Yemen biographies, memoirs books
Yemen biographies, memoirs books

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Queen Elizabeth - Jacob Abbott

973-1057 Abu al-Ala al-Maarri - The Diwan of Abu'l-Ala artwork The Diwan of Abu'l-Ala
973-1057 Abu al-Ala al-Maarri
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 August 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a biographical book. An effort has been made to render in this book some of the poems of Abu’l-Ala the Syrian, who was born 973 years after Jesus Christ and some forty-four before Omar Khayyam. But the life of such a man—his triumph over circumstance, the wisdom he achieved, his unconventionality, his opposition to revealed religion, the sincerity of his religion, his interesting friends at Baghdad and Ma‘arri, the multitude of his disciples, his kindliness and cynic pessimism and the reverence which he enjoyed, the glory of his meditations, the renown of his prodigious memory, the fair renown of bending to the toil of public life, not to the laureateship they pressed upon him, but the post of being spokesman at Aleppo for the troubles of his native villagers, —the life of such a one could not be told within the space at our command; it will, with other of his poems, form the subject of a separate volume. What appears advisable is that we should devote this introduction to a commentary on the poems here translated.


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The Diwan of Abu'l-Ala - 973-1057 Abu al-Ala al-Maarri

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

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 - 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

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

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

Samuel Smiles - The Life of Thomas Telford; civil engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain artwork The Life of Thomas Telford; civil engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain
Samuel Smiles
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is is biographical book. Roads have in all times been among the most influential agencies of society; and the makers of them, by enabling men readily to communicate with each other, have properly been regarded as among the most effective pioneers of civilization. Roads are literally the pathways not only of industry, but of social and national intercourse. Wherever a line of communication between men is formed, it renders commerce practicable; and, wherever commerce penetrates, it creates a civilization and leaves a history. Roads place the city and the town in connection with the village and the farm, open up markets for field produce, and provide outlets for manufactures. They enable the natural resources of a country to be developed, facilitate travelling and intercourse, break down. local jealousies, and in all ways tend to bind together society and bring out fully that healthy spirit of industry which is the life and soul of every nation. The road is so necessary an instrument of social wellbeing, that in every new colony it is one of the first things thought of. First roads, then commerce, institutions, schools, churches, and newspapers. The new country, as well as the old, can only be effectually 'opened up, ' as the common phrase is, by roads and until these are made, it is virtually closed


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The Life of Thomas Telford; civil engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain - Samuel Smiles

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 01 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 01
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This autobiography carries the reader from 1837, the year of Dr. Ebers's birth in Berlin, to 1863, when An Egyptian Princess was finished. The subsequent events of his life were outwardly calm, as befits the existence of a great scientist and busy romancer, whose fecund fancy was based upon a groundwork of minute historical research. The Story of my Life is characterized by a captivating freshness. Ebers was born under a lucky star, and the pictures of his early home life, his restless student days at that romantic old seat of learning, Gottingen, are bright, vivacious, and full of colour. The biographer, historian, and educator shows himself in places, especially in the sketches of the brothers Grimm, and of Froebel, at whose institute, Keilhau, Ebers received the foundation of his education.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 01 - Georg Ebers

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 - 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

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

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 06 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 06
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a part of biography of Georg Ebers. It quotes the complete life and charactersketch of Georg Ebers, since childhood to manhood. In this volume, he discusses about his journey through Bohemia and shares his experiences and discusses people he came across.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 06 - Georg Ebers

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 04 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 04
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

When we came to Keilhau he was already sixty-six years old, a man of lofty stature, with a face which seemed to be carved with a dull knife out of brown wood.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 04 - Georg Ebers

Samuel Johnson - The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes artwork The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This biographical note consists of the works and life sketch of Samuel Johnson. This collection of his work is a part of literary collection and also his charactersketch has been told and described by author himself.


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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes - Samuel Johnson

Timothy Shay Arthur - All's for the Best artwork All's for the Best
Timothy Shay Arthur
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A poor doubter, who had trusted in human prudence, and been disappointed; who had endeavored to walk by the lumine of self-derived intelligence, instead of by the light of divine truth, and so lost his way in the world. He was fifty years old! What a sad confession for a man thus far on the journey of life.


