  • But What If We're Wrong?

    by Chuck Klosterman April 25, 2017 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.2 stars

    568 ratings

    “Full of intelligence and insights, as the author gleefully turns ideas upside down to better understand them. . . Replete with...

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