Biography & Autobiography

Biographies In Sound 56 12 18 A Portrait Of Fred Allen



Jack Haley narrates "A Portrait of Fred Allen", an audio biography of Fred, who had died earlier in that year, with clips from his…

Journal of Francis Asbury, Volume II

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Francis Asbury


As one of the first two bishops of the Methodist church in America and one of the most well-known circuit riders during the spread of Method…

T. De Witt Talmage As I Knew Him

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Thomas De Witt Talmage and Eleanor McCutcheon Talmage


The Autobiography of Thomas De Witt Talmage, he was one of the most prominent religious leaders in the United States during the mid 19th cen…

Among the Great Masters of the Drama

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Walter Rowlands


In "Among the great masters of the drama; scenes in the lives of famous actors; thirty-two reproductions of famous pictures with text&q…

Charles James Fox

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Henry Offley Wakeman


Charles James Fox (1749-1806) was a prominent British Whig member of Parliament and the arch-rival of William Pitt the Younger. A staunch op…

Four Masters of Etching

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Frederick Wedmore


Frederick Wedmore presents short vignettes of influential artists of the 19th century who were noted for their mastery of etching: Seymour H…

Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

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Elbert Hubbard


Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings ma…

Ingersoll on ERNEST RENAN from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 11, Lec…

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Robert G. Ingersoll


Col. Ingersoll begins his lectures on famous people as follows: "It is hard to overstate the debt we owe to the men and women of genius…

Sir Titus Salt, Baronet, His Life and Its Lessons

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Robert Balgarnie


Titus Salt was a British manufacturer, politician and philanthropist, renounde for having built Salt's Mill, a large, innovative textile mil…

The Youth of Washington: Told in the Form of an Autobiography

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Silas Weir Mitchell


Departing from the usual third person narratives of biographies, this account is told in the first person as the reminiscences of a now reti…

My Thirty Years In Baseball

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John McGraw and John Mcgraw


The autobiography of John Joseph McGraw, another one of the "greats" of baseball. McGraw, along with Casey Stengel, has managed t…

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