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There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and ...
 
There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer’s aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and ...
 
The history of a woman who rose above and beyond tragedy, grief and personal loss to become one of the most powerful figures in sixteenth century Europe is wonderfully told in this biography Queen Elizabeth, by Jacob Abbott. Beginning with the tragic circumstances of Elizabeth's mother, the lovely and doomed Anne Boleyn's execution and Henry VIII's dissolution of the English Catholic Church, the story of Elizabeth's rise to power is reflective of the England's domination of world politics as ...
 
Tutored by Aristotle, compelled to ascend the throne at the age of 20 when his illustrious father was assassinated, driven by a passion for expanding the borders of his tiny kingdom, Alexander of Macedon was one of the most towering figures of ancient history. He is brought to vivid life in this gripping volume by the American children's writer Jacob Abbott. In his short but eventful life, the young Macedonian king went on to rule over one of the most powerful and largest empires in the anci ...
 
“There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial arts among his people, in order to study himself the art and mystery of shipbuilding, and of his having worked wi ...
 
The French mathematician and philosopher, Blaise Pascal once remarked, “Cleopatra's nose. Had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed!” Such was the legendary power and attraction of this most famous woman ruler that generations of artists, readers, writers, historians and poets have ensured that she remains immortal and unforgettable. Jacob Abbott's Cleopatra is a work of historical biography, told in a highly dramatic and gripping style. It brings the character ...
 
The book chronicles the extraordinary life and leadership of Rome’s Emperor Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)
 
Jacob Abbott wrote many historical books for children. He was careful to ensure historical accuracy, and as he said himself in the preface to this book "Whatever of interest ... these stories may possess is due solely to the facts themselves which are recorded in them, and to their being brought together in a plain, simple, and connected narrative."This is the story of Romulus, the founding of Rome and the early years of its history, written in a way both readable and enjoyable for adults an ...
 
Jacob Abbott chronicles the unspeakably treacherous rise of Richard III to the throne of England in the midst of the war between the Yorks and the Lancasters and his ultimate fall on the Field of Bosworth. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)
 
Chronicles the life of Richard II, born in 1367 in Bordeaux, France, who later wore the crown of King of England. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)
 
A history of Russia from 500 B.C. to 1855 A.D., written by John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the brother of Jacob Abbott. (Summary by Jean Bascom)
 
Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks.Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. - Written by Wikipedia and Lizzie Driver
 
Margaret of Anjou, wife of England’s Henry VI, played a key role in launching the storied War of the Roses – the 30-year civil conflict fuelled by the Lancasters and the Yorks, each vying for the British throne in the 15th century.
 
There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and ...
 
There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and ...
 
Subtitled, "The principles on which a firm parental authority may be established and maintained, without violence or anger, and the right development of the moral and mental capacities be promoted by methods in harmony with the structure and the characteristics of the juvenile mind." This book gives practical advice on how to raise children using "gentle measures" that do not damage the children's emotions or self esteem. Most of the information is as relevant and practical today as it was w ...
 
There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial arts among his people, in order to study himself the art and mystery of shipbuilding, and of his having worked wit ...
 
Any Questions? with Jonathan Dimbleby: topical debate in which guests from politics, business, science, arts and the media answer questions from members of the public. BBC Radio 4
 
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Your say on the issues discussed on Any Questions? Presented by Anita Anand.By BBC Radio 4.
 
Edward Stourton presents political debate from High Storrs School in Sheffield.By BBC Radio 4.
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
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