Vietnam biographies, memoirs books
Vietnam biographies, memoirs books

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Hannibal - Jacob Abbott

James Kendall Hosmer - The Last Leaf artwork The Last Leaf
James Kendall Hosmer
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1983
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Fillmore lives in my memory a stately, massive presence, with hair growing grey and kindly blue eyes looking down upon the little boy with a pleasant greeting. His wife was gentle and unassuming. His daughter Abby matured into much beauty and grace, and her sudden death, by cholera, in the bloom of young womanhood cast a shadow on the nation. They were homely folk, thrust up suddenly into high position, but it did not turn their heads. In their lives they were plainly sweet and honest. No taint of corruption attaches to Fillmore in either his private or public career. He was my father's friend. I think he meant well, and am glad that our most authoritative historian of the period, Rhodes, can say that he discharged the duties of his high office "with ability and honour".


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The Last Leaf - James Kendall Hosmer

Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse artwork To The Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

To the Lighthouse is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf. A landmark of high modernism, the novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920. Following and extending the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, the plot of To the Lighthouse is secondary to its philosophical introspection. The novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations. The novel recalls childhood emotions and highlights adult relationships. Among the book's many tropes and themes are those of loss, subjectivity, and the problem of perception. The novel is set in the Ramsays' summer home in the Hebrides, on the Isle of Skye. The section begins with Mrs Ramsay assuring her son James that they should be able to visit the lighthouse on the next day. This prediction is denied by Mr Ramsay, who voices his certainty that the weather will not be clear, an opinion that forces a certain tension between Mr and Mrs Ramsay, and also between Mr Ramsay and James. This particular incident is referred to on various occasions throughout the section, especially in the context of Mr and Mrs Ramsay's relationship. The Ramsays and their eight children have been joined at the house by a number of friends and colleagues. One of them, Lily Briscoe, begins the novel as a young, uncertain painter attempting a portrait of Mrs. Ramsay and James. Briscoe finds herself plagued by doubts throughout the novel, doubts largely fed by the claims of Charles Tansley, another guest, who asserts that women can neither paint nor write. Tansley himself is an admirer of Mr Ramsay, a philosophy professor, and his academic treatises.


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To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf

Charles Lamb - The Best Letters of Charles Lamb artwork The Best Letters of Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 26 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles Lambs stammering speech, his gaiter-clad legs, --"almost immaterial legs", Hood called them, --his frail wisp of a body, topped by a head "worthy of Aristotle", his love of punning, of the Indian weed, and, alas! of the kindly production of the juniper-berry (he was not, he owned, "constellated under Aquarius"), his antiquarianism of taste, and relish of the crotchets and whimsies of authorship, are as familiar to us almost as they were to the group he gathered round him Wednesdays at No. 4, Inner Temple Lane, where "a clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigor of the game" awaited them. Talfourd has unctuously celebrated Lamb's "Wednesday Nights". He has kindly left ajar a door through which posterity peeps in upon the company, --Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, "Barry Cornwall", Godwin, Martin Burney, Crabb Robinson (a ubiquitous shade, dimly suggestive of that figment, "Mrs. Harris"), Charles Kemble, Fanny Kelly ("Barbara S". ), on red-letter occasions Coleridge and Wordsworth, --and sees them discharging the severer offices of the whist-table ("cards were cards" then), and, later, unbending their minds over poetry, criticism, and metaphysics.


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The Best Letters of Charles Lamb - Charles Lamb

Franz Kafka - Grosser Lärm artwork Grosser Lärm
Franz Kafka
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Großer Lärm ist eine autobiografische Prosaskizze von Franz Kafka, die im Oktober 1912 in der Prager Zeitung Herder-Blätter erschien. Sie stellt einen Ausschnitt aus Kafkas Leben mitten im lärmenden Haushalt seiner Eltern dar. In einem Brief an den HerausgeberWilly Haas schreibt Kafka am 26. September 1912, er wolle damit "öffentlich seine Familie züchtigen"


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Grosser Lärm - Franz Kafka

Jakob Wassermann - Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude artwork Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude
Jakob Wassermann
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Die Autobiographie "Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude" skizziert die Lebens- und Sinnsuche des Schriftstellers Jakob Wassermanns. Die Schilderung ist geprägt von der Alltagserfahrung des mehr oder weniger latenten Antisemitismus seiner Zeit und dem Aufbegehren gegen Grenzen und Vorurteile.


