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1 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin | Biography

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By Benjamin Franklin. Although the American Founding Father lived 84 years, (1706-1790), his autobiography covers the first 51 years of his life, (1706-1757), reflecting on his life as a printer; an inventor; a scientist; and politician. Includes an introduction by Charles W. Eliot; a time line; and related links.

2 An Ordinary Man: The Autobiography of Harold Cunningham

An Ordinary Man: The Autobiography of Harold Cunningham

Harold Cunningham | Biography

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Most autobiographies are written to make the writer seem more or better than he is. Rough edges are smoothed, frailties glossed over, sins forgotten. Rare is the man who dares write his life for what it was. Rare is the man who dares write as he speaks, without pretension. Rare is the simple story, plainly told, and rarer still is a true story told honestly. Harold's story is both.

3 Autobiography

Autobiography

John Stuart Mill | Biography

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The autobiography of noted British philosopher and economist, John Stuart Mill (1806-1873).

4 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Frederick Douglass | Biography

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Autobiographical novel by abolitionist, author, and reformer Frederick Douglass. One of America's most prominent figures in African-American and United States history, Douglass' autobiography historically has been used for teaching the concepts of freedom and social development.

5 Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

Andrew Lang | Children's Classics

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From the bestselling author of the "Autobiography of Henry VIII", "Memoirs of Cleopatra", and "Mary, Called Magdalene" among others, comes a lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships"; the mythical woman who was Helen of Troy.

6 The Works of Abraham Lincoln V. VII (1908)

The Works of Abraham Lincoln V. VII (1908)

Abraham Lincoln | History (Academic)

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The Works of Abraham Lincoln. V. VII- Letters and telegrams, messages to Congress, military orders, autobiography, etc. The Original Books Collection. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization.

7 An Autobiography

An Autobiography

Catherine Helen Spence | Biography

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Autobiography of Catherine Helen Spence that includes her previously unpublished diary,along with some of her correspondence.

8 Inch Time Foot Gem - An Autobiography of Richard Clarke

Inch Time Foot Gem - An Autobiography of Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke | Biography

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This is an autobiography of Richard Clarke. Richard lived a life adapting to change. Born in Oklahoma with roots from Texas, moving to San Jose, CA long before it became Silicon Valley, working in a number of Silicon Valley Companies, and then retiring first to South India, then Mexico. One long-time thread in his life is his search for meaning and a spiritual investigation that spans more than 50 years. Richard currently teaches meditation, writes on spiritual and other subjects, and provides a weekly newsletter on science, technology and medical news.

9 Autobiography of a Duffer

Autobiography of a Duffer

Santosh Jha | Humor

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A witty, but insightful narration of ‘normal’ and ‘orderly’ cultural realisms of contemporary world, from the perspective of a young duffer. This duffer believes; a normal person should know how this world looks to a stupid, whom the world loves to label ‘abnormal’ and ‘disordered’, to truly visualize realities of benchmarking. This duffer’s wife asked him to make it different; he truly does it!

10 The Story of My Heart: An Autobiography

The Story of My Heart: An Autobiography

Richard Jefferies | Biography

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The Story of My Heart is an autobiography, first published in 1883, by English nature writer, essayist and journalist Richard Jefferies. It is no true autobiography, but the story of a soul's awakening. Richard Jefferies describes how, leaving aside all the preconceptions of past and future, he placed himself in the eternal Now, and allowed the Now to become his soul's only guide and source of nourishment. Thus freed from the usual blocks to awareness, Jefferies' senses became windows for his soul, through which the natural world could be seen in its true, dazzling brilliance. Jefferies describes how this vision reflected back into his consciousness an awareness of his soul's eternity, and its immense, unquenchable longing and love for what he called 'soul-life'.

11 Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

B.T. Washington | Biography

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Long revered as one of the greatest American autobiographies ever written by the 19th Century African-American businessman, activist, and educator, Booker T. (Taliaferro) Washington. Download the FREE e-Book version today!

12 Autobiography of Yogini in Short Mamta Kulkarni

Autobiography of Yogini in Short Mamta Kulkarni

Mamta Kulkarni | Biography

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This Book is not an attempt from me to show you how to do Meditation or its techniques or how to do Pranayama or Asanas as you already have one ''Yoga Sutras of Patanjali-by B.K.S IYENGAR but to actually cementing your first base as without which all your Asanas will just remain mere a warm up exercise and your Meditation just a mere small contained peace.but far from actual Meditation as this all come to their actuality by gathering as many strong virtues by which your Character becomes qualified by an enlighten Master to part you with that Knowledge by which you break this Cycle of Birth-Death-Decay and garland yourself with crown of immortality.

