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1. 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

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. 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

4. 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

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. 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

7. 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

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. 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

10. 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

11. 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

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. Joseph Conrad: The Complete Novels and Novellas + A Biography of the Author (Book House Publishing)

Joseph Conrad: The Complete Novels and Novellas + A Biography of the Author (Book House Publishing)

This book contains several HTML tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of more
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by Joseph Conrad
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28.06.2017

14. 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

15. 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

16. 17 Deadly Women Through the Ages+

17 Deadly Women Through the Ages+

TRUE CRIME: WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS Our society can barely account for evil in males, let alone imagine it in females. The female nests, creates, and nurtures doesn’t she or is it that we just want to believe in the intrinsic non-threatening nature more
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by Stephanie Glover
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04.02.2015

17. Andranik. Armenian Hero.

Andranik. Armenian Hero.

Andranik Ozanian, commonly known as Andranik was an Armenian military commander and statesman, the best known fedayi and a key figure of the Armenian national liberation movement. He became active in an armed struggle against the Ottoman government and more
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by Republic of Armenia
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17.05.2016

18. Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865

Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865

No man since Washington has become to Americans so familiar or so beloved a figure as Abraham Lincoln. He is to them the representative and typical American, the man who best embodies the political ideals of the nation. more
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by Abraham Lincoln
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14.04.1865

19. Arthur Conan Doyle: A Biography + The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle: A Biography + The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Here you will find an extensive biography of Arthur Conan Doyle and the complete Sherlock Holmes collection. - Arthur Conan Doyle: A Biography - A Study in Scarlet - The Sign of Four - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes more
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by Arthur Conan Doyle
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11.06.2017

20. 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

21. Sarah\'s Dream

Sarah\'s Dream

Though Sarah Sweeney, age 15, dreamed of becoming a supermodel, she had a long road ahead because she was nearly 100 pounds over the ideal modeling weight. Driven to pursue her dream, Sarah dieted, exercised, lost weight, and even graduated early from more
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by Rebecca Bigler
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16.11.2015

22. Vlad the Impaler: A Life From Beginning to End

Vlad the Impaler: A Life From Beginning to End

The character Count Dracula is well-known throughout the world. He is a dark, seductive, pale man wearing a cape. His gaze is quite literally captivating, and he has the strength of ten men. The story, written by Bram Stoker in 1897, has been retold more
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by Hourly History
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08.09.2016

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

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