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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 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

Read by Maria Kasper


During the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, newspaper reporters in the stricken city made a heroic effort to keep the public infor…

How I Filmed the War

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Geoffrey H. Malins

An account of World War I and the experience of filming it by an early cinematographer (and, after the war, successful director) who was the…

Insurgent Mexico

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John Reed

In the autumn of 1913 John Reed was sent to Mexico by the Metropolitan Magazine to report the Mexican Revolution. He shared the perils of Pa…

The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire

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Charles Morris

The first half of this book describes the devastating earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906, and the subsequent destruction caused by f…

The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

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Lawrence Beesley

This is a 1st hand account written by a survivor of the Titanic about that fateful night and the events leading up to it as well as the even…

The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing

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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…

A Woman's Experiences in the Great War

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Louise Mack

An eye-witness account of the fall of Antwerp to the Germans in the opening months of World War I, Mack’s story has passages of extraordinar…

With the Judæans in the Palestine Campaign

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John Henry Patterson

From the Preface: The formation of a Battalion of Jews for service in the British Army is an event without precedent in our annals, and the …

England, Canada and the Great War

Read by Cate Barratt

Louis-Georges Desjardins

Mr. Desjardins was driven to write this work to refute statements uttered by the nationalist Henri Bourassa, which the former feared painted…

A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Inv…

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United States House Of Representatives

In September 2005, the House of Representatives created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to H…

The Ascent of Denali

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Hudson Stuck

The story of the First Ascent of Denali by Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper and Robert Tatum in 1913, recorded in celebration of …

The Diary of a Dead Officer

Read by Ruth Golding

Arthur Graeme West

Published posthumously in 1919, this collection of diary entries presents a scathing picture of army life and is said to be one of the most …

The Trenches

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Frederic Manning

LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Trenches by Frederic Manning. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 30, 201…

War Letters From A Young Queenslander

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Robert Marshall Allen

Letters from a Brisbane doctor posted to the Western Front from 1914 to December 1915. He tells anecdotes of World War I including stories o…

Sämtliche Schriften 1911-1921, Teil 4

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Carl Von Ossietzky

Carl von Ossietzky (1889-1938), Journalist, Pazifist und Friedensnobelpreisträger [1935], zählte zu den herausragenden Persön…

Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915

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The title is, I think, self explanatory. The nurse in question went out to France at the beginning of the war and remained there until May 1…

A History of the Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco

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Frank Aitken

Early in the morning of Wednesday, April 18, 1906, the San Francisco area was shaken by a massive earthquake. Over the course of the next fo…

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…

The Escaping Club

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A. J. Evans

Described by some as one of the greatest escape books published. The Escaping Club recounts Evans' escape to Switzerland from a supposedly &…

The Pentecost of Calamity

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Owen Wister

Nonfiction. Appalled by the savagery of World War I, Owen Wister in 1915 published an attempt to move the United States out of neutrality in…

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