Century Past Collective Biographies – Authors A – F


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920.1 Collective Biographies : Authors A-F

Heroines of modern progress

Macmillan 1913
Adams, Elmer Cleveland and Foster, Warren DunhamGo to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

– Elizabeth Fry
– Mary Lyon
– Elizabeth Cady Stanton
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
– Florence Nightingale
– Clara Barton
– Julia Ward Howe
– Frances E. Willard
– J. Ellen Foster
– Jane Addams
– Chronological Outline

For works about leading American women of the 19th century, see:
Parkman, Mary Rosetta, Heroines of service in Century Past Collective Biography G – P;
Worthington & Co. , Our Famous Women in Century Past Collective Biography Q – Z

Makers of Naval Tradition

Ginn 1925
Alden, Carroll Storrs and Earle, RalphGo to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. The Navy and Tradition
2. John Paul Jones (1747-1792)
3. Stephen Decatur (1779-1820)
4. Thomas Macdonough (1783-1825)
5. Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858)
6. Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873)
7. John Adolphus Dahlgren (1809- 1870)
8. David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870)
9. David Dixon Porter (1813-1891)
10. Stephen Bleecker Luce (1827-1917)
11. Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914)
12. George Dewey (1837-1917)
13. William Thomas Sampson (1840-1902)
14. William Sowden Sims
15. Makers of Tradition in our Day: Period of Preparation
16. Makers of Tradition in our Day: War Once More

“Sketches of American naval men of note, giving biographical details and dwelling on their contribution to the navy. Prepared primarily for midshipmen by two Annapolis instructors, it contains useful material in readable form.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

See also: Mahan, Alfred T., Captain, Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 in U.S. History; Constitutional Period to 1845

Collective Biographies – Authors A-F

Four American Naval Heroes: Paul Jones, Oliver H. Perry, Admiral Farragut, Admiral Dewev. A Book for Young Americans

Werner 1899
Beebe, Mabel BortonGo to Book

DDC: Biography Youth


Famous American Statesmen

Crowell 1888
Bolton, Sarah Knowles Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Contents: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Charles Sumner, Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield.

Famous Leaders among Women

Crowell 1895
Bolton, Sarah Knowles Go to Book

DDC: Biography Youth

Contents: Madame de Maintenon; Catharine n of Russia; Madame Le Brun; Dolly Madison; Catherine Booth. Lucy Stone; Lady Henry Somerset; Julia Ward Howe; Queen Victoria.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

Famous Voyagers and Explorers

Crowell 1893
Bolton, Sarah KnowlesGo to Book

DDC: Biography Youth

Chapter headings are:

– Christopher Columbus
– Marco Polo
– Ferdinand Magellan
– Sir Walter Raleigh
– Sir John Franklin, Dr. Kane, C. F. Hall, and others
– David Livingstone
– Matthew Calbraith Perry
– General A. W. Greely and other Arctic Explorers

Collective Biographies – Authors A-F

Lives of Girls who Became Famous

Crowell 1886
Bolton, Sarah KnowlesGo to Book

DDC: Biography Youth

Contents: Harriet Beecher Stowe; Helen Hunt Jackson; Lucretia Mott; Mary A. Livermore; Margaret Fuller Ossoli: Maria Mitchell; Louisa M. Alcott; Mary Lyon; Harriet O. Hosmer; Madame de Stael; Rosa Bonheur; Elizabeth Barrett Browning: “George Eliot”; Elizabeth Fry; Elizabeth Thompson Butler; Florence Nightingale; Lady Brassey; Baroness Burdett-Coutts: Jean Ingelow.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

American Portraits, 1875-1900

Houghton 1922
Bradford, GamalielGo to Book

DDC: Biography

“Contents: Mark Twain; Henry Adams; Sidney Lanier; James McNeill Whistler; James Gillespie Blaine; Grover Cleveland; Henry James; Joseph Jefferson.
Mr. Bradford is a master in the new school of psychographic biography—that type of biography
which pictures its subjects as vital and intensely human personalities reacting in a natural way to the conditions peculiar to their time and position. He writes gracefully and entertainingly, has sympathy and discrimination, and is unquestionably accurate.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

Confederate Portraits

Houghton 1914
Bradford, Gamaliel Go to Book

DDC: Biography

“Contents: Joseph E. Johnston: J. E. B. Stuart; James Longstreet; P. G. T. Beauregard; Judah P. Benjamin; Alexander H. Stephens; Robert Toombs; Raphael Semmes; The Battle of Gettysburg.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

