The Makers of History
In this section you will find a growing number of essays and articles about fascinating men and women who shaped our civilization. The content is derived from a superb 10 Volume collection entitled Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events. This amazing set was published around 1902, which of course means that it doe3 not deal with the events and people of the 20th century; but for short biographies of the ancients, as well as early American personalities, it is unparalleled. My goal is to eventually put the entire ten volume set online by gradually adding articles and biographies.
Famous Characters and Historic Events
The History of the World
The People Who Shaped Our World
These are the artists, the philosophers, statesmen and warriors who built the world we live in. For good or bad, these men and women shaped our civilization and continue to affect our lives.
- Benjamin Franklin -- the quintessential American patriot. From humble beginnings, he was at home in rustic New England and in the splendor of the French court. His diplomacy helped ensure an American victory in the Revolutionary War.
- More biographies will be added soon.