5 Best Biography Books You Should Read In 2013
John Quincy Adams – “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
Haven’t you felt like getting shot in the arm at some time or the other – times when you find it difficult to go with the flow of life and need to look up to others for getting inspired. Going through some good biography books i.e. those written on the life of great leaders, reformers, entertainers, political and religious figures can be a nice idea. A glimpse into their life is always encouraging. It is always motivating to see how they handled their lives during the ebbs & flows and can buck you up in the darkest hours. Here are some biography books that you can look forward to read in 2013:
1. I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan
This celebrity biography book is written by Christina Daniels. We know that Aamir Khan has always trailed a different path in whichever movie he has acted in or directed. This book, written in the form of filmography and centering on his notable 21 films, backtracks his journey of evolution from a struggling star to his rise and shine in the tinsel town. To write the book, Daniels has taken into consideration the stand of people from film fraternity like Raj Kumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, R.O. Mehra and many more who have been the part of the films he has acted in or directed. Grab your copy today and know what makes the actor so versatile.
2. Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
What can be said about a man who revolutionized the world with his innovative products and inspired us with messages like: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” Yet this book by Karen Blumenthal is a nice attempt to explore more about his life. The book is a peep into Job’s life which was unpredictable from the very beginning. How this college dropout procreated Apple in a garage at the age of twenty only, maintained an innovative approach to life, kept alive his zest for perfection until he breathed his last are the things that this book focuses upon. A worth-reading journey of a genius and a visionary par excellence.
The reporters Jatin Gandhi and Veenu Sandhu have penned what you call a celebrity biography-‘Rahul’. Ask an ordinary Indian and what he tells you about Rahul Gandhi would be merely from the perspective of his political engagements and his attempts to connect to the common man. What these authors have brought out in their book is completely different from his public persona. Behind his seemingly idealistic Image lies a real man who has his own influences from life, people from whom he prefers to take advice in different political matters. The journalists have also tried to bring to pass the ways he will carry out his future endeavors.
4. Empire of the Moghul: The Tainted Throne
Famous people from history have always intrigued mankind. This book by Alex Rutherford is the fourth one in the historical biography book series of the Mogul Empire. Like his previous publications, this one is also smeared with savagery, bloodshed, and bestiality of man against man. Jahangir, sitting on the throne of once glorious Mogul throne, is facing betrayal from his own son Khurram. The habit of opium and wine soon get on his nerves and further weaken the edifice of the empire. A captivating account of the true events will keep you hooked till end.
5. Aung San Suu Kyi: A Biography
It is another biography book that is focused on the historical journey of one of the most influential icons of democracy in the third world: Aung San Suu Kyi. Penned by Jesper Bengtsson, the book showcases the arduous yet impressive journey of this iron lady who has been fighting for the cause of peace in Myanmar from several decades now. The book is a canvas of her stand on several important issues and her influences in life including Mahatma Gandhi. While on her journey, she saw the heinous crimes done on Burmese people. The tale also gives a peep into the personal life of Suu Kyi: she could not meet her husband while he was on deathbed as she was not allowed by then government to do so. The biography is a worth read for all who believe that life sacrificed for others is the life indeed.