Biography Review Examples

Muhammad Ali: A Biography by Anthony O. Edmonds

June 5th, 2013

“Mohammad Ali: A Hero or a Controversial Sports Figure?” Is a captivating piece of writing brought forth by Professor Anthony O. Edmonds in his renowned book Muhammad Ali: A Biography. It is a treat for sports lovers as well as those with great sentiments about black revolutionary history. Edmonds introduces the then less famous sport preserved for peasants and blacks in an insightful way and rich in language. “Closely related to the portrait of boxing as a symbol of national…

Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

May 31st, 2013

What Life Lessons Can Be Learned From The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot? There are many lessons to be learned from the biography Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It offers advice on scientific research, family dynamics, law, bioethics, among others. This book looks at the life of Henrietta Lacks from a different a perspective: an empowered patient (Skloot, R. (2010). By examining Henrietta Lacks family’s experiences, the reader can increase their own knowledge on…

Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

May 18th, 2013

Review of Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Cross Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix is a biographical book about the legendary rock guitarist, songwriter and singer Jimmy Hendrix, written by Charles R. Cross in 2005. It was symbolically released on the 35th anniversary of the musician’s death. It consists of more than 300 interviews conducted by Cross. It is remarkable that most of the people interviewed had refused to talk…

Steve Jobs By Walter Isaacson

May 18th, 2013

Writing a biography, especially of one of the world’s most celebrated innovators is not an easy task. However, Walter Isaacson accepted the task to write about the life history of Steve Jobs, Apple’s former celebrated CEO and founder. Having previously compiled and written the biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, Isaacson was already again to flex his maestro skills and experience in writing down Job’s biography. At the end, he produces a work that many contemporary writers would envy….