Biographies for Operation Paperback

Such a rich genre, so many choices.  We have pulled together a list of some of the best, and most relevant, out there.

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The Nightingale's Song Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684826738
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Published: Free Press - September 11th, 1996

Robert Timberg weaves together the lives of Annapolis graduates John McCain, James Webb, Oliver North, Robert McFarlane, and John Poindexter to reveal how the Vietnam War continues to haunt America.

Churchill: Walking with Destiny Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101981009
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Published: Penguin Books - October 15th, 2019


One of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of 2018
One of The Economist’s Best Books of 2018
One of The New York Timess Notable Books of 2018

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465062881
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Published: Basic Books - April 28th, 2015

Experience one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age: The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole.

In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot.

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316548182
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 1st, 1995

"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it." –President Barack Obama   Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country.

By Richard P. Feynman, Bill Gates (Introduction by), Ralph Leighton (Editor)
ISBN: 9780393355628
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 6th, 2018

One of the most famous science books of our time, the phenomenal national bestseller that "buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist" (Science Digest).

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ISBN: 9781501127625
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2015

Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the r

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812974492
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 29th, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060856267
Published: Harper Perennial - April 4th, 2006

From a childhood survivor of the Camdodian genocide under the regime of Pol Pot, this is a riveting narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her family, and their triumph of spirit.

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid

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ISBN: 9780684849270
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 9th, 2002

Finalist, Pulitzer Prize in Biography

Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare.

Washington: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143119968
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2011

From the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical, comes a gripping portrait of the first president of the United States.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography