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1. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

In this powerful memoir, former slave Frederick Douglass describes his brutal upbringing and eventual escape from slavery. Douglass combines his own experience with his advanced oratory skills to argue for the abolition of slavery. more
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by Frederick Douglass
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19.02.1895

2. Up from Slavery: an autobiography

Up from Slavery: an autobiography

This is a preservation of significant incidents in the history of slavery in America that coincides with the life incidents of the author, Booker T. Washington, including the Reconstruction period. The author narrates his life struggles beginning with more
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by Booker T. Washington
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31.12.1914

3. The Fifth Vital: A Prelude

The Fifth Vital: A Prelude

PRELUDE TO THE FIFTH VITAL Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. For close to a decade thereafter, his life was a wasteland more
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by Mike Majlak & Riley J. Ford
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25.04.2020

4. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. more
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by Benjamin Franklin
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31.12.1789

5. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

This was such a wonderful book about a woman who endured under the most trying circumstances. She was a true inspiration. more
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by Harriet Ann Jacobs
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31.12.1860

6. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the more
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by Frederick Douglass
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10.01.2006

7. My Centenarian Odyssey

My Centenarian Odyssey

An unusual and interesting story of the life and adventures of an 102-year-old, who was born in Imperial Russia to parents of Russian nobility just two months prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917. It describes the family\'s flee from the atrocities more
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by George A Jedenoff
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03.08.2019

8. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

This autobiography is the first book from the brilliant writer, advocate, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Relating the story of Douglass’ life from his birth into slavery to his escape and first few years of freedom, this account became instrumental more
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by Fredrick Douglass
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17.01.2011

9. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete

This includes the completed memoirs of U.S. Grant which are beautifully penned down and includes a vast work of american literature and military. more
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by Ulysses Simpson Grant
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31.12.1884

10. Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809 . Previously, he was elected the second more
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by Thomas Jefferson
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04.07.2017

11. Klee Wyck

Klee Wyck

An Apple Books Classic edition. One of Canadian artist Emily Carr’s paintings sold for more than .3 million in 2013, setting a record for work by a Canadian woman. And Carr was just as gifted as an author as she was a painter. In Klee Wyck she more
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by Emily Carr
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31.12.1941

12. Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

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 more
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by Paramahansa Yogananda
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19.06.2012

13. The Confessions of St. Augustine

The Confessions of St. Augustine

The young Augustine does, however, catch a passion for the pursuit of Philosophical truth, learning the doctrines of Manicheism, skepticism, and Neoplatonism. This last philosophy will have a profound influence on him-- theConfessions are perhaps more
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by Saint Augustine
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01.06.2002

14. My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom is an autobiographical slave narrative written by Frederick Douglass and published in 1855. It is the second of three autobiographies written by Douglass, and is mainly an expansion of his first (Narrative of the Life of Frederick more
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by Frederick Douglass
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10.06.2012

15. Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea

Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne more
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by L.M. Montgomery
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01.01.1942

16. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

The most comprehensive one-volume selection of Jefferson ever published. Contains the \"Autobiography\", \"Notes on the State of Virginia\", public and private papers, including the original and revised drafts of the Declaration of more
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by Thomas Jefferson
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31.12.1825

17. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

One of the classic spiritual autobiographies, this dramatic conversion testimony by Pilgrim\'s Progress author John Bunyan features a vivid awareness of God and Satan as personal beings. Throughout his account, Bunyan relies closely on the firm more
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by John Bunyan
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31.12.1665

18. Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci and A Memory of His Childhood (German: Eine Kindheitserinnerung des Leonardo da Vinci, 1910) is an essay by Sigmund Freud about Leonardo da Vinci\'s childhood. It consists of a psychoanalytic study of Leonardo\'s life based more
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by Sigmund Freud
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01.01.1939

19. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he has done unto my soul. (Psalm 66:16) This is a short and honest account of how God demonstrated His exceeding great mercy to His unworthy servant, John Bunyan. This story specifically tells more
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by John Bunyan
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01.01.2018

20. Works of John Bunyan — Complete

Works of John Bunyan — Complete

A woman that was ‘a loose and ungodly wretch’ hearing a tinker lad most awfully cursing and swearing, protested to him that ‘he swore and cursed at that most fearful rate that it made her tremble to hear him,’ ‘that he was more
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by John Bunyan
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02.01.2015

21. The Beginner\'s American History

The Beginner\'s American History

The book’s object is to present clearly and accurately those facts and principles in the lives of some of the chief founders and builders of America which would be of interest and value to pupils beginning the study of our history. more
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by David Henry Montgomery
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01.01.1928

22. Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography

Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography

In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken presidents in American history. Not only are we privy to the formation of his political ideals, but also to his more
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by Theodore Roosevelt
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01.01.1919

23. The Writings of Thomas Paine, Complete

The Writings of Thomas Paine, Complete

The pamphlet appeared, after the Revolution had started. It was passed around, and often read aloud in taverns, contributing significantly to spreading the idea of republicanism, bolstering enthusiasm for separation from Britain, and encouraging recruitment more
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by Thomas Paine
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07.06.1809

24. The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 1

The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 1

During the decade between 1879 and 1889 I was engaged in a detailed study of Wordsworth; and, amongst other things, edited a library edition of his Poetical Works in eight volumes, including the \"Prefaces\" and \"Appendices\" to more
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by William Wordsworth
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22.04.1850

25. The Prose Works of William Wordsworth

The Prose Works of William Wordsworth

That this should be done for the first time herein seems somewhat remarkable, especially in the knowledge of the permanent value which the illustrious Author attached to his Prose, and that he repeatedly expressed his wish and expectation that it would more
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by William Wordsworth
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22.04.1850

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