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: O1A-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: N6C-BIO)
$13.56
Apostle of Liberty
by Stephen McDowell
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: N6C-BIO)
Beyond Stateliest Marble
Leaders in Action Series
by Doug Wilson
from Cumberland House
Biography for
in Leaders in Action (Location: N6C-BIO)
Bonhoeffer
by Eric Metaxas
1st edition from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$24.00
Born Again
by Charles W. Colson
First Edition from Chosen Books
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
C. S. Lewis: A Life
by Alister McGrath
from Tyndale House
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-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: N6C-BIO)
$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: N6C-BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Chance to Die
by Elisabeth Elliot
from Revell Publishing
Biography for 8th-12th grade
$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
$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
Drawings of the Masters: Flemish & Dutch Drawings
by Colin Eisler
from Shorewood Publishers
for 5th-Adult
in Great Artists (Location: 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: G5D-HIS)
$17.50
For Kirk and Covenant
Leaders in Action Series
by Doug Wilson
from Cumberland House
Biography for
in Leaders in Action (Location: N6C-BIO)
Forgotten Founding Father
Leaders in Action Series
by Stephen Mansfield
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-12th grade
in Leaders in Action (Location: N6C-BIO)
$13.56 $8.00 (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: J)
$28.04 $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: N6C-BIO)
$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: N6C-BIO)
$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
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
by Noel Bertram Gerson
1st edition from Henry Holt and Company
for 10th-Adult
$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: N6C-BIO)
$13.56
James I
Sacred Fool Quartet Volume 1
by Otto Scott
from Ross House Books
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$12.00
John Adams
by David McCullough
1st edition from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
$6.00 (1 in stock)
John Calvin
by Burk Parsons (editor)
from Reformation Trust Publishing
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Jonathan Edwards
by Iain H. Murray
from Banner of Truth Trust
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-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: F3E-HIS)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Letters of Geerhardus Vos
by Geerhardus Vos, James T. Dennison, Jr.
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$18.00
Life of Andrew Jackson
by John S. Jenkins
from New Leaf Press
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$13.50
Life of John Calvin
by Theodore Beza
3rd edition from Back Home Industries
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$15.00
Life of John Knox
by Thomas McCrie
from Back Home Industries
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$14.45
Life of John Newton
by American Missionary Fellowship
from Attic Books
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$9.50
Life of Washington
by Anna Reed
from New Leaf Press
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$14.44
Mathew Brady
by James D. Horan
from Bonanza Books
for 8th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: G4D-HIS)
$4.00 (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: N6C-BIO)
Place to Stand
Leaders in Action Series
by Gene Veith
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: N6C-BIO)
$13.56
Plutarch's Lives Volume I
by Plutarch (translation by John Dryden)
from Modern Library
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: MLIT-ANC)
$20.00 $15.00 (2 in stock)
Real Jane Austen
by Paula Byrne
1st edition from HarperTrophy
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-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: ARTISTS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior
by George Washington
from Applewood Books
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.46
Seven Men
by Eric Metaxas
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 8th-Adult
in Biography Anthologies (Location: O2F)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Statesman and Saint
Leaders in Action Series
by David Vaughan
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: N6C-BIO)
$9.60 (2 in stock)
Story of Polar Conquest
by Logan Marshall, ed.
from Vision Forum
for 7th-Adult
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: G6C-HIS)
$16.00 (1 in stock)
The Narnian
by Alan Jacobs
1st edition from HarperOne
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Then Darkness Fled
Leaders in Action Series
by Stephen Mansfield
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: N6C-BIO)
$13.56
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
35 Anv from HarperTrophy
Realistic Fiction for 9th-Adult
1961 Pulitzer Prize winner
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$22.09
To the Heart of the Nile
by Pat Shipman
First Edition from William Morrow & Company
for Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Everyman's Library
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Realistic Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$20.40
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