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Benjamin Franklin

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Robin Mckown


This biography of Franklin was written for young people, but can be enjoyed by anyone. The author Robin McKown, is known for her young adul…

The Wright Brothers

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Fred Kelly


This is a biography of the Wright Brothers as told by the American humorist and newspaperman Fred Kelly, a personal friend of the Wrights. I…

Builders of United Italy

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Rupert S. Holland


Holland 's provides us with an engaging history of the Unification ("Risorgimento") of Italy by exploring the lives of some of i…

John Brown

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W. E. B. Du Bois


This is a moving and deeply felt biography of abolitionist John Brown, which defends its subject against the popular notion of him as a delu…

Giacomo Puccini

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Wakeling Dry


This biography of Puccini was written while the composer was at the height of his career. Besides the usual biographical information, the au…

Abigail Adams and Her Times

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Laura E. Howe Richards


This is a young person's biography of Abigail Adams that will appeal to readers of all ages. In the author's own words, "I am not writi…

Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)

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Julia Ward Howe


A biography of the early feminist writer Margaret Fuller, a groundbreaking journalist and author of Woman in the Nineteenth Century, and one…

The ABC of Relativity

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Bertrand Russell


The ABC of Relativity clearly and engagingly explains Einstein's Theory of Relativity to the layperson. It is considered to be a significant…

The Home Life of Poe

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Susan Archer Weiss


The author of this biography of Poe, Susan Weiss, describes her work as follows: "I have not treated Poe in his character of poet or a…

A Book of Sibyls: Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, Mrs. Opie, Miss Austen

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Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie


This book is a biography of four woman authors whose names were well known by readers at the time of its publication (1883) : Anna Barbaud, …

Essays in Idleness

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Agnes Repplier


Agnes Repplier was a popular and highly regarded essayist of the late 19th and early 20th century, who was also well known on the lecture ci…

Life of Frances Power Cobbe as Told by Herself

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Frances Power Cobbe


Frances Power Cobbe was an important Irish-Anglo writer, suffragist, anti-vivisectionist, philosopher, and reformer of the mid to late 1800s…

The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

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Ida M. Tarbell


Volume 1 of Ida Tarbell's biography of Lincoln covers his life from his boyhood to his election to the presidency in 1860. Tarbell, in addit…

All in the Day's Work

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Ida M. Tarbell


In this autobiography, written when the author was 82 years old, Ida Tarbell looks back at her life and remarkable career as an investigativ…

A Political Pilgrim in Europe

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Mrs. Philip Snowden


Written in the aftermath of Word War I, Viscountess Snowden recounts her travels in post war Europe in, as she describes it, "an attemp…

Elsie Inglis - The Woman With the Torch

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Eva Shaw McLaren and Eva Shaw Mclaren


This is a brief biography of the Scottish physician and suffragist Dr. Elsie Inglis. Dr. Inglis founded a maternity hospital for the poor…

The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

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Ida M. Tarbell


Volume 2 of Ida Tarbell's biography of Lincoln begins at chapter 22 with Lincoln's first inauguration, and ends with an account of his funer…

The Jeffersonians, 1801-1829

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Richard B. Morris


In this short (58 page) work, Morris and Woodress present a selection of fascinating source materials to survey key events which occurred du…

Chapter 7

In My Travels, A Family Story

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Maria Hackett


This is not a family history. Family histories are invariably dull and of interest to only a few who have a belief in, and are proud of, th…

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In Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

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President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and President'S Task Force On 21St Century Policing


In light of recent events that have exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect and serve, on D…

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