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Education Reporter
NUMBER 226 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS NOVEMBER 2004

Top 10 American Biographies
The conservative weekly Human Events last year asked a panel of 21 scholars to list Ten American Biographies Everyone Should Read. The list follows (11-17-03):

  1. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams (1918)

  2. Alexander Hamilton: A Biography by Forrest McDonald (1982)

  3. Witness by Whittaker Chambers (1952)

  4. The Life of George Washington by John Marshall (1804-07)

  5. The Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates by Harry Jaffa (1959)

  6. The Sword of Imagination: Memoirs of a Half-Century of Literary Conflict by Russell Kirk (1995)

  7. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant (1885-86)

  8. R.E. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman (1934)

  9. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass (1845)

  10. A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War by Harry V. Jaffa (2000)

 
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