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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...


VICTORIA: Portrait of a Queen

by Lytton Strachey

"The history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it." So wrote Lytton Strachey in 1922; but he added, "Human beings are too important to be treated as mere symptoms of the past."...


Two Lives of Charlemagne

by Einhard & The Monk of St. Gall

This work contains the two best-known early separate biographical accounts of Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, the man considered to be the father of Europe. This work contains the two best-known early separate...


Olaf the Glorious

by Robert Leighton

The hero in this volume is not an imaginary one; he was a real flesh and blood man who reigned as King of Norway just over a thousand years ago. The main facts of his adventurous career -- his boyhood of slavery...


The Kevin Woods Story: In the Shadow of Mugabe's Gallows

by Kevin Woods

Kevin Woods was sentenced to death in Zimbabwe and jailed for twenty years by Robert Mugabe. For more than five years of his detention he was held in the shadow of Mugabe's gallows, cut off from the world, naked...


Sole Survivor

by Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

On November 23, 1942, German U-Boats torpedoed the British ship Benlomond and it sank in the Atlantic in two minutes. The sole survivor was a second steward named Poon Lim, who, with no knowledge of the sea,...


Three Who Made a Revolution: A Biographical History of Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin

by Bertram D. Wolfe

This monumental triple biography weaves together the personal and public lives of the triumvirate behind the 1917 Russian Revolution.


The Story of My Life: The Restored Edition

by Helen Keller

An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller’s account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker, Keller’s...


Conversations with Leo Tolstoy

by Leo Tolstoy

When most think of Tolstoy, they think of the great author. 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina' brought him worldwide fame, and a good deal of money. Had he done nothing else in life, these two novels would...


The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink

by Pamela Katz

Among the most creative and outsized personalities of the Weimar Republic, that sizzling yet decadent epoch between the Great War and the Nazis' rise to power, were the renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and the rebellious...


Great Soul

by Joseph Lelyveld

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments—his success in seizing India’s imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass...


My Rocky Road and Beyond

by Mary Muriel Hall

Mary Muriel Hall (nee Burns) was raised in a humble four-room house in Ennis, Ireland, In the 1940s. In this touching memoir, she vividly recalls her harrowing-yet often humorous-childhood. Muriel became familiar...


The Diary of Malcolm X: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964

by Herb Boyd & Ilyasah Al-Shabazz

In 1964, Malcolm X made two trips to Africa and theMiddle East. During those trips, he kept copious notes. This remarkable document, The Diary of Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964, is comprised of those...


The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War

by Alexander Waugh

The House of Wittgenstein is the grand saga of a brilliant and tragic Viennese family whose members included a famous philosopher and the world's greatest one-handed classical pianist.

The Wittgenstein family...


The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War

by Robert Eales

In London in 1900, the upper class Emily Hobhouse heard that women and children caught in the Boer War were having a difficult time. Concerned, she went to South Africa to investigate and assist. She threaded...


Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

by Robert K. Massie

The story of the love that ended an empire

In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the...


The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe

by John Rabe

The Good Man of Nanking is a crucial document for understanding one of World War II's most horrific incidents of genocide, one which the Japanese have steadfastly refused to acknowledge.  It is also the moving...


The Unhappy Medium: Spiritualism and the Life of Margaret Fox

by Earl Wesley Fornell & Lowell Collins

"Here, Mr. Split-Foot, do as I do!" exclaimed the child, and the spirits obeyed her command. Thus, in 1848, thirteen-year-old Margaret Fox inaugurated the age of spiritualism. Those early spirit manifestations...


Barnaby Rich: A Short Biography

by Thomas Mabry Cranfill & Dorothy Hart Bruce

Soldier, sea captain, freebooter, courtier, writer, reformer, and informer, Barnaby Rich was a man of his time. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, Rich took part in numerous campaigns fraught with hardship and...


REAGAN: What Was He Really Like?

by Curtis Patrick

Intimate stories by real hard-working, unpretentious, selfless people, all thrown into a milieu; a simmering stewpot of diverse young men & women, all working for a common goal-to help Ronald Reagan succeed,...