Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Great Fortunes And How They Were Made

Great Fortunes And How They Were Made

Are you an entrepreneur who is losing faith and wondering whether it’s worth it to stick it out through the lean times? Take inspiration from this remarkable collection of tales about American businesspeople who struck it rich and hit the big time. Author James McCabe Jr. compiles a selection of accounts of some of the […]

Autobiography of a Yogi

This life story of Yogananda was instrumental in introducing meditation and yoga to the West. At once a riveting account of an extraordinary life and a remarkably accessible introduction to a little-known spiritual science, Yogananda’s Autobiography is something of a publishing phenomenon. Autobiography of a Yogi is one of the best-selling spiritual autobiographies of all […]

Zuchthausgeschichten Von Einem Ehemaligen Zuchtling, Zweiter Theil

Joseph M. Hägele ist der Verfasser des Buches Zuchthausgeschichten: Von Einem Ehemaligen Züchtling (2 Bände), das 1853 erschienen ist. In dieser Autobiographie spannt er den Bogen von seiner Kindheit über sein Studium der Geschichte und Philosophie in Heidelberg bis zu seinen letzten Jahren. Besonderen Fokus legt er auf sein politisches Engagement um 1848 zur Zeit […]

Yesterdays With Authors

Chapters of reminiscence composing Yesterdays With Authors (1871) in which are recorded the author’s personal friendship with Wordsworth, Thackeray, Dickens, Hawthorne and others. James Thomas Fields was an American publisher and author. At the age of seventeen, he went to Boston as clerk in a bookseller’s shop. Afterwards he wrote for the newspapers, and in […]

A Writer’s Recollections, Volume 1

Mary Augusta Ward, née Arnold, (1851-1920), was a British novelist who wrote under her married name as Mrs. Humphry Ward. She began her career writing articles for magazines while working on a book for children that was published in 1881 under the title Milly and Olly. Her novels contained strong religious subject matter relevant to […]

A Writer’s Recollections, Volume 2

Mary Augusta Ward, née Arnold, (1851-1920), was a British novelist who wrote under her married name as Mrs. Humphry Ward. She began her career writing articles for magazines while working on a book for children that was published in 1881 under the title Milly and Olly. Her novels contained strong religious subject matter relevant to […]

Wordsworth

Biography of William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850), a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads.

Woodcraft

George Washington Sears (1821-1890) was a sportswriter for Forest and Stream magazine in the 1880s and an early conservationist. His stories, appearing under the pen name, ‘Nessmuk’ popularized self-guided canoe camping tours of the Adirondack lakes in open, lightweight solo canoes and what is today called ultralight camping. Canoeing had been popularized by Scottish lawyer […]

A Woman’s War Record, 1861-1865

Septima Maria Levy Collis (1842- 1917) was the wife of General Charles H. T. Collis, who served with the Union during the American Civil War. She was the author of A Woman’s War Record, 1861- 1865 (1889) and A Woman’s Trip To Alaska: Being An Account of a Voyage Through the Inland Seas of the […]

Women of Achievement

Contains sections on The Negro Woman in American Life, Harriet Tubman, Nora Gordon, Meta Warrick Fuller, Mary McLeod Bethune and Mary Church Terrell. Author Benjamin Griffith Brawley (1882-1939) was a prominent African American author and educator. He studied at Atlanta Baptist College, the University of Chicago, and Harvard, and he taught at Atlanta Baptist College, […]

A Woman’s Life-Work

A title by Laura Smith Haviland, who was born in Kitley Township, Ontario. At age 16, Laura met Charles Haviland, Jr. (1800-1845), then 24 and a devout Quaker, and whose father and mother were both acknowledged ministers in the Society of Friends. Charles and Laura were married November 11, 1825. Laura’s family, along with others, […]

With Rimington

Rimington’s Guides (also known as Rimington’s Tigers or Rimington’s Corps of Guides) were a unit of light horse active in the Second Boer War. They were led by Major Rimington, later Colonel Rimington. He also led a column in the later stages of the war. The Rimington’s Guides also had the name Rimington’s Tigers due […]

With the ‘Die-Hards’ in Siberia

Lieutenant-Colonel John Ward CB CMG (1866-1934) was an English politician, trade union leader and soldier. In 1885, he enlisted in the British Army and served in the Sudan campaign, where he worked on the uncompleted military railway from Suakin to Berber. He became increasingly interested in politics and in 1886 joined the new Social Democratic […]

Wilmot and Tilley

James Hannay (1842-1910) was a Canadian author and journalist. He studied law in New Brunswick. His works include: The Captivity of John Gyles (1875), The History of Acadia (1879), History of the Queen’s Rangers (1883), Our Country (with W. P. Dole and H. L. Spencer) (1889), The Story of Acadia (1895), Life and Times of […]

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