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Martha Schofield: Pioneer Negro educator

Martha Schofield: Pioneer Negro educator

Matilda A. Evans | Biography
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One of the benefits conferred by education is that of enlightening the mind on the subject of one’s duty. Finding what is duty the manner of discharging it will suggest itself to the alert, the active, and those of industrious and intelligent discernment. Perhaps forever hidden would remain the...

A happy half-century, and other essays

A happy half-century, and other essays

Agnes Repplier | Biography
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The half-century, whose more familiar aspects this little book is designed to illustrate, has spread its boundary lines. Nothing is so hard to deal with as a period. Nothing is so unmanageable as a date.

The Story of Sir Francis Drake

The Story of Sir Francis Drake

Letitia MacColl Elton | Biography
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It has not been possible, for lack of space, always to tell the old stories in the original words, which are, in almost all cases, the best. If any readers of this book can get a sight of two big volumes called “Drake and the Tudor Navy,” by Julian Corbett, they may consider themselves...

The Red Vineyard

The Red Vineyard

B. J. Murdoch | Biography
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Another priest, whose work was oftener among old tomes than among men, said slowly and, as was his wont, somewhat seriously, that it surprised him very much to note my eagerness to go to war. He did not consider it in keeping with the dignity of the priest to be so belligerently inclined. Did I...

Unalienable Rights

Unalienable Rights

Yuri Zakharenkov | Biography
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Story of Gary and his family is unique by its amazing turns, which nobody could predict (but everyone told that the way out of Soviet society to western culture was going to be extremely difficult). Some of Gary's old friends considered him as a lucky one, nobody should following his path, they...

Life of Mozart

Life of Mozart

Louis Nohl | Biography
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Mr. Louis Nohl, the author of the present little volume, has merited for himself in Germany a high reputation as a writer of the biographies of musicians, and some of his larger works have appeared in English on the other side of the Atlantic. The present is the first translation into our language...

Life of Emanuel Swedenborg

Life of Emanuel Swedenborg

William White | Biography
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During the few past years many biographies of Swedenborg have been offered to the public. Dr. Tafel, of Tübingen, in 1839, collected into one volume the testimonies of Swedenborg’s personal friends, his letters, and various documents relating to him which were scattered through many volumes.

Recollections

Recollections

Frank Thomas Bullen | Biography
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It may very well be that I am doing something now which is totally unnecessary, indeed that is a foregone conclusion as far as many omnivorous readers are concerned, for they never by any chance read a Preface or an Introduction. But only the other day I was reading an interesting volume of...

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

Fred C. Kelly | Biography
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THE aim in this book has been to satisfy the curiosity of the average, non-technical reader regarding the work of the Wright Brothers, and to do so as simply as possible. No attempt has been made to go into minute technical details. Nor does the book cover the scientific researches and numerous...

Women of 'Ninety-Eight

Women of 'Ninety-Eight

Mrs. Thomas Concannon | Biography
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“THEY tell a beautiful and poetical story about the croppies’ graves in Wexford. Many of them carried in their coat pockets wheat seed gathered in the fields to satisfy their hunger. When they were buried in their shallow graves the seed sprouted and pushed its way up to the light, and the...