Biography & autobiography / Historical

Best Selling

icon Subscribe to feed

Browse

New & Noteworthy

Best Selling

New Releases

Our Selection

Awards

 

Language

English (1658)

French (387)

German (88)

Spanish (244)

Italian (375)

 

Category

Delete Historical

 

Audience

Adult (1658)

 

Protection

All (1658)

DRM Free (274)

DRM (1383)

More options

The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank

Among the most powerful accounts of the Nazi occupation, "The Diary of Anne Frank" chronicles the life of Anne Frank, a thirteen-year old girl fleeing her home in Amsterdam to go into hiding. Anne reveals the...


'We Are Going to Pick Potatoes': Norway and the Holocaust, The Untold Story

by Irene Levin Berman

This book tells of growing up Jewish in Norway during and after WWII. As a young child, the author escaped from the Nazis to neutral Sweden with her immediate family. The author's identity as a Norwegian and...


The John A. Macdonald Retrospective 2-Book Bundle: Macdonald at 200 / John A. Macdonald

by Ged Martin, Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall

This 2-book bundle presents both an insightful biography of Canada's first prime minister and series of essays examining his legacy and ideas from a modern perspective.


The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3: Soldier, Scientist, and Politician, 1748-1757

by J. A. Leo Lemay

Volume 3 of the acclaimed biography narrates Franklin's growth from printer to public-spirited politician, soldier, and patriot.


The Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai Lama

by Simon Wickham-Smith

This is the first English translation of a Dalai Lama's biography, and is highly significant for the historical study of the Gaden Phodrang period, around the turn of the seventeenth century. It is not only...


The Darwin Effect: Its Influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism & Sexism

by Dr. Jerry Bergman

A doctor in the Auschwitz camp, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, wrote that Nazi doctors hoped studying twins would solve the problem of faster reproduction of superior races by advancing “one step in the search to unlock...


William Lyon Mackenzie King: Dreams and Shadows

by lian goodall

A fascinating glimpse into the world of the man who was Canadas longest serving prime minister and one of the international scenes most important figures during the Second World War.


Samuel de Champlain

by Francine Legaré & Jonathan Kaplansky

Through his fierce defense of New France to those in power in France, Chaplain ensured the birth of the country that today is Canada. He is undisputedly the Father of New France.


John Franklin

by John Wilson

Franklins exploration of Canadas arctic seacoast in 1845 ended in the demise of him and his crew, but the search for clues to their fate helped open up the North.


Sherlock Holmes Handbook: Second Edition

by Christopher Redmond

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the...


Henry Hudson: New World Voyager

by Edward Butts

Sailing from England in 1610, renowned explorer Henry Hudson began his search for a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Hudson's questionable leadership and extreme Arctic conditions resulted in the...


An Exemplary Whig: Edward Kent and the Whig Disposition in American Politics and Law

by David M. Gold

An Exemplary Whig examines the life and thought of Edward Kent, a nineteenth-century state political leader and judge and Maine's quintessential Whig. It reveals Kent's characteristically conservative Whig aversion...


Spectacle

by Pamela Newkirk

2016 NAACP Image Award Winner

An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice,...


The Life Of Stonewall Jackson

by John Esten Cooke

From Bull Run (Manassas), where Thomas Jackson earned his famous nickname, to tragedy at Chancellorsville, The Life of Stonewall Jackson is the story of how the unassuming Virginian became General Robert E....


Joan of Arc

by Helen Castor

From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before.

Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping...


Water to the Angels

by Les Standiford

The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created—William Mulholland’s Los Angeles aqueduct—a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined...


Stalin's Daughter

by Rosemary Sullivan

Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

PEN Literary Award Finalist

New York Times Notable Book

Washington Post Notable Book

Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

The...


Capital Dames

by Cokie Roberts

In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at...


Brothers in War and Peace: Constand and Abraham Viljoen and the Birth of the New South Africa

by Dennis Cruywagen

An extraordinary human story about estranged twin brothers Abraham and Constand Viljoen who came together in 1993 to stop South Africa from descending into civil war, giving insight into the white right wing...


Son of Italy

by Pascal D'Angelo

In the original introduction to Pascal D'Angelo's Son of Italy, the renowned literary critic Carl Van Doren praised D'Angelo's autobiography as an impassioned story of his "enormous struggles against every disadvantage."...