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Joseph Trienens


Written in 1910, this "cyclopedia" is full of information that was quite useful at the time. A hundred years later, its text is mo…

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…

The Silence Dogood Letters

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Benjamin Franklin


As a teenager, Benjamin Franklin apprenticed with his brother James at the shop where The New-England Courant was printed. Since James would…

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 …

The Underground Railroad, Part 4

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William Still


"The work is intensely interesting. Many of the narratives thrill the reader through and through. Some of them awaken an indignation, a…

On War (Volume 1)

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Carl Von Clausewitz


A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing…

A Half Century of Conflict

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


Francis Parkman (1823-1893) is one of the great nineteenth century United States historians along with William Prescott, John Lothrop Motley…

The Modern Scottish Minstrel

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Charles Rogers


Subtitled "Songs of Scotland of the Past Half-Century, with Memoirs of the Poets, and Sketches and Specimens in English Verse of the Mo…

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 2

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Various


The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

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)

Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex

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Owen Chase


Owen Chase (October 7, 1797 – March 7, 1869) was First Mate of the whale ship Essex, that was struck and sunk by a sperm whale on October 28…

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 History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 3, Chapter 14)

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


This is volume 3 chapter 14 of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay in the 19th century. It starts with a brief resume of the his…

The Underground Railroad, Part 5

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William Still


"I congratulate you that, after much patient research, careful preparation, and untiring labor, you have completed your voluminous work…

Modern Languages


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University of Oxford Podcasts

Young Folks' History of the American Revolution

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Everett T. Tomlinson


This work has grown out of the desire frequently expressed to the writer when he has been lecturing on the American Revolution, that in some…

The Martyrdom Of Belgium; Official Report Of Massacres Of Peaceable Citizens, Wo…

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George Cooreman


The title says it all. World War I narratives of German activities in Belgium after the German invasion of this neutral country. - Summary b…

Famous Modern Ghost Stories

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Various


An entertaining selection of "modern" ghost stories selected "to include specimens of a few of the distinctive types of moder…

A Short History of the United States

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Edward Channing


Channing's best known work, A History of the United States, is regarded as one of the most complete and accurate accounts of American histor…

Five Months at Anzac

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Joseph Lievesley Beeston


A Narrative of Personal Experiences of the Officer Commanding the 4th Field Ambulance, Australian Imperial Force . From his leaving Australi…

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