For biographies of Civil War Generals, see:
– Grant, F. D., ed., Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant in Century Past Biographies: G & H
;
White, Henry Alexander, Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, 1807-1870 in Century Past Biographies: I, J, K & L;
Sherman, William Tecumseh, Personal Memoirs in Century Past Biographies: S;
Johnston, Robert M., Leading American Soldiers in Century Past Collective Biography G – P;
Bradford, Gamaliel, Union portraits in Century Past Collective Biography A – F

Portraits of American Women

Houghton 1919
Bradford, Gamaliel Go to Book

DDC: Biography

The women chosen by the author for his portraits are: Abigail Adams, Sarah Alden Ripley, Mary Lyon, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Elizabeth Willard, Emily Dickinson. All of these with the exception of Miss Willard are New England women, because satisfactory material affecting their lives was most readily accessible.
“The studies are written with simplicity and charm. The author wisely lets the subjects speak much for themselves. But his own judgments are pleasantly keen.”
– The Book Review Digest

Collective Biographies – Authors A-F

Union Portraits

Houghton 1916
Bradford, Gamaliel Go to Book

DDC: Biography

“Contents: George Brinton McCIellan; Joseph Hooker; George Gordon Meade; George Henry Thomas; William Tecumseh Sherman; Edwin McMasters Stanton; William Henry Seward; Charles Sumner; Samuel Bowles.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

For biographies of Civil War Generals, see:
– Grant, F. D., ed., Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant in Century Past Biographies: G & H
;
White, Henry Alexander, Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, 1807-1870 in Century Past Biographies: I, J, K & L;
Sherman, William Tecumseh, Personal Memoirs in Century Past Biographies: S;
Johnston, Robert M., Leading American Soldiers in Century Past Collective Biography G – P;
Bradford, Gamaliel, Confederate portraits in Century Past Collective Biography A – F;

Story Lives of Master Musicians

Stokes 1922
Brower, Harriette Moore Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. Palestrina
2. John Sebastian Bach
3. George Frederick Handel
4. Christoph Willibald Gluck
5. Josef Haydn
6. Wolfgang Mozart
7. Ludwig van Beethoven
8. Carl Maria von Weber
9. Franz Shubert
10. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
11. Robert Schumann
12. Frederic Chopin
13. Hector Berlioz
14. Franz Liszt
15. Giuseppe Verdi
16. Richard Wagner
17. Cesar Franck
18. Johannes Brahms
19. Edward Grieg
20. Peter Ilyitch Tschaikowsky
21. Edward MacDowell
22. Claude Achille Debussy

“Interesting accounts of the lives of twenty-two musicians from Palestrina and Bach to McDowell and Debussy, telling of their boyhood, instructors, work and achievements. Arranged chronologically.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

Woman in the Making of America

Little 1912
Bruce, Henry Addington Bayley Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. In the Time of the Founding
2. Later Colonial Belles and Housewives
3. The Women of the Revolution
4. Heroines of the Westward Movement
5. The Struggle over Slavery
6. Woman’s Work in the Civil War
7. The Women of To-day

“Stories of strong, patriotic women of colonial, Revolutionary, pioneer and more modern times. Many familiar and some less well-known figures appear.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

Collective Biographies – Authors A-F

Four American Patriots: Patrick Henry, Andrew Jackson, Alexander Hamilton, Ulysses S. Grant. A Book for Young Americans

Werner 1898
Burton, Alma HolmanGo to Book

DDC: Biography Youth


American Masters of Painting, being Brief Appreciations of some American Painters

1918
Caffin, Charles Henry Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Contents: George Inness, John La Farge, James A. McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Edwin A. Abbey, George Fuller, Homer D. Martin, George de Forest Brush, Alexander H. Wyant, Dwight W. Tryon, Horatio Walker, Gilbert Stuart.

For works about other artists, see:
– Herrick, Francis Hobart, Audubon the Naturalist in Century Past Biographies: A & B
;
Fletcher, John Gould, Paul Gauguin in Century Past Biographies: G & H;
Downes, William Howe, The Life and Works of Winslow Homer in Century Past Biographies: G & H;
Cary, Elisabeth Lather, The Rossettis: Dante Gabriel and Christina in Century Past Biographies: P, Q & R;
Harrison, Frederic, John Ruskin in Century Past Biographies: P, Q & R;
Gronau, Georg, Titian in Century Past Biographies: T, U & V

Collective Biographies – Authors A-F

Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and their Works; a Handbook

Houghton 1901
Clement, Clara ErskineGo to Book

DDC: Biography

Intended as a portable handbook for travelers, all living artists were excluded, while “few were mentioned whose works do not come in the way of most travelers” such as artists of antiquity.

