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: Great Speeches
Dover Thrift Editions
by Abraham Lincoln & John Grafton, editor
from Dover Publications
Political Philosophy for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$1.70 $1.20 (2 in stock)
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)
Art of War
by Sun Tzu
from Perseus Books Group
for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: MLIT-ANC)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Dover Thrift Editions
by James Weldon Johnson
from Dover Publications
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$3.40 $2.50 (1 in stock)
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Dover Thrift Editions
by Benjamin Franklin
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$3.40 $2.50 (3 in stock)
Autobiography of Charles G. Finney
by Charles G. Finney
from Bethany House
Autobiography for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$12.74 $4.00 (5 in stock)
Born Again
by Charles W. Colson
First Edition from Chosen Books
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Bulletproof George Washington
by David Barton
2nd edition from WallBuilder Press
Biography for 9th-adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$5.00 $3.00 (1 in stock)
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)
Christianity and the Constitution
by John Eidsmoe
from Baker Academics
for Adult
$25.00 $15.00 (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)
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)
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)
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)
Idelette
by Edna Gerstner
from Soli Deo Gloria
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.50 (2 in stock)
In Search of the Source
by Neil Anderson, Hyatt Moore
from Wycliffe Bible Translators
Missionary Biography for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.00 (3 in stock)
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
2nd edition from Vintage Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.60 $9.00 (1 in stock)
John Calvin
by Burk Parsons (editor)
from Reformation Trust Publishing
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
John Charles Ryle: Evangelical Bishop
by Peter Toon, Michael Smout
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Katherine Parr
by Brandon G. Withrow
from P&R Publishing
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$10.00 $6.50 (2 in stock)
King Harald's Saga
by Snorri Sturluson
from Penguin Classics
for 9th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$2.50 (2 in stock)
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)
Kitchen Boy
by Robert Alexander
Reprint from Penguin Press
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Life and Diary of David Brainerd
by David Brainerd
from Baker Books
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$14.45 $9.00 (2 in stock)
Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings
by Abraham Lincoln
from Vintage Classics
Political Philosophy for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Lion of God
by Dick Bohrer
from Multnomah Books
for 11th-Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Lords of the Earth
by Don Richardson
Reprint. from Regal Books
for 9th-Adult
$4.50 (2 in stock)
M.C. Escher Kaleidocycles
Box from Purple Pomegranate Productions
for 6th-Adult
in Great Artists (Location: ARTISTS)
$20.00 (1 in stock)
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)
Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West
by LeRoy R. Hafen & Harvey L. Carter
from University of Nebraska
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Western Expansion (1800-1898) (Location: HIS-19CAWE)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
My Heart in His Hands
by Sharon L. James
from Evangelical Press
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$11.00 (1 in stock)
Narnia and Beyond
by Thomas Howard
from Ignatius Press
Biography for 9th grade-Adult
in Exploring Narnia (Location: E5B-LIT)
$13.50 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Narrative of Sojourner Truth
by Sojourner Truth
Unabridged from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
by Frederick Douglass & Harriet Jacobs
from Modern Library
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.91 $3.50 (2 in stock)
On Slavery and the Civil War
Dover Thrift Editions
by Frederick Douglass
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$1.70 $1.00 (1 in stock)
Outlaws of the Pacific Northwest
by Bill Gulick
from Caxton Press
for 7th-Adult
in Pioneer & Frontier Life (Location: HIS-19CAPIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
by Mark Twain
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
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)
Pontius Pilate
by Paul L. Maier
2nd edition from Kregel Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
Primeval Saints
by James Jordan
from Canon Press
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: WH-BIBCOM)
$14.00 $7.50 (2 in stock)
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)
Seven Men
by Eric Metaxas
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 8th-Adult
in Biography Anthologies (Location: O2F)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Shadow of the Almighty
by Elisabeth Elliot
Third Edition from Hendrickson Publishers
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers
by Patrick Kavanaugh
2nd edition from Zondervan
for 9th-Adult
in Music History (Location: I)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
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