The favorite characters in history makes me think about how our favorite characters are our favorites greatly because of what we have learned about them in biographies. With that in mind, what are some of your favorite biographies and why? Here's a few to start (I reserve the right to add more as I think of them ): Two T.J. Jackson works stand out in my mind for getting to the character of the man which led him to the works he did: Life and Campaigns by Dr. Dabney. And, Jackson by Dr. Robertson. _George Castriot, Surnamed Scanderbeg, King of the Albanians_ by Clement Moore - out of print and very hard to find but well worth the search. As a side note of trivia, Moore is better known as the author of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. Moore brings with the story an in depth study in tactics along the way. One that looks good too and is on my list to read as soon as I can obtain a copy: Scanderbeg by Harry Hodkinson. Lawrence of Arabia by B.H. Liddell Hart. Like the Scanderbeg biography, it is also a textbook on irregular warfare while also getting to the character of the man. Count Belisarious by Graves which is historical fiction that captures the personality of the great Christian warrior, strategist, and statesman. For a more technical but brief biography, Strategy by B. H. Liddell Hart. Forrest for the view of Forrest in the context of his times. Along the same lines, I liked Robert Henry's First With The Most. I think of the scriptures as an autobiography of God and is best for it's revelation of God's character. The stories in the bible of historical characters are not so we will know those characters better but so that we will learn something about God as the agent in the events of their lives and personality. In that sense, all of history is a continuation of that story - all of history reveals to us something of God. It's why I think Christians of all people should appreciate history.