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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Written By Himself

3.5 · 931 Ratings · 905 Downloads
In his important slave memoir, Olaudah Equiano tells the story of a boy who was kidnapped in Africa and enslaved in America, who purchased his freedom and then became a major leade...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

4 · 920 Ratings · 5064 Downloads
This volume, the most famous of all slave narratives, written by the most towering black figure of the nineteenth century, is both literature and historical analysis. In a well-cra...

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

4.5 · 1023 Ratings · 4882 Downloads
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a ...

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Complete

4.8 · 636 Ratings · 679 Downloads
This text by Suetonius, a Latin biographer, is a major source for the period from Julius Caesar to Domitian. It sets out a great range of aspects illuminating the emperors' charact...

The Confessions of St. Augustine

4.9 · 123 Ratings · 980 Downloads
In The Confessions, Saint Augustine addressed himself eloquently and passionately to the enduring spiritual questions that have stirred the minds and hearts of thoughtful men since...

My Life and Work

4.7 · 1399 Ratings · 540 Downloads
This book is the original autobiographical work by Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. In this book, Ford details how he got into business, the strategies that he used t...

Plutarch's Lives, Volume I

4.2 · 957 Ratings · 237 Downloads
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in ...

Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

5 · 998 Ratings · 1416 Downloads
On February 10, 1675, the settlement of Lancaster, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was attacked by Native Americans. The Native Americans burnt houses down and opened fire on the ...

The Peace Negotiations: A Personal Narrative

4.6 · 1390 Ratings · 412 Downloads
Volume: pt. 644 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin company Publication date: 1921 Subjects: Paris Peace Conference/ 1919-1920 Paris Peace Conference/ (1919-1920) Paris (France)/ (1919) Bi...

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

4 · 462 Ratings · 601 Downloads
One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in...

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau — Complete

4.8 · 809 Ratings · 568 Downloads
In addition to making his mark as a prominent philosopher, educational theorist, and musician, renaissance man Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also a pioneer in the genre of autobiograph...

Autobiography of a Yogi

4 · 638 Ratings · 710 Downloads
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 wa...