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Austria-Hungary Part IV: The nineteenth century: Historical note

In The World’s Story Volume VI: Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Balkan States and Tur…

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Eva March Tappan

This is the sixth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Ta…

As to Alligators

In Birds and Nature, Vol. XII, No 5, December 1902

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"Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes…

A Modest Proposal

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 064

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Jonathan Swift

Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. Eucken's "The Failure of Speculative Philosophy," is one of several essays de…

Chapter 9 The Power of Words

In In the School Room

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John S. Hart

In the first place, teaching is not simply telling. A class may be told a thing twenty times over, and yet not know it. Talking to a class i…

The Significance of Suicide

In American Psychology, 1900-1922

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James Gibson Hume

This is the first of what is intended to be three projects featuring journal articles which chart the development of psychology as an academ…

Ch. V: The Work of Glaciers, pt 1

In The Elements of Geology

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William Harmon Norton

Geology is a science of such rapid growth that no apology is expected when from time to time a new text-book is added to those already in th…

Caroline Herschel

In Some Eminent Women of our Times

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Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Written by Millicent Garrett, a noted British feminist, suffragist and intellectual writer, this volume is comprised of short biographical s…

The sinking of the Lusitania (1915), by Charles E. Lauriat

In The World’s Story Volume XV: The World War

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Horatio W. Dresser

This is the last volume of the 15-volume series The World’s Story, originally started by Eva March Tappan. This book, edited by Horatio W. D…

Chapter 37: Who's Afraid! (Stage Fright)

In The Art of Stage Dancing

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Ned Wayburn

Ned Wayburn, a popular and outstanding choreographer of the early 1900's, writes about the different styles and requirements of dancing and …

The Spirit of Japan

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 027

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Rabindranath Tagore

A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Sympathetic inks for secret correspondence

In A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments

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This collection of projects and experiments was submitted by Rufus Tuttle, following an Act of Congress promoting education and learning. Th…

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