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Cleopatra Of all the beautiful women of history, none has left us such convincing proofs of her charms as Cleopatra, for the tide of Rome's destiny, and, therefore, that of the world, turned aside because of her beauty.
Jacob Abbott Alexander gained the world, but at what cost? This book is an easy but fascinating read, providing insights and details into the life of one of history's most prominent, yet puzzling, figures.
Jacob Abbott Of all the beautiful women of history, none has left us such convincing proofs of her charms as Cleopatra, for the tide of Rome's destiny, and, therefore, that of the world, turned aside because of her beauty.
Jacob Abbott There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Hannibal.
Jacob Abbott There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Queen Elizabeth.
Jacob Abbott Jacob Abbott's classic historical text for younger readers gives a thorough account of the life of Genghis Khan, famed for his military exploits, supreme ferocity and bloodthirstiness, but also his loyalty, generosity and religious tolerance. It is also highly informative about the background of his life, the society and culture he lived in and the historical context of his extraordinary career.
Jacob Abbott This is biography of Mary Stuart of Scotland, was queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567. Mary the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland. In 1567, she was forced to abdicate in favor of James, her one-year-old son. After an unsuccessful attempt to regain the throne, she fled southwards seeking the protection of her first cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England. Mary had previously claimed Elizabeth's throne as her own. Perceiving her as a threat, Elizabeth had her confined in a number of castles. After eighteen and a half years in custody, Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth, and was subsequently executed.
Jacob Abbott A decent account of the life of Xerxes. Most of the book tells the story of Xerxes attack on Greece. Key players in history, including Leonidas of Sparta, make appearances. So does Artemisia, the female Persian general who was highly praised by the king and forgotten by history.
Jacob Abbott Nero! The name is both a shame and a shudder. In his life we are presented with an astonishing picture of human greed, cunning, and selfishness at its worst. And thanks to his prominent position, Nero's example of monstrosity has stood as a lesson and a warning to all men since.
Jacob Abbott There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to William the Conqueror.
Jacob Abbott No incident, however trivial, is ever added to the original account, nor are any words even, in any case, attributed to a speaker without express authority. Whatever of interest, therefore, these stories may possess, is due solely to the facts themselves which are recorded in them, and to their being brought together in a plain, simple, and connected narrative.
Jacob Abbott Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus the Elder, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia and the Caucasus. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen.
Jacob Abbott Jacob Abbott chronicles the unspeakably treacherous rise of Richard III to the throne of England in the midst of the war between the Yorks and the Lancasters and his ultimate fall on the Field of Bosworth.
Jacob Abbott King Charles the Second was the son and successor of King Charles the First. These two are the only kings of the name of Charles that have appeared, thus far, in the line of English sovereigns. Nor is it very probable that there will soon be another. The reigns of both these monarchs were stained and tarnished with many vices and crimes, and darkened by national disasters of every kind, and the name is thus connected with so many painful associations in the minds of men, that it seems to have been dropped, by common consent, in all branches of the royal family.
Jacob Abbott Darius the Great was the third king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. He ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West Asia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, parts of the Balkans, portions of north and northeast Africa including Egypt eastern Libya, coastal Sudan, Eritrea, as well as most of Pakistan, the Aegean Islands and northern Greece/Thrace-Macedonia.
Jacob Abbott It is biography of Richard I .He began his career very early in life by quarreling with his father. Indeed, his father, his mother, and all his brothers and sisters were engaged, as long as the father lived, in perpetual wars against each other, which were waged with the most desperate fierceness on all sides. The subject of these quarrels was the different possessions which the various branches of the family held or claimed in France and in England, each endeavoring to dispossess the others.
Jacob Abbott One of the most interesting women in history has the history of her life and reign written by Jacob Abbott in this addition to Makers of History. The facts of her life are presented in this work, alongside intellectuals’ theories of alternative scenarios when the facts are widely disputed and questioned, due to lost or insufficient records and accounts.
Follow Queen Mary’s timeline all the way through her tragic death, and learn the rich culture of Scotland in her age while you do so.
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Jacob Abbott There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Charles I.
Jacob Abbott The design of the series of volumes, which it is intended to issue under the general title of Marco Paul's Adventures in the Pursuit of Knowledge, with a narrative of juvenile adventures, also to communicate, in connexion with them, as extensive and varied information as possible, in respect to the geography, the scenery, the customs and the institutions of this country, as they present themselves to the observation of the little traveller, who makes his excursions under the guidance of an intelligent and well-informed companion, qualified to assist him in the acquisition of knowledge and in the formation of character.
Jacob Abbott This book is intended to detail, in a familiar and practical manner, a system of arrangements for the organization and management of a school, based on the employment, so far as is practicable, of Moral Influences, as a means of effecting the objects in view.
Jacob Abbott Early one winter morning, while Jonas was living upon the farm, in the employment of Oliver's father, he came groping down, just before daylight, into the great room. The great room was, as its name indicated, quite large, occupying a considerable portion of the lower floor of the farmer's house. There was a very spacious fireplace in one side, with a settle, which was a long seat, with a very high back, near it.
