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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

by Suelette Dreyfus
Underground
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A book about the exploits of a group of Australian, American, and British hackers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The first chapter talks about the reaction of the computer security community to a worm that attacked DEC VMS computers in DECnet in December 1989 and was allegedly managed by a hacker from Melbourne....
Number of pages: ~ 512 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by George Alexander Fischer
Beethoven, a character study
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Ludwig van Beethoven is the greatest phenomenon in world music culture, a composer who became a legend during his lifetime. He was so incredibly talented and purposeful that, even having lost his hearing, he continued to create his own, unmatched, brilliant masterpieces. An outstanding maestro stood on the threshold of Romanticism in Western European music and was the direct founder of a new era, which replaced the exhausted Classicism. As a child, having learned music on the harpsichord with its characteristic lace sound, Beethoven subsequently popularized the piano by creating 5 concerts,...
Number of pages: ~ 138 pages
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by Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower
Joan of Arc
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Ronald Gower is a British lord, politician, sculptor and writer. The amazing life of Joan of Arc haunted him. The legendary liberator of France is devoted to books, works, films, performances and paintings. In France there is no city in which her name would not be immortalized. The phenomenon of memory and great reverence for Joan of Arc lies in her unique biography - at 17 she became the commander in chief of France. Lord Gower studied her biography in detail to learn more about the phenomenal warrior, and shared his discoveries with the world....
Number of pages: ~ 334 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.2/5

How to Win Friends and Influence People
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For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century! Learn: * Three fundamental techniques in handling people * The six ways to make people like you * The twelve ways to win people to you way of thinking * The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment...
Number of pages: ~ 250 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
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The story of the life of Frederick Douglas was written, as the title page reports, by Frederick Douglas himself and published in 1845. More than 250 years later, the narrative is still a powerful work, both for the bright window it provides for the practice of slavery in the American South and for its eloquent protection of human rights. The story tells the story of the life of Douglas from the moment of his birth to his escape from slavery at the age of 20 years. He reads both a personal testimony and an elaborate argument against slavery. Thus, Douglas's autobiography makes a strong...
Number of pages: ~ 176 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5

by Benjamin Franklin
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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Dale Carnegie said: “If you want excellent advice on how to deal with people, manage yourself and improve your personal qualities, read the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - one of the most fascinating stories of life.” Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790) was a politician, diplomat, scientist, inventor, journalist, publisher, and freemason. One of the leaders of the war for the independence of the United States. The first American to become a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His biography is among the leaders in downloading on the Internet all over the...
Number of pages: ~ 144 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.3/5