Biographies & Memoirs D, E, F – Names Begin with D, E, F

Free online biographies and memoirs for people whose names begin with D, E or F. This is one of a dozen web pages containing hundreds of individual and group biographies.

Biography D, E & F

Life of Augustin Daly

Macmillan 1917 Dewey Dec. Biography
Daly, Joseph Francis

“During his early years, Mr. Daly was dramatic critic for several of the New York papers. In this field he developed taste and genius not only for theater management but for play writing. In 1869 he entered the theatrical business when he leased the Fifth avenue theater for a term of two years and advertised to produce “whatever is novel, original, entertaining and unobjectionable,” and to revive “whatever is rare and worthy in the legitimate drama.” “So broad, indeed, is the book’s scope that it becomes almost a history of the New York stage through the middle and later decades of the nineteenth century. And there are numbers of photographs of the stars of the seventies eighties, and nineties …”.
– The Book Review Digest
“Biography of a great manager of high ideals who sponsored many of the best plays of his day, whose revivals of the older English drama were notable for their brilliance and whose companies were of an even excellence uncommon in the days when the star system was still in vogue. Includes many interesting anecdotes and more statistics …”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries : Biography Section (1927)

For more about 19th century theatre and entertainment, see:
– Cody, Mrs. Louisa (Frederici) and Cooper, C. R., Memories of Buffalo Bill in Century Past Biographies: C
;
– Ringling, Alfred, Life Story of the Ringling Brothers in Biographies & Memoirs in Wisconsin History;
Kellogg, Clara, Memoirs of an American Prima Donna in Century Past Biographies: I, J, K & L;
Barnum, P. T., Struggles and Triumphs: or, Forty years’ Recollections of P.T. Barnum in Century Past Biographies: A & B;
Sherman, Robert L, The Chicago Stage; its Records and Achievements in Illinois Cultural History;
Strang, Lewis C., Famous Actresses of the Day in America in Century Past Collective Biography Q – Z;
Carson, William G. , The Theatre on the Frontier; the Early Years of the St. Louis Stage in Illinois Cultural History
See: Books about American Theater

Daly, Augustin (1838-1899)

The Power of Dante

Grandgent, Charles Hall
Jones 1918 Dewey Dec. Biography

Essentially a study of society and politics, church and state, learning and literature in Dante’s age as depicted in the poet’s writings. Authoritative and readable.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1912-1921
“[The author] shows us the poet’s faith, its reality and working force; his morality, stem in its logic but lightened with pity for the frailties of the flesh; his uncompromising. honest, scholarly, and courteous temperament; the varied course of his life and the wanton injustice done him by his beloved Florence; his vision of the meaning and the allegory of man, so much truer than the silly symbols of some more recent seers: his keenness of conception. realistic in its detail; and his workmanship and diction.”
“No better book can be put into the hands of students who are for the first time to take up the reading of Dante either in the original or in translation. Prof. Grandgent’s enthusiasm is contagious. He is sincere in his admiration and conviction and he adds definitely to the vast literature of Dante.”
– The Book Review Digest

Dante (Alighieri, Dante) (1265-1321)

The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter, Vol 1

Volume 2

Darwin, Francis, ed.
Appleton 1911 Dewey Dec. Biography

“At once a biography, an autobiography, and the history of a great idea. The man and his work are so presented as never to be dissociated.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882)

Autobiography of a Super-tramp

Audio Book

Davies, William Henry
Knopf 1917 Dewey Dec. Biography

“The simple and quiet chronicle of a young man who tramped and begged—and now and then worked for a few weeks at a time—in America and England for many years. . . . he tells us how tramps live, how they talk, what their ideals and their habits are. He has pictures of American ‘living conditions’—as the somewhat sententious phrase goes—that are nothing short of astonishing. He has had adventures, to boot. He has much to tell of cattlemen, of berry-pickers, of longshore labor camps on the Mississippi, of tramping and working and begging in city and country and summer resort through most of the eastern half of the United States and on into Canada. of remarkable be are and expert thieves. Strange characters live in his pages. And his own life story is itself most strange.”
– The Book Review Digest

