Reuben Gold Thwaites
Reuben Gold Thwaites was an American librarian and historical writer. Thwaites was born in 1853 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. His parents were William George and Sarah Bibb...More on Reuben Gold Thwaites
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The Autobiography of George Dewey by George Dewey
Admiral George Dewey, United States Navy, is best remembered for his victory over the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-Ame...
Hero Tales from American History by Theodore Roosevelt
Its purpose … is to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who showed that they knew how to live and how to die; who proved their truth by...
Sir Dominick Ferrand by Henry James
"Levity" is not a word often applied to Henry James, but this story has about it an attractively lighthearted quality. It tells of Peter Baron, a poor...
Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen by Elbert Hubbard
Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings may have inf...
Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 2) by John George Nicolay
Abraham Lincoln: A History is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, written by John Nicolay and John Hay, who were his...
Life and Lillian Gish by Albert Bigelow Pain
An authorized biography of Lillian Gish, the renowned silent film star known in her heyday as the First Lady of American Cinema. Albert Bigelow Paine...
The Ordeal of Mark Twain by Van Wyck Brooks
Brooks attributes Clemens' increasing sense of pessimism to the repression of his creative spirit due largely to his mother and his wife.
The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States by Benjamin Griffith Brawley
Noted African-American author and educator, Benjamin Brawley, presents short biographies of other African-Americans in the fields of literature and ot...
American Men of Action by Burton Egbert Stevenson
In this book, Burton Egbert Stevenson writes a brief biography of some of the most noteworthy men in American history. He begins at the very beginning...
Famous Impostors by Bram Stoker
This book consists of short biographical sketches of a number of different historical imposters along with a chapter on hoaxes.
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