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The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and His Essay: The Gospel of Wealth

by Andrew Carnegie Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

One of the earliest memoirs of an American capitalist, this 1920 volume recounts an immigrant's rise from clerk to captain of industry and steel magnate. Includes Carnegie's treatise on his philanthropic views....


Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila

by St. Teresa of Avila Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

In this classic of Christian mysticism, a Carmelite nun describes her struggles and ultimate union with God. St. Teresa recounts her childhood, spiritual crises, and embrace of the contemplative life.


Plato's Theory of Knowledge: The Theaetetus and the Sophist

by Plato & Francis M. Cornford Dover Publications (January 25, 2013)

Two masterpieces of Plato's later period. The Theaetetus offers a systematic treatment of the question "What is knowledge?" The Sophist follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher....


Pierre Curie: With Autobiographical Notes by Marie Curie

by Marie Curie Dover Publications (July 25, 2013)

Intimate memoir of the Nobel laureate, written by his wife and lab partner, analyzes the nature and significance of the Curies' experiments. In addition, the author reconstructs her own work with radiation.


The Promised Land

by Mary Antin Dover Publications (August 05, 2013)

This 1912 classic of the Jewish-American immigrant experience, whose author arrived in Boston from Russia as a child in the 1890s, offers a moving narrative of Old and New World cultures.


From Galileo to Newton

by A. Rupert Hall Dover Publications (June 08, 2012)

Tracing the revolution in physics initiated by Galileo and culminating in Newton's achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.


Buffalo Bill's Life Story: An Autobiography

by William Fredrick Cody Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Thrilling yarns of buffalo hunts, Indian life, and riding with the Pony Express abound in this exciting memoir of life in the Old West. Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.


Letters of Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

Lovingly compiled by a close friend, this first collection of Dickinson's letters originally appeared in 1894, only eight years after the poet's death. Animated by the same spirited sensitivity as her much-admired...


My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience

by Booker T. Washington Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

The celebrated leader describes his influences and proposes that most African Americans would benefit from a practical trade rather than a liberal arts education, a position that ignited an enduring debate....


Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers

by Fred Howard Dover Publications (March 29, 2013)

Definitive, crisply written study tells the full story of the brothers' lives and work — from their early childhood and initial fascination with flight, the historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, more.


The Secret Life of Salvador Dal

by Salvador Dali Dover Publications (May 13, 2013)

This startling early autobiography takes Dalí through his late 30s and "communicates the...total picture of himself (Dalí) sets out to portray" — Books. Superbly illustrated with over 80 photographs and...


The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama

by Lord Raglan Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Heroic figures, all with the human desire for idealization in common, are the focus of this study — from Oedipus and King Arthur to heroes of the Trojan War and Robin Hood.


Gravity

by George Gamow Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

A distinguished physicist and teacher takes reader-friendly look at three scientists whose work unlocked many of the mysteries behind the laws of physics: Galileo, Newton, and Einstein.


The Indian Equator: Mark Twain's India Revisited

by Ian Strathcarron Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

In 1895 Mark Twain conducted a year-long around-the-world lecture tour that formed the basis for Following the Equator. A modern-day journalist recounts Twain's passage through India and offers his own intriguing...


Galileo and the Scientific Revolution

by Laura Fermi & Gilberto Bernardini Dover Publications (January 24, 2013)

An absorbing account of the origins of modern science as well as a biography, this book places particular emphasis on Galileo's experiments with telescopes and his observations of the sky.


Van Gogh on Art and Artists: Letters to Emile Bernard

by Vincent Van Gogh Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

23 missives — written from 1887 to 1889 — radiate their author's impulsiveness, intensity, and mysticism. The letters are complemented by reproductions of van Gogh's major paintings. 32 full-page black-and-white...


Autobiography of Mother Jones

by Mary Harris Jones, Mary Field Parton & Clarence Darrow Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

This important addition to labor and feminist literature speaks tirelessly and effectively on behalf of workers' rights and unions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Einstein's Essays in Science

by Albert Einstein & Alan Harris Dover Publications (December 12, 2012)

Speeches and essays in accessible, everyday language profile influential physicists such as Niels Bohr and Isaac Newton. They also explore areas of physics to which the author made major contributions.


Rodin on Art and Artists

by Auguste Rodin Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

In an intimate talk with his protégé, the sculptor offers candid, wide-ranging comments on the meaning of art; other famed artists; the relation of sculpture to poetry, painting, and music; more. 76 illustrations....


My Autobiography: With "The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism"

by Benito Mussolini Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Recollections of the Italian dictator's public and private life — from his early years as an agitator and journalist to the "March on Rome" and his first years in power.


The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams Dover Publications (August 06, 2013)

Pulitzer Prize-winning work by distinguished historian recounts search for order in a chaotic world. "A book of unique richness, of unforgettable comment and challenging thought . . ." — The New York Times....


The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

by Walter Pater Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

Pater's graceful essays discuss the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as...


Memoirs of a Buccaneer: Dampier's New Voyage Round the World, 1697

by William Dampier Dover Publications (July 06, 2012)

This fascinating travel and adventure book tells of pirate life and offers a rare look at the 17th-century botany and anthropology of Central and South America and the East Indies. 7 illustrations.