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All's for the Best - Timothy Shay Arthur

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

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


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The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist - Harry Houdini

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

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 02 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 02
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

My introduction to art, and acquaintances great and small in the Lennestrasse. The Drakes mentioned in my sister’s journal are the family of the sculptor, to whom Berlin and many another German city owe such splendid works of art. He was also one of our neighbours, and a warm friendship bound him and his young wife to my mother. He was kind to us children, too, and had us in his studio, which was connected with the house like the other and larger one in the Thiergarten. He even gave us a bit of clay to shape. I have often watched him at work for hours, chattering to him, but happier still to listen while he told us of his childhood when he was a poor boy. He exhorted us to be thankful that we were better off, but generally added that he would not exchange for anything in the world those days when he went barefoot. His bright, clear artist’s eyes sparkled as he spoke, and it must indeed have been a glorious satisfaction to have conquered the greatest hindrances by his own might, and to have raised himself to the highest pinnacle of life—­that of art. I had a dim impression of this when he talked to us, and now I consider every one enviable who has only himself to thank for all he is, like Drake, his friend in art Ritschl, and my dear friend Josef Popf, in Rome, all three laurel-crowned masters in the art of sculpture.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 02 - Georg Ebers

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

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


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

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

Антон Павлович Чехов - Note-Book of Anton Chekhov artwork Note-Book of Anton Chekhov
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 14 July 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These are random jottings of all kinds of things that Chekhov obviously felt were worthy of further consideration: anecdotes, funny names, odd facts, true stories, observations, insights, details and striking real-life conjunctions.


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Note-Book of Anton Chekhov - Антон Павлович Чехов

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 03 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 03
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

When we rose the next morning the firing was over. It was said that all was quiet, and we had the well-known proclamation, "To my dear people of Berlin".


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The Story of My Life — Volume 03 - Georg Ebers

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 05 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 05
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an autobiography of Georg Ebers that depicts and describes the story of his life from his chilhood to the manhood phase. The author quotes his remarkables incidents that occurred through his lifetime.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 05 - Georg Ebers

Elbridge Streeter Brooks - Historic Girls artwork Historic Girls
Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 06 January 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In these progressive days, when so much energy and discussion are devoted to what is termed equality and the rights of woman, it is well to remember that there have been in the distant past women, and girls even, who by their actions and endeavors proved themselves the equals of the men of their time in valor, shrewdness, and ability. This volume seeks to tell for the girls and boys of to day the stories of some of their sisters of the long ago, girls who by eminent position or valiant deeds became historic even before they had passed the charming season of girlhood. Their stories are fruitful of varying lessons, for some of these historic girls were wilful as well as courageous, and mischievous as well as tender hearted. But from all the lessons and from all the morals, one truth stands out most clearly the fact that age and country, time and surroundings, make but little change in the real girl nature, that has ever been impulsive, trusting, tender, and true, alike in the days of the Syrian Zenobia and in those of the modern American school girl.


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Historic Girls - Elbridge Streeter Brooks

Samuel Johnson - Lives of the English Poets : Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope artwork Lives of the English Poets : Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

When, at the age of sixty-eight, Johnson was writing these “Lives of the English Poets,” he had caused omissions to be made from the poems of Rochester, and was asked whether he would allow the printers to give all the verse of Prior. Boswell quoted a censure by Lord Hailes of “those impure tales which will be the eternal opprobrium of their ingenious author.” Johnson replied, “Sir, Lord Hailes has forgot. There is nothing in Prior that will excite to lewdness;” and when Boswell further urged, he put his questionings aside, and added, “No, sir, Prior is a lady’s book. No lady is ashamed to have it standing in her library.” Johnson distinguished strongly, as every wise man does, between offence against convention, and offence against morality.


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Lives of the English Poets : Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope - Samuel Johnson

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

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 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

Charles Duke Yonge - The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France artwork The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France
Charles Duke Yonge
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Written thru the extensive use of correspodence between Marie Antoinette her mother Queen Maria Teresa, and her brothers Joseph and Leopold, and also a regular series of letters from the imperial embassador at Paris, the Count Mercy d'Argenteau, which may almost be said to form a complete history of the court of France.


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The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France - Charles Duke Yonge

Charlotte Mary Yonge - Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland artwork Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is biographical story of Mary. On a spring day, in the year 1568, Mistress Talbot sat in her lodging at Hull, an upper chamber, with a large latticed window, glazed with the circle and diamond leading perpetuated in Dutch pictures.


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Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland - Charlotte Mary Yonge

Susanna Moodie - Roughing It in the Bush artwork Roughing It in the Bush
Susanna Moodie
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Roughing It in the Bush (Full title: Roughing It in The Bush: or, Forest Life in Canada) is an account of life as a Canadian settler by Susanna Moodie. Moodie immigrated to Canada West, near modern-day Peterborough, Ontario during the 1830s. At the suggestion of her editor, she wrote a "guide" to settler life for British subjects considering coming to Canada. Roughing It in the Bush was first published in London in 1852 (then Toronto in 1871). It was Moodie's most successful literary work. The work is part memoir, part novelization of her experiences, and is structured as a chronological series of sketches.


