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George Washington

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Calista McCabe Courtenay


In this biography for young people, Calista McCabe Courtenay takes the reader from George Washington the surveyor to his early military care…

The New Atlantis

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Francis Bacon


In 1623, Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideas in New Atlantis. Released in 1627, this was his creation of an ideal land where p…

The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

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Francis Fisher Browne


This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper,…

A Guide to Stoicism

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St. George William Joseph Stock


This book is a primer on the philosophy of stoicism, resurrected from its origins in Greek and Roman philosophy. The original philosophy was…

Astounding Stories 13, January 1931

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Various


This issue contains "The Dark Side of Antri" by Sewell Peaslea Wright, "The Sunken Empire" by H. Thompson Rich, "Th…

The Phantom Town Mystery

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Grace May North


Two girls from the East, out on a horseback ride in the mountains of Arizona, find a house in the mountains. The house's history reveals tha…

Kepler

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Walter W. Bryant


This biography of Johannes Kepler begins with an account of what the world of astronomy was like before his time, then proceeds to a look at…

Auguste Comte and Positivism

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John Stuart Mill


Part 1 lays out the framework for Positivism as originated in France by Auguste Comte in his Cours de Philosophie Positive. Mill examines th…

Youth

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Leo Tolstoy


Youth is the third in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including Childhood and Boyhood, published in a literary journal d…

ABC of Vegetable Gardening

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Eben Eugene Rexford


This how-to book includes chapters on getting ready, mapping the garden, planting, seeds, early work, house plants, fruits, hot beds and col…

Considerations on Representative Government

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John Stuart Mill


Mill's volume was published in 1861 as an argument favoring this form of governance. Mill covers what forms of government work best, includi…

Boyhood

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Leo Tolstoy


Boyhood is the second in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including Childhood and Youth, published in a literary journal …

Astounding Stories 17, May 1931

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Various


This issue of the science-fiction magazine includes a novella by Charles W. Diffin titled "Dark Moon" and several short stories, i…

James Watt

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Andrew Carnegie


This biography of the inventor James Watt covers his early years, successes and failures, and legacy. (Summary by Bill Boerst)

Stories from the Faerie Queen

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Edmund Spenser


A major work by Spenser, The Faerie Queen, was published between 1590 and 1596. As an allegorical work, it can be read on many levels. Accor…

Astounding Stories 12, December 1930

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Various


This issue includes "Slaves of the Dust" by Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Part B of "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin, &qu…

Stories from Virgil

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Alfred John Church


Alfred J. Church created 26 stories from the original Greek version of Virgil's Aeneid. He included well-known ones, such as "The Horse…

John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works

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Various


This biography is actually a series of essays by prominent personalities of the time that shed light on John Stuart Mill's life and areas of…

Under the Witches' Moon

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Nathan Gallizier


The scene is Rome, 935 A.D. Thirty-year-old Tristan, dressed as a pilgrim, overhears a conversation between Basil, the Grand Chamberlain, an…

Bacon

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Richard William Church


This investigation of Bacon the scholar and man of letters begins with a look at the early days ang progresses to his relationships with Que…

The Monastery

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Sir Walter Scott


Dame Elspeth is kept in a tower after the death of her husband. The widow of the Baron of Avenel and her daughter seek safety with Elspeth i…

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