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!
Activists / Philip Steele. New Readers Collection 303.484092 S814a 2011
Andrew Johnson / Annette Gordon-Reed. 973.81092 J66g 2011
Anne Frank : the Anne Frank House authorized graphic biography / Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón. 940.5318092 F828j 2010
Barack Obama : president for change / by Peter Hicks. New Readers Collection 973.932092 O12h 2011
Beneath the sands of Egypt : adventures of an unconventional archaeologist / Donald P. Ryan. 932 R988b 2010
Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard / Liz Murray. 362.74092 M982b 2010
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama / David Remnick. 973.932092 O12r 2010
Buzz : a year of paying attention / Katherine Ellison. 616.8589092 E47b 2010
Darwin / edited by William Brown and Andrew C. Fabian. 576.82092 D228 2010
Decoded / Jay-Z. 782.421649092 J42d 2010
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
Fixing my gaze : a scientist’s journey into seeing in three dimensions / Susan R. Barry. 617.762092 B281f 2010
The good soldiers / David Finkel. 956.70443 F499g 2010
The hypochondriacs : nine tormented lives / Brian Dillon. 616.8525 D579h 2010
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot. 616.02774092 L141s 2010
Jacques Cousteau : the sea king / Brad Matsen. 551.46092 C869m 2009
Jan’s story : love lost to the long goodbye of Alzheimer’s / by Barry R. Petersen. 616.831092 P484p 2010
Jimmy Carter / Julian E. Zelizer. 973.926092 C323z 2010
Knocked up knocked down : postcards of miscarriage and other misadventures from the brink of parenthood / by Monica Murphy LeMoine. 618.392 L555k 2010
Lay the favorite : a memoir of gambling / Beth Raymer. 795.092 R267L 2010
Liar’s poker : rising through the wreckage on Wall Street / Michael Lewis. 332.64273 L675L 2010
Lyndon B. Johnson / Charles Peters. 973.923092 J67p 2010
Medical pioneers / Debbie Foy. New Readers Collection. 610.922 F796m 2011
Reflections : my life in the deaf and hearing worlds / John B. Christiansen. 362.42092 C555r 2010
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
Sports heroes / Jane Bingham. New Readers Collection 796.0922 B613b 2011
Stickwork / Patrick Dougherty. 730.92 D732s 2010
The stranger beside me / by Ann Rule. 364.1523 R935s 2009
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
Wide awake : a memoir of insomnia / Patricia Morrisroe. 616.8498092 M883w 2010
The world’s greatest soccer players / by Matt Doeden. New Reader’s Collection 796.3340922 D649w 2010
Yes we can : a biography of president Barack Obama / Garen Thomas. New Readers Collection 973.932092 O12y 2009
You don’t look like anyone I know : a true story of family, face blindness, and forgiveness / Heather Sellers. 818.609 S467y 2010
Death, drugs, and muscle [electronic resource] : the Gregg Valentino story / Gregg Valentino with Nathan Jendrick.
Facing future [electronic resource] / Dan Kois. [Israel Kamakawiwoʻole]
Flaming Lips’ Zaireeka [electronic resource] / Mark Richardson.
The Salamanca School [electronic resource] / André Azevedo Alves, José Manuel Moreira.
Samuel Beckett [electronic resource] / Andrew Gibson.
The secret life of Glenn Gould [electronic resource] : a genius in love / Michael Clarkson.
Stéphane Mallarmé [electronic resource] / Roger Pearson.
Vladimir Nabokov [electronic resource] / Barbara Wyllie.
William S. Burroughs [electronic resource] / Phil Baker.
You don’t know me [electronic resource] : Ray Charles through his son’s eyes / Ray Charles Robinson Jr. with Mary Jane Ross.
Art & copy [videorecording] / an Art & Industry and Granite Pass production ; produced by Jimmy Greenway & Michael Nadeau ; directed by Doug Pray. Media 659.10973 A784 2010
Eyewitness [videorecording] / CBS News ; Shari Finkelstein, producer. Media 362.883 E97 2009
In the Steps of William Shakespeare [electronic resource] : London and Stratford [streaming video]
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
More than a game [videorecording] / a film by Christopher Belman ; a Harvey Mason Media production ; [presented by] Lionsgate and Harvey Mason Media in association with Interscope Records ; directed by Kristopher Belman ; produced by Harvey Mason, Jr. … [et al.] ; written by Kristopher Belman & Brad Hogan. Media 796.323092 M836 2009
Religious scholar Karen Armstrong [electronic resource] / Public Affairs Television [streaming video]