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1. 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

2. 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

3. Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian

Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian

Do you know who created the paper bag machine or who researches invertebrate sea life at the world\'s largest museum and research complex? For too long, women’s contributions to science have widely gone untold. The Smithsonian Science Education more
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by Smithsonian Institution
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12.12.2020

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

If you want to learn about one of history’s greatest military commanders and uncover some of his secrets of drive—drive that enabled him and his small army to first subdue all of Greece and then the mighty Persian Empire—then you want more
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by Sean Patrick
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13.05.2013

12. 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

13. The Life of Abraham Lincoln

The Life of Abraham Lincoln

As a young man, Lincoln stood out from the crowd, tall and lanky at six-feet four-inches. He arrived in New Salem and landed a job as a clerk in a general store. Soon thereafter, Lincoln started to make a name for himself, successfully wrestling the more
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by Henry Ketcham
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01.06.2001

14. 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

15. Serial Killers: 130 Facts & Trivia

Serial Killers: 130 Facts & Trivia

A serial killer is a person who has killed more than three people within several months or even some years, with a break between murders. The cause is usually psychological (often sexual) satisfaction, though thrill more
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by Brian Berry
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22.04.2019

16. The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

Originally published in 1848 as a political pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels would become one of the most influential works of the era. Written as a summary of the authors’ political thought, the Manifesto is more
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by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
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11.04.2017

17. George Washington

George Washington

\"George Washington\" is an intriguing biography of America\'s first president as told by the man who would later become its twenty-eighth, Woodrow Wilson. Wilson takes us on a journey from a look at Washington\'s times to his Virginia more
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by Woodrow Wilson
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07.06.2017

18. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom [ By: T. E. Lawrence ]

Seven Pillars Of Wisdom [ By: T. E. Lawrence ]

Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the monumental work that assured T.E. Lawrence\'s place in history as \"Lawrence of Arabia.\" Not only a consummate military history, but also a colorful epic and a lyrical exploration of the mind of a great more
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by T.E. Lawrence
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30.08.2011

19. Hunting the Grizzly

Hunting the Grizzly

At 3 a.m. on the morning of February 14, 1884, Theodore Roosevelt’s mother Mittie dies of typhoid fever. Eleven hours later his wife of four years, Alice, dies of an undiagnosed case of kidney failure, two days after the birth of their infant daughter more
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by Theodore Roosevelt
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03.06.2013

20. 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

21. 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

22. Lessons from Critical Thinkers

Lessons from Critical Thinkers

Do you want to ask smart questions like Socrates, be an out-of-the-box thinker like John Stuart Mill, and rational like Descartes? These people have at least one thing in common; they were great critical thinkers of their time and their shared wisdom more
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by Albert Rutherford
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04.03.2019

23. Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

Alexander gained the world, but at what cost? This book is an easy but fascinating read, providing insights and details into the life of one of history\'s most prominent, yet puzzling, figures. more
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by Jacob Abbott
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30.10.1879

24. The Education of Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams

Any schoolboy could see that man as a force must be measured by motion from a fixed point. Psychology helped here by suggesting a unit the point of history when man held the highest idea of himself as a unit in a unified universe. Eight or ten years more
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by Henry Adams
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31.12.1917

25. Public Enemies: 5 True Crime Gangster Stories from the Roaring Twenties

Public Enemies: 5 True Crime Gangster Stories from the Roaring Twenties

Public Enemies – True Crime Gangster Stories from the Roaring Twenties From the era of gangsters, molls and prohibition, almost (but not quite), lost in the mists of time, these tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere more
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by Guy Hadleigh
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02.03.2015

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