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Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude - Jakob Wassermann

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

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words artwork Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words
Ludwig van Beethoven
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This little book came into existence as if it were by chance. The author had devoted himself for a long time to the study of Beethoven and carefully scrutinized all manner of books, publications, manuscripts, etc., in order to derive the greatest possible information about the hero.


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Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words - Ludwig van Beethoven

William Roscoe Thayer - George Washington artwork George Washington
William Roscoe Thayer
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1731
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book by the author W.R. Thayer tells short biography of Washington's life and social interactions.


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George Washington - William Roscoe Thayer

Count Ottokar Czernin - In the World War artwork In the World War
Count Ottokar Czernin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 04 April 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book by Count Ottokar Czernin contains his memoirs as minister to Bucharest when World War I broke out. He played a significant role in ensuring that Romania maintain its neutrality. The book was published in 1919.


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In the World War - Count Ottokar Czernin

Leo Tolstoy - Childhood artwork Childhood
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

'Childhood', celebrates Russian country life and the peasantry. Some of the descriptions of nature .


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Childhood - Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

William Milligan Sloane - The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte artwork The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815. He implemented a wide array of liberal reforms across Europe, including the abolition of feudalism and the spread of religious toleration. [2] His legal code in France, the Napoleonic Code, influenced numerous civil law jurisdictions worldwide. Napoleon is remembered for his role in leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won the majority of his battles and seized control of most of continental Europe in a quest for personal power and to spread the ideals of the French Revolution. Widely regarded as one of the greatest commanders in history, his campaigns are studied at military academies worldwide. He remains one of the most studied political and military leaders in all of history. Napoleon was born in Corsica in a family of noble Italian ancestry that had settled in Corsica in the 16th century. He spoke French with a heavy Corsican accent. Well-educated, he rose to prominence under the French First Republic and led successful campaigns against the enemies of the French revolution who set up the First and Second Coalitions, most notably his campaigns in Italy.


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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte - William Milligan Sloane

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

Henry Adams - The Education of Henry Adams artwork The Education of Henry Adams
Henry Adams
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Any schoolboy could see that man as a force must be measured by motion from a fixed point. Psychology helped here by suggesting a unit the point of history when man held the highest idea of himself as a unit in a unified universe. Eight or ten years of study had led Adams to think he might use the century 1150 1250, expressed in Amiens Cathedral and the Works of Thomas Aquinas, as the unit from which he might measure motion down to his own time, without assuming anything as true or untrue, except relation. The movement might be studied at once in philosophy and mechanics. Setting himself to the task, he began a volume which he mentally knew as 'Mont Saint Michel and Chartres: a Study of Thirteenth Century Unity. ' From that point he proposed to fix a position for himself, which he could label: 'The Education of Henry Adams: a Study of Twentieth Century Multiplicity. ' With the help of these two points of relation, he hoped to project his lines forward and backward indefinitely, subject to correction from any one who should know better. " The "Chartres" was finished and privately printed in 1904. The "Education" proved to be more difficult. The point on which the author failed to please himself, and could get no light from readers or friends, was the usual one of literary form. Probably he saw it in advance, for he used to say, half in jest, that his great ambition was to complete St. Augustine's "Confessions," but that St. Augustine, like a great artist, had worked from multiplicity to unity, while he, like a small one, had to reverse the method and work back from unity to multiplicity. The scheme became unmanageable as he approached his end. Probably he was, in fact, trying only to work into it his favorite theory of history, which now fills the last three or four chapters of the "Education," and he could not satisfy himself with his workmanship.


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The Education of Henry Adams - Henry Adams

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

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

Andrew Carnegie - Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie artwork Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story of any man's life, truly told, must be interesting, as some sage avers, those of my relatives and immediate friends who have insisted upon having an account of mine may not be unduly disappointed with this result.


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Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie

Henry Brodribb Irving - A Book of Remarkable Criminals artwork A Book of Remarkable Criminals
Henry Brodribb Irving
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The silent workings, and still more the explosions, of human passion which bring to light the darker elements of man's nature present to the philosophical observer considerations of intrinsic interest; while to the jurist, the study of human nature and human character with its infinite varieties, especially as affecting the connection between motive and action, between irregular desire or evil disposition and crime itself, is equally indispensable and difficult.


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A Book of Remarkable Criminals - Henry Brodribb Irving

Victor Hugo - The Memoirs of Victor Hugo artwork The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume of memoirs has a double character - historical and intimate. The life of a period, the XIX Century, is bound up in the life of a man, VICTOR HUGO. As we follow the events set forth we get the impression they made upon the mind of the extraordinary man who recounts them; and of all the personages he brings before us he himself is assuredly not the least interesting. In portraits from the brushes of Rembrandts there are always two portraits, that of the model and that of the painter.


