Tony’s Top Biographical Books P3

The Top Biographical Books list has been compiled by me, Perth-based coach and author, Tony Inman.

I’ve always been fascinated by the stories of people who have overcome amazing challenges to become famous politicians, sports stars, movie stars, activists, inventors and benefactors. The common thread they all seem to share is that literally none of them simply became ‘overnight successes’ – they all had a human story before that, during that and often, even after that.

The way I look at it, perhaps simplistically, is that they were for the most part, as far as I can see, ‘ordinary people’ who did ‘extra-ordinary’ things. The fact that these people have human stories and human frailties means that we can all identify with them and with their unique struggle, thus feeding us inspiration to grow the courage within us for our own battles.

I hope you enjoy the selection below.

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Top Biographical Books  – Biographies & Auto-Biographies (Listed by Author – see further down if searching by Title)

The Top Biographical Books list means that you can learn a lot from 'Other People's Experience' (OPE)

You can learn a lot from ‘Other People’s Experience’ (OPE)

Alda, Alan – Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself

Axelrod, Alan – Napoleon

Axelrod, Alan – Theodore Roosevelt

Barry, Paul – The Rise and Fall of Kerry Packer

Bartram & Marshall, Steve & Adam – Ryan Giggs, The Man for All Seasons

Beckham, David – My Side

Best, George – Blessed – The Autobiography

Blair, Tony – Tony Blair – A Journey

Blake, Robert – Winston Churchill

Blumenthal, Karen – Steve Jobs – The Man Who Thought Different

Bower, Tom – Branson

Branson, Richard – ‘Losing my Virginity’ – The Autobiography

Britten & Quekett, Rebecca & Malcolm – Undefeated – The Story of Bali Bombing Survivor, Phil Britten

Chandler, David – Napoleon

Clignet & Hovey, Marion & Benjamin C – Tenacious

Crawford, Michael – Michael Crawford, Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied With String

Cronin, Vincent – Napoleon

Ferguson, Alex – Managing My Life

Ferguson, Alex – Alex Ferguson – My Autobiography

Ferguson, Alex –  Alex Ferguson – My Autobiography One Year On

Fox, Michael J – Always Looking Up

Frankl, Viktor E – Man’s Search for Meaning

Glover – Wellington as Military Commander

Golden, Anna Louise – the Spice Girls

Halliwell, Geri – If Only

Iacocca, Lee – Talking Straight

James, Clive – Unreliable Memoirs

James, Clive- Falling Towards England

Jordan, Michael – Driven From Within

Keane, Roy – The Autobiography

Kelley, Kitty – Oprah – A Biography

Lauda, Niki – To Hell and Back

Lange, Larry – The Beatles Way

Law, Jonathan – The Giant Book of 1000 Great Lives

Longford, Elizabeth – Wellington – The Years of the Sword

Mair, George – Oprah Winfrey

Mandela, Nelson – Long Walk to Freedom

Mansfield, Stephen – Where Has Oprah Taken Us? – The religious influence of the world’s most famous woman

Milligan, Spike – Puckoon

Norris & Hyams, Chuck & Joe – The Secret of Inner Strength – My Story

O’Toole, Tom – Breadwinner – A fresh approach to business success

Palin, Michael – Diaries 1969 -1979

Parker, John – Sean Connery

Parkinson, Michael – Parky – My Autobiography

Perry, Roland – Mel Gibson – Actor, Director, Producer

Ramsay, Gordon – Humble Pie – My Autobiography

Rooney, Wayne – My Story So Far

Stephenson, Pamela -Billy (Connolly)

Stephenson, Pamela – Bravemouth – Living with Billy Connolly

Sting – Broken Music

Thatcher, Margaret – The Downing Street Years 1979-1990

Waldron, Suzanne – A Flourishing Mind – Who are you not to flourish?

Wallace & Erickson, James & Jim – Hard Drive Bill Gates & the Making of the Microsoft Empire

Williams, AL – All You Can Do is All You Can Do but All You Can Do is Enough

Williams, Robbie – Somebody Someday

 

Top Biographical Books – Biographies & Auto-Biographies (Listed by Title – see further up if searching by Author)

A Flourishing Mind – Who are you not to flourish? by Suzanne Waldron

Alex Ferguson – My Autobiography by Sir Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson – My Autobiography One Year On  by Sir Alex Ferguson

All You Can Do is All You Can Do but All You Can Do is Enough by AL Williams

Always Looking Up by Michael J Fox

Billy (Connolly) by Pamela Stephenson

Blessed (The Autobiography) by George Best

Branson by Tom Bower

Bravemouth – Living with Billy Connolly by Pamela Stephenson

Breadwinner – A fresh approach to business success by Tom O’Toole

Broken Music by Sting

Driven From Within by Michael Jordan

Falling Towards England by Clive James

Hard Drive – Bill Gates & the Making of the Microsoft Empire by James Wallace & Jim Erickson

Humble Pie – My Autobiography by Gordon Ramsay

If Only by Geri Halliwell

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

‘Losing my Virginity’ – The Autobiography by Richard Branson

Managing My Life by Sir Alex Ferguson

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl

Mel Gibson – Actor, Director, Producer by Roland Perry

Michael Crawford, Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied With String by Michael Crawford

Michael Palin Diaries 1969 -1979 by Michael Palin

My Side by David Beckham

My Story So Far by Wayne Rooney

Napoleon by Alan Axelrod

Napoleon by David Chandler

Napoleon by Vincent Cronin

Oprah – A Biography by George Mair

Parky – My Autobiography by Sir Michael Parkinson

Puckoon by Spike Milligan

Roy Keane, The Autobiography by Roy Keane

Ryan Giggs, The Man for All Seasons by Steve Bartram & Adam Marshall

Sean Connery by John Parker

Somebody Someday by Robbie Williams

Steve Jobs – The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal

Talking Straight by Lee Iacocca

Tenacious by Marion Clignet & Benjamin C Hovey

The Beatles Way by Larry Lange

The Downing Street Years 1979-1990 by Baroness Margaret Thatcher

The Giant Book of 1000 Great Lives by Jonathan Law

Theodore Roosevelt by Alan Axelrod

The Rise and Fall of Kerry Packer by Paul Barry

The Secret of Inner Strength – My Story by Chuck Norris & Joe Hyams

The Spice Girls by Anna Louise Golden

Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself – by Alan Alda

To Hell and Back by Niki Lauder

Tony Blair – A Journey by Tony Blair

Undefeated – The Story of Bali Bombing Survivor, Phil Britten by Rebecca Britten & Malcolm Quekett

Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James

Wellington as Military Commander by Glover

Wellington – The Years of the Sword by Elizabeth Longford

Where Has Oprah Taken Us? – The religious influence of the world’s most famous woman by Stephen Mansfield

Winston Churchill by Robert Blake

 

Back to the rest of Tony’s Reading List

Page 1 – Business & Management & Leadership

Page 2 – Self-Help / Motivational; Mindset, NLP & Programming Yourself for Success

Page 4 – Money and Financial Planning

Page 5 – Other Good Books & Classics