Davies, William Henry (1871- 1940)

Jefferson Davis, President of the South

Eckenrode, Hamilton James
Macmillan 1923 Dewey Dec. Biography

“A notable unpartisan biography which attempts to do justice to both the faults and virtues of its subject. Constitutes a thorough politico-military history of the Confederacy based on the Confederate correspondence in the official records, prefaced by a review of the relations between North and South prior to the war.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)

So What: The Life of Miles Davis

Szwed, John F.
Simon & Schuster 2002

Miles Davis was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz.” – Wikipedia
“John Szwed has examined Miles’ life and music, and he finds them inseparable… To understand Miles’ shifting styles, one has to understand his personality, his demons, his changing identities, his aspirations for jazz as an art.” – Publisher

Davis, Miles Dewey III (1926-1991)

James Dean: The Biography

Holley, Val
St. Martin’s 1995

“James Dean was an American actor from Indiana. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956). After his death in a car crash, Dean became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of Golden Age Hollywood in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list.” – Wikipedia

Dean, James Byron (1931-1955)

Harp Song for a Radical: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs

Young, Marguerite
Knopf 1999

“To set the stage … and to trace the roots of the American labor and socialist movements, the author opens up a sweep of history and presents an epic cast of characters… Young takes us into the world of the men who led the American multitudes west before the Civil War – and shows how these pioneers were influenced by the French Revolution’s Saint-Simon and Fourier, and then by the German idealists Heinrich Heine, Karl Marx, and Wilhelm Weitling, who visited secular and religious settlements across the U.S. All these threads come together in the life and personality of Eugene Debs.” -Book cover

Debs, Eugene Victor (1855-1926)

Sixteen Years in Siberia; Some Experiences of a Russian Revolutionist

Deutsch, Leo
Dutton 1903 Dewey Dec. Biography

Includes particulars concerning many persons mentioned in Kennan’s Siberia and the Exile System.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

Deutsch, Leo (1855-1941)

Autobiography of George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy

Dewey, George
Scribner 1913 Dewey Dec. Biography

“A straightforward account devoting most space to the Spanish War and the battle of Manila Bay but covering also his early training, fighting with Farragut, and his part in the building of the modern navy.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Dewey, George (1837-1917)

Thomas E. Dewey and His Times

Smith, Richard Norton
Simon and Schuster 1982

Thomas Dewey was born and raised in Owosso, MI, where his father owned and published the local newspaper. Dewey graduated from high school there, and then earned a B.A. at the University of Michigan. Following that he went to law school at Columbia University, completing his degree there in 1925. For a number of years he pursued a highly successful career as a prosecuting attorney in New York, until in the late 1930s he was able to use the celebrity he gained there to become a nationally known political figure. In 1942 he was elected governor of New York, and in 1948 he won the Republican nomination for President. He lost a close election later that year to incumbent Harry Truman.

Dewey, Thomas E. (1902-1971)

Charles Dickens

Burton, Richard
Bobbs-Merrill 1919 Dewey Dec. Biography

“A life sketch, empathetic criticism, and many selections from the works of Dickens are contained in this book by a critic who believes the novelist to be—with the possible exception of Shakespeare — the most widely known and best loved writer of his race.”
“Contents: A threshold view; The man; Finding himself; The maker of mirthful scene and character; Early novels; Maturity; Dickens as artist; Dickens as reformer: The crier up of loving kindness; A last word.”
– The Book Review Digest

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)

Diderot and the Encyclopaedists, Vol 1

Volume 2

Morley, John
Macmillan 1878 Dewey Dec. Biography

A French philosopher of the enlightenment known as the chief editor of the Encyclopedie.