Famous Composers

Crowell 1902
Dole, Nathan HaskellGo to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2

DDC: Biography

“Contents: Palestrina; Purcell; Bach, Handel; Gluck; Haydn; Mozart; Beethoven; Spohr; Weber; Meyerbeer; Rossini; Schubert; Berlioz; Glinka; Chopin; Mendelssohn; Schumann; Liszt; Wagner.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

For works about composers, see:
– Fischer, George Alexander, Beethoven, a Character Study; together with Wagner’s indebtedness to Beethoven in Century Past Biographies: A & B
;
Fuller-Maitland, John Alexander, Brahms in Century Past Biographies: A & B;
Huneker, James Gibbons, Chopin, the Man and his Music in Century Past Biographies: C;
Hervey, Arthur, Liszt and his Music in Century Past Biographies: I, J, K & L;
Duncan, Edmondstoune, Schubert in Century Past Biographies: S;
Henderson, William James, Richard Wagner; His Life and his Dramas in Century Past Biographies: W, X, Y & Z;

The Queens of American Society

Scribner 1867
Ellet, Elizabeth Fries LummisGo to Book
DDC: Biography

The index contains nearly 300 names of women profiled or mentioned. It is largely organized geographically, with about one quarter of the book devoted to Washington, D.C. and the rest covering many of the bigger cities throughout the U.S.

The Women of the American Revolution (2 volumes)

Baker and Scribner 1848
Ellet, Elizabeth Fries LummisGo to Book|Go to Book
DDC: 973.3

Profiles of dozens of women throughout the 13 colonies during the revolutionary era.

Leading American Novelists (Biographies of Leading Americans series)

Holt 1910
Erskine, John Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Contents: Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, William Gilmore Simms, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte.

Lives of the Fathers; Sketches of Church History in Biography

Macmillan 1889
Farrar, Frederick W.Go to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
2. St. Polycarp of Smyrna, Bishop and Martyr
3. St. Irenaeus
4. St. Justin the Martyr
5. Tertullian
6. St. Cyprian
7. Clement of Alexandria
8. Origen
9. St. Athanasius
10. St. Hilary of Poictiers
11. St. Martin of Tours
12. St. Gregory of Nazianzus

Collective Biographies – Authors A-F

Nelson and his Captains: Sketches of Famous Seamen

Scribner 1902
Fitchett, William Henry Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Contents: Nelson, a character study; The men of Nelson’s school; Sir Edward Berry; Captain Edward Riou; Sir Henry Blackwood; Sir Thomas Troubridge; Sir Benjamin Hallowell (Carew); Sir Alexander Ball; Sir James Saumarez; Sir William Parker; Sir Edward Pellew (Lord Exmouth); Sir Thomas Foley; Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

Pirates

McBride 1922
Fraser, C. L. Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

– The Life of Captain Avery
– Captain John Rackham, and his Crew
– Captain Spriggs, and his Crew
– Captain Edward Lowe, and his Crew
– Captain George Lowther, and his Crew
– Captain Anstis, and his Crew
– Captain John Phillips, and his Crew
– Captain Teach, alias Blackbeard
– Major Stede Bonnet, and his Crew
– Captain William Kid
– Captain Edward England, and his Crew
– Captain John Gow, alias Smith, and his Crew

“Biographical sketches of twelve famous pirates, largely reprinted from the fifth edition of The History and Lives of all the most Notorious Pirates and their Crews, printed in 1735. Delightfully illustrated.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

Sea Fighters from Drake to Farragut

Scribner 1902
Frothingham, Jessie Peabody Go to Book

DDC: Biography Youth

Naval figures profiled are:

Sir Francis Drake, 1544-1596
Admiral Martin Harpertzoon Tromp, 1597-1653
Admiral Michael Adriaanszoon de Ruyter, 1607-1676
Marshal Anne-Hilarion de Tourville, 1642-1701
Vice-Admiral de Suffren Saint-Tropez, 1726-1788
Vice-Admiral Paul Jones, 1747-1792
Viscount, Lord Horatio Nelson, 1758-1805
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, 1801-1870


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