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Alexander the Great - Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott - Hannibal artwork Hannibal
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1995
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 Hannibal.


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Hannibal - Jacob Abbott

Henry Steel Olcott - The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons artwork The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons
Henry Steel Olcott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

THE thoughtful student, in scanning the religious history of the race has one fact continually forced upon his notice, viz., that there is an invariable tendency to deify whomsoever shows himself superior to the weakness of our common humanity. Look where we will, we find the saint like man exalted into a divine personage and worshiped for a god.


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The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons - Henry Steel Olcott

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865 artwork Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865
Abraham Lincoln
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 14 April 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

No man since Washington has become to Americans so familiar or so beloved a figure as Abraham Lincoln. He is to them the representative and typical American, the man who best embodies the political ideals of the nation.


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

Elbridge Streeter Brooks - The true story of Christopher Columbus, called the Great Admiral artwork The true story of Christopher Columbus, called the Great Admiral
Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This "True Story of Christopher Columbus" is offered and inscribed to the boys and girls of America as the opening volume in a series especially designed for their reading, and to be called " Children's Lives of Great Men." In this series the place of honor, or rather of position, is given to Columbus the Admiral, because had it not been for him and for his pluck and faith and perseverance there might have been no young Americans, such as we know to-day, to read or care about the world's great men.


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The true story of Christopher Columbus, called the Great Admiral - Elbridge Streeter Brooks

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

Washington Irving - The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II) artwork The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II)
Washington Irving
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 27 November 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This biographical book cover the life and voyage history of the famous discoverer and explorer Christopher Columbus. This book explores the vivid description of his voyage across the world in search of his discovery.


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The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II) - Washington Irving

Grant Allen - Biographies of Working Men artwork Biographies of Working Men
Grant Allen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

High up among the heather-clad hills which form the broad dividing barrier between England and Scotland, the little river Esk brawls and bickers over its stony bed through a wild land of barren braesides and brown peat mosses, forming altogether some of the gloomiest and most forbidding scenery in the whole expanse of northern Britain. Almost the entire bulk of the counties of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, and Ayr is composed of just such solemn desolate upland wolds, with only a few stray farms or solitary cottages sprinkled at wide distances over their are bleak surface, and with scarcely any sign of life in any part save the little villages which cluster here and there at long intervals around some stern and simple Scottish church.


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Biographies of Working Men - Grant Allen

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

Grace Greenwood - Queen Victoria, her girlhood and womanhood artwork Queen Victoria, her girlhood and womanhood
Grace Greenwood
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book out to the world with many misgivings, feeling that it is not what would like it to be not what could have made it with more time. Found it especially difficult to procure facts and incidents of the early life of the Queen just that period.


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Queen Victoria, her girlhood and womanhood - Grace Greenwood

Paul P. de La Gironière - Aventures d'un Gentilhomme Breton aux îles Philippines artwork Aventures d'un Gentilhomme Breton aux îles Philippines
Paul P. de La Gironière
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le 4 juillet 1820, un jeune Breton, depuis peu chirurgien de marine, arrive en baie de Manille, capitale des Philippines, alors colonie espagnole. Paul de la Gironière n'a que 23 ans, mais il éprouve un tel coup de foudre pour ce pays qu'il décide d'y rester. Il y connaîtra l'amour, la gloire et la fortune, y vivra de formidables aventures et y subira aussi de terribles épreuves. Le 29 octobre 1838, le coeur brisé après avoir perdu tous ceux qu'il aimait, il reprendra la mer pour regagner la Bretagne laissant pour toujours une partie de lui-même dans ce pays.


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Aventures d'un Gentilhomme Breton aux îles Philippines - Paul P. de La Gironière

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

Samuel Smiles - Lives of the Engineers artwork Lives of the Engineers
Samuel Smiles
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a biographical account on the lives of engineers. Since the appearance of this book in its original form, some seventeen years since, the construction of Railways has continued to make extraordinary progress. Although Great Britain, first in the field, had then, after about twenty-five years' work, expended nearly 300 millions sterling in the construction of 8300 miles of railway, it has, during the last seventeen years, expended about 288 millions more in constructing 7780 additional miles.


