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 one time or another – times when you struggle to keep up with the flow of life and have to look up to others for inspiration. Going through good biography books, that is, those written about the lives of great leaders, reformers, artists, political and religious figures, can be a good idea. A glimpse into their lives is always encouraging. It’s always motivating to see how they handled their lives through the ebbs and flows and can lift your spirits in the darkest hours. Here are some biography books you can expect 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 always followed a different path in any movie he starred in or directed. This book, written in filmography form and centered around his 21 standout films, traces his evolutionary journey from a struggling star to his rise and brilliance in the town of tinsel. To write the book, Daniels took into consideration the position of people from the film fraternity like Raj Kumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, RO Mehra and many others who were part of the films in which he starred or directed . Grab your copy today and find out what makes the actor so versatile.
2. Steve Jobs: the man who thought differently
What 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 that we did something wonderful…that’s what matters to me.” Still, this book by Karen Blumenthal is a fine attempt to explore her life further. The book is an insight into Job’s life that was unpredictable from the start. How this dropout fathered Apple in a garage at just twenty years old, maintained an innovative approach to life, maintained his zest for perfection to his last breath are the things this book focuses on. A trip worthy of interest by a genius and a visionary par excellence.
Journalists Jatin Gandhi and Veenu Sandhu wrote what you call a celebrity biography: “Rahul”. Ask an ordinary Indian and what he tells you about Rahul Gandhi would simply be from the perspective of his political involvements and his attempts to connect with the common man. What these authors highlighted in their book is completely different from his public persona. Behind his seemingly idealistic image hides a real man who has his own life influences, people he prefers to take advice from on different political issues. Journalists have also tried to pass on the means that he will carry out his future projects.
4. The Mughal Empire: The Defiled Throne
Famous people in history have always intrigued mankind. This book by Alex Rutherford is the fourth in the Mughal Empire historical biography book series. Like his previous publications, this one is also tainted with savagery, bloodshed and man-on-man bestiality. Jahangir, seated on the throne of the once glorious Mughal throne, faces the betrayal of his own son Khurram. The habit of opium and wine soon irritates him and further weakens the edifice of the empire. A gripping account of real events will keep you hooked until the end.
5. Aung San Suu Kyi: A Biography
This is another biography book that focuses on the historical journey of one of the most influential icons of democracy in the Third World: Aung San Suu Kyi. Written by Jesper Bengtsson, the book presents the arduous but impressive journey of this iron lady who has been fighting for the cause of peace in Myanmar for several decades now. The book is a canvas of his position on several important issues and his influences in life, including Mahatma Gandhi. During her trip, she saw the heinous crimes committed against the Burmese people. The story also gives insight into Suu Kyi’s personal life: she was unable to meet her husband while he was on his deathbed because she was not allowed by the then government to meet him. TO DO. The biography is worth reading for anyone who believes that the life sacrificed for others is truly life.