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Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History   By: (1870-1942)

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Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 by Charles F. Horne offers readers a remarkable collection of biographical sketches of renowned individuals throughout history. The author skillfully presents the lives of over 200 prominent figures, delving into their achievements, struggles, and lasting impact on the world. Horne's detailed pen and pencil sketches provide readers with an engaging glimpse into the lives of these great men and women.

One of the book's strengths lies in its vast scope, covering a diverse range of individuals from different eras and fields of expertise. From ancient civilizations to modern times, the author introduces readers to notable figures across various disciplines, such as politics, art, literature, science, and philosophy. This breadth of subjects ensures there is something of interest for every reader.

Horne's prose is both informative and engaging, making the biographical sketches accessible to a wide audience. Each chapter offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the featured individual's life, accomplishments, and significance within their respective fields. Whether it is the scientific discoveries of Isaac Newton, the artistic masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, or the influential political ideologies of Karl Marx, the author effectively captures the essence of these great men and women.

Additionally, the inclusion of pencil sketches further enriches the reading experience, allowing readers to visualize each personage. The illustrations, though not highly detailed, serve as a helpful visual aid, giving readers a glimpse into the physical appearance and demeanor of these historical figures.

One minor drawback in Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 is the occasional brevity of some biographical sketches. Due to space constraints, certain individuals receive less coverage than others, leaving readers wanting to learn more about their lives and contributions. However, this is merely a minor quibble in an otherwise comprehensive compilation.

In conclusion, Charles F. Horne's Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 is a commendable addition to any history enthusiast's library. Through his eloquent prose and well-researched content, Horne brings to life an extensive array of influential individuals, shedding light on their remarkable achievements and enduring legacies. Whether studying history or seeking inspiration from the triumphs of great men and women, this book offers an engaging and informative resource that is sure to captivate readers.

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[Illustration: Mme. Roland in the Prison of Ste. Pélagie.]


A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of



Copyright, 1894, BY SELMAR HESS

edited by Charles F. Horne

[Illustration: Publisher's arm.]

New York: Selmar Hess Publisher

Copyright, 1894, by SELMAR HESS.



BENEDICT ARNOLD, Edgar Fawcett , 207 PETER COOPER, Clarence Cook , 299 CHARLOTTE CORDAY, Oliver Optic , 229 GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER, Elbridge S. Brooks , 391 SIR HUMPHRY DAVY, John Timbs, F.S.A. , 277 THOMAS ALVA EDISON, Clarence Cook , 404 JOHN ERICSSON, Martha J. Lamb , 311 CYRUS W. FIELD, Murat Halstead , 354 GENERAL JOHN C. FRÉMONT, Jane Marsh Parker , 340 ROBERT FULTON, Oliver Optic , 267 WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, William Lloyd Garrison , 318 GENERAL CHARLES GEORGE GORDON, Colonel R... Continue reading book >>

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