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Alexander the Great - Jacob Abbott

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

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

Saint Augustine - The Confessions of St. Augustine artwork The Confessions of St. Augustine
Saint Augustine
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 June 2002
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The young Augustine does, however, catch a passion for the pursuit of Philosophical truth, learning the doctrines of Manicheism, skepticism, and Neoplatonism. This last philosophy will have a profound influence on him-- theConfessions are perhaps the most masterful expression of his intricate fusion of Catholic theology with Neoplatonic ideas. Moving back to Thagaste, then back to Carthage again, and on to Rome and Milan, Augustine continues to wrestle with his doubts about what he has learned and with his budding interest in Catholicism, the faith of his mother, Monica. He also continues to pursue his career as a teacher of rhetoric (an occupation he later frowns upon as the salesmanship of empty words) and his habits of indulgence in sex and other pleasures of the sensual world. Things change in Milan, where Augustine finally decides that Catholicism holds the only real truth. Convinced of this but lacking the will to make the leap into a fully devoted life (including baptism and sexual abstinence), Augustine has a famous conversion experience in his Milan garden and becomes a devoted and chaste Catholic.


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The Confessions of St. Augustine - Saint Augustine

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Benjamin Franklin artwork Benjamin Franklin
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 2000
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biography of American Patriots, the name of Benjamin Franklin who was great struggle, in which he took so conspicuous a part, which secured the Independence of the United States.


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Benjamin Franklin - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Jacob Abbott - Mary Queen of Scots artwork Mary Queen of Scots
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is biography of Mary Stuart of Scotland, was queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567. Mary the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland. In 1567, she was forced to abdicate in favor of James, her one-year-old son. After an unsuccessful attempt to regain the throne, she fled southwards seeking the protection of her first cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England. Mary had previously claimed Elizabeth's throne as her own. Perceiving her as a threat, Elizabeth had her confined in a number of castles. After eighteen and a half years in custody, Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth, and was subsequently executed.


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Mary Queen of Scots - Jacob Abbott

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

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Maria Antoinette artwork Maria Antoinette
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 16 June 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this history of Maria Antoinette , author gives a faithful narrative of facts, and, so far as possible, to exhibit the soul of history. n the year 1740, Charles VI., emperor of Austria, died. He left a daughter twenty-three years of age, Maria Theresa, to inherit the crown of that powerful empire. She had been married about four years to Francis, duke of Lorraine. The day after the death of Charles, Maria Theresa ascended the throne. The treasury of Austria was empty. A general feeling of discontent pervaded the kingdom.


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Maria Antoinette - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life artwork Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 21 March 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

German poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, scientist and musician, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) is universally recognized as a towering figure in world literature.


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Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - King Philip artwork King Philip
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 16 June 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a remarkable tribute to the enduring power of the genius of Velazquez, that while he exercised but little influence over the minds of his contemporaries, he profoundly affected the painters of modern times, particularly in France and throughout Europe. Among those whose works show clearly the impress of his genius may be mentioned Corot, Millet, Whistler and Sargent, most particularly the last named, whose methods as a portrait painter must inevitably recall the works of the master.


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King Philip - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Jacob Abbott - Queen Elizabeth artwork Queen Elizabeth
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Queen Elizabeth.


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Queen Elizabeth - Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott - Nero artwork Nero
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1984
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Nero! The name is both a shame and a shudder. In his life we are presented with an astonishing picture of human greed, cunning, and selfishness at its worst. And thanks to his prominent position, Nero's example of monstrosity has stood as a lesson and a warning to all men since.


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Nero - Jacob Abbott

Georges Bizet - Portraits et études; Lettres inédites de Georges Bizet artwork Portraits et études; Lettres inédites de Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 21 June 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Quelle figure caractéristique à retracer que celle de cet artiste du XIXe siècle, dont le profil se détache en assez vive opposition sur le milieu français dans lequel il a vécu! Artiste d'un autre âge, dont l'œuvre fait songer, toute proportion gardé, à celui du grand Bach, il aura traversé la vie comme un rêveur, voyant peu ou point ce qui se passait autour de lui, pensant toujours à son art, et ne vivant que pour lui. Sorte d'hypnotisme auquel arrivent forcément les véritables artistes, les travailleurs acharnés qui trouvent dans le travail accompli la récompense de leurs efforts et, dans le labeur pur et simple de chaque journée nouvelle, une jouissance incomparable, sans avoir besoin de chercher un écho dans la foule, sans penser un seul instant à briguer ses faveurs, à abandonner, par une concession si minime qu'elle soit, ce qu'ils pensent être la Vérité et la Beauté.


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Portraits et études; Lettres inédites de Georges Bizet - Georges Bizet

Jacob Abbott - William the Conqueror artwork William the Conqueror
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1085
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to William the Conqueror.


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William the Conqueror - 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

William James Stillman - The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume II artwork The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume II
William James Stillman
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a collection of autobiography of a journalist. It quotes the life sketch and the work of a journalist.


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The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume II - William James Stillman

William James Stillman - The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I artwork The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I
William James Stillman
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The drawing by Rowse was done about 1856, so that the interval between its doing and that by author’s daughter in 1900 included all the active period of his life, unless the author excepts the Hungarian expedition. When the Rowse drawing was executed, Lowell said of it", You have nothing to do for the rest of your life but to try to look like it". Since that time every friend the author had, except Rowse and Norton, is gone where he must soon follow.


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The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I - William James Stillman

Harriet Ann Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl artwork Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This was such a wonderful book about a woman who endured under the most trying circumstances. She was a true inspiration.


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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Ann Jacobs

Jacob Abbott - History of King Charles the Second of England artwork History of King Charles the Second of England
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

King Charles the Second was the son and successor of King Charles the First. These two are the only kings of the name of Charles that have appeared, thus far, in the line of English sovereigns. Nor is it very probable that there will soon be another. The reigns of both these monarchs were stained and tarnished with many vices and crimes, and darkened by national disasters of every kind, and the name is thus connected with so many painful associations in the minds of men, that it seems to have been dropped, by common consent, in all branches of the royal family.


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History of King Charles the Second of England - Jacob Abbott


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