Biography by Type of Person

This is easily our most clumsily-titled category. We apologize, and politely ask that you get over it. Regardless of its clumsiness, you get the point: these are biographies sorted according to the occupation of the subject. So, Marie Curie will show up in the "Scientists, Naturalists & Inventors" category, and Alexander the Great can be found in "Military Heroes & Scourges."

Of course, many biographies will end up in multiple categories. For instance, Marie Curie will also be in "Famous Women" and Alexander the Great is in "World Leaders" as well. We've done our best to include each person in every category in which they belong, but we fully admit we're fallible and limited human beings.

The intention is that these interrelated categorizations will help you zero in on just the right person and topic. If you want to find out which presidents were also Army commanders, you'll be able to do so; and if you want to read a biography about a woman who was also an inventor and an explorer, these subcategories will help you find it.

Getting the most out of this system will require you to put the links on the left-hand sidebar to use. We've put countless hours into putting books in categories and then linking those categories so that you can find exactly the book you're looking for, or at least books about the person you want to read about.

We obviously haven't exhausted the "types of people" with our categories, but we've covered the major bases. Whether you want to read about a politician, a general, a school teacher, a missionary, a baseball pitcher, or an African-American missionary memoir-writer, we've done our best to facilitate your search and help you discover what you need.

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Active Filters: 11th grade (Ages 16-17), Hardcover
Abraham Lincoln: The War Years - 4 Volumes
by Carl Sandburg
from Harcourt
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$20.00 (1 in stock)
All Things for Good
Leaders in Action Series
by Steve Wilkins
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
$13.56
Apostle of Liberty
by Stephen McDowell
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
Beyond Stateliest Marble
Leaders in Action Series
by Doug Wilson
from Cumberland House
Biography for
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
Bonhoeffer
by Eric Metaxas
1st edition from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$29.99
Born Again
by Charles W. Colson
First Edition from Chosen Books
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Brownings: Letters and Poetry
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning
from International Collectors Library
for 9th-12th grade
in Clearance: Literature (Location: CLE-LIT)
C. S. Lewis: A Life
by Alister McGrath
from Tyndale House
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$21.24
C. S. Lewis: Images of His World
by Douglas Gilbert & Clyde S. Kilby
from Eerdmans
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Exploring Narnia (Location: E5B-LIT)
$24.00
Call of Duty
Leaders in Action Series
by Steve Wilkins
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
$13.56 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Carry a Big Stick
Leaders in Action Series
by George Grant
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Carver: A Life in Poems
by Marilyn Nelson
from Boyds Mill Press
for 7th-11th grade
2002 Newbery Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Award
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$13.56
Chord of Steel
by Thomas B. Costain
from Doubleday & Company
for 8th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Columbus and the Age of Discovery
by William Scheller, Zvi Dor-Ner
1st edition from William Morrow & Company
for 7th-12th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HIS-USEXP)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
Contending for Our All
The Swans Are Not Silent Book 4
by John Piper
from Crossway Books
for 11th-Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: ZCLE-CHR)
$5.00 (2 in stock)
Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of its Signers
by Thomas Jefferson
from Applewood Books
Primary Source Documents for 9th-Adult
in 18th Century Literature (Location: LIT5-18)
$8.46
Divine Light
Leaders in Action Series
by David Vaughan
from Cumberland House
Biographies for 9th-12th grade
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
$9.60 (1 in stock)
Drawings of the Masters: Flemish & Dutch Drawings
by Colin Eisler
from Shorewood Publishers
for 5th-Adult
in Great Artists (Location: ELE-ARTISTS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Easy Company Soldier
by Sgt. Don Malarkey
from St. Martin's Press
for 11th-Adult
in WWII: European Theater (Location: HIS-20CWW2)
$17.50
For Kirk and Covenant
Leaders in Action Series
by Doug Wilson
from Cumberland House
Biography for
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
Forgotten Founding Father
Leaders in Action Series
by Stephen Mansfield
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-12th grade
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
$13.56 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Franz Liszt
by Victor Seroff
Second Printing from Macmillan
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
by Ruth Tucker
2nd edition from Zondervan
History of missions for 11th-Adult
in History of Missions (Location: XCH-MIS)
$32.99 $17.50 (1 in stock)
Give Me Liberty
Leaders in Action Series
by David Vaughan
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
$15.96 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Glory and Honor
Leaders in Action Series
by Gregory Wilbur
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
$13.56
Golden Admiral
by F. Van Wyck Mason
First Edition from Doubleday & Company
for 7th-Adult
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Great Captain
by Honore Morrow
from William Morrow & Company
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
by Noel Bertram Gerson
1st edition from Henry Holt and Company
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Heart Promptly Offered
Leaders in Action
by David W. Hall
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-12th grade
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
$13.56
James I
Sacred Fool Quartet Volume 1
by Otto Scott
from Ross House Books
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$12.00
Jonathan Edwards
by Iain H. Murray
from Banner of Truth Trust
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$28.05
Kings and Queens of Scotland
by R. L. Mackie, J. Ross
from Geddes & Grosset
for 8th-Adult
in Great Britain / England (Location: HISREG-BRIT)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Life of Andrew Jackson
by John S. Jenkins
from New Leaf Press
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$13.50
Life of John Calvin
by Theodore Beza
3rd edition from Back Home Industries
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$15.00
Life of John Knox
by Thomas McCrie
from Back Home Industries
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$14.45
Life of John Newton
by American Missionary Fellowship
from Attic Books
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$9.50
Life of Samuel Johnson
Literary Guild Book
by James Boswell
Book Club Edition from Doubleday & Company
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$7.50 (2 in stock)
Life of Washington
by Anna Reed
from New Leaf Press
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$14.44
Longitude
by Dava Sobel
1st edition from Walker and Company
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Mathew Brady
by James D. Horan
from Bonanza Books
for 8th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Never Dies the Dream
by Margaret Landon
from Doubleday & Company
for 7th-12th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Not a Tame Lion
Leaders in Action Series
by Terry Glaspey
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
Pasteur and the Invisible Giants
by Edward F. Dolan, Jr.
from Dodd, Mead
for 8th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Place to Stand
Leaders in Action Series
by Gene Veith
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
$13.56
Plutarch's Lives Volume I
by Plutarch (translation by John Dryden)
from Modern Library
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: LIT1-ANC)
$20.00 $15.00 (2 in stock)
Real Jane Austen
by Paula Byrne
1st edition from HarperTrophy
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$25.49
Rembrandt and Seventeenth-Century Holland
Masters of Art
by Claudio Pescio
1st edition from Peter Bedrick Books
for 5th-Adult
in Great Artists (Location: ELE-ARTISTS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Seven Men
by Eric Metaxas
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 8th-Adult
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave
by Dave Breese
Reprint from Moody Press
Biography Anthology for 11th-Adult
in Philosophy (Location: XWV-PHI)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Shadow of the Almighty
by Elisabeth Elliot
Third Edition from Hendrickson Publishers
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$10.00 (2 in stock)
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