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California Sketches New And Old

Read by David Wales


Oscar Penn Fitzgerald


Here we meet all sorts of characters and situations in California’s early history: gunmen, outlaws, lynch mobs, raging storms, mining camps,…

Mark Twain; his life and work. A biographical sketch

Read by John Greenman


William M. Clemens


As far as anyone has been able to establish, Will Clemens was NOT related to Sam Clemens (Mark Twain), though they did become acquaintances.…

The Great Gold Rush: A Tale of the Klondike

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William Henry Pope Jarvis


Canadian journalist William Jarvis' gently fictionalized work recounts many of the countless fascinating tales of the Klondike Gold Rush in …

The City That Was

Read by David Wales


Stephen Smith


This 1911 history of the public health revolution that transformed New York City in the nineteenth century is also about every city and town…

The Journal of Lewis and Clarke (1840)

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Meriwether Lewis


"The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocea…

Frostiana: or a history of the River Thames in a frozen state

Read by Lewis Fletcher


George Davis


The frost fair of 1814 began on 1 February, and lasted four days. A printer named George Davis published a 124-page book, "Frostiana; o…

The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth

Read by Delmar H Dolbier


George Alfred Townsend


A series of articles by the New York World newspaper's special correspondent covering the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, its background a…

The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

Read by Sue Anderson


Leander Stillwell


Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell …

Four American Indians: King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola

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Edson L. Whitney


Four American Indians by Edson L. Whitney and Frances M. Perry, gives a short history of King Philip, Sachem of the Wampanoags; Pontiac, an …

Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex

Read by Phil Schempf


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…

The Romance Of Modern Sieges; Describing The Personal Adventures, Resource And …

Read by David Wales


Edward Gilliat


Lively narratives of some of the great siege battles of war. The book was written before World War I, in 1908. Some of the narratives contai…

The County Regiment

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Dudley Landon Vaill


A sketch of the second regiment of Connecticut volunteer heavy artillery, originally the Nineteenth Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War.

The Exiles of Florida

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Joshua Giddings


“The Author of the following work has endeavored to give a faithful record of … the Exiles of Florida. Torn from their native land, their fr…

The History of Mary Prince

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Mary Prince


Mary Prince was born into slavery in the West Indies. As a free woman in England she wrote her memoirs, which sold well and supported and pu…

A Voice From Harper's Ferry

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Osborne Perry Anderson


A Voice from Harper's Ferry is the abolitionist testament of Osborne Perry Anderson, the only surviving black participant in the 1859 raid o…

The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

The History of the Suez Canal

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Ferdinand de Lesseps


A lively picture of the origin and completion of the Suez Canal (built between 1859 and 1869) and his architect, Vicomte de Lesseps. This is…

The Splendid Wayfaring

Read by Phil Schempf


John Neihardt


Quote: "In the following pages I have told the story of that body of adventurers who, from 1822 to 1829, opened the way for the expansi…

Norway and the Union with Sweden

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Fridtjof Nansen


A History of the politics surrounding The Union of Norway with Sweden, from 1814-1905, from the Norwegian perspective - Summary by Æri…

Three Accounts of Peterloo

Read by Phil Benson


Francis Archibald Bruton


A companion volume to F.A. Bruton's 'The Story of Peterloo', the full title of this short collection is 'Three Accounts of Peterloo by Eyewi…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 20 - Adventurers of the Far North

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Stephen Leacock


This is volume 20 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This volume describes the explorers who braved the Canadian Arctic in search of the No…

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