Jacob Abbott

Cleopatra


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A biography of the famous Cleopatra of Egypt, written in a manner, equally interesting to children and to adults.

Alexander the Great


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Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, …

Hannibal


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There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

History of Julius Caesar


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The book chronicles the extraordinary life and leadership of Rome’s Emperor Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination. (Summa…

Queen Elizabeth


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There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

Mary Queen of Scots


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There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

William the Conqueror


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There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

Peter the Great


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There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russia…

Richard III (Makers of History series)


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Jacob Abbott chronicles the unspeakably treacherous rise of Richard III to the throne of England in the midst of the war between the Yorks a…

Richard I


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Romulus


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Jacob Abbott wrote many historical books for children. He was careful to ensure historical accuracy, and as he said himself in the preface t…

Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young


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Subtitled, "The principles on which a firm parental authority may be established and maintained, without violence or anger, and the rig…

Charles I


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Margaret of Anjou


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Margaret of Anjou, wife of England’s Henry VI, played a key role in launching the storied War of the Roses – the 30-year civil conflict fuel…

Richard II, Makers of History


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Chronicles the life of Richard II, born in 1367 in Bordeaux, France, who later wore the crown of King of England. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

The History of Genghis Khan


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This book provides the history of one of the most renowned emperors of all time. The Great Khan. This was a man born Temujin to a clan lea…

King Alfred of England


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The life and accomplishments of England's sole title holder of "The Great." King Alfred defended England from Viking invasions an…