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My Hunt After 'The Captain'

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


Holmes describes his frantic search through Civil War torn landscapes for his wounded son, the future Supreme Court Justice. Originally publ…

Democracy in America Vol. I

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Alexis De Tocqueville


When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful …

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1a

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Jefferson Davis


The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America …

Weltgeschichtliche Betrachtungen

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Jacob Christoph Burckhardt


Weltgeschichtliche Betrachtungen von Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (1818 - 1897), herausgegeben von Jacob Oeri (1844-1908). 1905 veröffent…

A Diary from Dixie

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Mary Chesnut


Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was the wife of a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during t…

Nocturno


Kurt Kluge


Language: German Eine Novelle wie eine Schneekugel. Der Ich-Erzähler, mutmaßlich Schriftsteller, verbringt wegen eines Schneestur…

Observations of an Orderly

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Ward Muir


Ward Muir brings us into the heart of an English war hospital, describing scenes of cleanliness, triumph, order and sadness. Through the eye…

The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines

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Isabel Anderson


Isabel Anderson has written a most interesting travelogue of Hawaii and The Philippines. Actually it is more of a history lesson. Anyone wit…

The Thirteenth: Greatest of Centuries

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James Joseph Walsh


It cannot but seem a paradox to say that the Thirteenth was the greatest of centuries. To most people the idea will appear at once so prepos…

The Philippics

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


A philippic is a fiery, damning speech delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originates with Demosthenes, who delivere…

Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 1)

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John Hay


This is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by two of his private secretaries. (Summary by ashleighjane)

History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688…

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David Hume


David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and re…

The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate

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Eliza P. Donner Houghton


The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the "westering fever" of the 1840s. After becoming…

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Magna Carta

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The original document is in Latin so this can only be a fairly rough approximation of the actual content. The text used is the first version…

Römische Geschichte Buch 2

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Theodor Mommsen


Mommsen (1817-1903) erhielt für die Römische Geschichte 1902 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Zweites Buch Von der Abschaffung …

The Tosa Diary

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No Tsurayuki Ki


Ki no Tsurayuki was a Japanese waka poet of the Heian period. In 905, he was one of the poets ordered to compile the "Kokinshu - Collec…

Amendments to the United States Constitution (version 2)

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United States Government


The Constitution has a total of 27 amendments. The first ten, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified simultaneously. The fo…

The Making of a Nation: The Beginnings of Israel's History

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Charles Foster Kent


Charles Foster Kent was one of the premier scholars in Jewish Studies at the turn of the century. He was particularly well-known for his co…

Saint Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy

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Frances Alice Forbes


A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a …

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