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The Memoirs of Victor Hugo - Victor Hugo

William Milligan Sloane - The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte artwork The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The key to Napoleon's dealings with Poland is to be found in his strategy; his political policy never passed beyond the first tentative stages, for he never conquered either Russia or Poland. The struggle upon which he was next to enter was a contest, not for Russian abasement but for Russian friendship in the interest of his far-reaching continental system.


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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte - William Milligan Sloane

James Huneker - Chopin : the Man and His Music artwork Chopin : the Man and His Music
James Huneker
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1921
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A biography of the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin and a critical analysis of his work by American music. This classic in music biography and criticism reflects the intimate knowledge of Chopin's music acquired and Part 1 deals with Chopin's life and comments on his teachings and performances; the second part offers a brilliant, piece-by-piece analysis of the entire body of his music.


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Chopin : the Man and His Music - James Huneker

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

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 artwork Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1
Ludwig van Beethoven
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time.


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Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 - Ludwig van Beethoven

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 Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is a very detailed history of the settling of America by first the English, and then the Pilgrims and Dutch. A history of colonial Virginia and the British colonies which became the United States


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 - John Marshall

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

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2 artwork Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time.


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Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2 - Ludwig van Beethoven

John George Nicolay - A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln artwork A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln
John George Nicolay
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is about the life of Abraham Lincoln who is a great beginning point for anyone interested in the life of one of the greatest Presidents of the United States to ever live.


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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln - John George Nicolay

Sidney Lee - A Life of William Shakespeare artwork A Life of William Shakespeare
Sidney Lee
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. I cannot promise my readers any startling revelations. But my researches have enabled me to remove some ambiguities which puzzled my predecessors, and to throw light on one or two topics that have hitherto obscured the course of Shakespeare's career. I have endeavoured to set before my readers a plain and practical narrative of the great dramatist's personal history as concisely as the needs of clearness and completeness would permit'. I have sought to provide students of Shakespeare with a full record of the duly attested facts and dates of their master's career'. I have avoided merely 'sthetic criticism'. My estimates of the value of Shakespeare's plays and poems are intended solely to fulfil the obligation that lies on the biographer of indicating p. visuccinctly the character of the successive labours which were woven into the texture of his hero's life'. 'sthetic studies of Shakespeare abound, and to increase their number is a work of supererogation'.


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A Life of William Shakespeare - Sidney Lee

Theodore Roosevelt - Hero Tales from American History artwork Hero Tales from American History
Theodore Roosevelt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 10 October 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a good thing for all Americans, and it is an especially good thing for young Americans, to remember the men who have given their lives in war and peace to the service of their fellow-countrymen, and to keep in mind the feats of daring and personal prowess done in time past by some of the many champions of the nation in the various crises of her history. Thrift, industry, obedience to law, and intellectual cultivation are essential qualities in the makeup of any successful people; but no people can be really great unless they possess also the heroic virtues which are as needful in time of peace as in time of war, and as important in civil as in military life.


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Hero Tales from American History - Theodore Roosevelt

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the life of a great man – and the birth of a great nation – written by a man very nearly the equal of his subject, drawn chiefly from Washington’s own diaries, letters and secret archives.


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 - John Marshall

Jacob Abbott - Peter the Great artwork Peter the Great
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A comprehensive account of the life of 'the founder of Russian civilization'.


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Peter the Great - Jacob Abbott

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

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

Francis Fisher Browne - The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln artwork The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
Francis Fisher Browne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He had long wished to undertake the work, and had talked much of it for several years past. But favorable arrangements for the book's republication were not completed until about a year ago. Then, though by no means recovered from an attack of pneumonia late in the previous winter, he took up the task of revision and recasting with something of his old time energy. It was a far heavier task than he had anticipated, but he gave it practically his undivided attention until within three or four weeks of his death. Only when the last pages of manuscript had been despatched to the printer did he yield to the overwhelming physical suffering that had been upon him for a long time past. His death occurred at Santa Barbara, California, on May 11. Francis Fisher Browne was born at South Halifax, Vermont, on December 1, 1843. His parentage, on both sides, was of the purest New England stock. Early in his childhood, the family moved to Western Massachusetts, where the boy went to school and learned the printing trade in his father's newspaper office at Chicopee. As a lad of eighteen, he left the high school in answer to the government's call for volunteers, serving for a year with the 46th Massachusetts Regiment in North Carolina and with the Army of the Potomac. When the regiment was discharged, in 1863, he decided to take up the study of law. Removing to Rochester, N.Y., he entered a law office in that city; and a year or two later began a brief course in the law department of the University of Michigan. He was unable to continue in college, however, and returned to Rochester to follow his trade.


