This is not a biography of the Buddha. It is a cultural and intellectual history of China's T'ang period focusing on its Buddhist heritage, art, customs, and principle sites. Somewhat out of date in terms of research, as it was written during the 1920's, but still quite fascinating.
A biography of Buddha supposedly written by an disciple. Translated from a French version of the 1929 book. Not particularly fascinating. It was written in a `he went there and did this' kind of style. A bit of a struggle to read at times. Following a bit too close in his footsteps.