The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Google Auto-narrated Demo


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 46

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Franklin's Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style. This work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. This title is based on the Harvard Classics edition.

The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027243920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Jefferson was mainly of English ancestry, born and educated in colonial Virginia. He graduated from the College of William & Mary and briefly practiced law, with the largest number of his cases concerning land ownership claims. During the American Revolution, he represented Virginia in the Continental Congress that adopted the Declaration, drafted the law for religious freedom as a Virginia legislator, and served as a wartime governor.

Golden Girl - The Autobiography of the Greatest Ever Ladies' Darts Player

Author: Trina Gulliver

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1782192638

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Trina Gulliver is indisputably the finest ladies' darts player in the world. With an amazing seven consecutive Lakeside Ladies' World Championsship titles under her belt, this inspirational woman can lay claim to being the most phenomenal player of all time. But it hasn't always been a victorious check-outs for this Warwickshire girl. Qualifying as a joiner at the age of nineteen, Trina soon set up her own business and had her first taste of making it in what has traditionally been a man's world. Her calm head, keen eye and steady hand proved to be useful skills in this trade - and would prove priceless when stepped up to the oche as a professional player. Always a lover of the game, Trina held her first 'arrow' at the age of two, and after some success later in the Warwickshire County side she went full-time as a professional player. Without any sponsorship in her first year, she struggled to make ends meet as she drove all over Europe to play. But her determination to get to the top saw her make it to number ten in the world, and she finally hit the bullseye in the form of a sponsor. Twelve months later she was number one - where she remains to this day. Fiercely passionate about her sport, Trina has long been an outspoken critic of the prize money in the women's game compared to the men's, and has done sterling work in helping to raise the profile of the ladies' game. Professional to the core, Trina works as hard as the top male players on her game, and is a role model to women in the sport. Golden Girl is the story of a woman whose talent, grit and determination saw her realise her dream. Heart-warming and inspirational, this book will appeal to darts lovers and anyone interested in a story of success against the odds.

The Autobiography of Desire

Author: Anjana Sharma

Publisher: Macmillan


Category: English fiction

Page: 268

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This book explores the matrix of ideas and ideologies that paved the way for the intense intellectual, social and political ferment of post-revolutionary Europe. Its focus on the texts of Jacobin women novelists such as Elizabeth Inchbald, Mary Wollstonec

The Autobiography of Miklós Bethlen

Author: Miklós Bethlen,Bernard Adams

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 583

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The Bethlen family was an ancient noble house of considerable wealth and influence in Transylvania. The earliest recorded member of the family is one who died while studying in Paris in 1184; such was the family's status even then that the king of Hungary was personally notified of the sad event. Over the years the Bethlens provided many a distinguished man to public life - Count Istvan, Prime Minister of Hungary 1921-31, was the last Bethlen to hold high office - among them Privy Councillors, Chief Justices, Foispans, military commanders and Chancellors of Transylvania. Their most famous member, Gabor Bethlen (1580-1629), ruled as Prince of Transylvania from 1613 and was elected King of Hungary in 1620, although he was never crowned. The writer of this autobiography, Count Miklos (born 1642), was a general in 1682, Privy Councillor in 1689, Foispan in 1690 and Chancellor in 1691, after an excellent education (including travel and study in western Europe) and a distinguished career in public life. He then clashed with General Rabutin, from 1696 the Austrian Commander in Chief in Transylvania, which led to his arrest and imprisonment on a charge of treason in 1703. His autobiography, one of the most extensive of the literary memoirs that came from Transylvania at this period (among them the Letters from Turkey of Kelemen Mikes and Metamorphosis Transylvaniae of Peter Apor, both published by Kegan Paul in Bernard Adams's English translation), was written in prison and under sentence of death in Hungary and Austria. Transferred to Viennese confinement in 1708 and pardoned by Emperor Charles III in 1712, Bethlen was never allowed to return to Transylvania, spent his last years in relative freedom in Vienna, and died in 1716.