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The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln - Francis Fisher Browne

Joe Mills - A Mountain Boyhood artwork A Mountain Boyhood
Joe Mills
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Estes Park was hardly more than a post office in 1899, when young Joe Mills first saw Colorado's Front Range. A would-be Robinson Crusoe, Joe scaled peaks, watched wild animals, hunted and trapped, and generally roughed it in the region that would become Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915. A Mountain Boyhood, the true story of his adventures there, is as rich in human as in natural history. Joe meets a colorful bunch of early settlers, living for a while with a circuit-riding parson who operates a ranch. He learns campcraft and nature lore, crosses Flattop Mountain on snowshoes in midwinter to socialize, and builds a log cabin near Longs Peak (the fireplace still stands). Joe Mills arrived far enough ahead of the sportsmen and tourists to serve them later as a seasoned guide, and, along with his brother, Enos Mills, the naturalist and writer, he was instrumental in establishing the area as a playground for the nation.


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A Mountain Boyhood - Joe Mills

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is 5th volume of this series which is briefly explains about the life or George Washington president of United States of America.


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 - John Marshall

陶潜 - 五孝传 artwork 五孝传
陶潜
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 07 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

虞舜、夏禹、殷高宗、周文王。 虞舜父顽母嚚,事之于畎亩之间,以孝烝烝,是以尧闻而授之。富有天下,贵为天子,以为不顺于父母,若穷而无归,惟(闻)〔顺〕亲可以得意,苟违朝夕,若婴儿之思恋,故称舜五十而慕。《书》曰:“戛击鸣球,搏拊琴瑟以咏祖考来格。”言思其来而训之。爱敬尽于事亲,是以德教加于百姓,刑于四海。


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五孝传 - 陶潜

Richard Henry Stoddard - Abraham Lincoln artwork Abraham Lincoln
Richard Henry Stoddard
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Abraham Lincoln is a biographical book. "Confusion now hath made his masterpiece! Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope The Lord's anointed temple, and stole thence The life o' the building. "Approach the chamber, and destroy your sight With a new Gorgon: Do not bid me speak; See, and then speak yourselves. Awake! awake! Ring the alarum bell: Murder! and treason! "Shake off this downy sleep, death's counterfeit, And look on death itself! up, up, and see The great doom's image! "Our royal master's murdered! "Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived a blessed time; for from this instant There's nothing serious in mortality: All is but toys: renown and grace is dead; The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. "After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well; Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further". Not as when some great Captain falls In battle, where his Country calls, Beyond the struggling lines That push his dread designs. To doom, by some stray ball struck dead: Or, in the last charge, at the head Of his determined men, Who must be victors then! Nor as when sink the civic Great, The safer pillars of the State, Whose calm, mature, wise words Suppress the need of swords.


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Abraham Lincoln - Richard Henry Stoddard

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Life began as what would now be called an authorized biography. Washington’s executor selected Marshall for the writing, and Marshall alone among the early biographers was permitted access to Washington’s own papers. He took this special responsibility seriously.


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 - John Marshall

John Rae - Life of Adam Smith artwork Life of Adam Smith
John Rae
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The fullest account we possess of the life of Adam Smith is still the memoir which Dugald Stewart read to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on two evenings of the winter of 1793, and which he subsequently published as a separate work, with many additional illustrative notes, in 1810. Adam Smith was born at Kirkcaldy, in the county of Fife, Scotland, on the 5th of June 1723. He was the son of Adam Smith, Writer to the Signet, Judge Advocate for Scotland and Comptroller of the Customs in the Kirkcaldy district, by Margaret, daughter of John Douglas of Strathendry, a considerable landed proprietor in the same county.


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Life of Adam Smith - John Rae

Orison Swett Marden - Architects of Fate artwork Architects of Fate
Orison Swett Marden
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book shows that it is the man with one unwavering aim who cuts his way through opposition and forges to the front; that in this electric age, where everything is pusher or pushed, he who would succeed must hold his ground and push hard; that what are stumbling-blocks and defeats to the weak and vacillating, are but stepping-stones and victories to the strong and determined.