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Lives of the Engineers - Samuel Smiles

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

Charles Dickens - The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 1 artwork The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 1
Charles Dickens
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Supplement to the "Life of Charles Dickens, " collection dates from 1833, the commencement of Charles Dickens's literary life, just before the starting of the “Pickwick Papers, " and is carried on up to the day before his death, in 1870.


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The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 1 - Charles Dickens

James Nasmyth - James Nasmyth: Engineer; an autobiography artwork James Nasmyth: Engineer; an autobiography
James Nasmyth
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1889
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Our history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us. The sentiment of ancestry seems to be inherent in human nature, especially in the more civilised races. At all events, we cannot help having a due regard for the history of our forefathers. Our curiosity is stimulated by their immediate or indirect influence upon ourselves. It may be a generous enthusiasm, or, as some might say, a harmless vanity, to take pride in the honour of their name. The gifts of nature, however, are more valuable than those of fortune; and no line of ancestry, however honourable, can absolve us from the duty of diligent application and perseverance, or from the practice of the virtues of self-control and self-help.


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James Nasmyth: Engineer; an autobiography - James Nasmyth

John Bunyan - Works of John Bunyan — Complete artwork Works of John Bunyan — Complete
John Bunyan
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

A woman that was ‘a loose and ungodly wretch’ hearing a tinker lad most awfully cursing and swearing, protested to him that ‘he swore and cursed at that most fearful rate that it made her tremble to hear him,’ ‘that he was the ungodliest fellow for swearing that ever she heard in all her life,’ and ‘that he was able to spoil all the youth in a whole town, if they came in his company.’ This blow at the young reprobate made that indelible impression which all the sermons yet he had heard had failed to make. Satan, by one of his own slaves, wounded a conscience which had resisted all the overtures of mercy. The youth pondered her words in his heart; they were good seed strangely sown, and their working formed one of those mysterious steps which led the foul-mouthed blasphemer to bitter repentance; who, when he had received mercy and pardon, felt impelled to bless and magnify the Divine grace with shining, burning thoughts and words. The poor profligate, swearing tinker became transformed into the most ardent preacher of the love of Christ—the well-trained author of The Jerusalem Sinner Saved, or Good News to the Vilest of Men.


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Works of John Bunyan — Complete - John Bunyan

Giacomo Casanova - The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt artwork The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

I The Memoirs of Casanova, though they have enjoyed the popularity of a bad reputation, have never had justice done to them by serious students of literature, of life, and of history. One English writer, indeed, Mr. Havelock Ellis, has realised that ‘there are few more delightful books in the world,’ and he has analysed them in an essay on Casanova, published in Affirmations, with extreme care and remarkable subtlety. But this essay stands alone, at all events in English, as an attempt to take Casanova seriously, to show him in his relation to his time, and in his relation to human problems. And yet these Memoirs are perhaps the most valuable document which we possess on the society of the eighteenth century; they are the history of a unique life, a unique personality, one of the greatest of autobiographies; as a record of adventures, they are more entertaining than Gil Blas, or Monte Cristo, or any of the imaginary travels, and escapes, and masquerades in life, which have been written in imitation of them. They tell the story of a man who loved life passionately for its own sake: one to whom woman was, indeed, the most important thing in the world, but to whom nothing in the world was indifferent.


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The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Giacomo Casanova

Cicero - The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 artwork The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Cicero
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 22 April 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The correspondence of Cicero, as preserved for us by his freedman Tiro, does not open till the thirty-ninth year of the orator's life, and is so strictly contemporary, dealing so exclusively with the affairs of the moment, that little light is thrown by it on his previous life. It does not become continuous till the year after his consulship (B.C. 62). There are no letters in the year of the consulship itself or the year of his canvass for the consulship (B.C. 64 and 63). It begins in B.C. 68, and between that date and B.C. 65 there are only eleven letters. We have, therefore, nothing exactly contemporaneous to help us to form a judgment on the great event which coloured so much of his after life, the suppression of the Catilinarian conspiracy and the execution of the conspirators, in the last month of his consulship. But setting aside the first eleven letters, we have from that time forward a correspondence illustrating.


