Autobiographies

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Autobiographies

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As someone who is deeply fascinated with differing viewpoints, I find autobiographies to be indispensable. There is a peculiar richness that comes from reading what someone thought of their own life and comparing that with what other biographers thought of their life.  Even more intriguing is what can be learned about a person by what they choose to reveal about themselves.

Not all of these are accounts of an entire life.  A few are accounts of a specific portion of the author’s life, or a particular labor that the author was engaged in.  Some of these are my personal favorites, and some were culled from this Wikipedia list of Famous Autobiographies and added to my To-Be-Read shelf.  But all of them are personal accounts.

Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
by Booker T Washington

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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence
of the Peninsular and Waterloo Campaigns

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Story of My Life
by Helen Keller

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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

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Canoneer under Stonewall Jackson

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Early History of the Airplane
by the Wright Brothers

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My Life and Work
by Henry Ford

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Memoirs of Thomas Jefferson in 4 Volumes
Volume 1

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Volume 2

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Volume 3

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Volume 4

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Theodore Roosevelt

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, The African

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Memoir of My Life and Writings
by Edward Gibbon

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Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life
Johann Goethe

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Autobiography
John Stuart Mill

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An Autobiography of Anthony Trollope

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Autobiography of Countess Tolstoy

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The Story of my Boyhood and Youth
John Muir

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