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Architects of Fate - Orison Swett Marden

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is 4th volume of this series which is briefly explains about the life or George Washington president of United States of America.


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 - John Marshall

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

Charles Dudley Warner - Our Italy artwork Our Italy
Charles Dudley Warner
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The traveller who descends into Italy by an Alpine pass never forgets the surprise and delight of the transition. In an hour he is whirled down the slopes from the region of eternal snow to the verdure of spring or the ripeness of summer. Suddenly—it may be at a turn in the road—winter is left behind; the plains of Lombardy are in view; the Lake of Como or Maggiore gleams below; there is a tree; there is an orchard; there is a garden; there is a villa overrun with vines; the singing of birds is heard; the air is gracious; the slopes are terraced, and covered with vineyards; great sheets of silver sheen in the landscape mark the growth of the olive; the dark green orchards of oranges and lemons are starred with gold; the lusty fig, always a temptation as of old, leans invitingly over the stone wall; everywhere are bloom and color under the blue sky; there are shrines by the way-side, chapels on the hill; one hears the melodious bells, the call of the vine-dressers, the laughter of girls.


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Our Italy - Charles Dudley Warner

Jakob Wassermann - Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten artwork Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten
Jakob Wassermann
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Nach dem glücklich beendeten Siebenjährigen Krieg sah Friedrich unter seinen Tischgenossen vorzüglich gern den alten General Ziethen. Wenn gerade keine fürstlichen Personen zugegen waren, mußte Ziethen immer an der Seite des Königs sitzen. Einstmals hatte er ihn auch zum Mittagessen am Karfreitag eingeladen, aber Ziethen entschuldigte sich; er könne nicht erscheinen, weil er an diesem hohen Festtag immer zum heiligen Abendmahl gehe und dann lieber in seiner andächtigen Stimmung bleibe; er dürfe sich darin nicht unterbrechen und stören lassen. Als er das nächstemal zur königlichen Tafel in Sanssouci erschien und die Unterredung wie stets einen heiteren, fröhlichen und geistreichen Gang genommen hatte, wandte sich der König mit scherzender Miene an seinen Nachbar. »Nun, Ziethen, « sagte er, »wie ist Ihm das Abendmahl am Karfreitag bekommen? Hat Er den wahren Leib und das wahre Blut Christi auch ordentlich verdaut?« Ein lautes spöttisches Gelächter schallte durch den Saal der fröhlichen Gäste.


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Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten - Jakob Wassermann

Andrew Carnegie - James Watt artwork James Watt
Andrew Carnegie
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1943
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He created a new type of workmen capable of executing his plans, working with, and educating them often with his own hands. Only thus did he triumph, laboring mentally and physically. Watt therefore must always stand among the benefactors of men, in the triple capacity of discoverer, inventor, and constructor. from "Captured by Steam"The steam engine, steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie notes here, was one of the bases upon which his own fortune was built-so why shouldn't he write a biography of its inventor, James Watt? As Carnegie explores the life and work of "one of the finest characters that ever graced the earth," we learn as much about Carnegie's philosophies of business and personal success as we do about Watt.


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James Watt - Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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

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

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

Albert Bigelow Paine - Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete artwork Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An extended biography of Mark Twain His letters are here gathered for those who wish to pursue the subject somewhat more exhaustively from the strictly personal side. Selections from this correspondence were used in the biography mentioned.


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Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete - Albert Bigelow Paine

Frederick Albion Ober - "Old Put" The Patriot
Frederick Albion Ober
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Israel Putnam (1718-1790) was an American army general who fought with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775) during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). By the eve of the Revolution he had become a relatively prosperous farmer and tavern keeper, with more than a local reputation for his previous exploits. Between 1755 and 1765, Putnam participated in campaigns against the French and Indians as a member of Rogers' Rangers, as well as with regular British forces. He was promoted to captain in 1756 and to major in 1758.


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"Old Put" The Patriot - Frederick Albion Ober

Cicero - Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero artwork Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero
Cicero
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 March 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The period covered by the letters of Cicero is one of the most interesting and momentous in the history of the world, and these letters afford a picture of the chief personages and most important events of that age from the pen of a man who was not only himself in the midst of the conflict, but who was a consummate literary artist.


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Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero - Cicero

Jacob Abbott - Charles I artwork Charles I
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 Charles I.