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The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 - Cicero

Charles Johnson - Pirates artwork Pirates
Charles Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1735
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is 18th century account of the lives of famous pirates. It includes a set of contemporary biographies of some of the most important figures of the “Golden Age of Piracy” (roughly 1700-1725) as well as descriptions of trials, ships, battles and more. Many modern historians believe that Captain Johnson was actually Daniel Dafoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, and often this book is found under his name.


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Pirates - Charles Johnson

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

Guy de Maupassant - La vie errante artwork La vie errante
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1889
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Au travers un récit de voyage littéraire en Méditerranée ainsi qu'au Maghreb à la fin du xixe siècle, Maupassant a réalisé une enquête journalistique, attiré par l'exotisme de ces pays. Il découvre avec émerveillement les pays lumineux et accueillants du Maghreb. Sensible à la beauté des paysages et fasciné par la vie quotidienne de ces habitants.


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La vie errante - Guy de Maupassant

Charles Dickens - The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 2 artwork The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 2
Charles Dickens
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Supplement to the "Life of Charles Dickens," collection dates from 1833, the commencement of Charles Dickens's literary life, just before the starting of the “Pickwick Papers," and is carried on up to the day before his death, in 1870.


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The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 2 - Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens - The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3 artwork The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3
Charles Dickens
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Supplement to the "Life of Charles Dickens, " collection dates from 1833, the commencement of Charles Dickens's literary life, just before the starting of the “Pickwick Papers, " and is carried on up to the day before his death, in 1870.


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The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3 - Charles Dickens

Charles de Rémusat - Abélard, Tome I artwork Abélard, Tome I
Charles de Rémusat
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ce sont les Mémoires de sa vie écrits par lui jusque vers l'année 1135. Cette lettre a été donnée pour la première fois dans ses Oeuvres, par Duchesne, qui y a joint d'excellentes notes.


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Abélard, Tome I - Charles de Rémusat

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

Anthony Trollope - Autobiography of Anthony Trollope artwork Autobiography of Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 05 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Anthony Trollope's autobiography will delight you whether or not you've read (or listened to) any of his many works. His honest if self-deprecating tone is at times hilarious and at times piteously moving.


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Autobiography of Anthony Trollope - Anthony Trollope

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Complete artwork The Story of My Life — Complete
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography or story of my life. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, the story will take the shape of an autobiography. My experiments in the political field are now known. But I should certainly like to narrate my experiments in the spiritual field which are known only to myself, and from which I have derived such power as I possess for working in the political field. The experiments I am about to relate are spiritual, or rather moral; for the essence of religion is morality. Only those matters of religion that can be understood as much by children as by older people, will be included in this story. If I can narrate them in a dispassionate and humble spirit many other experiments will. . obtain from them help in their onward march.


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The Story of My Life — Complete - Georg Ebers

John Stuart Mill - Autobiography artwork Autobiography
John Stuart Mill
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a biographical book. An autobiography (from the Greek, - bios life + graphein to write) is a written account of the life of a person written by that person. The word 'autobiography' was first used deprecatingly by William Taylor in 1797 in the English periodical the Monthly Review, when he suggested the word as a hybrid but condemned it as 'pedantic'; but its next recorded use was in its present sense by Robert Southey in 1809. The form of autobiography however goes back to antiquity. Biographers generally rely on a wide variety of documents and viewpoints; an autobiography, however, may be based entirely on the writer's memory. Closely associated with autobiography (and sometimes difficult to precisely distinguish from it) is the form of memoir.


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Autobiography - John Stuart Mill


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