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Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865 - Abraham Lincoln

Jacob Abbott - The Teacher artwork The Teacher
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is intended to detail, in a familiar and practical manner, a system of arrangements for the organization and management of a school, based on the employment, so far as is practicable, of Moral Influences, as a means of effecting the objects in view.


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The Teacher - Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott - Alexander the Great artwork Alexander the Great
Makers of History
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Alexander gained the world, but at what cost? This book is an easy but fascinating read, providing insights and details into the life of one of history's most prominent, yet puzzling, figures.


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Alexander the Great - Jacob Abbott

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln Letters artwork Lincoln Letters
Abraham Lincoln
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 14 April 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the collection of letters which have written by the Americal president Abraham Lincon.


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Lincoln Letters - Abraham Lincoln

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Napoleon Bonaparte artwork Napoleon Bonaparte
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Napoleon is a man who continues to fascinate us. Military genius, dictator (benevolent or otherwise), administrator, law-giver — he was all of these. He was believed to be short in stature — 'The Little Corporal' — but seemed to be one of those rare individuals who could fill a room with his presence. (He has been reported in various works as being five-feet, five-inches tall, and five-feet, seven-inches tall — not significantly different from the average height of men in his time.) He could be charming, cruel, unreasonable, generous, insightful and periodically incompetent. He solidified the aspirations of the French Revolution and then retracted some of the freedoms that had been gained from it. He fought the English but admired them. He sought to create an empire in Europe and North America, and then gave away 800,000 square miles of it for four cents an acre to Thomas Jefferson.


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Napoleon Bonaparte - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

L. A. Abbott - Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. a True Story artwork Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. a True Story
L. A. Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1812
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This work the author claims is indeed a true story of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and the rollicking, hilarious events that led (or stumbled) to the marriages and the ah–disassembling/failing/failures of each said marriage which happened oftentimes to land him in prison.


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Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. a True Story - L. A. Abbott

Charles Darwin - The Autobiography of Charles Darwin artwork The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He still stands as the leading figure of that revolution in scientific thought which followed the publication of the Origin of Species in the middle of the 19th century, a revolution soon involving all realms of knowledge. But posterity must continually reassess the past, and accurate contemporary sources are specially needed to provide insight into those stormy seasons when the wind of accepted belief changes. The great figures must be seen in their own setting and their own words must be heard, cleared of the posthumous growth of later dogmas. In the Autobiography Charles Darwin tells the story of the slow maturing of his mind and of his theories, leading to the publication of the Linnean paper with A. R. Wallace in 1858, and of the Origin of Species in 1859. The time has come for restoring the suppressions made in 1887. The occasional astringency of some passages had to be censored seventy years ago out of deference to the feelings of friends; now these comments not only seem harmless, but are revealing flashes lighting up the past.


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The Autobiography of Charles Darwin - Charles Darwin

Leo Tolstoy - Youth artwork Youth
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The early life of Nikolai, the son of wealthy landowner in Russia, is fully explored, slowly revealing this young boy's inner mind, relationships, and social standing. As he describes his tutor, angelic mother, aloof father, worldly brother, and later his moralistic friend, Nikolai displays a mind given to dreaming and a personality as complex as it is conflicted. As he grows and moves from his country home to his grandmother's mansion in Moscow, Nikolai also struggles at intervals to find a sort of moral balance, which affects his love, his education, and the type of man he might become. Tolstoy demonstrates, even in this first literary attempt, his ability to utilize a host of minor characters to fully develop the internal life of his main character. "Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth" shows in its three parts not only the deliberate building of a protagonist but also a universal story about coming of age. This novel has proven itself to be a seminal work for an extraordinary novelist.


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Youth - Leo Tolstoy

Jacob Abbott - Cleopatra artwork Cleopatra
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1671
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Of all the beautiful women of history, none has left us such convincing proofs of her charms as Cleopatra, for the tide of Rome's destiny, and, therefore, that of the world, turned aside because of her beauty.


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Cleopatra - Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott - History of Julius Caesar artwork History of Julius Caesar
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this biography published in 1849, American writer Jacob Abbott recounts the life of the Roman military and political leader Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination in 44 B.C.E.


