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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Bad News for Outlaws
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
for 5th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of the New World
by Jim Gallagher
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HISA-16EXP)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Christopher Columbus: Sailing to a New World
by Adrianna Morganelli
from Crabtree Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Ferdinand Magellan
by Milton Meltzer
from Benchmark Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HISA-16EXP)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Ferdinand Magellan
Isaac Asimov's Pioneers of Science and Exploration
by Isaac Asimov
A Gareth Stevens Children's Books ed from Gareth Stevens Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Ferdinand Magellan and the Discovery of the World Ocean
by Rebecca Stefoff
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Freedom's Fruit
by William H. Hooks
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.20 (1 in stock)
Frontier Surgeons
by Emily Crofford
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Genghis Khan
World Leaders Past & Present
by Judy Humphrey
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-5th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$4.50 (3 in stock)
George Washington
by Verna Hall
from Foundation for American Christian Education
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Principle Approach (Location: HSR-METPA)
$42.95
Glamorous Dolly Madison
by Alice Curtis Desmond
from Dodd, Mead
for 4th-7th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Harriet Tubman
Triangle Histories: The Civil War
by Lisa Halvorsen
from Blackbirch Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Isaac Newton
Great Minds of Science
by Margaret J. Anderson
for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Isaac Newton and Gravity
by Steve Parker
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
James Longstreet
Triangle Histories: The Civil War
by Melanie LeTourneau
from Blackbirch Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
John Adams
by Heather Lehr Wagner
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
John Cabot
by Marian Rengel
1st edition from Rosen Central
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
John Charles Frémont
by Charles W. Maynard
1st edition from PowerKids Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Joseph E. Johnston
Famous Figures of the Civil War Era
by Christin Ditchfield
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Juan Ponce de Leon and the Search for the Fountain of Youth
by Daniel E. Harmon
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HISA-16EXP)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Magellan
by Michael Burgan
from Compass Point Books
for 5th-12th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HISA-16EXP)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Missionary Patriarch
by John G. Paton
from Vision Forum
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$16.00 (1 in stock)
Picture Book of Dwight David Eisenhower
by David A. Adler
1st edition from Holiday House
Picture Book Biography for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Pizarro, Orellana, and the Exploration of the Amazon
by Brendon Bernhard
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$3.00 (2 in stock)
Richard Nixon - 37th U.S. President
by Joeming Dunn
for 3rd-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Robert E. Lee and the Rise of the South
History of the Civil War
by Cathy East Dubowski
from Silver Burdett Press
for 4th-9th grade
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HISA-19CW)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Ronald Reagan
by Mike Venezia
from Children's Press
for 2nd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention
Events That Shaped America
by Dale Anderson, Sabrina Crewe
from Gareth Stevens Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Sir Francis Drake
Library of Explorers and Exploration
by Joy Paige
1st edition from Rosen Central
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Vasco de Gama and the Portuguese Explorers
by Jim Gallagher
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HISA-16EXP)
$5.00 (2 in stock)
Victoria and Her Daughters
by Nina Epton
from W. W. Norton and Co.
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.40 (1 in stock)
What Are You Figuring Now?
by Jeri Ferris
from First Avenue Editions
for 2nd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
William Henry Seward
Famous Figures of the Civil War Era
by Michael Burgan
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HISA-19CW)
$2.80 (1 in stock)
Write a Book for Me
by David Collins
from Morgan Reynolds
for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)