An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill

An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)

William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody was one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West. He received the nickname “Buffalo Bill” after the American Civil War, when he had a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo (American bison) meat. Cody killed 4,282 buffalo in eighteen months…

More Info

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Thomas de Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. It was criticized for presenting a too positive and too enticing picture of the opium experience to readers. And apparently, several English writers: Francis Thompson, James Thomson, William Blair, and perhaps Branwell Brontë — were led to opium use and addiction…

More Info

Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

William Godwin

This is William Godwin’s biography of his wife Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Unusually frank for its time, Godwin does not shrink from presenting the parts of Wollstonecraft’s life that late 18th century British society would have judged either immoral or in bad taste; such as her close friendship with a woman, her love affairs, her illegitimate child, her suicide attempts and her painful death.

More Info

Life of Chopin

Life of Chopin

Franz Liszt

Frederic Chopin, a Polish virtuoso pianist and piano composer of the Romantic period, is widely regarded as the greatest Polish composer, and one of the most influential composers for piano in the 19th century. Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist of the 19th century. This book is not so much a biography of Chopin as it is a way of better understanding Liszt and the circumstances of his time…

More Info

My Life

My Life

Leon Trotsky

First published in 1930 and written in the first year of his exile in Turkey, this is the autobiography of the Russian Communist leader, Leon Trotsky. Starting with his youth, the book covers all of his political life, including the Revolution of 1905, the Revolution of 1917, the Civil War in Russia, his struggle against Stalinism and his expulsion from the Communist Party.

More Info

A Sketch of the Life of Apollonius of Tyana

A Sketch of the Life of Apollonius of Tyana

Daniel M. Tredwell

Chapters include: Born at Tyana; Put to School at Tarsus; Death of his Father; Distributes his Estate left by his Father to His Relatives; Spends Five Years in Silence under the Pythagorean Code; Quells a Riot in Aspendus; Visits Antioch; Travels into India; Meets Damis at Ninus; Returns to Antioch; Goes to Seleucia; Takes Ship for Cyprus; Visits Tomb of Palamedes at Methymna; Sails for Athens; and more.

More Info

Washington, The Man and the Mason

Washington, The Man and the Mason

Charles Hilliard Callahan

Despite being called Washington, The Man and the Mason, there is very little Masonic content in this book. It is however, a thorough look into the life of the first President of the United States. Chapters include: The Cavaliers; John Washington, the Immigrant; Lawrence Washington of Wakefield; Augustine Washington; Lawrence Washington of Mount Vernon; The Virginia Fairfaxes; Washington, the Surveyor; Washington’s Mission to the…

More Info

Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramhansa Yogananda

Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The book continues in 1920 when Yogananda accepts an invitation to speak in a religious congress in Boston, Massachusetts, USA…

More Info

The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian

The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian

Paul Radin

A truly fascinating ethno-biography of an Indian man from the Winnebago tribe. Split into two parts and heavily footnoted. Part One deals with the life of the man as he is growing up in his tribe. He recalls the trouble he got into, his experiences with peyote, his conversion, his time in prison and much more. Part Two contain the teachings of his father and include advice on things like medicine, fasting, marriage and relatives…

More Info

The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1

The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1

John Marshall

Illustrated. This is Volume 1 of 5. The Life Of George Washington; From original papers bequeathed to him by his deceased relative, and now in possession of the author. To which is prefixed, an introduction, containing a compendious view of the colonies planted by the English on the continent of north America, from their settlement to the commencement of that war which terminated in their independence.

More Info

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Sigmund Freud

This remarkable book takes as its subject, Leonardo da Vinci. According to Sigmund Freud, he was a flawed, repressed homosexual. The first psychosexual history to be published, Leonardo da Vinci was the only biography the great psychoanalyst wrote. The text includes the first full emergence of the concept of narcissism and develops…

More Info

The Life of Christopher Columbus

The Life of Christopher Columbus

Edward Everett Hale

From the Preface: “This book contains a life of Columbus, written with the hope of interesting all classes of readers…According to the custom of biographers, in that time and since, he includes in those volumes the whole history of the West India islands, for the period after Columbus discovered them till his death. He also thinks it his duty to include much of the history of Spain and of the Spanish court. I do not myself…

More Info

Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Famous Men of the Middle Ages

John Henry Haaren

This book contains short biographies of famous men from the middle ages such as: Alaric The Visigoth; Attila The Hun; Justinian The Great; Mohammed; Charlemagne; William The Conqueror; Canute The Great; Robert Bruce; Marco Polo, and many more. Aimed at older children, but still holds many interesting facts that will entertain adult readers too.

More Info