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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...


George Washington

by Robert Hobbs

George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He...


Life and Adventures 1776-1801: Text Classics

by John Nicol & Tim Flannery

First published in 1822, this is the extraordinary story of John Nicol, a sailor who circled the globe twice, fought Napoleon's navy, was in Hawaii just after Cook's death, and went to Port Jackson on a Second...


On War

by General Carl Von Clausewitz

Carl von Clausewitz was a 19th century military theorist who drew many of his ideas from his own experience as a Prussian soldier. Clausewitz's conception of war is strikingly unique: characterizing it as a...


My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

by Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the twentieth century. Certainly he contributed more to the field of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead. Ultimately...


Up from Slavery

by Booker T. Washington

Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated...


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...


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

by Michael J. Mooney

New York Times bestseller 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...


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....


Sailing Alone Around the World

by Joshua Slocum

As the first person to ever complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, Joshua Slocum recounts his pioneering feat in Sailing Alone Around the World (1899), an engaging memoir of his adventures aboard...


Shattered Dreams

by Matilda Kauffman

Matilda grew up Amish in western Maryland. She was married in the Amish church. But after six good years of marriage, something began to go wrong. This is the heart rending story of one woman's walk that is...


Barack Obama

by Sarah Parvis

In the incredibly giftable little book Barack Obama, readers get an inside look at the remarkable 44th president of the United States. Barack Obama is the first African American U.S. president and the first...


The Dog With Nine Lives

by Della Galton

Lindy, the Dog with Nine Lives, is the true story of a little brown dog from Rhodes whose ‘rags to riches’ tale will warm the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.