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Bill the Conqueror

Read by Carol Pelster

P. G. Wodehouse

Hailed as one of the funniest writers of the 20th century, P. G. Wodehouse cheerfully radiates humor that is both sophisticated and popular.…

Indian Boyhood

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Charles Alexander Eastman

Indian Boyhood is a lively and appealing first-person recounting of the life of a Sioux child in the last days of the tribe's "wild&quo…

The Lion's Skin

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Rafael Sabatini

Justin Caryll was an unwilling hero: an unwilling plotter of revenge, an unwilling spy and an unwilling pursuer of the woman he loves. Justi…


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John Henry Newman

Callista, A Tale of the Third Century, was written by John Henry Newman, who was a scholarly and personable Anglican theologian who became a…

By What Authority?

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Robert Hugh Benson

Two wealthy families are neighbors in Elizabethan England; one is staunchly Catholic and the other is devoutly Protestant. The attractive yo…

Ruggles of Red Gap

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Harry Leon Wilson

A stuffy class-conscious gentleman's valet is transplanted to the rough uncivilized American northwest, where the rubes and social climbers …

Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier

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Frances A. Fuller Victor

This lively book follows the adventures of mountain man Joe Meek, from his joining the Rocky Mountain Fur Company trapping expedition in the…

The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks

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Ellen Walworth

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha's lifespan of only about 24 years was spent in utter humility and penitence. In spite of her natural diffidence, she…

Death Comes for the Archbishop

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Willa Cather

Willa Cather's "Death Comes for the Archbishop" is a historical novel set in New Mexico in the mid-19th century. The book follows …

Across the Plains in 1844

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Catherine Sager Pringle

The Sager family, including seven children, set out on the Oregon trail in 1844. Accidents and disease made it a dangerous trip, and both …

The Lances of Lynwood

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Charlotte Mary Yonge

The Lances of Lynwood brings to life the high days of knighthood and chivalry in the 14th century during the Hundred Years War, in which the…

Astoria; Or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

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Washington Irving

"Astoria" describes the many perilous adventures, discoveries, and disasters experienced by the brave Americans who joined the 181…

On the Ruin of Britain

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Gildas was a well-informed and definitely opinionated 6th century commentator on the topic of the era of the Roman occupation of Britain beg…

Rock Crystal (Version 2)

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Adalbert Stifter

Lovely story of two children who get lost in a hazardous winter crossing of an Alpine pass after visiting their grandparents in a neighborin…

The Bridal Wreath

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Sigrid Undset

“The Bridal Wreath” is the first part of the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy, for which author Sigrid Undset won the Nobel Prize in literature…

Claude Lightfoot, or How the Problem Was Solved

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Francis J. Finn and Francis J. Finn, S.J.

Most of the boys in the Catholic school called Milwaukee College are engrossed with baseball and keeping up with their studies. When twelv…

De Smet's Letters and Sketches, 1841-1842

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Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet

In 1841 and 1842, Fr. Pierre-Jean DeSmet traversed the wide and wild American West to bring the gospel to the Flatheads, who had sent multip…

Historical Sketches of the Catholic Church in Oregon, During the Past Forty Yea…

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Francis Norbert Blanchet and François Norbert Blanchet

This book is a first-hand account of the experiences of Fr. Norbert Blanchet and his fellow missionaries to Oregon in the 1830’s and 1840’s.…