Now Read This! Genre Newsletter July 2021: Biography & Memoir Recommendations

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Biography & Memoir Reading Recommendations | Global Adventures or Risky Business? Adventures —> Cold War News Reporting (Assignment Russia) or Exploring Shipwrecks? —> Into the Deep by Robert D. Ballard | Business —> High School Dropout (Authentic by Paul Van Doren) or Technology Geek (Amazon Unbound by Brad Stone)?

This Month's Recommendations:

Assignment Russia

Kalb, one of America's preeminent diplomatic correspondents, takes readers back to the first days of broadcast news as he recounts his start as a journalist.

Into the Deep

The explorer of the Titanic and Lusitania looks back on his life behind his famous exploits and unveils a major new discovery on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Titanic find.


A candid memoir by a high school dropout who went on to establish one of the world's most iconic brands.

Amazon Unbound

An unvarnished look at Amazon's unprecedented growth and its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, revealing the most important business story of our time.