Complete Essays

by Francis Bacon Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

The Elizabethan sage offers wise, witty observations on truth, adversity, love, ambition, fame, and many other topics. Short but thought-provoking, these essays constitute an excellent combination of style and...


H. D. Thoreau, a Writer's Journal

by Laurence Stapleton Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

Selections from Journal dealing with ideals, purposes, conditions for writing, style, etc.


The Life of William Morris

by J. W. Mackail Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

Classic biography of great Victorian poet, designer, socialist. Childhood, education, socialism, Arts and Crafts movement, Kelmscott Press, much more. 22 black-and-white illus.


Recollections of a Picture Dealer

by Ambroise Vollard Dover Publications (June 19, 2012)

Art merchant recounts selling the works of Cézanne; partying with Renoir, Forain, Degas, and Rodin; the studios of Manet, Matisse, Picasso, and Rousseau; encounters with Gertrude Stein, Zola, others. 33 illustrations....


American Indian Stories

by Zitkala-Sa Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

A testimony to the power of one woman's spirit, this moving collection of autobiographical tales and family stories portrays a Native American teacher's struggle between her heritage and American society.


From X-rays to Quarks: Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries

by Emilio Segrè Dover Publications (April 05, 2012)

A Nobel Laureate offers impressions of the development of modern physics, emphasizing complex but less familiar personalities. Offers fascinating scientific background and compelling treatments of topics of...


My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Born a slave, Douglass became outspoken force in antislavery movement. The best of Douglass's autobiographies. Graphic description of slave life.


Noa Noa: The Tahitian Journal

by Paul Gauguin Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Impressions from two years in Tahiti. Compelling autobiographical fragment. 24 black-and-white illustrations.


My Art, My Life: An Autobiography

by Diego Rivera & with Gladys March Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

A richly revealing document offering many telling insights into the mind and heart of a giant of 20th-century art. "Engrossing as a novel." — Chicago Sunday Tribune. 21 halftones.


Travels of William Bartram

by William Bartram Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty....


Heimskringla: or, The Lives of the Norse Kings

by Snorri Sturluson Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles reigns of 16 high kings, including Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Viking roving gives way to Christianity, unification of Norway. Over 130 illustrations...


Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Them

by Benjamin Bold Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Delve into the development of modern mathematics and match wits with Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and others. Each chapter explores an individual type of challenge, with commentary and practice problems. Solutions....


The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein

by George Gamow Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

The distinguished scientist and author traces the development of physics from the age of the ancient Greeks to modern particle physics, offering fascinating biographical and historical data. 136 illustrations....


Picasso

by Gertrude Stein Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Intimate, revealing memoir of Picasso as man and artist by influential literary figure. Highly readable amalgam of biographical fact, artistic and aesthetic comments. One of Stein's most accessible works. 61...


Hunger

by Knut Hamsun Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

A modern classic about a penniless, unemployed young writer, this powerful, autobiographical novel paints an unforgettable portrait of a man driven to the edge of self-destruction by forces beyond his control....


Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

by Emily Ruete Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

This 19th-century autobiography offers a rare inside look at the society surrounding a sultan's palace. A real-life princess in exile recalls her vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues....


The Story of My Life

by Helen Keller Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

One of the great stories of human courage and dedication recounts life of a remarkable woman and her extraordinary relationship with her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Unforgettable portrait of one of the 20th century's...


Geronimo: My Life

by Geronimo & S. M. Barrett Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Completely and utterly authentic, this classic's captivating narrator is the legendary warrior and shaman himself, who describes his early life and his family, rituals related to hunting and religion, and his...


My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography

by León Trotsky Dover Publications (March 08, 2012)

This priceless historical document features firsthand accounts from top levels of leadership in the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, chronicling the struggle to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat....


Nostradamus and His Prophecies

by Edgar Leoni Dover Publications (June 27, 2013)

Complete, definitive study: biography, historical background, and parallel texts in English and French of all the prophecies, most of the famous — and infamous — interpretations, and much more.


The Essential Marx

by Karl Marx & León Trotsky Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Published in 1861, one of few extant slave narratives written by a woman. Powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life through the inspiring tale of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.


Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Lively recollections of Twain's salad days as a novice steamboat pilot to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller....


On Dreams

by Sigmund Freud & M. D. Eder Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Concise, accessible version of the master's theory of dreams as disguised wish fulfillment. Contrasts scientific, popular views; considers origins, mental mechanisms.


Confessions of an English Opium Eater

by Thomas de Quincey Dover Publications (May 31, 2012)

Impressive account of the author's early years as a precocious student, his adventures among the outcasts of London, studies at Oxford University, introduction to opium in 1804 and his longterm involvement with...


When I Was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection

by Norman R. Yetman Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

More than 2,000 former slaves provide first-person accounts in blunt, simple language about their lives in bondage. Illuminating, often startling information about southern life before, during, and after the...


Narrative of Sojourner Truth

by Sojourner Truth Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

First published in 1850, this inspiring memoir by the famous African-American abolitionist and champion of women's rights tells of her life in slavery, her self-liberation, and her tireless campaign for racial...