New Biographies ~ Recommended Reading for July/August 2010

Have you ever wondered how people get to be famous? Biographies – books about real people’s lives – can tell these stories and show how they affected many other people. Here at the Highline Community College Library we have many biographies both in paper and electronic form, as well as a number of videos. All of these are available to check out; please read them and be inspired!


Bradley / Alan Axelrod. 355.0092 B811a 2008

China witness : voices from a silent generation / Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman, Julia Lovell and Esther Tyldesley. 951.05092 X6c 2008

David Beckham : born to play / by B.A. Roth. New Readers Collection 796.334092 B396r 2008

Becoming Judy Chicago : a biography of the artist / Gail Levin. 700.92 C532L 2007

Born on a blue day : inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant : a memoir / Daniel Tammet. 616.858820092 T158b 2007

Bretz’s flood : the remarkable story of a rebel geologist and the world’s greatest flood / John Soennichsen. 551.092 B845s 2008

The comedy of Charlie Chaplin : artistry in motion / Dan Kamin. 791.43028092 C464k 2008

The exchange artist : a tale of high-flying speculation and America’s first banking collapse / Jane Kamensky. 338.092 D526k 2009

Faith of my fathers / John McCain with Mark Slater. 973.92092 M478f 2008

FDR / Jean Edward Smith. 973.917092 R81e 2008

Five years of my life : an innocent man in Guantanamo / Murat Kurnaz with Helmut Kuhn ; translated by Jefferson Chase ; foreword by Patti Smith. 973.931092 K96f 2009

Gaining : the truth about life after eating disorders / Aimee Liu. 616.8526 L783g 2008

Hands of my father : a hearing boy, his deaf parents, and the language of love / Myron Uhlberg. 362.42092 U31h 2009

Hitler : a biography / Ian Kershaw.  943.086092 H675k 2008

I’ve got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad / Karolyn Smardz Frost. 973.7115092 B628f 2008

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot. 616.02774092 L141s 2010

Jacques Cousteau : the sea king / Brad Matsen. 551.46092 C869m 2009

My lobotomy : a memoir / Howard Dully and Charles Fleming. 617.481092 D883m 2008

Philip II of Macedonia / Ian Worthington. 938.07092 P549w 2008

The rough guide to Jimi Hendrix / Richie Unterberger. 782.42166092 H498u 2009

The rough guide to Nirvana / by Gillian G. Gaar. 782.421660922 N721g 2009

Ruby Bridges goes to school : my true story / by Ruby Bridges. New Readers Collection 379.263 B851b 2009

The Slaves’ war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves / Andrew Ward. 973.711 W256s 2009

The stranger beside me / by Ann Rule. 364.1523 R935s 2009

The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the Constitution / David O. Stewart. 342.029 S849s 2008

Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original / Robin D.G. Kelley. 781.65092 M745k 2009

They say : Ida B. Wells and the reconstruction of race / James West Davidson. 323.092 W453d 2009

Yes we can : a biography of president Barack Obama / Garen Thomas. New Readers Collection 973.932092 O12y 2009

Zhou Enlai : the last perfect revolutionary : a biography / Gao Wenqian ; translated by Peter Rand and Lawrence R. Sullivan. 951.05092 Z63g 2007


Caribbean visionary [electronic resource] : A.R.F. Webber and the making of the Guyanese nation / Selwyn R. Cudjoe.

Charles Darwin [electronic resource] : the concise story of an extraordinary man / Tim M. Berra.

Dead last [electronic resource] : the public memory of Warren G. Harding’s scandalous legacy / Phillip G. Payne.

Freedom facts and firsts [electronic resource] : 400 years of the African American civil rights experience / Jessie Carney Smith and Linda T. Wynn.

The girls of Room 28 [electronic resource] : friendship, hope, and survival in Theresienstadt / Hannelore Brenner ; translated from the German by John E. Woods and Shelley Frisch.

Karl Marx, anthropologist [electronic resource] / Thomas C. Patterson.

To be, or not– to bop [electronic resource] / Dizzy Gillespie with Al Fraser.

Under the broken scale of justice [electronic resource] : the law and my times / by Justice Ny’o Wakai.

Vivas en su jardín [electronic resource] : la verdadera historia de las hermanas Mirabal y su lucha por la libertad / by Dedé Mirabal.


Citizen Tanouye [videorecording] / produced and directed by Robert Horsting and Craig Yahata. Media 940.5404092 T167 2008

Eyewitness [videorecording] / CBS News ; Shari Finkelstein, producer. Media 362.883 E97 2009

Hawaii’s last queen [videorecording] / a Ducat Segal Productions, Inc. film for American Experience ; written and produced by Vivian Ducat. 996.902092 H389 2006

Looking for Lincoln [videorecording] / [presented by] WNET ; a film by Kunhardt McGee Productions and Inkwell Films in association with Ark Media ; producer/ directors, John Maggio, Muriel Soenens ; presented and written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Media  973.7092 L736 2009

Pete Seeger [videorecording] : the power of song / The Weinstein Company and Live Nation Artists present a Jim Brown film; produced by Jim Brown, Michael Cohl, William Eigen; directed by Jim Brown. Media 782.421620092 S451 2008

Remembering slavery : African Americans talk about their personal experiences of slavery and freedom / edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller. Media 306.362 R282 1998

Yuri Kochiyama [videorecording] : a passion for justice / YK Project ; produced and directed by Patricia Saunders and Rea Tajiri. Media  323.092 K76 1993


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