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  • Dallam's Travels with an Organ to the Grand Signieur, 1599-1600

    Dallam's Travels with an Organ to the Grand Signieur, 1599-1600

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Thomas Dallam
    Duration: 03:51:40

    Queen Elizabeth the First of England, the Grand Turk at Constantinople, and an organ builder named Thomas Dallam-quite a trio. In 1599, Elizabeth commanded master organ builder Dallam to construct and deliver to the Grand Signieur , as a present intended to garner trade and political advantages for ... [ more ]

  • The History of Emily Montague Vol 1 (Dramatic Reading)

    The History of Emily Montague Vol 1 (Dramatic Reading)

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Frances Moore Brooke
    Duration: 03:08:25

    The novel takes place 10 years after the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759 when Quebec becomes a British colony. Written as a collection of letters, the story follows the relationships between Edward Rivers (a British soldier), his friend, John Temple (rather a cad), Emily Montague (a young Br ... [ more ]

  • Journal of Julius Rodman

    Journal of Julius Rodman

    Genre: Biographies,Literary
    Author: Edgar Allan Poe
    Duration: 02:56:33

    The Journal of Julius Rodman, Being an Account of the First Passage across the Rocky Mountains of North America Ever Achieved by Civilized Man is an unfinished serial novel by American author Edgar Allan Poe published in 1840. Six installments of the novel were published in Burton's Gentleman's Maga ... [ more ]

  • John Gutenberg, First Master Printer: His Acts and Most Remarkable Discourses and his Death

    John Gutenberg, First Master Printer: His Acts and Most Remarkable Discourses and his Death

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Franz Von Dingelstedt
    Duration: 02:38:00

    This is a brief sketch of the last years of the life of Johannes (John) Gutenberg, the man who invented the movable letter press. We join him in Mayence, where he lives in poverty. We get to know his enemies and his friends, and some information about why he isn't the rich man we'd expect him to be. ... [ more ]

  • The Life of Anthony

    The Life of Anthony

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Athanasius of Alexandria
    Duration: 02:35:33

    Anthony (251-356CE) lived in Egypt, and became one of the fathers of Christian desert monasticism. When he was about 18 years old, and having inherited a large fortune, he heard a sermon about Jesus challenging the rich young ruler to go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have tr ... [ more ]

  • John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works

    John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 02:34:08

    This biography is actually a series of essays by prominent personalities of the time that shed light on John Stuart Mill's life and areas of endeavor. Those areas include his experiences in India House, his moral character, certain botanical explorations, how effective he was as a critic, studies in ... [ more ]

  • John James Audubon

    John James Audubon

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: John Burroughs
    Duration: 02:33:35

    Audubon's life naturally divides itself into three periods: his youth, which was on the whole a gay and happy one, and which lasted till the time of his marriage at the age of twenty-eight; his business career which followed, lasting ten or more years, and consisting mainly in getting rid of the for ... [ more ]

  • A Description of New England

    A Description of New England

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Captain John Smith
    Duration: 02:26:59

    Captain John Smith (c. January 1580 – June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North Ameri ... [ more ]

  • The Story of Garfield

    The Story of Garfield

    Genre: Biographies,Political
    Author: William Gunion Rutherford
    Duration: 02:24:20

    A short biography of the 20th U.S. President. Garfield was raised in humble circumstances on an Ohio farm by his widowed mother and elder brother. Before he was elected president in the Republican party he was first elected to Congress in 1862 as Representative of the 19th District of Ohio. Then to ... [ more ]

  • Joseph Conrad

    Joseph Conrad

    Genre: Biographies,Literary
    Author: Hugh Walpole
    Duration: 02:17:45

    This is a literary biography of Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) who is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked a ... [ more ]

  • Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Frances Alice Forbes
    Duration: 02:15:03

    Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491– 1556) was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. After being seriously wounded in the Battle of Pamplona in 1521, he underwent a spiri ... [ more ]

  • Autobiography of St. Ignatius

    Autobiography of St. Ignatius

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: St. Ignatius Loyola
    Duration: 02:14:12

    This account of the life of St. Ignatius, dictated by himself to Father Gonzalez, is a most valuable record of the great Founder of the Society of Jesus. It, more than any other work, gives an insight into the spiritual life of St. Ignatius. Few works in ascetical literature, except the writings of ... [ more ]

  • Versailles Christmas-Tide

    Versailles Christmas-Tide

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Mary Stuart Boyd
    Duration: 02:07:57

    The Boy has fallen ill with scarlet fever while at school in France. His parents rush to his side. A touching memoir. - Summary by david wales ... [ more ]

  • Phillips Brooks

    Phillips Brooks

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe
    Duration: 02:07:16

    Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893) was one of the finest and most famous clergyman in the nineteenth century; he was acknowledged as a masterful preacher. His teachings were filled with understanding, compassion, and encouragement. He spent most of his life as rector of Trinity Church, Boston, and serv ... [ more ]

  • Log-Cabin Lady

    Log-Cabin Lady

    Genre: Biographies,Historical,Biographies,Historical
    Author: Various Authors , LibriVox Volunteers
    Duration: 02:04:53

    'The story of The Log-Cabin Lady is one of the annals of America. It is a moving record of the conquest of self-consciousness and fear through mastery of manners and customs. It has been written by one who has not sacrificed the strength and honesty of her pioneer girlhood, but who added to these qu ... [ more ]

  • Life of Blessed John B. Marie Vianney, Curé of Ars

    Life of Blessed John B. Marie Vianney, Curé of Ars

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,Biographies,Christianity,Memoir
    Author: Anonymous
    Duration: 01:56:54

    Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, T.O.S.F., (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), commonly known in English as St John Vianney, was a French parish priest who is venerated in the Catholic Church as a saint and as the patron saint of all priests. He is often referred to as the Curé d'Ars. He became internationall ... [ more ]

  • From Plotzk to Boston

    From Plotzk to Boston

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Mary Antin
    Duration: 01:53:46

    An intensely personal account of the immigration experience as related by a young Jewish girl from Plotzk (a town in the government of Vitebsk, Russia). Mary Antin, with her mother, sisters, and brother, set out from Plotzk in 1894 to join their father, who had journeyed to the Promised Land of Amer ... [ more ]

  • Lepers of Molokai

    Lepers of Molokai

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir,Historical
    Author: Charles Warren Stoddard
    Duration: 01:53:07

    This is the story of the lepers of Molokai and of the Roman Catholic missionary, Father Damien, who ministered to those who languished in that desolate place, waiting for death to release them from a most intense form of physical and mental suffering. Fr. Damien, born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman C ... [ more ]

  • How I became a Secret Agent

    How I became a Secret Agent

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Dr. A. K. Graves
    Duration: 00:59:00

    The mysterious man known as Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves was a double agent working for the German secret service and MI5 before the start of the first world war. In 1912 he was arrested in Scotland and imprisoned. But after 8 months he was mysteriously released and shortly afterwards appeared in N ... [ more ]

  • Elephant Man

    Elephant Man

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Sir Frederick Treves
    Duration: 00:55:20

    Sir Frederick Treves, 1st Baronet, GCVO, CH, CB (1853 - 1923) was a prominent British surgeon of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, best known for his friendship with Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man. The Elephant Man is Treves' own first-hand account of how he met and befriended Joseph Merrick ... [ more ]