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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

by G. Suetonius Tranquillus Dancing Unicorn Books (September 27, 2018)

The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor...


You Can’t Win

by Jack Black Dancing Unicorn Books (July 12, 2017)

My background is crowded with robberies, burglaries, and thefts too numerous to recall. All manner of crimes against property. Arrests, trials, acquittals, convictions, escapes. Penitentiaries! I see in the...


The March of the Ten Thousand

by Xenophon Dancing Unicorn Books (May 07, 2017)

Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes. Xenophon,...


Walden

by Henry David Thoreau Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

Walden is one of the best-known non-fiction books ever written by an American. It details Thoreau's sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden...


Up From Slavery

by Booker T. Washington Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

Up from Slavery is one of the most influential biographies ever written. On one level it is the life story of Booker T. Washington and his rise from slavery to accomplished educator and activist. On another...


Twenty Years at Hull House

by Jane Addams Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

Hull-House is a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Located in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, Hull-House opened its doors to the...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup Dancing Unicorn Books (May 28, 2017)

Here is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York. He was kidnapped by unscrupulous slave hunters and sold into slavery where he, endured unimaginable degradation and abuse...


Autobiography of a Yogi

by Paramhansa Yogananda Dancing Unicorn Books (March 18, 2017)

'Autobiography of a Yogi' introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding...


Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson Dancing Unicorn Books (March 18, 2017)

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion...


The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams Dancing Unicorn Books (March 12, 2017)

'The Education of Henry Adams' is the Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography of Henry Adams. 'The Education' is much more a record of Adams's introspection than of his deeds. It is an extended meditation on the...


The Complete Autobiographies of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Frederick Douglass was born a slave, he escaped a brutal system and through sheer force of will educated himself and became an abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman, and reformer. This three-in-one...


The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

by Giacomo Casanova Dancing Unicorn Books (February 26, 2017)

Casanova was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th...


The Rough Riders

by Theodore Roosevelt Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

The Rough Riders was the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry. Roosevelt had resigned as Assistant Secretary of the Navy to fight in the war, and his forceful personality and notoriety among...


Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

by T. E. Lawrence Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

When T. E. Lawrence's 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' first appeared in 1922 it was immediately recognized as a literary masterpiece. In writing his extraordinary account of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 and his own...


Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

by William Craft Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

Ellen Craft and William Craft were slaves from Macon, Georgia who escaped to the North in December 1848 by traveling openly by train and steamboat, arriving in Philadelphia on Christmas Day. She posed as a white...


Parallel Lives: Complete

by Plutarch Dancing Unicorn Books (December 02, 2016)

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings....


The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave: With Linked Table of Contents

by Mary Prince Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

Mary Prince was the first woman slave to write of her experience. Her recollections are vivid, powerful, and lyrical. Upon its publication the book had a galvanizing effect on the abolitionist movement in England....


The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave

by Sojourner Truth Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

Truth spoke about abolition, women's rights, prison reform, and preached to the Legislature against capital punishment. Not everyone welcomed her preaching and lectures, but she had many friends and staunch...


The Man Who Talks with Flowers: The Intimate Life Story of Dr. George Washington Carver

by Glenn Clark Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

During his life time George Washington Carver was referred to as the black Leonardo da Vinci. His research into alternative crops to replace cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes revolutionized...


The Life of Flavius Josephus: With Linked Table of Contents

by Flavius Josephus Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

The family from which I am derived is not an ignoble one, but hath descended all along from the priests; and as nobility among several people is of a different origin, so with us to be of the sacerdotal dignity,...


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: With Linked Table of Contents

by De Thomas De Quincey Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater' (1821) is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. The 'Confessions' was...


Helen Keller: The Story of My Life: The Story of My Life' by Helen Keller with 'Her Letters' (1887-1901) and 'A Supplementary Account of Her Education

by Helen Keller Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

'The Story of My Life' is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her early life, especially her experiences with Anne Sullivan. The book is dedicated to inventor Alexander Graham Bell. The dedication reads,...


Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt: With Linked Table of Contents

by Theodore Roosevelt Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth President of the United States. A leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Party, he was a Governor of New York and a professional historian, naturalist,...