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Roughing It in the Bush - Susanna Moodie

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

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

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


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The Story of My Life - Egerton Ryerson

Jules Verne - Da terra à lua artwork Da terra à lua
Jules Verne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Assim, o livro conta a jornada deste grupo de homens e de toda a excitação mundial e americana aquando dos acontecimentos precedentes, no momento e posteriores à empresa.


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Da terra à lua - Jules Verne

John Howie - Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) artwork Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)
John Howie
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1792
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The history of Scotland from the sixteenth to eighteenth century is one of the most remarkable testimonies to the covenantal faithfulness of God. The sturdy Scotch character forged in the furnace of relentless persecution, and coupled with the inspiring Christian theology articulated by men like John Knox, birthed a nation of genuine abravehearts. Keep in mind that Americans owe more of their political freedom to Scotland a her theologians and Covenanters a than to any other people.


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Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) - John Howie

Horatio Nelson - The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, Vol. I. artwork The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, Vol. I.
Horatio Nelson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 20 October 1805
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB was an English flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He won several victories, including the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was killed. These are the letters that he wrote to Lady Hamilton, with whom he was having a notorious affair until his death in 1805.


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The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, Vol. I. - Horatio Nelson

Daniel Defoe - The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard artwork The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard
Daniel Defoe
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 16 November 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book presents a fascinating look at the life of the notorious criminal John Jack Sheppard. Sheppard was active in early 18th century London, and became famous for escaping from jail no less than four times.


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The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard - Daniel Defoe

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1. artwork Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 24 July 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The work known as the Biographical Supplement of the Biographia Literaria of S. T. Coleridge, and published with the latter in 1847, was begun by Henry Nelson Coleridge, and finished after his death by his widow, Sara Coleridge. The first part, concluding with a letter dated 5th November 1796, is the more valuable portion of the Biographical Supplement.


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Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Luise Mühlbach - Queen Hortense artwork Queen Hortense
Luise Mühlbach
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Louise Muhlbach was the pen name of Clara Mundt (1814-1873), an Austrian writer best known for her works of historical fiction. Among her famous works are Queen Hortense one of a book. Where has historical details of A Life Picture of the Napoléonic Era (1870).


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Queen Hortense - Luise Mühlbach

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

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


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

Theophilus Cibber - The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753) artwork The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)
Theophilus Cibber
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1757
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753) - Theophilus Cibber

Samuel Johnson - The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10 artwork The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A full list of writings by Johnson with significant political content would include such pieces as his poem London, a number of his sermons, and essays in The Idler and elsewhere. This volume presents a collection of writings with a political emphasis which do not readily fall into one or another of these categories: his early anti-Walpolian pamphlets Marmor Norfolciense and A Complete Vindication of the Licensers of the Stage, and various journalistic squibs; a competent abridgment of the debate on the offer of the Crown to Oliver Cromwell; the long series of articles on the Seven Years’ War and related matters, such as the notorious trial and execution of Admiral Byng; the four pamphlets of the 1770s—The False Alarm, Thoughts on…Falkland’s Islands, The Patriot, and Taxation No Tyranny.


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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10 - Samuel Johnson

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

46-120? Plutarch - The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch artwork The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
46-120? Plutarch
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 04 January 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There being then a custom for the Grecian youth, upon their first coming to a man's estate, to go to Delphi and offer firstfruits of their hair to the god, Theseus also went thither, and a place there to this day is yet named Thesea, as it is said, from him. He clipped only the fore part of his head, as Homer says the Abantes did. And this sort of tonsure was from him named Theseis. The Abantes first used it, not in imitation of the Arabians, as some imagine, nor of the Mysians, but because they were a warlike people, and used to close fighting, and above all other nations, accustomed to engage hand to hand; as Archilochus testifies in these verses: Slings shall not whirl, nor many arrows fly, When on the plain the battle joins; but swords, Man against man, the deadly conflict try, as is the practice of Euboea's lords Skilled with the spear. Therefore, that they might not give their enemies a hold by their hair, they cut it in this manner. They write also that this was the reason why Alexa.


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The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch - 46-120? Plutarch

Hattie Tyng Griswold - Home Life of Great Authors artwork Home Life of Great Authors
Hattie Tyng Griswold
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of biographical sketches aimed at readers who wish to know something of the private life and personal history of their favorite authors.


