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Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 1

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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 …

Famous Men of Rome

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John Henry Haaren


Biographical sketches of the men of Rome, written for children. (Summary by Laura Caldwell)

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

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Olaudah Equiano


The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time sp…

Famous Men of Greece

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John Henry Haaren


Famous Men of Greece is a series of biographical sketches written for the purpose of making the study of history lively and interesting by g…

Bible (LSG, 1910) NT 04: Évangile selon Jean

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Louis Segond Bible


Ce quarante-troisième livre de la Bible, traduite par Louis Segond, au XIXe siècle et publiée au début du si&egr…

My Inventions and Other Works

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Nikola Tesla


Between February and October 1919, Nikola Tesla submitted many articles to the magazine Electrical Experimenter. The most famous of these wo…

Henry Ford's Own Story

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Rose Wilder Lane


Rose Wilder Lane was a newspaper reporter, free-lance writer, political activist, and the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the &q…

My Life on the Plains

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George Armstrong Custer


George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876), one of the most mythologized figures in American history, was an United States A…

Ten Days in a Madhouse

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Nellie Bly


In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an …

Early Kings of Norway

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Thomas Carlyle


"The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fa…

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

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Olive Gilbert


The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is the gripping autobiographical account of Sojourner Truths life as a slave in pre-Civil War New York Stat…

The Autobiography of St. Ignatius

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St. Ignatius Loyola


This account of the life of St. Ignatius, dictated by himself to Father Gonzalez, is a most valuable record of the great Founder of the Soc…

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass published his highly acclaimed third autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, in 1881 and revised it in 1892.…

The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

The Story of Napoleon

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Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


This book gives an exciting account of Napoleon's rise to power. It opens with his humble beginning on the island of Corsica and ultimately …

The World I Live In

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Helen Keller


The World I Live In by Helen Keller is a collection of essays that poignantly tells of her impressions of the world, through her sense of to…

The Confessions (Pusey translation)

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Saint Augustine of Hippo


The Confessions outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography e…

Alexander Hamilton

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Charles A. Conant


Alexander Hamilton was a significant figure in the political and economic development of the early United States. He served in the American …

Sergeant York and His People

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Sam K. Cowan


From a cabin back in the mountains of Tennessee, forty-eight miles from the railroad, a young man went to the World War. He was untutored in…

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