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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He was devise…

California Coast Trails

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Joseph Smeaton Chase


In 1911, decades before California's coast Highway 1 was built, an Englishman rode 2000 miles on horseback the length of California, from Me…

Narrative of the Suffering and Defeat of the North-Western Army, Under General W…

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William Atherton


This memoir dating from 1812ff, but only published in 1840s is a strikingly profound contrast with our modern materialism and comfort. It is…

Outwitting The Hun; My Escape From A German Prison Camp

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Pat O'Brien


A true war narrative, published in 1918 while WWI was still going on. (Summary by David Wales)

The Life-Story of a Russian Exile

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Marie Sukloff


Hero or assassin? Victim or criminal? Marie Sukloff fits no easy category. A young peasant woman who became a political radical and activ…

Idomen, or The Vale of Yumuri

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Maria Gowen Brooks


Idomen (1843) is the creative-nonfiction memoir of the beautiful and brilliant American poetess Maria Gowen Brooks, who was compared in the …

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…

Wild Wales

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George Borrow


Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery is a travel book by the English Victorian gentleman writer George Borrow (1803–1881), first pub…

The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, Volume I

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Horatio Nelson


Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was an English flag officer famous …

Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel

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Margaret Herschel


For many people, the name Caroline Herschel will be unfamiliar, but she was one of the most significant women on the English scientific scen…

Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude

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Jakob Wassermann


Die Autobiographie "Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude" skizziert die Lebens- und Sinnsuche des Schriftstellers Jakob Wassermanns. Di…

Bindle

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Herbert George Jenkins


Herbert Jenkins' most popular fictional creation was Mr. Joseph Bindle, who first appeared in a humorous novel in 1916 and in a number of se…

Cecilia: Memoirs of an Heiress

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Frances Burney


The plot of Cecilia revolves around the heroine, Cecilia Beverley, whose inheritance from her uncle comes with the stipulation that she find…

John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs

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Jack London


Jack London died at the age of forty. In this autobiographical work, London describes his life as seen through the eyes of John Barleycorn (…

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…

Three Years in the Federal Cavalry

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Willard Glazier


Captain Glazier narrates his experiences as a cavalryman in the Federal Army during the Civil War, from his enlistment in New York State to …

Three Times and Out

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Nellie Mcclung


The true story of M. C. Simmons, a Canadian soldier captured by the German Army during the early days of World War I. We read of his sixteen…

South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

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Ernest Shackleton


Shackleton's most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea south of the Atlantic, to the Ross…

Travels and adventures of an orchid hunter: An account of canoe and camp life in…

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Albert Millican


This is quite the adventure tale and travelog. We see cities, peoples, plants and wildlife of Columbia and the ports our intrepid 'hunter' v…

The Wound Dresser

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Walt Whitman


The Wound Dresser is a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington by Walt Whitman during the War of the Rebellion to The New…

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