13 Autobiography and Selected Essays

Autobiography and Selected Essays

John Stuart Mill | Biography

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Biography based on the life and letters of noted English biologist, Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895).

14 Glimpses of Autobiography

Glimpses of Autobiography

Roy T. James | Biography

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A bunch of people and their characters, a flurry of happenings and my observations, scenes that would have found a place in my autobiography, if ever I wrote one.

15 Anatomy Of Amazing Lyrics! Autobiography

Anatomy Of Amazing Lyrics! Autobiography

Adam Stark | Biography

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Complete anthology of everything I have written! My accomplishments and inventions are completely explained. I prove scientifically, and provide evidence to prove that I am one of the greatest writers of all time when it comes to technical skill! Everything I show you is publicly available on the internet, and this book provides the time-stamps. I have broken down barriers in the English language!

16 Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Charlotte Bronte | Romance Classics

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A poor, abused orphan named Jane uses her cleverness and perseverance to win the love of the man she loves.

17 The Autobiography of Methuselah

The Autobiography of Methuselah

John Kendrick Bangs | Religion

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Having recently passed into what my great-grandson Shem calls my Anecdotage, it has occurred to me that perhaps some of the recollections of a more or less extended existence upon this globular mass of dust and water that we are pleased to call the earth, may prove of interest to posterity, and I have accordingly, at the earnest solicitation of my grandson, Noah, and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japhet, consented to put them into permanent literary form. In view of the facts that at this writing, ink and paper and pens have not as yet been invented, and that we have no capable stenographers among our village folk, and that because of my advanced years I should find great difficulty in producing my manuscript on a type-writing machine with my gouty fingers—for, of the luscious fluid of the gra...

18 The Days of My Life: An Autobiography

The Days of My Life: An Autobiography

Mrs. Oliphant | Biography

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Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (n e Margaret Oliphant Wilson) (4 April 1828 - 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural". *Life* The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788-1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789-1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. It was followed by Caleb Field in 1851, the year in which she met the publisher William Blackwood in Edinburgh and was invited to contribute to the famous Blackwood's Magazine. The connection was to last for her whole lifetime, during which she contributed well over 100 articles, including a critique of the character of Arthur Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. In May 1852, she married her cousin, Frank Wilson Oliphant, at Birkenhead, and settled at Harrington Square in London. An artist working mainly in stained glass, her husband had delicate health, and three of their six children died in infancy, while the father himself developed alarming symptoms of tuberculosis, then known as consumption. For the sake of his health they moved in January 1859 to Florence, and then to Rome, where Frank Oliphant died. His wife, left almost entirely without resources, returned to England and took up the burden of supporting her three remaining children by her own literary activity.She had now become a popular writer, and worked with amazing industry to sustain her position. Unfortunately, her home life was full of sorrow and disappointment. In January 1864 her only remaining daughter Maggie died in Rome, and was buried in her father's grave. Her brother, who had emigrated to Canada, was shortly afterwards involved in financial ruin, and Mrs. Oliphant offered a home to him and his children, and added their support to her already heavy responsibilities.In 1866 she settled at Windsor to be near her sons who were being educated at Eton. That year, her second cousin, Annie Louisa Walker, came to live with her as a companion-housekeeper. 3] This was her home for the rest of her life, and for more than thirty years she pursued a varied literary career with courage scarcely broken by a series of the gravest troubles. The ambitions she cherished for her sons were unfulfilled. Cyril Francis, the elder, died in 1890, leaving a Life of Alfred de Musset, incorporated in his mother's Foreign Classics for English Readers, The younger, Francis (whom she called "Cecco"), collaborated with her in the Victorian Age of English Literature and won a position at the British Museum, but was rejected by Sir Andrew Clark, a famous physician. Cecco died in 1894. With the last of her children lost to her, she had but little further interest in life. Her health steadily declined, and she died at Wimbledon, London, on 25 June 1897.In the 1880s she was the literary mentor of the Irish novelist Emily Lawless. During this time Oliphant wrote several works of supernatural fiction, including the long ghost story A Beleaguered City (1880) and several short tales, including "The Open Door" and "Old Lady Mary".

