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The Mormon Menace: The Confessions of John D

by John D. Lee

In 1857, a group of pioneers from Arkansas heading for California were ambushed by a group of Native Americans and Mormons. It is estimated that nearly 140 men and women were massacred. Though his role in the...


The Son of a Servant

by August Strindberg & Claud Field

Swedish playwright and novelist August Strindberg led a remarkable life, oscillating from periods of institutionalization to an intense study of the occult and then back to working his creative magic as a producer...


History of King Charles II of England

by Jacob Abbott

Despite some political turmoil and upheaval linked to ongoing conflict in the clash between Protestantism and Catholicism, the rule of Charles II, who reigned from 1660-1685, was largely a happy time for the...


The Rough Riders

by Theodore Roosevelt

Legendary outdoorsman, conservationist and U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt first rose to national prominence as a leader of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, the crack team of volunteers who represented...


Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography

by Theodore Roosevelt

The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt was a quintessential American whose bold personality shines through in every line of this deeply engaging memoir. In addition to detailing his contributions...


Real Soldiers of Fortune

by Richard Harding Davis

Richard Harding Davis' career began in journalism, where he made his name as a daring front-line correspondent in several wars and conflicts. Later, he would translate his battlefield experience into a number...


Florence Nightingale: The Angel of the Crimea, a Story for Young People

by Laura E. Richards

Florence Nightingale is best remembered as a "ministering angel" who selflessly served wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, but her lasting achievements extend far past her service on the battlefield. Though...


Hellenica

by Xenophon & H. G. Dakyns

Xenophon was a Greek soldier who played a key role in several military skirmishes and attacks throughout his life. Later in his life, he began to write down his recollections of these battles and other key political...


My Friend Annabel Lee

by Mary Maclane

Canadian-born memoirist Mary MacLane broke significant literary ground in the early twentieth century with her disarmingly frank and candid autobiographical writing. In this volume, MacLane probes her relationship...


The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates

by Xenophon, Edward Bysshe & Henry Morley

Ancient Greek historian and soldier Xenophon was a friend, admirer, and avid follower of the philosopher Socrates, perhaps the single most influential thinker of the period. As the two spent a great deal of...


The Story of Mary Maclane

by Mary Maclane

If you assume that the autobiography of a nineteen-year-old woman experiencing the transition from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century sounds like it could be dull and prim, think again. Mary MacLane's...


The Inferno

by August Strindberg & Claud Field

Swedish novelist and playwright August Strindberg led a tumultuous life defined by giddy heights and despairing depths. One of his most intense periods of depression resulted in profound psychological and existential...


The Memorabilia: Recollections of Socrates

by Xenophon & H. G. Dakyns

The Greek philosopher Socrates was accused of and ultimately put to death for impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens. This extraordinary volume from his friend and follower Xenophon offers a spirited defense...


The Life of Lord Byron

by John Galt

Even by today's standards, nineteenth-century British poet Lord Byron led a wild life. In between his passionate and public love affairs with both men and women, his alleged dalliance with his half-sister, his...


I: A Diary of Human Days

by Mary Maclane

With candid memoirs like I, Mary MacLane, this controversial Canadian writer helped to usher in a new era of confessional autobiography -- and to remake the notion of what constituted acceptable subject matter...


Life of Elie Metchnikoff 1845-1916

by Olga Metchnikoff

Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff was a Nobel Prize winner who vastly advanced our understanding of the immune system and is credited with creating the field of gerontology, which is the study of aging, lifespans,...


The Confession of a Fool

by August Strindberg & Ellie Schleussner

Though remarkably creative, Swedish writer and artist August Strindberg had a very stormy personal life that was fraught with drama, controversy and scandal. In the 1890s, as his marriage to Finnish actress...


Spit, Scarey Ann, and Sweat Bees: One Thing Leads to Another

by Kathryn Tucker Windham

With sprightly humor and a lifetime spent observing Southern culture, beloved storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham shares memories of her childhood in Thomasville, Alabama. She affectionately recounts stories...


The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement

by Constance Curry, Bob Zellner & Julian Bond

Even forty years after the civil rights movement, the transition from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of SNCC seems quite a journey. In the early 1960s, when Bob Zellner's professors and classmates...


Rolling Away the Stone: Mary Baker Eddy's Challenge to Materialism

by Stephen Gottschalk

This richly detailed study highlights the last two decades of the life of Mary Baker Eddy, a prominent religious thinker whose character and achievement are just beginning to be understood. It is the first book-length...