We list the best biographies recommended by critics from Washington Post, NPR, New York Times and many more. All critics' recommendations are referenced with customer reviews. The rating you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
“Duke professor Tyson describes the 1955 death of 14-year-old Emmett Till at the hands of white Southerners, the bias involved in their trial and how these events set the modern civil rights movement into motion.”
Featured in LA Times’ Best Non-Fiction Books of 2017.
“Employing recently released government documents and oral histories, Farrell has written the best one-volume biography that we could expect about such a famously elusive subject.”
Featured in Washington Post’s 50 Notable Non-Fiction Books of 2017.
“Helene Cooper exposes a vulnerable Johnson Sirleaf who survived an abusive marriage, political imprisonment and living away from her young sons so she could study and acquire qualifications in the U.S.”
Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.