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by Frederick Douglass
First published in 1845, the Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass became Frederick Douglass's most well known work. It is as the name implies his autobiography.
by Neal Gabler
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Neal Gabler reflects on the challenges that shaped Walt Disney's inner life and, by extension, America's popular consciousness.
by Solomon Northup
Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
by Nelson Mandela
As Nelson Mandela prepares to step down as president of South Africa, FRONTLINE presents a deeply personal biography of one of the great figures of the 20th century.
by Benjamin Franklin
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One of the most widely read autobiographies of all time, Franklin's unfinished work is much more than a retelling of a life. It is a recipe for a self-made man. Franklin's pluck and ceaseless ingenuity capture the spirit of revolutionary America.
by Ishmael Beah
Ishmael Beah tells his story in the new book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier.
by Arnold Rampersad
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Arnold Rampersad discusses his new book, Ralph Ellison: A Biography. Georgia Center for the Book presents the acclaimed writer as part of the Decatur Arts Festival celebration.
by Irwin Leslie Gordon
A short, humorous biography of famous people from 5000 BC to 1914. — S. McGaughey
by Helen Keller
An autobiography of Helen Keller published when the author was still in her early 20's.
by Randy Pausch
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium.
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