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Home Life of Great Authors - Hattie Tyng Griswold

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

Teresa Guiccioli - Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English artwork Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English
Teresa Guiccioli
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a Biographical Book. To speak of the national selfishness of England, and pretend that she only appreciates or rewards with her love and esteem such writers aa flatter her pride or hide her defects from the eyea of foreigners. This may l)e true, generally speaking; but Lord Byron's patriotic feelings wore of a very different cast. The thought to expose to the world at large the faults of his eountrymon, in order to correct them. His patriotism was inflnenced by (be superiority of the noble sentiments which actuated his life. Keeling as he did, that he was, a member of the great human community, and declaring it openly; despising popularity, if it the sacrifleenfa truth which be deemed it naefnl and right to proclaim, nnd thus going againet many of tbc passions, prejudicce, and opinions of hiii cnunttymen, Byron certainly wounded many siiH^ptibilitice; and could wc forget all )jo had to Kiiffer at the hands of the English, we might almost nay ho was too severe in Ilia jiidgmcntB upon them. Notwithstanding, however, it is almost impoMsiblo to travel in England withont meeting everywhere some token of homage paid to the memory of Byron. BcotJand. who looks upon him almost ns a son, is proud to show the several houses wherein he lived when a child, and preserves his name and memory with love and respect. To liave seen him once, is a recollection of which one it) proud. A particular cluirm encircles the places, mountains, rivers, and bridge of Bon, of which he spealuL, lumply because he tuis mcutioned them in his poems. A letter or anything which has belonged to bim ix looked upon as a treasure.


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Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English - Teresa Guiccioli

Jean Dominique Arago - Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men artwork Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men
Jean Dominique Arago
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1852
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It consists of the various biographies of the famous scientific personalities and also those who belong to the background of science and technology. Their work and contributions in the field of science and technology has been highly quoted and highlighted by the author, that eventually led to the advancement and growth of the respective field.


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Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men - Jean Dominique Arago

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - Ralph Waldo Emerson artwork Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mr. John Lowell Gardner, a college classmate and life-long friend of Mr. Emerson has favored me with a letter which contains matters of interest concerning him never before given to the public.


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Ralph Waldo Emerson - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Samuel Johnson - Lives of the Poets, Volume 1 artwork Lives of the Poets, Volume 1
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Such was the simple and unpretending advertisement that announced the 'Lives of the English Poets' ; a work that gave to the British nation a new style of biography. Johnson's decided taste for this species of writing, and his familiarity with the works of those whose lives he has recorded, peculiarly fitted him for the task; but it has been denounced by some as dogmatical, and even morose; minute critics have detected inaccuracies; the admirers of particular authors have complained of an insufficiency of praise to the objects of their fond and exclusive regard; and the political zealot has affected to decry the staunch and unbending champion of regal and ecclesiastical rights.


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Lives of the Poets, Volume 1 - Samuel Johnson

John Nichol - Thomas Carlyle artwork Thomas Carlyle
John Nichol
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1835
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a biographical book. Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics 'the dismal science', wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator. Carlyle's strict Calvinist parents expected him to become a preacher, but he lost his Christian faith while attending the University of Edinburgh. He continued to believe in God, and Calvinist assumptions remained with him throughout his life. His combination of religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who grappled with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order. He brought a trenchant style to his social and political criticism, and a complex literary style to works such as The French Revolution: A History (1837). Dickens used Carlyle's work as a primary source for events of the French Revolution in his novel A Tale of Two Cities.


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Thomas Carlyle - John Nichol

Timothy Shay Arthur - The Lights and Shadows of Real Life artwork The Lights and Shadows of Real Life
Timothy Shay Arthur
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It's an autobiography Mr. Arthur. From this sketch it will be seen that Mr. Arthur is a self-made man, and that he has gained his present enviable position through long and patient labor, and against the pressure of much that was adverse and discouraging.


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The Lights and Shadows of Real Life - Timothy Shay Arthur

Timothy Shay Arthur - Heart-Histories and Life-Pictures artwork Heart-Histories and Life-Pictures
Timothy Shay Arthur
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is a book of record in your mind, Edwin, said an old man to his young friend, “a book of record, in which every act of your life is noted down. Each morning a blank page is turned, on which the day’s history is written in lines that cannot be effaced. This book of record is your memory; and, according to what it bears, will your future life be happy or miserable. An act done, is done forever; for, the time in which it is done, in passing, passes to return no more. The history is written and sealed up. Nothing can ever blot it out. You may repent of evil, and put away the purpose of evil from your heart; but you cannot, by any repentance, bring back the time that is gone, nor alter the writing on the page of memory. Ah! my young friend, if I could only erase some pages in the book of my memory, that almost daily open themselves before the eyes of my mind, how thankful I would be! But this I cannot do. There are acts of my life for which repentance only avails as a process of purification and preparation for a better state in the future; it in no way repairs wrong done to others. Keep the pages of your memory free from blots, Edwin.


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Heart-Histories and Life-Pictures - Timothy Shay Arthur


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