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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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.

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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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