Jacob Abbott More than 30 other volumes in the series are also available from Cosimo Classics. This volume, dating from 1854, covers Pyrrhus of Epirus (318Bi272 Be, one of the fiercest enemies of ancient Rome, including his wars in Macedon and Italy and his experience at the Battle of Asculum, from which we take the term "Pyrrhic victory.
Jacob Abbott The only government of the parent over the child that is worthy of the name is one of authority-complete, absolute, unquestioned authority. The object of this work is, accordingly, not to show how the gentle methods which will be brought to view can be employed as a substitute for such authority, but how they can be made to aid in establishing and maintaining it.
Jacob Abbott Caleb was a bright-looking, blue-eyed boy, with auburn hair and happy countenance. And yet he was rather pale and slender. He had been sick. His father and mother lived in Boston, but now he was spending the summer at Sandy River country, with his grandmother. His father thought that if he could run about a few months in the open air, and play among the rocks and under the trees, he would grow more strong and healthy, and that his cheeks would not look so pale.
Jacob Abbott Just at this time Waldron's attention was attracted by the appearance of a very large steamer, which now came suddenly into view, with its great red funnel pouring out immense volumes of black smoke. Waldron ran over to the other side of the deck to see it.
Jacob Abbott They went by the diligence, which is a species of stage coach. There are different kinds of public coaches that ply on the great thoroughfares in Italy, to take passengers for hire; but the most common kind is the diligence.
Jacob Abbott So Rollo got his chisel and mallet, and inserted the cent according to his father's directions, and by that time there were a good many branches and twigs on the ground, which his father had taken off from the trees, and so he began to pick them up, and put them into his wheelbarrow.
Jacob Abbott There is a noble large apple tree on one side of the house, which bears a beautiful, sweet, and mellow kind of apple, called golden pippins. A great many other trees and flowers are around the house, and in the little garden on the side of it towards the brook.
Jacob Abbott Geneva is situated upon the confines of France, Switzerland, and Sardinia, at the outlet of the Lake of Geneva, which is perhaps the most beautiful, and certainly the most celebrated, lake in Switzerland. It is shaped like a crescent, -that is, like the new moon, or rather like the moon after it is about four or five days old. The lower end of the lake - that is, the end where Geneva is situated - lies in a comparatively open country, though vast ranges of lofty mountains, some of them covered with perpetual snow, are to be seen in the distance all around. All the country near, however, at this end of the lake, is gently undulating, and it is extremely fertile and beautiful.
Jacob Abbott When Rollo was about twelve years of age, he made a voyage to Europe under rather extraordinary circumstances. He went alone; that is to say, he had no one to take care of him. In fact, in addition to being obliged to take care of himself, he had also his little sister Jane to take care of; for she went with him.
Jacob Abbott One pleasant morning in the autumn, when Rollo was about five years old, he was sitting on the platform, behind his father's house, playing. He had a hammer and nails, and some small pieces of board. He was trying to make a box.
Jacob Abbott Mary Erskine lived on a close off the High Street in Edinburgh, to the east of St Giles' Cathedral, and close to the Cowgate, then a fashionable suburb. She was born at Garlet House, Clackmannanshire, in 1629. Little is known of her early life, but in 1661 she married Robert Kennedie, a writer (i.e., a lawyer) and they had five children, three boys and two girls, all of whom appear to have died in infancy. Robert Kennedie died in 1671 leaving Mary with considerable debts, although she managed to pay these off through careful management. On 23 September 1675, Mary Erskine married her second husband, James Hair, in North Leith.  James Hair was a chemist, and owned a chemist's shop on the High Street. He was considerably younger than Mary Erskine, but he too died in 1683. By the contract of marriage, Mary Erskine inherited most of what belonged to her husband. It seems that this was not a large sum of money, but she used the money to set up a private bank, and built up a considerable fortune.
She died in 2 June 1707 and was buried two days later in Greyfriars Kirkyard at the end of the section known as the Covenanters' Prison.
Jacob Abbott One pleasant summer morning Alphonzo was amusing himself by swinging on a gate in front of his mother's house. His cousin Malleville, who was then about eight years old, was sitting upon a stone outside of the gate, by the roadside, in a sort of corner that was formed between the wall and a great tree which was growing there. Malleville was employed in telling her kitten a story.
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Jacob Abbott Makers of History has once again spun a nonfiction tale about a noteworthy figure in history and captured the essence of the person.
In this edition, learn of the life of Cyrus the Great, told in accurate biographical account by the monarch of biographical accounts. This edition is so easy to follow that a child can read and comprehend its content, but don’t let that sway you adult history buffs!
Easy as it is to read, that does not take away from its rich and accurate historical content in the life of ancient ruler Cyrus the Great, establisher of the Persian Empire, wise king, and heroic soldier.
