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Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War

Read by Winston Tharp


Ambrose Bierce


At the outset of the American Civil War, [the writer Ambrose] Bierce enlisted in the Union Army's 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment....In Februa…

President Lincoln's Attitude Towards Slavery and Emancipation

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Henry Watson Wilbur


A review of events prior to, during and following the American Civil War bringing an insightful perspective on Lincoln's true attitude towar…

Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable

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Jean S. Remy


Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable is a halting account in presidential history - quite literally! From Washington to Jac…

Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Addresses

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Abraham Lincoln


Lincoln's first inaugural address was delivered on March 4th, 1861, as the North and South were sliding towards separation and Civil War. Hi…

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…

South African Memories

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Lady Sarah Wilson


Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson was the aunt of Winston Spencer Churchill. In 1899 she became the first woman war correspondent when she …

Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

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Rees Howell Gronow


A collection of memoirs about the Peninsular War, the Battle of Waterloo, and society and personalities of Regency London and 19th century P…

The Elements of Geology

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William Ruschenberger


Elements of Geology is one in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. This succinct little …

Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)


William Westgarth


Son of John Westgarth, surveyor-general of customs for Scotland, was born at Edinburgh, in June 1815. He was educated at the high schools at…

David Crockett: His Life and Adventures

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John Stevens Cabot Abbott


David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier an…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 21 - The Red River Colony: A Chronicle of the Begin…

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Louis Aubrey Wood


This, volume 21 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the settlement of the Red River Colony by Lord Selkirk, and the struggles it h…

The Underground Railroad, Part 3

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William Still


"Never before has the working of the Underground Railroad been so thoroughly explained. Here we have in complete detail the various met…

East by West, Vol. 2

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Sir Henry W. Lucy


East by West: a Journey in the Recess is an account of British journalist Henry Lucy's travels across America and on to the Far East in 1883…

This Country of Ours, Part 7

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall's book of stories from the history of the United States begins with acco…

The Naval War of 1812

Read by James E. Carson


Theodore Roosevelt


Somewhat detailed history of naval engagements between the United States and England during the War of 1812, from a decidely American perspe…

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 2

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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 …

Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt


In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken …

This Country of Ours, Part 3

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall’s book of stories from the history of the United States begins with acco…

'Co. Aytch,' Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big S…

Read by Winston Tharp


Sam R. Watkins


Samuel “Sam” Rush Watkins (June 26, 1839 – July 20, 1901) was a noted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. He is known today f…

Fourteen Months in American Bastiles

Read by Katie Riley


Francis Key Howard


Francis Key Howard recounts in this book his life as a political prisoner of the United States. He points out that he was held captive at th…

Causes Of The American Civil War: Secession Statements Of Five Confederate Stat…

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Various


Some of the states who rebelled against the Federal Government in the American Civil War issued statements by nascent governing bodies expla…

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