OT: Any good biographies to read??

Im on winter break and with so much free time on my hands Im trying to find some good biographies to read.

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Ive already read Assata Shakur and Dick Gregory, they’re amazing.

January 2nd, 2013

Empire State of Mind. Also, I really liked Sha Rock’s auto-biography

January 2nd, 2013
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which really should be required reading everywhere. Time magazine included it as one of the ten most important non-fiction books of the 20th century, and it’d be a travesty to miss out on it if you have the ability to read it. Go out and get that.

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XerXes beat me to it lol, buy yeah Malcolm X’s if you haven’t yet.

January 2nd, 2013

I don’t know about any biographies, but if you want an interesting read, just do research on The Nation of Gods and Earths. That stuff is mad interesting.

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January 2nd, 2013

Oops I should have mentioned Ive read Malcolm X, it was so long ago though.

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Just started this one but it seems good so far. Greatest chess player of all-time. Also one of the craziest men of the 20 Century Cold War era. Nice read of a Brooklyn boy turned master, turned crazy old man on the run.

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Book on Rocky Graziano. Absolutely entertaining. Kinda a time capsule of pre and early post-war New York and a New York hard Rock. Old-time fighter who was in the ring with some of the greatest fighters of his era and all-time. Told from his voice and his perspective. Very street.

January 3rd, 2013

@Park End Games seems like a really interesting book, its definitely something I’d read.

January 3rd, 2013

Karl Marx: A Life

Highly recommended. Quite entertaining although it doesn’t even touch on a lot of his work, it is interesting to read about how the man lived and was perceived.

January 3rd, 2013

That actually a really good suggestion for me since Im a poli sci major, its probably a good idea to understand the man and his life before trying to understand his works.

January 3rd, 2013