Diderot, Denis (1713-1784)

The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, Vol 1

Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4

Volume 5 Volume 6

Monypenny, William Flavelle and G. E. Buckle
Macmillan 1910-20 Dewey Dec. Biography

Disraeli was a British conservative politician and writer, who twice served as Prime Minister. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party.
“This biography, too large for most American readers, will nevertheless be a necessity in every library, public or private, which aims to possess in completeness any dealing with the history of Europe during the nineteenth century.”
– The Book Review Digest
A monumental work characterized by thorough scholarship and the ability to make it interesting. A standard reference for anyone who wishes to study the history of the Victorian period and the development of the British Empire.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1912-1921

Disraeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a Study

Dostoyevsky, Aimee
Yale 1922 Dewey Dec. Biography

“A loving account of the great novelist by his daughter. She traces his Lithuanian ancestry back to Norman, thus accounting for many traits in his earlier writings which are not strictly Russian. Shows a keen psychological analysis of her subject.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926
“It is exasperating on account of its vagaries and solemn prophecies, but one thing anyhow she has inherited from her father, the gift of arresting attention. She is never dull; from first page to last she holds the reader’s attention. It is a romantic history; but her father was a romantic hero.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries : Biography Section (1927)

Dostoevsky, Fedor Mikhailovich (1821-1881)

“The Character and Leadership of Stephen A. Douglas”

Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association Vol X, 1918-21, 454-67

Lynch, William O.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Mississippi Valley Historical Association

“Stephen Arnold Douglas was an American politician and lawyer from Illinois. He was the Democratic Party nominee for president in the 1860 election, but he was defeated by Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln. Douglas had previously bested Lincoln in the 1858 Illinois election for the United States Senate, which is known for the Lincoln–Douglas debates. During the 1850s, Douglas was one of the foremost advocates of popular sovereignty, which held that each territory should be allowed to determine whether to permit slavery within its borders. Douglas was nicknamed the “Little Giant” because he was short in physical stature, but a forceful and dominant figure in politics.” – Wikipedia

Douglas, Stephen A. (1813-1861)

Life and Times of Frederick Douglas, by Himself. His early life as a slave, his escape from bondage, and his complete history to the present time.

Douglass, Frederick
De Wolfe 1892 Dewey Dec. Biography

Highly interesting and instructive narrative. The account of slavery as it appeared to a slave is invaluable.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)

Frederick Douglass (American crisis biographies)

Washington, Booker Taliaferro
Jacobs 1907 Dewey Dec. Biography

“An impartial, sympathetic study of the negro leader and orator’s life as a slave, and his career as a public man during the reconstruction and the following years. Contains chapters on anti-slavery agitation and the fugitive slave- law.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

For biographies of people in the American abolition movement, see:
– Swift, Lindsay, William Lloyd Garrison in Century Past Biographies: G & H
;
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe in Biographies & Memoirs in Ohio History;
Coffin, Levi, Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad in Biographies & Memoirs in Indiana History;
Haviland, Laura S. , A Woman’s Life-Work in Biographies & Memoirs in Michigan History

Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)

W.E.B. Du Bois

Bloom, Harold
Chelsea House 2001 Dewey Dec. 973.91

Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt (1868-1963)

The Life and Inventions of Thomas Alva Edison

Dickson, W.K.L. & Antonia Dickson
Crowell 1894 Dewey Dec. Biography

Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931)

The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

Stross, Randall E
Three Rivers Press 2007

“An in-depth portrait of America’s greatest inventor journeys inside the life and laboratory of Thomas Edison, documenting not only his revolutionary technological innovations, but also his ability to promote and market himself and his creations.” – Publisher

Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931)

Jonathan Edwards (American Religious Leaders)

Allen, Alexander V. G.
Houghton 1889 Dewey Dec. Biography

Brings out the distinctive features of his career as a parish minister, a revival preacher and a philosophic theologian.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758)

