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by Tara Westover
Educated
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For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping...
Number of pages: ~ 342 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by Gabrielle Zevin
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
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Hanging over the porch of the tiny New England bookstore called Island Books is a faded sign with the motto “No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World.” A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means. A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, A.J. can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too...
Number of pages: ~ 272 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5

The Life of Sir Richard Burton
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Richard Francis Burton is a British traveler, writer, poet, translator, ethnographer, linguist, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He became famous for his studies of Asia and Africa, as well as his exceptional knowledge of various languages and cultures. During his life, Burton was a very controversial figure. Although many revered him as a hero, others saw him as an unprincipled adventurer and an immoral person. His free views on sexuality shocked contemporaries and created the basis for rumors....
Number of pages: ~ 394 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.6/5

by Sir Frank T. Marzials
Life of Charles Dickens
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He was the main character in the literary world of England during the era of Queen Victoria, became the first master pen who lived on the money earned by writing work. And he turned out to be the first English celebrity in the modern sense of the word - he became a "star", which idolized admirers idolized. And at the same time, Dickens always led a double life - a public person and a person obsessed with excruciating complexes and passions....
Number of pages: ~ 206 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.7/5

by Hamlin Garland
A Son of the Middle Border
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Hannibal Hamlin Garland is an American novelist, poet, and essayist. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize of 1922. Known for his work on farmers in the Midwestern United States. The author of the trilogy about life in the Midwest "A Son of the Middle Border", 1917; "A Daughter of the Middle Border", 1921; "Back-trailers from the Middle Border", 1928....
Number of pages: ~ 431 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4/5

by C. H. Forbes-Lindsay
Captain John Smith
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John Smith is an English writer and sailor who stood at the origins of Jamestown, the first British settlement in the territory of the modern United States. In the imagination of the masses, the name of Captain John Smith is associated with a story he himself told about his "romantic relationship" with the daughter of an Indian chief named Pocahontas....
Number of pages: ~ 195 pages
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by Mark Twain
Life on the Mississippi
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The childhood of Mark Twain passed in the town of Hannibal on the banks of the famous Mississippi, the love of which the great writer kept for life. After the death of his father in 1847, a teenager was forced to enter the typography as a typesetter, and at the age of twenty he sailed as a pilot on a steamboat. In 1883  Twain writes "Life on the Mississippi", in which one can already feel the loss of the inherent cheerfulness of the author. The free element of the river corresponds to the internal state of the hero, and it seems that man exists in unity with nature and civilization. But the...
Number of pages: ~ 167 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

by Archibald Henderson
Mark Twain
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The literary heritage of Mark Twain entered the treasury of world culture, becoming the property of working mankind. Over the fifty-year period of his literary work, Mark Twain, a satirist and humorist, created an amazing picture of the people's life in depth, breadth and dynamism. Despite the obstacles that the ruling class of the United States repaired for him, fighting and suffering, overcoming his own mistakes, Mark Twain courageously performed the duty of a citizen writer and defended the truth in works published after his death. All the best that was created by Mark Twain, reflects the...
Number of pages: ~ 230 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5

by Frank Lewis Dyer
Edison: His Life and Inventions
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Thomas Edison is one of those great minds who, appearing in known periods of time among mankind, mark a whole new era in the development of a particular branch of science and technology. It is impossible to apply to him the standard that is usually used in evaluating many outstanding personalities; in their special mental strength and almost superhuman talents, people like him stand apart, representing amazing phenomena that have not yet been sufficiently studied by science....
Number of pages: ~ 202 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.9/5

The Man Shakespeare and His Tragic Life Story
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The author was inclined to abstract theorizing. Frank Harris, whose book “The Shakespeare Man and the Tragic Story of His Life” was published in 1909 and enthusiastically received by Arnold Bennett, believed that it contrasted sharply with the orthodox biographies of high academic authorities whom Harris dismissed as “Mr. Cracker and company. ”...
Number of pages: ~ 440 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.3/5