19 Youth

Youth

Leo Tolstoy | Fiction Classics

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Autobiography. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, writer, essayist, philosopher, Christian anarchist, pacifist, educational reformer, moral thinker, and an influential member of the Tolstoy family. As a fiction writer Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina; in their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realistic fiction. As a moral philosopher he was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through his work The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

20 Boyhood

Boyhood

Leo Tolstoy | Fiction Classics

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Autobiography. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, writer, essayist, philosopher, Christian anarchist, pacifist, educational reformer, moral thinker, and an influential member of the Tolstoy family. As a fiction writer Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina; in their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realistic fiction. As a moral philosopher he was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through his work The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

21 Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Wade Welch | Biography

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Autobiography which tells quite a tale of family secrets and hidden truths, Federal interference, and my commitment to telling the ugly story, resulting in a unique spiritual experience involving the influence from the other dimension.

22 This is my Story, This is my Song [5th ed]

This is my Story, This is my Song [5th ed]

Alasdair Gordon | Religious

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I describe this booklet as the Reminiscences and Musings of a Maverick Presbyterian. It is made up of two parts. Part 1 (This is my Story) is a brief autobiography, concentrating mainly on my long and ambivalent relationship with the Church of Scotland. Part 2 (This is my Song) is a personal (and somewhat opinionated) commentary on the state of the Kirk today and how I see its development in the future. In this fifth (and final) edition I have considerably expanded and updated the original text.

23 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

Harriet A. Jacobs | Mystery Classics

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The Classic book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself by Harriet A. Jacobs. A true autobiography of a slave who later won her liberty. Initially portions of her stories where published in the New-York Tribune, but many of her narratives which involved rape were too much for the general public. It is an extremely powerful description of an important part of American history.

24 Journey of My Life

Journey of My Life

Ganga N Prasad | Biography

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Journey of My Life is an autobiography which is my first publication and it is dedicated to my parents, grandparents, my late husband, my children and grandchildren.

25 Seeing the Big Picture

Seeing the Big Picture

John C. Dean | Biography

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"Seeing the Big Picture" is the autobiography of John C. Dean, the engineer who proved the take over of the US in 1963 by a shadow government represented by puppet presidents who followed: LBJ, Nixon, Ford, GHW Bush, and GW Bush. These presidents all had prior knowledge of the assassination of JFK and in all but one case, took direct action to kill JFK or cover up how he was killed with the Oswald allegation. John performed a detailed forensic ballistic analysis to account for all the missed shots,and wounds known for the actual assassination. He provides visual proof in this with his reprocessing of the old photos/movie frames, and most important, makes his whole life transparent to the reader while showing his fabulous art and other creations too precious to pass up. Enjoy your trip.

26 Memories and Adventures

Memories and Adventures

Arthur Conan Doyle | Biography

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This autobiography of Arthur Conan Doyle describes the varied aspects of his professional life as a doctor, sportsman, adventurer, political campaigner and author. It recounts the many true adventures that befell him and his relationship with such figures as Oscar Wilde, Kipling and Arthur Balfour.

27 The Journey Of My Life So Far

The Journey Of My Life So Far

Faisal Babangida | Biography

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This Autobiography have been written to show the public the type of person Kevi Girma Peter.

28 Presents from Whitley

Presents from Whitley

Alissa Pinson | Biography

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This autobiography includes the tragic death of her father along with the death of her baby girl, Whitley Reese.

29 A political pilgrim in Europe

A political pilgrim in Europe

Ethel Snowden | Politics

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In these days everybody is writing his memories. Disappointed politicians decline to be forgotten. Successful and unsuccessful generals refuse to be neglected. People of all sorts and conditions insist on being heard. The most intimate affairs of a life are laid bare in order to arrest public attention. Intolerable to most is the fear that the world will go past him. Nobody will willingly let himself die. This is the conclusion to which one is driven by the publication during the last two years of a vast mass of autobiography.

30 This is My Story, This is My Song [4th ed]

This is My Story, This is My Song [4th ed]

Alasdair Gordon | Religious

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I describe this booklet as the Reminiscences and Musings of a Maverick Presbyterian. It is made up of two parts. Part 1 (This is my Story) is a brief autobiography concentrating mainly on my long and ambivalent relationship with the Church of Scotland. Part 2 (This is my Song) is a personal (and somewhat opinionated) commentary on the state of the Kirk today and how I see its development in the future. In this fourth edition I have further expanded and updated the original text.

