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Bits Of Autobiography By Ambrose Bierce
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In one volume, the collected memoirs of Ambrose Bierce, including his record of his time as a soldier in the Union Army, fighting in the American Civil War.
Bits Of Autobiography By Ambrose Bierce
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In one volume, the collected memoirs of Ambrose Bierce, including his record of his time as a soldier in the Union Army, fighting in the American Civil War.
Autobiography of Goethe By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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In the work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) one can find the seed of most German thought, literature, science and theology. A hugely influential man, not only on Germany but on the rest... More > of Europe, Goethe's best known work is the two-part play Faust. Goethe was a privy-councilor to the Duchy of Weimar and his interest in foreign literature helped birth the concept of the world literature. George Eliot called Goethe "Germany's greatest man of letters…and the last true polymath to walk the earth."< Less
Dick Norman Autobiography By Dick Norman
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In his mid 80s my father started emailing me things he remembered. He added that he was lonely and had nothing to do. I suggested we take these email memories and that he craft it into a story... More > about his life to leave behind for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. This is the result of that protject.< Less
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have... More > called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them. There are actual breaks in the narrative between the first three parts, but Part Three's narrative continues into Part Four without an authorial break. We Americans devour eagerly any piece of writing that purports to tell us the secret of success in life; yet how often we are disappointed to find nothing but commonplace statements, or receipts that we know by heart but never follow.< Less
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin
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It sounds like a joke, but if you look up Autobiography in Wikipedia you get the front cover of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography-that's how famous it is. Considered one of the first real... More > autobiographies in American literature, Ben's "memoir" as he called it began as a collection of anecdotes for his son, but was later transformed into a complete book. Get down with one of America's best-loved forefathers in his renowned autobiography.< Less
Autobiography of Anthony Trollope By Anthony Trollope
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Dive into the back story behind renowned British novelist Anthony Trollope's rise to literary fame and glory. This autobiography offers a movingly detailed portrait of Trollope's childhood, his early... More > career missteps (including a stint as a postal worker), and his blossoming literary interests and ambitions.< Less
Autobiography of John Stuart Mill By John Stuart Mill
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John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) was a great liberal thinker of the nineteenth century, a noted philosopher, political theorist, and Member of Parliament. Mill was given a disciplined upbringing, his... More > father deliberately shielding him from other children with the express aim of creating a philosophical genius to carry the mantle of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham and in which Mill went on to develop his own conception. The pressure of his intensive study affected Mill's mental health and he had a nervous breakdown at twenty. As Mill writes in chapter five of his autobiography, this was triggered by the huge physical and mental strain of his studies suppressing his natural childhood feelings.< Less
The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie By Andrew Carnegie
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Of the many 'rags to riches' stories in US history, Andrew Carnegie's is one of the most fascinating. After immigrating from Scotland when he was a child, he worked his way up through a telegraph... More > company, and with sheer determination and hard work, his investments in the railroads and steel made him one of the richest man in the world. This story wouldn't be so interesting if he'd died with all of his loot: before he kicked the bucket he had given away 90% of his money. His philanthropy funded thousands of libraries, music halls and parks that were free to the public. Super-rich computer moguls today are left with this legacy, and it seems like Bill Gates and Paul Allen are following his lead. But even average business-minded folks today can read Carnegie's autobiography for such a takeaway. Here is a look into the life and mind of one of history's richest men-in both wealth and character.< Less
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin
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Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first... More > “How to Succeed” book.< Less