Great Men and Famous Women, vol. II (page 2/2)

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Front Cover, Great Men and Famous Women

A plain binding with gold lettering.


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Title Page, Great Men and Famous Women

Great Men and Famous Women
A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in history [more...]


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Napoleon and the Sphinx

[Napoleon Bonaparte] was bent on the conquest of Egypt. He appears to have had something visionary in his temperament, and to have dreamed of founding a mighty empire from the stand-point of the East, the glow and glamour of which seem always to have had a certain fascination for him. He therefore employed the resources of the Army of England to prepare for an expedition to Egypt, and the Directory yielded to his wishes, partly no doubt, through the [...] [more...]


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The Marseillaise

It was at this time [in 1792] that the formidable invasion under the Duke of Brunswick, consisting of 138,000 men, of whom 66,000 were under the King of Prussia in person, and 50,000 were Austrians under Prince Hohenlohe and Marshal Clairfait, marched to France, and menaced Dumouriez, who occupied the defiles of Varennes, with very inferior forces. [...] [more...]


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Nelson at Trafalgar.

The picture shows Lord Horatio Nelson (1758 – 1805) at the Battle of Trafalgar, where he died. [more...]


[picture: Sheridan's Ride by T. Buchanan Read]

Sheridan’s Ride by T. Buchanan Read

“[Philip Sheridan]’s next operations, however, were the most important, as they have become the most renowned, in his career. Passing through Strasburg [USA], he posted his troops on the further bank of Cedar Creek, while he himself, on October 16th [1864], went to Washington in response to a request from Secretary Stanton, for consultation. Before [...] [more...]


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