The First of the Hoosiers; reminiscences of Edward Eggleston …

and of that western life which he, first of all men, celebrated in literature and made famous

Eggleston, George Cary
Drexel 1903 Dewey Dec. Biography

Informal biography, including many reminiscences of characteristic features of Hoosier life.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

Eggleston, Edward (1837-1902)

Queen Elizabeth

Creighton, Mandell
Longmans 1920 Dewey Dec. Biography

“Attempts to portray a complex personality and to explain Elizabeth’s conduct in the light of the unusual circumstances which surrounded her from birth to death.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Elizabeth, Queen of England (1533-1603)

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with annotations (10 volumes)

Emerson, Edward W. & Waldo, Emerson F., eds.
Houghton 1909-1914 Dewey Dec. Biography

“Hitherto unpublished journals (1820- ) edited and annotated by Emerson’s son and grandson. They deal with his personal life, friendships and work, and often give the first form of thoughts later developed in essays or lectures.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

Ralph Waldo Emerson. (English men of letters)

Woodberry, George Edward
Macmillan 1907 Dewey Dec. Biography

“An excellent, brief, critical biography which clearly and completely exhibits Emerson’s thought.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

Ralph Waldo Emerson, how to know him

Crothers, Samuel McChord
Bobbs-Merrill 1921 Dewey Dec. Biography

“In a series of essays the author elucidates the various phases of Emerson’s mind and his attitude toward the world and philosophy and gives some clear and simple advice as to how to approach this great thinker.”
“Dr Crothers achieves a remarkably just estimate of Emerson’s significance as a philosopher.”
“The little volume is helpful, informative, excellent. It is a real introduction to Emerson.”
– The Book Review Digest

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

Isabella d’Este, Marchioness of Mantua, 1474-1539, a study of the Renaissance, Vol 1

Volume 2

Ady, Julia Mary (Cartwright)
Dutton 1923 Dewey Dec. Biography

“Records the brilliant life and achievements of “a typical child of the Renaissance,” a woman remarkable for her beauty, her promotion of art and letters, and her statesmanship. “Isabella will be long remembered as the fairest and most perfect flower of womanhood which blossomed in the immortal days of the Italian Renaissance.””
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Isabella d’Este, Consort of Giovanni Francesco II, Marquis of Mantua (1474-1539)

A Sailor’s Log; Recollections of Forty Years of Naval Life

Evans, Robley D.
Appleton 1901 Dewey Dec. Biography

As a sea yarn entitled to rank high for humor, wealth of anecdote, and variety of scene.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

Evans, Robley Dunglison (1846-1912)

Admiral Farragut. (Great commanders)

Mahan, Alfred Thayer
Appleton 1901 Dewey Dec. Biography

“A valuable critical history of Farragut’s operations.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926
“Ideal piece of brief biography. The subject is excellent, the author perfectly adapted in every way to treat it, and the treatment itself well calculated to inspire interest and just admiration for the subject.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries : Biography Section (1927)

Farragut, David Glasgow (1801-1870)

A Peculiar Treasure

Ferber, Edna
Doubleday 1960

Ferber’s autobiography, first published in 1939. “A modest girl growing up one of the only Jewish children in her Midwestern town, Edna Ferber started overcoming the odds at a young age. Pursuing work at the local newspaper as an innocent 17-year-old, she was assigned the night court shift, reporting on drugs and violence, and gradually finding her own voice in standing up to what she witnessed. As she continued to pursue writing, she recalls the various ways in which she found inspiration, leading her to publish her first books and later, So Big, which won a Pulitzer Prize and catapulted her to fame. Ferber’s incredible experiences all occur during a time of pre-WWII rising anti-Semitism and the gaining power of Hitler in Europe, and the various historical and political tensions of the time color the fascinating events of her life.” – Publisher

Ferber, Edna (1887-1968)

