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The Story of San Michele

by Axel Munthe

The Story of San Michele is the famous memoir by Swedish physician Axel Munthe (1857-1949). Written in English, it has been a best-seller in numerous languages. The author associated with a number of celebrities...


David Livingstone: Explorer and Missionary

by Sam Wellman

For challenge and encouragement in your Christian life, read the life stories of Corrie ten Boom, Amy Carmichael, Billy Graham, and David Livingstone.

 

 


The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

by Michael J. Mooney

The life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper

Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013....


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the unfinished record of his life written between 1771 and 1790. It has become one of the most well-known and influential...


Autobiography of a Yogi: (With Pictures)

by Paramhansa Yogananda

One of the Top 100 Spiritual Books of the Twentieth CenturyNew Bonus Materials added to this edition include The last chapter that Yogananda wrote covering the years 1946-1951 that wasnot available in the original...


Magic and Mystery in Tibet

by Alexandra David-Neel & A. D'Arsonval

Seeker, adventurer, pilgrim, and scholar, David-Neel (1868-1969) was the first European woman to explore the once-forbidden city of Lhasa. This memoir offers an objective account of the supernatural events she...


The Memoirs of General William T. Sherman

by William T. Sherman

First published in 1875, General William T. Sherman’s memoir was one of the first from the Civil War, and was offered to the public because, as Sherman wrote in his dedication, “no satisfactory history”...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

by Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is one of the most influential autobiographies ever written. This classic did as much as or more than any other book to motivate the abolitionist to continue to fight...


The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Volume II: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Plutarch

Plutarch's Parallel Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account...


The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Volume I: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Plutarch

Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives,' written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account...


The Ways of the Hobo

by A-No. 1

Composed at the turn of the century by A No. 1, the famous tramp, The Ways of the Hobo presents a United States where losing oneself in the landscape of America was truly possible. This is a world where identities...


Escape: The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Escape from Thailand's Bangkok Hilton

by David McMillan

Among the 600 foreigners jailed in the 'Bangkok Hilton', one man resolves to do what no other has done: Escape. This is the true story of drug smuggler David McMillan's perilous break-out from Thailand's most...


Women of the Titanic Disaster

by Sylvia Caldwell & Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Sylvia Caldwell was onboard the Titanic when it sank in 1912. As one of the disaster's survivors, she took it upon herself to write an account of what happened in the event's aftermath. Women of the Titanic...


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Wellcome Book Prize 2010

by Rebecca Skloot

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important...


Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant

by Danielle Hugh

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a jet-setting hostie, or international flight attendant, then spending a little time in Danielle’s life is a captivating journey. You might be surprised...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

Here is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York. He was kidnaped by unscrupulous slave hunters and sold into slavery where he endured unimaginable degradation and abuse...


The Story of My Life

by Helen Keller

Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, tells of her early life and of her experiences with Annie Sullivan, her teacher and companion. It was first published in 1903. Keller was the first deaf-blind...


Autobiography of a Yogi

by Paramahansa Yogananda

The autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952) details his search for a guru, during which he encountered many spiritual leaders and world-renowned scientists. When it was published in 1946 it was...


Incidents In TheLife Of A Slave Girl - Illustrated & Annotated

by Harriet Ann Jacobs & Bob Carruthers

Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897) was an American writer, who escaped from the horrors of slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs' single work, Incidents in the Life...


Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

by Bloomberg Businessweek

Originating from the bestselling special-edition tribute Bloomberg Businessweek Steve Jobs 1955-2011, here is Bloomberg Businessweek's biography of a boundary-breaking thinker and endlessly astute businessman....