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History of Julius Caesar - Jacob Abbott

Edwin Arnold - The Light of Asia artwork The Light of Asia
Edwin Arnold
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the form of a narrative poem, the book endeavors to describe the life and time of Prince Gautama Siddhartha, who after attaining enlightenment became The Buddha, The Awakened One. The book presents his life, character, and philosophy, in a series of verses. It is a free adaptation of the Lalitavistara. A few decades before the book's publication, very little was known outside Asia about the Buddha and Buddhism, the religion which he founded, and which had existed for about twenty-five centuries. Arnold's book was one of the first successful attempts to popularize Buddhism for a Western readership.


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The Light of Asia - Edwin Arnold

James Russell Lowell - Abraham Lincoln artwork Abraham Lincoln
James Russell Lowell
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There have been many painful crises since the impatient vanity of South Carolina hurried ten prosperous Commonwealths into a crime whose assured retribution was to leave them either at the mercy of the nation they had wronged, or of the anarchy they had summoned but could not control, when no thoughtful American opened his morning paper without dreading to find that he had no longer a country to love and honor. Whatever the result of the convulsion whose first shocks were beginning to be felt, there would still be enough square miles of earth for elbow-room; but that ineffable sentiment made up of memory and hope, of instinct and tradition, which swells every man’s heart and shapes his thought, though perhaps never present to his consciousness, would be gone from it, leaving it common earth and nothing more. Men might gather rich crops from it, but that ideal harvest of priceless associations would be reaped no longer; that fine virtue which sent up messages of courage and security from every sod of it would have evaporated beyond recall. We should be irrevocably cut off from our past, and be forced to splice the ragged ends of our lives upon whatever new conditions chance might leave dangling for us.


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Abraham Lincoln - James Russell Lowell

Benjamin Franklin - Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2] artwork Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2]
Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1789
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This autobiographic book of Benjamin Franklin by himself reflects his work culture and life culture that he had encountered and gone through. Apart from this , the book also provides a lot of good historic information, as well as the spirit that actually means than what is being taught at schools.


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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2] - Benjamin Franklin

Harry Houdini - The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist artwork The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist
Harry Houdini
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the life story of Houdini  Harry. He was locked in a water torture cell. When he liberating himself he wrote his life story. Indeed, this wonderful genius, with a science concerning bolts, bars, locks, and chains that will yet revolutionize the world's methods of safeguarding itself against " the men that prowl in the night," confirms the truth of the ancient adage that "truth is stranger than fiction." Just remember for a moment that he is the man to whom the shrewdest police, the sharpest detectives, and the most watchful jail wardens look with awe and anxiety.


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The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist - Harry Houdini

Martin Luther - Works of Martin Luther artwork Works of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 17 February 1546
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Presents critiques of four works of the Nobel Prize-winning civil rights leader and guides readers through the process of analyzing them from different critical angles, including moral theory and historical, racial, and rhetorical viewpoints.


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Works of Martin Luther - Martin Luther

John Masefield - William Shakespeare artwork William Shakespeare
John Masefield
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1593
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Stratford-on-Avon is cleaner, better paved, and perhaps more populous than it was in Shakespeare's time. Several streets of mean red-brick houses have been built during the last half century. Hotels, tea rooms, refreshment rooms, and the shops where the tripper may buy things to remind him that he has been where greatness lived, give the place an air at once prosperous and parasitic. The town contains a few comely old buildings. The Shakespeare house, a detached double dwelling, once the home of the poet's father, stands on the north side of Henley Street. A room on the first floor, at the western end, is shown to visitors as the room[10] in which the poet was born. There is not the slightest evidence to show that he was born there. One scanty scrap of fact exists to suggest that he was born at the eastern end. The two dwellings have now been converted into one, which serves as a museum. New Place, the house where Shakespeare died, was pulled down in the middle of the eighteenth century.


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William Shakespeare - John Masefield

E. Gordon Browne - Queen Victoria artwork Queen Victoria
E. Gordon Browne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a historical biography when The United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy, in which the Sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments. Publicly, she became a national icon, and was identified with strict standards of personal morality. Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign, her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration. Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history, is known as the Victorian era.