Mike Fink; A Legend of the Ohio

Bennett, Emerson
Cincinnati: James 1853

Fink (1770/1780 – c. 1823) “called “king of the keelboaters”, was a semi-legendary brawler and river boatman who exemplified the tough and hard-drinking men who ran keelboats up and down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.”
– Wikipedia entry

Fink, Mike (1770/1780 – c. 1823)

Betty Ford: Courage and Candor in the White House

Greene, John Robert
University Press of Kansas 2004

“An independent, free spirit who regularly ranks among the most-admired first ladies, Betty Ford is considered by many to be the most outspoken since Eleanor Roosevelt: She spoke her mind publicly and frequently, sometimes sending the president’s political advisors running for cover… John Robert Greene traces Betty Ford’s problems and triumphs from her childhood through her husband’s political career, including his controversial presidency, which thrust her into an unrelenting media spotlight. He then tells how she confronted her personal demons, and became a symbol of courage for women throughout the nation.” – Book jacket

Ford, Elizabeth “Betty” Anne (1918-2011)

Gerald R. Ford

Brinkley, Douglas
Thorndike 2007

Contents: Michigan upbringing — Man of the house — Foot soldier for Nixon — The Watergate blues — Changing of the guard — The pardon meets whip inflation now — The agony of peace — The Mayaguez incident and the Helsinki accords — Looking for traction — The bicentennial campaign — Retirement decades

Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006)

My Life and Work

Ford, Henry, in collaboration with Samuel Crowther
Doubleday 1922 Dewey Dec. Biography

“Ford’s theory of business—that service comes before profit—is expounded and its application illustrated by examples from the Ford industries. It is an interesting summary of his views on money, finance, wages, railroads and manufacturing.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

See also: Arnold, Horace Lucien and Faurote, Fay Leone, Ford Methods and the Ford Shops (1915) in Books on Automobile History

Page, Victor Wilfred, The Model T Ford Car; Its Construction, Operation and Repair in Books on Automobile History;

Ford, Henry and Lane, Rose Wilder, Henry Ford’s own Story in Biographies & Memoirs in Michigan History

Ford, Henry (1863-1947)

Henry Ford: The Wayward Capitalist

Gelderman, Carol
Dial 1981

“Henry Ford spent most of his life making headlines – good, bad, but never indifferent. Both a technological genius and a worldwide folk hero, Ford was the creative force behind an industry the size and scope of which had never been seen before … Ford was indeed a brilliant, contradictory, and controversial man, and this thorough biography, rather than taking a moral position for or against him, wisely tells his story as a story by reporting the fascinating events of his life and letting the facts speak for themselves.” – Book jacket

Ford, Henry (1863-1947)

Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate

Baldwin, Neil
Public Affairs 2001

“Drawing upon oral history transcripts, archival correspondence, and unpublished family memoirs, independent scholar Baldwin describes Henry Ford’s rabid anti-Semitism and the Jewish American community’s response to him. Topics include Ford’s hateful essays in The Dearborn Independent, his publication of treatises on the alleged international Jewish banking conspiracy, and his impact on the anti- Semitic movement in Europe in the years leading up to World War II”. -Publisher

Contents: McGuffeyland — The great questions — Tin Lizzie — The Christian century — Working man’s friend — “I know who caused the war” — The Bolshevik menace — Exit Mr. Pipp — The Jewish question — Retaliation — The Talmud-Jew — Heinrich Ford — Sapiro v. Ford — Apology — Apostle of amity — The chosen people — “I am not a Jew hater” — Hitler’s medal — The radio priest — Transitions

Ford, Henry (1863-1947)

Life of St. Francis of Assisi

Sabatier, Paul
Scribner 1894 Dewey Dec. Biography

“A conscientious study of sources and a sympathetic narration, giving an impression of the real man, consistent with himself and his surroundings. It is the finest and most authoritative of all the biographies of St. Francis.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926
“The popular imagination of Italy retains his image, while grave historians, unfamiliar with childlike genius touched with heavenly radiance, have fumbled over their records and missed the meaning of such gracious, guileless sainthood. Mr Sabatier, by sheer sympathy of spirit, has caught the clue, and put it into his reader’s hands.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries : Biography Section (1927)

