34 Recommendations For Life Changing Biographies by Ryan Holiday

34 Recommendations For Life Changing Biographies by Ryan Holiday

The list was sorted based on votes from the Goodreads community. Related list — 25 Strategy Books Recommended By Ryan Holiday

1. Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith (3 people voted)

2. All the Great Prizes : The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt by John Taliaferro (2 people voted)

3. Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 1, 1884–1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook (2 people voted)

4. Eleanor Roosevelt: Vol 2, The Defining Years, 1933–38 by Blanche Wiesen Cook (2 people voted)

5. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (2 people voted)

6. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2 people voted)

7. Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (2 people voted)

8. Plutarch’s Lives, Vol 1 by Plutarch (1 person voted)

9. Plutarch’s Lives, Vol 2 by Plutarch (1 person voted)

10. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro (1 person voted)

11. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams (1 person voted)

12. Socrates: A Man for Our Times by Paul Johnson (1 person voted)

13. Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner (1 person voted)

14. Napoleon: A Life by Paul Johnson (1 person voted)

15. Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939–1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook (1 person voted)

16. Churchill by Paul Johnson (1 person voted)

17. Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (1 person voted)

18. Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram (1 person voted)

19. Edison: A Biography by Matthew Josephson (1 person voted)

20. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen (1 person voted)

21. Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office by Zack O’Malley Greenburg (1 person voted)

22. No Hiding Place: An Autobiography by William B. Seabrook (1 person voted)

23. Asylum by William B. Seabrook (1 person voted)

24. Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War by Xenophon (1 person voted)

25. Sherman: Soldier, Realist, American by B.H. Liddell Hart (1 person voted)

26. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer (1 person voted)

27. The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life by Robert Evans (1 person voted)

28. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1 person voted)

29. Memoirs and Selected Letters by Ulysses S. Grant (1 person voted)

30. Knight’s Cross: A Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel by David Fraser (1 person voted)

31. Hurricane by James S. Hirsch (1 person voted)

32. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow (1 person voted)

33. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X (1 person voted)

34. Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (1 person voted)


  1. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/71730.Ryan_Holiday_s_Recommend_biographies
  2. http://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holiday/2014/02/25-recommendations-for-life-changing-biographies-for-voracious-readers/

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