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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Abraham Lincoln: The War Years - 4 Volumes
by Carl Sandburg
from Harcourt
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$16.00 (1 in stock)
Adventure of Missionary Heroism
by John C. Lambert
from Vision Forum
Biography Anthologies for 7th-Adult
in History of Missions (Location: XCH-MIS)
$14.40 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Africa Letters
by Sarah Allen
2nd edition
for Adult
in Clearance: Literature (Location: CLE-LIT)
$4.00 (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)
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.: American
by Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
1st edition from Smithsonian Books
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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
Book of Concord
by William Howarth
from Viking Press
for Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.40 (1 in stock)
Born Again
by Charles W. Colson
First Edition from Chosen Books
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.40 (1 in stock)
Bugles, Banners & War Bonnets
by E. Lisle Reedstrom
First Edition from Caxton Press
for 6th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Byron
by Elizabeth Longford
from Weidenfeld & Nicolson
for 11th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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: LIR-NAR)
$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)
Calvin and the Calvinists
by Paul Helm
from Banner of Truth Trust
Biography for Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$12.00
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)
Chord of Steel
by Thomas B. Costain
from Doubleday & Company
for 8th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Contending for Our All
The Swans Are Not Silent Book 4
by John Piper
from Crossway Books
for 11th-Adult
in Church History (Location: XCH-HIS)
$5.00 (1 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
Dickens
by Andre Maurois
for 11th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Disraeli
by Sarah Bradford
Reprint from Stein and Day
for 11th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (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)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Easy Company Soldier
by Sgt. Don Malarkey
from St. Martin's Press
for 11th-Adult
in WWII: European Theater (Location: HISA-20WW2E)
$17.50
Edward VIII
by Frances Lonsdale, Lady Donaldson
Abridged from Lippincott
for 8th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Emily Dickinson
by Cynthia Griffin Wolff
1st edition from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 11th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Endurance
by Caroline Alexander
1st edition from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 8th-Adult
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: HISW-20EXP)
First Lady of the Renaissance
by Edith Patterson Meyer
from Little, Brown & Company
for Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.40 (1 in stock)
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)
Francis Drake
Great Lives
by Neville Williams
from Book Club Associates
for 7th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Franz Liszt
by Victor Seroff
Second Printing from Macmillan
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Franz Schubert
by Newman Flower
1939 Printing from Tudor Publishing Company
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (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 (2 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)
$9.60 (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)
Harry S. Truman
by Margaret Truman
from William Morrow & Company
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (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
House of Tudor
by Alison Plowden
from Stein and Day
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal
by Richard Nixon
1st edition from Simon & Schuster Macmillan
for 10th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Into My Own
by John Evangelist Walsh
1st edition from Hickory Grove Press
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Jack London in the South Seas
by A. Grove Day
from Four Winds Press
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
James Fenimore Cooper, the American Scott
by James Fenimore Cooper
from Routledge
for 8th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
James I
Sacred Fool Quartet Volume 1
by Otto Scott
from Ross House Books
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$12.00
John Calvin
by Burk Parsons (editor)
from Reformation Trust Publishing
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
John Calvin: Man of the Millennium
from Vision Forum
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
John Paul Jones
by Samuel Eliot Morison
from Little, Brown & Company
for 10th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$3.00 (2 in stock)
Johnnie Cross
by Terence De Vere White
from St. Martin's Press
for Adult
in Clearance: Literature (Location: CLE-LIT)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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