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Queen Victoria - E. Gordon Browne

Benjamin Franklin - Franklin's Autobiography artwork Franklin's Autobiography
Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1789
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. Autobiography is addressed to Franklin's son William, at that time (1771) Royal Governor of New Jersey. While in England at the estate of the Bishop of St Asaph in Twyford, Franklin, now 65 years old, begins by saying that it may be agreeable to his son to know some of the incidents of his father's life; so with a week's uninterrupted leisure, he is beginning to write them down for William. He starts with some anecdotes of his grandfather, uncles, father and mother. He deals with his childhood, his fondness for reading, and his service as an apprentice to his brother James Franklin, a Boston printer and the publisher of the New England Courant. After improving his writing skills through study of the Spectator by Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele, he writes an anonymous paper and slips it under the door of the printing house by night. Not knowing its author, James and his friends praise the paper and it is published in the Courant, which encourages Ben to produce more essays (the 'Silence Do good' essays) which are also published. When Ben reveals his authorship, James is angered, thinking the recognition of his papers will make Ben too vain. James and Ben have frequent disputes and Ben seeks for a way to escape from working under James.


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Franklin's Autobiography - Benjamin Franklin

Maurice Walter Brockwell - Leonardo Da Vinci artwork Leonardo Da Vinci
Maurice Walter Brockwell
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1508
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a admirable of the great Florentine painter's life's work still holds good to-day.


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Leonardo Da Vinci - Maurice Walter Brockwell

Edwin George Rundle - A Soldier's Life artwork A Soldier's Life
Edwin George Rundle
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1837
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A biography of soldier has been presented in this book. Arriving at Aldershot the next morning, the regiment paraded at Farnboro station, Aldershot, some three miles from the camp, and marched to Cove Common and immediately went under canvas. We were attached to the reserve brigade commanded by Major-General Gordon, and consisting of the 12th and 21st regiments of infantry, 1st battalion of Coldstream Guards, a regiment of dragoons, a battery of artillery, together with transport and medical departments. Two days after our arrival we had a field day. We marched to the Long Valley, where we were drilled for several hours, and when we returned to camp it was difficult to tell who was who. It was an extremely hot day, and the dust stuck to our faces and made us look like negroes.


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A Soldier's Life - Edwin George Rundle

Thomas Carlyle - On the Choice of Books artwork On the Choice of Books
Thomas Carlyle
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 04 February 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There comes a time in the career of every man of genius who has devoted a long life to the instruction and enlightenment of his fellow-creatures, when he receives before his death all the honours paid by posterity. Thus when a great essayist or historian lives to attain a classic and world-wide fame, his own biography becomes as interesting to the public as those he himself has written, and by which he achieved his laurels.


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On the Choice of Books - Thomas Carlyle

J. E. Austen-Leigh - Memoir of Jane Austen artwork Memoir of Jane Austen
J. E. Austen-Leigh
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This 1879 edition of James Austen-Leigh’s biography of his aunt, Jane Austen, also includes fragments of unfinished works by the famous novelist.


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Memoir of Jane Austen - J. E. Austen-Leigh

Charles Darwin - Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1 artwork Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1
Charles Darwin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Volume is not chronologically continuous with the first. Again, in the third volume, the botanical work, which principally occupied my father during the later years of his life, is treated in a separate series of chapters. Of letters addressed to my father I have not made much use. It was his custom to file all letters received, and when his slender stock of files ("spits" as he called them was exhausted, he would burn the letters of several years, in order that he might make use of the liberated "spits." This process, carried on for years, destroyed nearly all letters received before 1862. After that date he was persuaded to keep the more interesting letters, and these are preserved in an accessible form.


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Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1 - Charles Darwin

Anonymous - Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman artwork Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman
Anonymous
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1765
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a collection of narratives of women slaves. The collection includes: Memoir of Old Elizabeth, a coloured woman, taken mainly from her own lips in her 97th year; Lucinda Davis, Tulsa, Oklahoma, the slave of a Creek Indian, related in her own words; History of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave, related by herself in England, edited and published in 1831; and, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, as written by Olive Gilbert in 1850.