31 My Only Crime Was Being Born Vol.1

My Only Crime Was Being Born Vol.1

J. P. Weber | Biography

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My autobiography tells of a sage, ironic, funny life that is too strange not to be true. So many crazy things happened to me that I just had to write about them. I have Asperger's Syndrome which makes me do crazy things sometime (once in a long movie line I turned to nobody in particular and said: "What this needs is another outbreak of the black plague so the lines wouldn't be so long!" People look at you strangely when you do this. This book uses Mark Twain's formula for writing an autobiography - each chapter is based on a strange, usually sad incident in my life. One great of happiness - I met my wife as a pen pal living in Hong Kong. We wrote back and for her letters drip of love, I had to marry her and we are coming on our 29th anniversary. Read my bio. Laugh, cry and sigh...

32 Six Years of Melbourne: July 2002 to April 2008

Six Years of Melbourne: July 2002 to April 2008

Maurice HT Ling | Biography

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I left Singapore on July 5, 2002, to Melbourne, Australia, in pursue of my tertiary/university education at The University of Melbourne – to do a Bachelor of Science. There was much trepidation and anxiety as the day drew close to leave Singapore. Little did I expect that very same feelings was felt when I moved back to Singapore on April 2, 2008. Almost 6 full years of my life was in Melbourne – it is a second home to me and I am very much at ease there. For the tribulations and gifts that it had given me, I am truly glad that I made this move. The life in Melbourne is something that I do not wish to forget but the river of time is slowly grinding away the memories. To stem this normalcy, I decided to write down as much as I can recall into this autobiography.

33 The Man Within

The Man Within

Ross Shultz | Religious

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We have been doing the same thing over and over with different names and different titles but God is still trying to talk to us and we are so wrapped up in ‘religion’ that we can’t hear what He is trying to say worldwide. Anybody that wants to criticize me with their comments is welcome to do so in the comment box below, I take it as a compliment. The Man Within is the historic autobiography of a knuckle-head growing up in the 50’s and 60’s. The story starts with a devastating disease, moves into the foolishness of my teenage years, and the immaturity of being a young adult. God has opened my eyes to the illusions of what we call “church” and has uncovered to me a truth regarding the transparency of the rites and rituals of today.

34 Knights of the Art

Knights of the Art

Amy Steedman | Biography

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Author Amy Steed man presents 18 autobiographies of the world's most famous painters, with focus on their stories, and how they learned to put new life into Art by creating the most beautiful paintings that the world has ever known.

35 Reed Anthony, Cowman

Reed Anthony, Cowman

Andy Adams | Biography

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An Autobiography (1907), Adams breathes life into the story of a Texas cowboy who becomes a wealthy and influential cattleman.

36 Recollections of a Long Life

Recollections of a Long Life

Theodore Ledyard Cuyler | Science (Academic)

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Recollections of a Long Life, an Autobiography by Theodore Ledyard Cuyler. 

37 Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders

Daniel Defoe | Fiction Classics

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Purports to be the autobiography of the daughter of a woman who had been transported to Virginia for theft after her child's birth. The child is brought up in the house of the mayor of Colchester. The story relates her seduction, her marriages and liaisons, and her visit to Virginia.

38 Odyssey to Opportunity

Odyssey to Opportunity

Roger R. Fernández | Travel

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Roger's Odyssey reflects his personal striving to share in the opportunities present for all in America, but which for many, prove unattainable. This autobiography represents his commitment to the ideals which have given shape and meaning to his life. This is what makes Odyssey a story worth reading—and remembering. Alfredo Miguel de Pablo, Colegio Hispánico Miguel de Unamuno, Salamanca, Spain

39 This is My Story, This is My Song [3rd ed]

This is My Story, This is My Song [3rd ed]

Alasdair Gordon | Religious

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I describe this booklet as the Reminiscences and Musings of a Maverick Presbyterian. It is made up of two parts. Part 1 (This is my Story) is a brief autobiography concentrating mainly on my long and ambivalent relationship with the Church of Scotland. Part 2 (This is my Song) is a personal (and somewhat opinionated) commentary on the state of the Kirk today and how I see its development in the future. In this third edition I have further expanded and updated the original text.

40 Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery

Booker T Washington | Memoirs & Biography

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The autobiography of a great American who began life as a slave. The reader is given an extraordinary look into a vanished way of life.

