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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Nero

by G. Suetonias Tranquillis

The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor...


Makers of Modern Medicine

by James J. Walsh

Miiller entered this school in 1810 and Gorrcs did not resign his professorship until 1814, when owing to the publication of a political work he was obliged to flee from the country. It is not known how much...


In the Days of Queen Victoria

by Eva March Tappan

To her own people Queen Victoria was England itself, the emblem of the realm and of the empire. To millions who were not her people the words the Queen do not bring even yet the thought of the well-beloved woman...


The Histories Book 3: Thaleia

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...


The Histories Book 2: Euterpe

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...


The Histories Book 1: Clio

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

by Thomas De Quincey

"I here present you, courteous reader, with the record of a remarkable period in my life: according to my application of it, I trust that it will prove not merely an interesting record, but in a considerable...


The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius

by G. Suetonias Tranquillis

The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor...


The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Galba, Otho, Vitellius

by G. Suetonias Tranquillis

The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor...


Eminent Victorians

by Lytton Strachey

When Lytton Strachey published Emininent Victorians, he took the general perception of the Victorian age among English-speaking readers and turned it upside-down. Four of the most eminent and idealized heroic...


Empire of the Sikhs: The Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

by Jyoti M. Rai & Patwant Singh

Ranjit Singh has been largely written out of accounts of India's past by British historians, yet he was one of the most powerful and charismatic figures in Indian history. He unified the warring chiefdoms of...


King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life's Work

by Nicholas Grossman & Dominic Faulder

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand is the world’s longest reigning monarch. Indeed, his 65-year reign is one of the longest in world history, an achievement few would have predicted when the Thai king acceded...


Sukarno:A Political Biography

by John D. Legge

Sukarno was one of the great charismatic leaders of the post-war world. To some he was the architect of his nation, to others a flamboyant and extravagant dictator.


Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage

by Jamie James

In the first book devoted to Rimbaud's lost voyage to Asia, novelist and critic Jamie James reviews everything that is known about the episode; from there, he imaginatively spirals into a reconstruction of what...


Idiots in Paris: Diaries of Elizabeth and JG Bennett, 1949

by Elizabeth Bennett & John Godolphin Bennett

In 1949, JG Bennett was engaged in, with Gurdjieff's help, a titanic struggle with his own nature, which he describes in these diaries. However Elizabeth's entries, which make up the bulk of this book, give...


Save Send Delete

by Danusha V. Goska

Save Send Delete is a debate about God between polar opposites: Mira, a poor, Catholic professor and Rand, an atheist author and celebrity. It’s based on a true story. Mira reveals gut-level emotions and her...


Praise of Motherhood

by Phil Jourdan

When Phil Jourdan's mother died suddenly in 2009, she left behind a legacy of kindness and charity — but she also left unanswered some troubling questions. Was she, as she once claimed, a spy? Had she suffered...


Auspicious Good Fortune: One woman's inspirational journey from Western disillusionment to Eastern spiritual fulfilment

by Sumangal Morhall

Has your life ever flashed before you? Sumangali Morhall chased everything Western society taught her to pursue: material wealth, academic success, and even the perfect relationship, only to discover something...


The Narrative of William Wells Brown, A Fugitive Slave

by William Wells Brown

Thirteen years ago, I came to your door, a weary fugitive from chains and stripes. I was a stranger, and you took me in. I was hungry, and you fed me. Naked was I, and you clothed me. Even a name by which to...


The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

by Sojourner Truth & Olive Gilbert

Truth spoke about abolition, women's rights, prison reform, and preached to the Legislature against capital punishment. Not everyone welcomed her preaching and lectures, but she had many friends and staunch...