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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Read by Gary Gilberd


Benjamin Franklin


Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions …

Twelve Years a Slave

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Solomon Northup


Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for…

Geronimo’s Story of His Life

Read by Sue Anderson


Geronimo


Geronimo’s Story of His Life is the oral life history of a legendary Apache warrior. Composed in 1905, while Geronimo was being held as a U.…

The Art of Money Getting

Read by Jill Preston


P. T. Barnum


Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebra…

Cleopatra

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Jacob Abbott


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

Thirty Years A Slave

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Louis Hughes


Louis Hughes was born a slave near Charlottesville, Virginia to a white father and a black slave woman. Throughout his life he worked mostly…

Alexander the Great

Read by Lizzie Driver


Jacob Abbott


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

The Story of Abraham Lincoln

Read by John Lieder


Mary Agnes Hamilton


In this biography for young adults, Mary A. Hamilton gives a British person’s perspective on the 16th President of the United States. A glow…

Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt


In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken …

The Story of My Life

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Helen Keller


The Story of My Life is a personal account of Helen Keller's life, from her early days to those as an adult. It includes how she came to mee…

El Libro de la Vida

Read by Marian Martin


St. Teresa of Avila


El Libro de la Vida se redactó en periodos sucesivos y con finalidades distintas, aunque el periodo de redacción definitivo su…

Hannibal

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Jacob Abbott


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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Jacob Abbott


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

Confessions (Outler translation)

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Saint Augustine of Hippo


Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written betwee…

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Read by Jeanette Ferguson


Frederick Douglass


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass.…

History of Billy the Kid

Read by Roger Melin


Charles A. Siringo


A cowboy outlaw whose youthful daring has never been equalled in the annals of criminal history.When a bullet pierced his heart he was less …

Life on the Mississippi

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil…

Queen Elizabeth

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Jacob Abbott


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

Roughing It

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


Roughing It is semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was authored during 1870–71 and published…

George Washington

Read by Bill Boerst


Calista McCabe Courtenay


In this biography for young people, Calista McCabe Courtenay takes the reader from George Washington the surveyor to his early military care…

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