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Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman - Anonymous

Egerton Ryerson - The Story of My Life artwork The Story of My Life
Egerton Ryerson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical account that is a connected record of the life and labours of a singularly gifted man, whose name was intimately connected with every public question which was discussed, and every prominent event which took place in Upper Canada from 1825 to 1875-78.


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The Story of My Life - Egerton Ryerson

Robert Louis Stevenson - Records of a Family of Engineers artwork Records of a Family of Engineers
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

From the thirteenth century onwards, the name, under the various disguises of Stevinstoun, Stevensoun, Stevensonne, Stenesone, and Stewinsoune, spread across Scotland from the mouth of the Firth of Forth to the mouth of the Firth of Clyde. Four times at least it occurs as a place-name. There is a parish of Stevenston in Cunningham; a second place of the name in the Barony of Bothwell in Lanark; a third on Lyne, above Drochil Castle; the fourth on the Tyne, near Traprain Law. Stevenson of Stevenson (co. Lanark) swore fealty to Edward I in 1296, and the last of that family died after the Restoration. Stevensons of Hirdmanshiels, in Midlothian, rode in the Bishops’ Raid of Aberlady, served as jurors, stood bail for neighbours—Hunter of Polwood, for instance—and became extinct about the same period, or possibly earlier. A Stevenson of Luthrie and another of Pitroddie make their bows, give their names, and vanish. And by the year 1700 it does not appear that any acre of Scots land was vested in any Stevenson. [2a]


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Records of a Family of Engineers - Robert Louis Stevenson

William Henry Sparks - The Memories of Fifty Years artwork The Memories of Fifty Years
William Henry Sparks
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains brief biographical notes of distinguished Americans and anecdotes of remarkable men and includes memoirs of the conflicts, politics and society in the southern states.


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The Memories of Fifty Years - William Henry Sparks

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 5 artwork The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 5
Dante Alighieri
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1320
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is is biographical book. While singly thus along the rim we walked, Oft the good master warned me: 'Look thou well. Avail it that I caution thee. '  The sun Now all the western clime irradiate changed From azure tinct to white; and, as I passed, My passing shadow made the numbered flame Burn ruddier.  At so strange a sight I marked That many a spirit marveled on his way. This bred occasion first to speak of me, 'He seems, ' said they, 'no insubstantial frame:' Then to obtain what certainty they might, Stretched towards me, careful not to over pass The burning pale.


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The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 5 - Dante Alighieri

Abraham Lincoln - The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address artwork The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address
Abraham Lincoln
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

THE discovery of an unknown address by Abraham Lincoln is an event of literary and historical significance. Various attempts have been made to recover his "Lost Speech," delivered in Bloomington, in 1856.


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The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address - Abraham Lincoln

Samuel Johnson - Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies artwork Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dr. Johnson's reaction to Shakespeare's tragedies is a curious one, compounded as it is of deep emotional involvement in a few scenes in some plays and a strange dispassionateness toward most of the others. The reality of witchcraft or enchantment, which, though not strictly the same, are confounded in this play, has in all ages and countries been credited by the common people, and in most, by the learned themselves. These phantoms have indeed appeared more frequently, in proportion as the darkness of ignorance has been more gross; but it cannot be shown, that the brightest gleams of knowledge have at any time been sufficient to drive them out of the world. The time in which this kind of credulity was at its height, seems to have been that of the holy war, in which the Christians imputed all their defeats to enchantments or diabolical opposition, as they ascribed their success to the assistance of their military saints.


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Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies - Samuel Johnson

Mary Robinson - Beaux and Belles of England artwork Beaux and Belles of England
Mary Robinson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1799
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The following brief memoirs of a beautiful, engaging, and, in many respects, highly gifted woman require little in the way of introduction. While we may trace same little negative disingenuousness in the writer, in regard to a due admission of her own failings, sufficient of uncoloured matter of fact remains to show the exposed situation of an unprotected beauty—or, what is worse, of a female of great personal and natural attraction, exposed to the gaze of libertine rank and fashion, under the mere nominal guardianship of a neglectful and profligate husband. Autobiography of this class is sometimes dangerous; not so that of Mrs. Robinson, who conceals not the thorns inherent in the paths along which vice externally scatters roses.


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Beaux and Belles of England - Mary Robinson


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