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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…

Thirty Years A Slave

Read by James K. White


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…

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 …

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

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Booker T. Washington


Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War…

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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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.…

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…

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…

The Innocents Abroad

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


Writer/entertainer Garrison Keillor (A Prairie Home Companion) on “The Innocents Abroad”: “…one of the best selling travel books of all time…

The Story of a Soul

Read by Ann Boulais


Saint Therese Of Lisieux


Marie Francoise Therese Martin, affectionately known as 'The Little Flower', was born on January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France to Louis Martin…

The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

Read by Sue Anderson


Leander Stillwell


Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell …

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Harriet Jacobs


Harriet Jacobs' autobiography, written under the pseudonym Linda Brent, details her experiences as a slave in North Carolina, her escape to …

The People of the Abyss

Read by Peter Yearsley


Jack London


Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly …

My First Summer in the Sierra

Read by Adrian Praetzellis


John Muir


The journal of nature-lover John Muir who spent the summer of 1869 walking California’s Sierra Nevada range. From French Bar to Mono Lake an…

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

Read by Laura Caldwell


Isabella L. Bird


Isabella Bird began travelling while in her early twenties to help alleviate illness that had plagued her since childhood. She was a single …

Over the Top

Read by Mark F. Smith


Arthur Guy Empey


Arthur Guy Empey was an American who responded to the sinking of the Lusitania by enlisting with the British Army to fight in France. His ex…

Travels in Alaska

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John Muir


In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to …

The Gods of Mars - (version 2)

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Edgar Rice Burroughs


In this second volume of the Barsoom series, John Carter returns to Mars to learn that his heroic effort to salvage the atmosphere plant sav…

South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

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Ernest Shackleton


Shackleton's most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea south of the Atlantic to the Ross …

Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1

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Lord Thomas Cochrane


This two volume work is the autobiography of Lord Cochrane, a naval captain of the Napoleonic period. His adventures are seminal to the deve…

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