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John Adams: A Life
by John Ferling - The University of Tennessee Press , 1992
Ferling depicts a reluctant revolutionary, a leader who was deeply troubled by the warfare that he helped to make, and a fiercely independent statesman. The book brings to life an exciting time, an age in which Adams played an important role.
The Life and Teaching of Karl Marx
by Max Beer - National Labour Press , 1921
Written by renowned Marxist historian Max Beer, this book is a definitive biography, full of personal details and a clear account of Marx's economic and historical doctrines, the 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat' and Bolshevist methods generally.
An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth
by Mohandas K. Gandhi - Columbia University , 2011
Mohandas Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence.
The True Benjamin Franklin
by Sydney George Fisher - J.B. Lippincott Company , 1903
This is an analysis of the life and character of Franklin. The author endeavored to let Franklin speak for himself. The text is in the way of an estimate of his position, worth, and work, and gives every essential fact of his career.
The Meaning of Mandela
by Xolela Mangcu - Human Sciences Research Council , 2004
This lively, engaging and witty collection of lectures brings together the renowned African and African-American scholars - Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates Jr and Wole Soyinka - to reflect on the public meaning of the iconic Nelson Mandela.
The Presidents: A Reference History
by Henry F. Graff - Advameg, Inc. , 2009
This a standard resource for students and the general public alike: U.S. presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush are profiled in depth. This is the story of the national political leadership of the country during the nearly two centuries.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin - Pennsylvania State University , 2007
The original form of the manuscript is here reproduced in recognition of its value as a picture of one of the most notable personalities of Colonial times, and of its acknowledged rank as one of the great autobiographies of the world.
Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
by Thomas Jefferson - G.P. Putnam's Sons , 1914
The Autobiography left by Thomas Jefferson belongs to the literature of the Nation. The distinctive character of the man, his imagination, his intellectual force, and his patriotism, have served to make Jefferson a great figure in American history.
by John T. Morse Jr. - Houghton-Mifflin , 1889
This is 1889 biography of Benjamin Franklin. It is here reproduced in recognition of its value as a picture of one of the most notable personalities of Colonial times, and of its acknowledged rank as one of the great autobiographies of the world.
George Washington Man and Monument
by Cunliffe Marcus - Mentor Book , 1958
The obelisk that called the Washington Monument was completed a hundred years after George Washington had achieved victory and independence for his nation. Yet the bones of the man it celebrates are in the vault of his Mount Vernon home.