Francis of Assisi, Saint (1182-1226)

Aretha: From These Roots

Franklin, Aretha and Ritz, David
Villard 1999

“A child prodigy of the golden age of gospel, the daughter of a world-famous preacher, Aretha was the anointed successor to Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward. But her father had a broader vision and helped Aretha enter the field of pop and jazz… Her song “Respect” became the anthem of an epoch, a touchstone for African Americans, for women, for all people struggling to be free. Aretha became the Queen of Soul, the genre’s finest interpreter since Ray Charles.” – Book jacket

Franklin, Aretha Louise (1942-2018)

The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

Brands, H. W.
Doubleday 2000 Dewey Dec. 000

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself …

Volume 2

Volume 3

Now first edited from original manuscripts and from his printed correspondence and other writings

Bigelow, John, ed.
Lippincott 1916 Dewey Dec. Biography

“The celebrated autobiography which has been accepted for over one hundred years as an English classic. Not only one of the most widely read and readable books in our language, but one which has had the distinction of enriching the literature of nearly every other.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, Vol 1

Volume 2

Parton, James
Mason 1864 Dewey Dec. Biography

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

The Works of Benjamin Franklin … (12 volumes)

including the private as well as the official and scientific correspondence together with the unmutilated and correct version of the Autobiography

Bigelow, John, ed.
G. P. Putnam’s Sons 1904 Dewey Dec. Biography

Vol. 1: 1706 -1734, Vol. 2: 1745 – 1753, Vol. 3: 1753 – 1763, Vol. 4: 1763 – 1768, Vol. 5: 1768 – 1772, Vol. 6: 1772 – 1775, Vol. 7: 1775 – 1779, Vol. 8: 1779 – 1781, Vol. 9: 1781 – 1782, Vol. 10: 1782 – 1784, Vol. 11: 1784 – 1788, Vol. 12: 1788 – 1790 with supplement of additional correspondence 1743 – 1785 and five indexes.

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

Life of Sir John Franklin and the North-west Passage

Markham, Albert Hastings (Capt.)
London: Philip 1891 Dewey Dec. Biography

Franklin, John (1786-1847)

A Diplomatist’s Wife in Many Lands, Vol 1

Volume 2

Fraser, Mary (Crawford)
Dodd 1910 Dewey Dec. Biography

“Fascinating reminiscences of her childhood and early life in Italy, the United States and England, and later residence in China and Austria. Continued by Reminiscences of a diplomat’s wife”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Fraser, Mary Crawford (1851-1922)

Frederick the Great and the Rise of Prussia (Heroes of the nations)

Reddaway, William Fiddian
Putnam 1912 Dewey Dec. Biography

“A picturesque, dramatic and trustworthy historical biography which sketches the career of Frederick the Great and defines its relation to the rise of Prussia.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1712-1786)

Betty Friedan: Her Life

Hennessee, Judith
Random House 1999

“Betty Friedan was an American feminist writer and activist. A leading figure in the women’s movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is often credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism in the 20th century. In 1966, Friedan co-founded and was elected the first president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), which aimed to bring women “into the mainstream of American society now [in] fully equal partnership with men.” – Wikipedia

Friedan, Bettye Naomi (1921-2006)

Robert Fulton (True stories of great Americans)

Sutcliffe. Mrs. Alice (Crary)
Macmillan 1925 Dewey Dec. Biography

“An authoritative biography by Fulton’s great granddaughter, founded on family documents and dealing with his early experiments on the Seine as well as with the successful Hudson River demonstration.”
— A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Fulton, Robert (1765-1815)

Your comments and feedback are welcome!