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Charles I - 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

Jacob Abbott - Richard I artwork Richard I
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1156
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is biography of Richard I .He began his career very early in life by quarreling with his father. Indeed, his father, his mother, and all his brothers and sisters were engaged, as long as the father lived, in perpetual wars against each other, which were waged with the most desperate fierceness on all sides. The subject of these quarrels was the different possessions which the various branches of the family held or claimed in France and in England, each endeavoring to dispossess the others.


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Richard I - Jacob Abbott

John Tyndall - Faraday as a Discoverer artwork Faraday as a Discoverer
John Tyndall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biography of Faraday, the famous British chemist, written by one of his collaborators in the 1880s. Oersted, in 1820, discovered the action of a voltaic current on a magnetic needle; and immediately afterwards the splendid intellect of Ampere succeeded in showing that every magnetic phenomenon then known might be reduced to the mutual action of electric currents. The subject occupied all men's thoughts: and in this country Dr. Wollaston sought to convert the deflection of the needle by the current into a permanent rotation of the needle round the current. He also hoped to produce the reciprocal effect of causing a current to rotate round a magnet. In the early part of 1821, Wollaston attempted to realise this idea in the presence of Sir Humphry Davy in the laboratory of the Royal Institution.


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Faraday as a Discoverer - John Tyndall

David Henry Montgomery - The Beginner's American History artwork The Beginner's American History
David Henry Montgomery
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book’s object is to present clearly and accurately those facts and principles in the lives of some of the chief founders and builders of America which would be of interest and value to pupils beginning the study of our history.


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The Beginner's American History - David Henry Montgomery

Jacob Abbott - Richard III artwork Richard III
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1698
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Jacob Abbott chronicles the unspeakably treacherous rise of Richard III to the throne of England in the midst of the war between the Yorks and the Lancasters and his ultimate fall on the Field of Bosworth.


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Richard III - 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

of Avila Teresa - The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus artwork The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
of Avila Teresa
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1581
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book Theresa expresses in beautiful language her deep relationship with God, and her words of wisdom and ever-hopeful outlook have inspired Christians everywhere for centuries. The Spanish Carmelite nun's autobiography provides a perfect entrance point to the world of mental prayer.


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The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus - of Avila Teresa

鲁迅 - 朝花夕拾 artwork 朝花夕拾
鲁迅
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

我常想在纷扰中寻出一点闲静来,然而委实不容易。目前是这么离奇,心里是这么芜杂。一个人做到只剩了回忆的时候,生涯大概总要算是无聊了罢,但有时竟会连回忆也没有。中国的做文章有轨范,世事也仍然是螺旋。前几天我离开中山大学的时候,便想起四个月以前的离开厦门大学;听到飞机在头上鸣叫,竟记得了一年前在北京城上日日旋绕的飞机。我那时还做了一篇短文,叫做《一觉》。现在是,连这“一觉”也没有了。


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朝花夕拾 - 鲁迅

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

Jacob Abbott - Mary Erskine artwork Mary Erskine
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1628
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mary Erskine lived on a close off the High Street in Edinburgh, to the east of St Giles' Cathedral, and close to the Cowgate, then a fashionable suburb. She was born at Garlet House, Clackmannanshire, in 1629. Little is known of her early life, but in 1661 she married Robert Kennedie, a writer (i.e., a lawyer) and they had five children, three boys and two girls, all of whom appear to have died in infancy. Robert Kennedie died in 1671 leaving Mary with considerable debts, although she managed to pay these off through careful management. On 23 September 1675, Mary Erskine married her second husband, James Hair, in North Leith. [1] James Hair was a chemist, and owned a chemist's shop on the High Street. He was considerably younger than Mary Erskine, but he too died in 1683. By the contract of marriage, Mary Erskine inherited most of what belonged to her husband. It seems that this was not a large sum of money, but she used the money to set up a private bank, and built up a considerable fortune. She died in 2 June 1707 and was buried two days later in Greyfriars Kirkyard at the end of the section known as the Covenanters' Prison.


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Mary Erskine - Jacob Abbott

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

Elizabeth Keckley - Behind the Scenes artwork Behind the Scenes
Elizabeth Keckley
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the autobiography of Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who bought her freedom with the money she earned as a seamstress. She eventually worked for Mary Lincoln. It is a fascinating book.


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Behind the Scenes - Elizabeth Keckley

Alfred Ainger - English Men of Letters: Crabbe artwork English Men of Letters: Crabbe
Alfred Ainger
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a biography of Crabbe, an English poet. . He is best known for his early use of the realistic narrative form and his descriptions of middle and working-class life and people.


