Biography & Autobiography

The Confessions of a Poacher

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John Watson


The poacher of these "Confessions" was no imaginary being. Following in his father's and forefather's footsteps, he learnt from an…

Heroines Every Child Should Know

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Hamilton Wright Mabie


The companion volume to Heroes Every Child Should Know, this volume looks at 13 famous and heroic women from history. - Summary by Lynne Tho…

Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 3)

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John Hay


Abraham Lincoln: A History is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, written by John Nicolay and John Hay, who…

La vida de Rubén Darío

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Rubén Darío


En este libro Ruben Darío nos narra su vida desde que era un niño, hasta las épocas en las que comenzó a escribi…

The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson

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Dewitt C. Peters


Kit Carson was a famous hunter, trapper, mountain man, guide - an American icon. Stories about him abounded in popular contemporary literatu…

Frederic the Great

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


Macaulay's review essay on Frederick the Great of Prussia is found in vol. iii of his Critical and Historical Essays, and concentrates prima…

Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 5)

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John Hay


Abraham Lincoln: A History is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, written by John Nicolay and John Hay, who…

Life of Charles Dickens

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Sir Frank T. Marzials


Early biography of Charles Dickens published just 17 years after Dickens' death. Summary by Colleen McMahon

Jeanne D'Arc, de Maagd van Orléans

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Henri Emile Koopmans Van Boekeren


Een historisch overzicht van het leven van Jeanne D'Arc: haar wapenfeiten, haar proces dat leidde tot de brandstapel en haar latere rehabili…

Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Pitts Sanborn


The late Pitts Sanborn wrote this booklet under the title Beethoven and his Nine Symphonies... I have left Mr. Sanborn’s pages on the symph…

George Frideric Handel

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Herbert Francis Peyser


Handel’s long career resembles a gigantic tapestry, so bewilderingly crowded with detail, so filled with turmoil and vicissitude, with vast …

Cardinal de Richelieu

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Eleanor C. Price


Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal de Richelieu (1585-1642), the dreaded red eminence, mentor and manager of Louis XIII, skilled in logistics,…

Mark Twain

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Archibald Henderson


Many writers have penned studies of Mark Twain's life and work through the years. Twain authorized this biography, having met and hosted the…

The Roman Empire of the Second Century: Or, The Age of the Antonines

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William Wolfe Capes


This short overview of the Roman Empire from AD 96-180 opens as the murderers of Domitian raise to power the wise old senator, Nerva. Ignori…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Part 3: Nisida

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Alexandre Dumas


This story details the many crimes (attempted rape, assault, filicide, etc.) surrounding a significant historical confrontation between a fi…

Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 7

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Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus


Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral …

Little Journeys to the Homes of Famous Women

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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 m…

Growth of a Soul

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August Strindberg


Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright who has had many of his works read into LibriVox by volunteers. From his earliest work, Str…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Karl-Ludwig Sand (version 2)

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Alexandre Dumas


This is the fourth volume of Alexandre Dumas' studies of celebrated crimes and their perpetrators. This volume is concerned with the story o…

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