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Jacob Abbott In the series of narratives to which this volume pertains, we offer to the readers of the Rollo Books a continuation of the history of our little hero, by giving them an account of the adventures which such a boy may be supposed to meet with in making a tour in Europe. The books are intended to be books of instruction rather than of mere amusement; and in perusing them, the reader may feel assured that all the information which they contain, not only in respect to the countries visited, and to the customs, usages, and modes of life that are described, but also in regard to the general character of the incidents and adventures that the young travellers meet with, is in most strict accordance with fact. The main design of the narratives is, thus, the communication of useful knowledge; and everything which they contain, except what is strictly personal, in relation to the actors in the story, may be depended upon as exactly and scrupulously true.
Jacob Abbott The third volume in the Rollo Series, a lively collection of stories about Rollo and his every day adventures in growing up in 19th century rural America, that have delighted generations of children. Told by his father that he is not big enough to work, five year old Rollo is determined to prove that he can. Starting off with unsuccessful efforts in picking up wood chips and stacking kindling in the shed, he eventually does learn how to work, and shows it by constructing a solid pathway over the muddy spot in the road. Under the gentle guidance of his parents, Rollo learns more about work with each new activity around the farm.
Jacob Abbott “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
- Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Cleopatra by Jacob Abbott The Military Institutions of the Romans (De Re Militari) by Flavius Vegetus Renatus Alexander The Great by Jacob Abbott Napoleon Bonaparte by John S. C. Abbott Military Maxims by the Duke of Wellington The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt
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Jacob Abbott The is a beautiful and charming book for children's main character is play of Rollo and rollo's family. It happened one summer, when Rollo was between seven and eight years of age, that there was a vacation at the school which he was attending at that time. The vacation commenced in the latter part of August, and was to continue for four or five weeks. Rollo had studied pretty hard at school, and he complained that his eyes ached sometimes.
Jacob Abbott Jacob Abbott's account of Mary Queen of Scots life and untimely death is complete with original illustrations of Mary herself and her various residences.
Abbott's history is both embracing and superb as an introduction to one of the most divisive and controversial figures of the Tudor era. Mary's complex role in the politics of the day, and her potential as a rival to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I is related at skilled pace in a lively tone.
The book begins by examining Mary's childhood years, and her time spent being educated in France. The agreement - The Treaty of Greenwich - which would pair the young Mary to Edward, the son of Henry VIII, is detailed, as are hopes that the union would cement relations between the English and the Scots.
Clever, capable and charming, Mary Queen of Scots was initially seen as a promising monarch. However the rules of accession of the time made her very existence problematic for Queen Elizabeth I. This problem would underline the remainder of Mary's life, her nature as a potential threat made eternal by her very blood.
Abbott gives especial attention to the major figures in Mary's life - Lord Darnley and the Earl of Bothwell for instance receive detailed profiles. The dramatic circumstances that would lead to Mary's imprisonment and eventually her death, plus the political realities that defined this destiny, are vividly described.
Jacob Abbott Jacob Abbott (November 14, 1803 – October 31, 1879) was an American writer, born in Hallowell, Maine. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science.
Not surprisingly, Abbott’s biographies of Ancient figures included Cleopatra, the most famous woman in history. Abbott’s biography covers the entire life of Cleopatra, including her Ptolemaic lineage, her relationships with Caesar and Antony, her struggle to keep Egypt independent of Rome, and her famous demise.
This edition of Abbott’s Cleopatra is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with pictures of Abbott, Caesar, and Cleopatra.
Jacob Abbott There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. He carried out a policy of modernization and expansion that transformed the Tsardom of Russia the Russian Empire, a major European power of the time. The complete story from birth to his death at age 52 caused by a bladder infected with gangrene.
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Jacob Abbott Roman Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, commonly referred to as ‘Nero,’ ruled the world for thirteen years, from 54 to 68 AD. During his reign, Rome’s theaters and games were heavily patronized. Thousands of innocents were martyred before the mob. Nero himself was widely believed to have caused the Great Fire of Rome - in an attempt to clear some land for a property extension – and to have blamed the disaster’s origins on the Christians. A cruel young tyrant with an Oedipus complex who was generally unpopular with the populace, Nero lived hard and fast and committed suicide at the age of 30.
In Nero, historian Jacob Abbott sheds light on the main events and participants in the amazing life story of Ancient Rome’s fifth emperor. Digital edition includes image gallery.
Jacob Abbott A chronicle of one of the greatest Kings in history. Alfred the Great defended the Anglo-Saxons from the invading Vikings, as well as working to improve the legal system in his kingdom. The current Queen of England is a direct descendent of this fascinating man.
Jacob Abbott An intriguing biography of Alexander the Great, conqueror of the world, who rose to power and rapidly absorbed the territory of his enemies into a vast empire stretching from Greece to India. This eBook is an excellent introduction to one of the most important historical figures ever.
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Jacob Abbott One of the shrewdest and most intelligent rulers the English monarchy has ever known, Queen Elizabeth is an entertaining biography of an unyielding and forceful ruler during one of the England's most critical periods.
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The Childhood of a Princess.
Lady Jane Grey.
The Spanish Match.
Elizabeth in the Tower.
Accession to the Throne
The War in Scotland.
The Invincible Armada.
The Earl of Essex.