Akbar, the Great Mogul

Akbar, the Great Mogul

Vincent A. Smith

This is a biography rather than an historical account. It covers Akbar’s ancestry and his life before his accession, The Regency and the Fall of Bairam Khan, Conquest of Gondwana; Rebellions of Abdullah Khan, Khan Zaman, etc, Conquest of Bihar and Bengal, Rebellion in Bengal and Bihar, The Third Jesuit Mission, Rebellion of Prince Salim, and much more.

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Annie Besant, An Autobiography

Annie Besant, An Autobiography

Annie Besant

Written by Annie Besant in 1885, this book includes the following chapters: “Out Of The Everywhere Into The Here.”; Early Childhood; Girlhood; Marriage; The Storm Of Doubt; Charles Bradlaugh; Atheism As I Knew And Taught It; At Work; The Knowlton Pamphlet; At War All Round; Mr. Bradlaugh’s Struggle; Still Fighting; Socialism; And, Through Storm To Peace.

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Apollonius Of Tyana

Apollonius Of Tyana

G. R. S. Mead

Apollonius Of Tyana was an ancient Greek philosopher. This book, published in 1901, does its best to discover who Apollonius really was. Mead delves into his early life, looking at his biographer, the texts and literature about him, his sayings and sermons, and his writings and letters. A short book, but one which gives valuable insight into one of the most famous philoshopers of ancient time.

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Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramhansa Yogananda

Fully illustrated. 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…

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The Confessions of Saint Augustine

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine

Consisting of 13 books, originally written by St. Augustine of Hippo, in Latin between AD 397 and AD 398. The work outlines Augustine’s sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early 40s, and he lived long afterwards…

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured. The book is an in-depth chronological account of Jacobs’s life as a slave, and the decisions and choices she made to gain freedom for herself and her children. It addresses the struggles and sexual abuse that young…

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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…

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