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saleen998

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What are your favorite biographies?
« on: May 09, 2018, 12:41:37 PM »
What are the best biographies you would recommend? I've read quite a few which are really great. My top five are

   1. Walt Disney by Neil Gabler
   2. Adolf Hitler by John Toland
   3. Einstein by Ronald Clark
   4. The Virgin Way by Richard Branson
   5. Call me Ted by Ted Turner


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Re: What are your favorite biographies?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 02:18:01 PM »
Shoe Dog was pretty fun and a very quick read.  (Phil Knight of Nike)

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Re: What are your favorite biographies?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 02:18:21 PM »
Robert Caro's LBJ series is phenomenal

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Re: What are your favorite biographies?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 02:29:20 PM »
The Chernow books I have read have been great, Alexander Hamilton and the House of Morgan. In both books Chernow discovered, or obtained access, to material no one perviously had.

I have all of Chernow's other books and will be reading them soon.

Also Feynman's books, Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman and What do You Care What Other People Think are somewhat autobiographical and superb reads.
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Re: What are your favorite biographies?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 04:26:01 PM »
Call me Ted by Ted Turner
Einstein by Walter Isaacson
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Re: What are your favorite biographies?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 08:56:24 AM »
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance



All three of them have made a difference to my outlook on life and investing.

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Re: What are your favorite biographies?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 09:46:47 AM »
1. Titan (about J.D. Rockefeller) by Chernow
2. The First Tycoon (about Cornelius Vanderbilt) by Stiles

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Re: What are your favorite biographies?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 11:22:26 AM »
Katherine Graham's autobiography is pretty good.  Just finished it.

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Re: What are your favorite biographies?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 11:49:23 AM »
Chernow's Washington: A Life. It is so good I don't want to finish it. I keep re-reading chapters.

Walter Isaacson's Benjamin Franklin.

Snowball was good.

Janet Lowe's short bio on Munger was good. 

Ed Thorp's autobiography was excellent.

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Re: What are your favorite biographies?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2018, 07:28:43 PM »
Katherine Graham's autobiography is pretty good.  Just finished it.

Same here