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Ulysses S. Grant

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Owen Wister


Ulysses S. Grant was the great hero (for the North) in the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. This short biography is on…

The Dragon Of Wantley (version 2)

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Owen Wister


A novel, The Dragon of Wantley, was written by Owen Wister (best known as the author of The Virginian) in 1892. Published by Lipincott Press…

Somme Battle Stories

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Alec John Dawson


Stories of World War I warfare, published in 1916 in the midst of the war. (That's why names of persons and units are literally "blanke…

The Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards

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Washington Irving


This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of…

Just William

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Richmal Crompton


William is a mischievous eleven year old who is puzzled by the adult world, which is no less puzzled by him. The humor is gentle and pleasin…

In the Midst of Life; Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

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Ambrose Bierce


These stories detail the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. This is the 1909 edition. The 1909 edition omits six…

Remarkable Rogues: The Careers of Some Notable Criminals of Europe and America

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Charles Kingston


The title and subtitle pretty much say it all. Twenty biographical sketches of people you would not want your son or daughter to marry. (Sum…

Andersonville Diary, Escape And List Of The Dead

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John L. Ransom


John L. Ransom was the quartermaster of Company A, 9th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War and a Union prisoner in the …

Inventions Of The Great War

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Alexander Russell Bond


“… this war was not one of mere destruction. It set men to thinking as they had never thought before. It intensified their inventive faculti…

A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony

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Charles A. Siringo


Charles A. Siringo was an American lawman, detective, and agent for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during the late 19th century and…

Werewolf -- Five Pieces

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Various


Five stories and essays about werewolves. - Summary by david wales

The Bishop's Secret

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Fergus Hume


Bishop Pendle is the Church of England bishop in a small fictitious English cathedral town. Several years into his work, he receives a visit…

Life's Little Ironies; A Set Of Tales With Some Colloquial Sketches Entitled A F…

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Thomas Hardy


Eighteen short stories by a master story teller. - Summary by david wales

A Desert Drama: Being the Tragedy Of The Korosko

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Also published under the title The Tragedy of the Korosko (1898). A group of European tourists are enjoying their trip to Egypt in the year …

Outwitting The Hun; My Escape From A German Prison Camp

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Pat O'Brien


A true war narrative, published in 1918 while WWI was still going on. (Summary by David Wales)

The New Swiss Family Robinson

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Owen Wister


A parody of its famous predecessor, this short piece was written by Owen Wister for the Harvard Lampoon (Summary by David Wales)

The Luck Of Roaring Camp And Other Sketches

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Bret Harte


Bret Harte (1836 – 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.... He moved to …

The Best American Humorous Short Stories

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Various


Eighteen short stories by famous and little known authors compassing the period 1839 - 1914. The editor's very extensive introduction is omi…

Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children

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William Dean Howells


Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy" Willia…

The Wheel Of Time

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Henry James


Fanny Knocker is a very, very plain young woman. She is introduced to the extremely handsome, thoroughly impoverished, younger son of an old…

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