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Mark Twain: A Biography

by Albert Bigelow Paine

Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. Paine was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Committee and wrote in several genres,...

Abraham Lincoln

by James Russell Lowell

When Lincoln took office as President of the United States, the nation was fraught with problems, not the least of which was slavery and the danger of secession. This biography relates how Lincoln dealt with...


by C. Suetonious Tranquillus

If you want to read about one of the "baddies," that is, one of the most deranged leaders in the history of History, you'll enjoy this one. Not much is known about Caligula, but it is established that his father,...

Carolinas Wind

by Randy Willis

The son of a white man and a Cherokee, Joseph Willis must live as a slave on his own property.

His struggle for freedom is complicated by a love forbidden by society and his newfound spiritual faith.

With a faith...

David Crockett

by John Abbott

Known as "King of the Wild Frontier," David Crockett was a 19th-century American folk legend, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in...

Jenkins of Mexico

by Andrew Paxman

In the city of Puebla there lived an American who made himself into the richest man in Mexico. Driven by a steely desire to prove himself--first to his wife's family, then to Mexican elites--William O. Jenkins...

Suncoast Empire

by Frank A. Cassell

In the early 20th century, Bertha Palmer was one of the best-known and wealthiest women in America. She was an art collector, women’s rights advocate, businesswoman, owner of Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel,...

My Seven Lives - Enhanced Edition

by Chiquita Iracema Neven du Mont

The life of a courageous woman, which was reinvented in more than seven stations. As a model, or how in the 50s said mannequin, then an interior designer and architect, jewelry designer and society lady. She...

542 Tage

by 270565400022

Das fast unverändert wiedergegebene Tagebuch eines ostdeutschen Wehrpflichtigen aus den Jahren 1983–85 zeigt neben dem Alltag der Volksarmee die Probleme von Heranwachsenden, die mit einer erstarrten Institution...

Thomas More

by John Guy

Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Thomas More explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and...

From Silk to Silicon

by Jeffrey E. Garten

This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something transformative, as opposed to describing globalization through trends, policies, or particular...

The World Remade: America in World War I

by G.J. Meyer

A bracing, indispensable account of America’s epoch-defining involvement in the Great War, rich with fresh insights into the key issues, events, and personalities of the period

After years of bitter debate,...

Mon père, ce collabo

by Jean Buvens

Comment supporter que son histoire personnelle soit mêlée à l'horreur de l'Histoire ?

Jean Buvens a 10 ans, en 1944, lorsqu’il comprend peu à peu le rôle de ses parents pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale :...

Richard Taylor

by T. Michael Parrish

Using widely scattered and previously unknown primary sources, Parrish's biography of Confederate general Richard Taylor presents him as one of the Civil War's most brilliant generals, eliciting strong performances...

Maharani - The First Australian Princess

by Chris Kunz

Nearly a century before Tasmanian Mary Donaldson became Princess Mary of Denmark, the beautiful and talented Sydney-born Elsie Caroline Thompson - a singer, actress, dancer and comedienne - became the first...

Winston Churchill

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Winston Churchill in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Winston Churchill....


by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Marie-Antoinette in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and reign of Marie-Antoinette....

John Calvin

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of John Calvin in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of John Calvin....

When Normal Blew Up

by Joni Foster

In 1967, in the small town of Circleville, Ohio, a man walked into an old-fashioned drug store on a busy Saturday and laid a smoking package on the pharmacy counter in the back. He shouted for everyone to leave, ...

The Voices From The Past – Hundreds of Testimonies by Former Slaves In One Volume

by Work Projects Administration

After the end of Civil War in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. There were several efforts to record the remembrances of the living former slaves. The Federal Writers' Project was one such project...