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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

Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great

Jacob Abbott

Chapters include; His Childhood And Youth; Beginning Of His Reign; Crossing The Hellespont; Campaign In Asia Minor; Defeat Of Darius; The Siege Of Tyre; Alexander In Egypt; And, The Death Of Darius.

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…

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

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…

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…

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

A small collection of letters written by that most famous of English naturalists, Charles Darwin. The letters cover subjects such as his marriage, his time at Cambridge, his ‘Voyage of the Beagle’, and his return to England.

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Jacob Abbott

An interesting account of the life of perhaps the most famous queen of Ancient Egypt. Chapters include; The Valley of the Nile; Alexandria, Cleopatra’s Father; and, Cleopatra and Antony.

The Cyropaedia, The Education of Cyrus

The Cyropaedia, The Education of Cyrus

Xenophon

The Cyropaedia (or Cyropedia) is a biography of Cyrus the Great, written in the early 4th century BC. In substance, The Cyropaedia is “a political romance, describing the education of the ideal ruler, trained to rule as a benevolent despot over his admiring and willing subjects.”

The History of Charles the First

The History Of Charles The First

Jacob Abbott

As the title suggests, this is the history of King Charles the First. It covers his childhood, his expedition into Spain, his accession to the throne, the civil war, his captivity and his death, as well as some other things.

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…

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…

The Life of Charlotte Bronte

The Life of Charlotte Bronte

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

The Life of Charlotte Brontë is the posthumous biography of Charlotte Brontë by fellow novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. The first edition was published in 1857. A major source was the hundreds of letters sent by Brontë to her lifelong friend Ellen Nussey. Gaskell had to deal with some sensitive issues. She toned down some of her material: in the case of her description…

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…

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