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English Men of Letters: Crabbe - Alfred Ainger

Leo Tolstoy - Boyhood artwork Boyhood
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Boyhood (Russian) (1854) is the second novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, following Childhood and followed by Youth.


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Boyhood - Leo Tolstoy

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

Edmund Gosse - Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments artwork Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments
Edmund Gosse
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences, and almost two epochs. It ended, as was inevitable, in disruption. Of the two being here described, one was born to fly backward, the other could not help being carried forward". Thus begins this remarkable chronicle of the division between generations. Goose was born in 1849 into a deeply religious household; both parents were pious member of the Plymouth Brethren, a narrow sect. This book, Gosse's masterpiece, was anonymously published in 1907.


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Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments - Edmund Gosse

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

Humphry Ward - A Writer's Recollections — Volume 1 artwork A Writer's Recollections — Volume 1
Humphry Ward
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Doctor was no poet, though the best of his historical prose the well-known passage in the Roman History, for instance, on the death of Marcellus has some of the essential notes of poetry passion, strength, music. But the gentle Wordsworthian quality of his few essays in verse will be perhaps interesting to those who are aware of him chiefly as the great Liberal fighter of eighty years ago. He replies to his little son: Is it that aught prophetic stirred thy spirit to that ominous word, Foredating in thy childish mind the fortune of thy Life's career that naught of brighter bliss shall cheer What still remains behind or is thy Life so full of bliss that, come what may, more blessed than this Thou canst not be again? And fear'st thou, standing on the shore, What storms disturb with wild uproar The years of older men.


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A Writer's Recollections — Volume 1 - Humphry Ward

John Torrey Morse - Benjamin Franklin artwork Benjamin Franklin
John Torrey Morse
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a lamentable matter for any writer to find himself compelled to sketch, however briefly, the early years of Benjamin Franklin. That autobiography, in which the story of those years is so inimitably told, by its vividness, its simplicity, even by its straightforward vanity, and by the quaint charm of its old-fashioned but well-nigh faultless style, stands among the few masterpieces of English prose.


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Benjamin Franklin - John Torrey Morse

Thomas Mears Eddy - Abraham Lincoln artwork Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Mears Eddy
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is the day of adversity. A great grief throws its shadow over heart and hearth and home. There is such a sorrow as this land never knew before ; agony such as never until now wrung the heart of the nation. In mansion and cottage, alike, do the people bow themselves.


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Abraham Lincoln - Thomas Mears Eddy

John Hay - Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01 artwork Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01
John Hay
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 June 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by two of his private secretaries that accounts his work and lifetime.


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Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01 - John Hay

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

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

Paul von Hindenburg - Aus meinem Leben artwork Aus meinem Leben
Paul von Hindenburg
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 August 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Am 11. Oktober 1809 begann Goethe mit der Konzeption der Autobiographie (Tagebücher: „Schema einer Biographie“). In den letzten Tagen des Januars 1811 setzte die Ausarbeitung ein. Am 17. Juni 1811 gab er das erste Buch von Band I in Druck, am 25. Juli das zweite und dritte. Am 4. Oktober 1812 wurde der Schluss von Band II in Druck gegeben. Band III erschien 4 Wochen vor Ostern 1814 (Tag- und Jahreshefte). Spätestens am 8. April 1813 fasste Goethe den Entschluss, die Arbeit an seiner Biographie ruhen zu lassen (nicht gedruckte Vorrede zu Band III), um lebende Personen nicht zu verärgern (Brief an Eichstädt vom 29. Januar 1815; Gespräch mit Boisseree am 3. Oktober 1815).


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Aus meinem Leben - Paul von Hindenburg

Edmund Donald Carr - A Night in the Snow artwork A Night in the Snow
Edmund Donald Carr
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 04 January 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In writing my story, I have been obliged to go into many very small matters of detail, which may perhaps appear trivial; but it seemed to me that the interest of a story of this kind, if there be any interest attached to it, generally turns upon minor circumstances. I have also been obliged to speak of myself in a very personal manner, but I did not see how I could put the reader in possession of the geographical points of the case, without describing the duties I had to perform, and the country I had to traverse. My preservation through the night of the 29th of January last was doubtless most wonderful, and my experience perhaps almost without precedent, in this country at least; for, though many people have at different times been lost in the snow, scarcely any one has passed through the ordeal of such a day and night as that undergone by myself, and lived to tell the tale.