41 A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

Bryan Britton | Biography

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An autobiography of one South African's experiences growing up in Apartheid riddled South Africa. Between 1948 and 1994 South Africa was abhorred by the world because of it's dreadful separate development policies. Life however had to go on for South Africa's multi cultured citizens. Here is one man's account of those draconian days.

42 Will You Be A Horse For God

Will You Be A Horse For God

R. Brian Richards | Religious

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Will You Be A Horse For God-is the disciplined disciple who is serious for God.Reverend Brian Richards.a.i.p.c.[M.A.C.A.] Missionary raising funds by selling his progressive autobiography e-books and hard copy books that teaching the revivals that have taken place over the past 25 years around the world, mixed with the teaching of the word of God for evangelism to Asia Minor countries.Revbrian is now invited to minister in Pakistan, India, Himalayas, Kenya, and with donations from faithful persons, and the purchase of a book you can help make this possible to work with the missionary evangelism to one of these countries. Thank you. http://divineconnexionsofchrist.com/wpx2

43 The Legacy

The Legacy

Legacy | Drama

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An autobiography of a boy in love with his best friend.

44 This Is My Story, This Is My Song

This Is My Story, This Is My Song

Alasdair Gordon | Religious

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I describe this booklet as the Reminiscences and Musings of a Maverick Presbyterian. It is made up of two parts. Part 1 (This is my Story) is a brief autobiography, concentrating mainly on my long and ambivalent relationship with the Church of Scotland. Part 2 (This is my Song) is a personal (and somewhat opinionated) commentary on the state of the Kirk today and how I see its development in the future.

45 This is my Story, This is my Song (2nd ed}

This is my Story, This is my Song (2nd ed}

Alasdair Gordon | Religious

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I describe this booklet as the Reminiscences and Musings of a Maverick Presbyterian. It is made up of two parts. Part 1 (This is my Story) is a brief autobiography, concentrating mainly on my long and ambivalent relationship with the Church of Scotland. Part 2 (This is my Song) is a personal (and somewhat opinionated) commentary on the state of the Kirk today and how I see its development in the future. In this second edition I have considerably expanded and updated the original text.

46 River Mother

River Mother

justin spring | Fiction

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RIVER MOTHER: the Face of the Sphinx is a fictional autobiography of an extraordinary Nubian female shaman/leader whose face becomes the face of the Sphinx. The story is set in the Proto-Egyptian Mother Goddess period c. 6000 B.C. and is told by River Mother herself. She begins by describing her birth and early life in a hunter/gatherer tribe in Nubia and then the shamanic training and prophetic visions that eventually drive her to journey to the Nile delta where she becomes a great visionary leader whose impact on the lives of the delta’s inhabitants eventually bring them to honor her as a living Goddess by carving her face on a cliff in Giza.

47 Rider Haggard: His Extraordinary Life and Colonial Work

Rider Haggard: His Extraordinary Life and Colonial Work

Geoffrey Clarke | Biography

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There is no excuse needed for basing this biography of Sir Henry Rider Haggard on the personal account of his literary life given in his own words in his autobiography, The Days of My Life. There can be no truer biography than that given by the first hand witness, the author himself. Of course, in my book, I have used memories provided by other family members, friends and colleagues to supplement his very full, subjective life story. In terms of the methodology in this biography, I have employed traditional literary criticism allied with qualitative approaches to research, such as family letters, portraits on canvas, evidence from correspondence between Haggard and other authors, handwriting in the original texts to discern authorship, sampling, observation, and period plate photographs.

48 The Best of British Genocide Part 1 - Immaculate Conception

The Best of British Genocide Part 1 - Immaculate Conception

Philip Wylie | Biography

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This is a unique autobiography written in an individualistic style. Phil Wylie states that in relation to the book that it may seem “stranger than fiction”. This crossed my mind as I read it. It is a real “page-turner” with the family history covering the post-British Empire period. The book is written by a highly intelligent person, but through the lens of a person with a late diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome in adult life. The occupational and interpersonal stresses caused by the Aspergers Syndrome are well illustrated in this book. Mental health professionals working in the area of autism and adult psychiatry, psychologists and the lay reader interested in Aspergers Syndrome will find the book hugely rewarding. I felt the book illustrated creativity I described in my own book called "Geni".

49 Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe | Children's Classics

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When Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked on a deserted island , he builds a house, grows crops, and saves the life of a native.