Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
by Irwin L. Gordon
Number of pages: 74
Who Was Who by Irwin L. Gordon contains over 500 biographies of those who did or endeavored to become famous. This is a wry and quirky humorous dictionary of personages in history whether of biblical, religious, and/or secular bent.
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by Booker T. Washington - Doubleday, Page & Co.
Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington is freed when he is nine years old. To help support his family, he then works as a salt packer, coal miner, and house servant. All the while, he longs to become educated and to educate others.
A brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers of all time. In his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory.
by Zara Witkin - University of California Press
In 1932 Witkin set off for the Soviet Union to help build a society more just and rational than the bankrupt capitalist system at home. He felt beaten in the end by the lethargy and corruption choking the greatest social experiment in history.
by Edward Everett Hale - Howe
This book contains a life of Columbus, written with the hope of interesting all classes of readers. I have followed on the lines of his own personal narrative wherever we have it. And where this is lost I have used the contemporary authorities.