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A Night in the Snow - Edmund Donald Carr

William Minto - Daniel Defoe artwork Daniel Defoe
William Minto
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1696
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a biographical book. Daniel Defoe (c. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain, and, along with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. Daniel Foe (his original name) was probably born in Fore Street, in the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate, London. Defoe later added the aristocratic-sounding 'De' to his name and on occasion claimed descent from the family of De Beau Faux. His birthdate and birthplace are uncertain: sources offer dates of anywhere between 1659 to 1662; considered most likely to be 1660. His father, James Foe, was a prosperous tallow chandler and a member of the Butchers' Company. In Defoe's early life he experienced first hand some of the most unusual occurrences in English history: in 1665, 70,000 were killed by the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London (1666) left standing only Defoe's and two other houses in his neighborhood. In 1667, when he was probably about 7, a Dutch fleet sailed up the Medway via the River Thames and attacked the town of Chatham in the raid on the Medway. His mother Annie had died by the time he was about 10.


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Daniel Defoe - William Minto

Samuel Smiles - Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers artwork Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers
Samuel Smiles
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Collection of biographies of celebrated inventors, mechanics, and iron-workers - the founders of the modern industry of Britain. Contains chapters on the Darbys of Coalbrookdale, Dud Dudley, James Nasmyth and many more. Originally released in 1863.


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Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers - Samuel Smiles

Johann Nikolaus Forkel - Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work artwork Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work
Johann Nikolaus Forkel
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1817
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is aimed toward a musical audience, those who understand what makes a concerto great, or how harmony and melody differ, rather than one looking to understand more about Bach from a historical perspective. It provides a brief, encyclopedic overview of his life and death, then delves into discussions on his music and what makes him shine in his roles as composer and teacher.


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Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work - Johann Nikolaus Forkel

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

Arnold Bennett - The Pretty Lady artwork The Pretty Lady
Arnold Bennett
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

‘The Pretty Lady’ is considered to be one of Bennett's most revealing and under-rated works. It is the story of a French prostitute, Christine, who has escaped from wartime Ostend, and set herself up in business in London. Though a refugee, she demands no.


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The Pretty Lady - Arnold Bennett

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 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

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

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

George Haven Putnam - Abraham Lincoln artwork Abraham Lincoln
George Haven Putnam
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, Americans gathered together, throughout the entire country, to honour the memory of a great American, one who may come to be accepted as the greatest of Americans.


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Abraham Lincoln - George Haven Putnam

Henry Abbott - Camps and Trails artwork Camps and Trails
Henry Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a true story about the author, and his partner Bige, and the camps they built and stayed at, in the Adirondack region of New York state. The task of blazing a trail becomes mysterious and deer hunting yields to distraction, but the two campers manage to produce the "finest Jerked Venison that any hunter ever put into his lunch bag".


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Camps and Trails - Henry Abbott

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

Charlotte Brontë - Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells artwork Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells
Charlotte Brontë
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 March 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Men and women who, perhaps, naturally very calm, and with feelings moderate in degree, and little marked in kind, have been trained from their cradle to observe the utmost evenness of manner and guardedness of language, will hardly know what to make of the rough, strong utterance, the harshly manifested passions, the unbridled aversions, and headlong partialities of unlettered moorland hinds and rugged moorland squires, who have grown up untaught and unchecked, except by Mentors as harsh as themselves. A large class of readers, likewise, will suffer greatly


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Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells - Charlotte Brontë

Frederick Niecks - Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician — Volume 2 artwork Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician — Volume 2
Frederick Niecks
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

While in examining the earlier works, the praise bestowed on them was often largely mixed with censure, and the admiration felt for them tempered by dissatisfaction; we shall have little else than pure praise and admiration for the works that remain to be considered, at least for the vast majority of them. One thing, however, seems to me needful before justice can be done to the composer Chopin: certain prejudices abroad concerning him have to be combated. I shall, therefore, preface my remarks on particular compositions and groups of compositions by some general observations.


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Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician — Volume 2 - Frederick Niecks

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt artwork The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the English translation of the Memoirs of the original “womanizer,” whose real name was Giacamo Casanova. His writing is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of 18th century European social life.


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The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

46-120? Plutarch - Plutarch's Lives, Volume I artwork Plutarch's Lives, Volume I
46-120? Plutarch
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 12 November 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Plutarch later named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus was a Greek biographer, essayist, priest, ambassador, magistrate, and Middle Platonist. Plutarch was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi. His oeuvre consists of the Parallel Lives and the Moralia.


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Plutarch's Lives, Volume I - 46-120? Plutarch


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