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Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples…

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Giovanni Battista Belzoni


Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778 – 1823) was an Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. He is known for his remo…

Myths and Legends of the Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes

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Katharine Berry Judson


It is a loss to American literature that so much of the legendary history of these Indian tribes has gone, beyond hope of recovery. Exquisit…

Juju

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Murray Leinster


A 1919 pulp-press tale of deepest darkest Africa. - Summary by david wales

The British Army From Within

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E. Charles Vivian


This 1914 book gives a picture of the British Army structure and life in the early hours of World War I. Summary by david wales

Jim The Story Of A Backwoods Police Dog (And Other Stories)

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Sir Charles G. D. Roberts


Deputy Sheriff Tug Blackstock wanted a dog to help with his work. As for Jim, at first glance he might almost have been taken for a slim, y…

A Collection Of Stories, Reviews And Essays

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Willa Sibert Cather


Stories and essays by Willa Cather - Summary by david wales

Recollections And Letters Of General Robert E. Lee By His Son

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Robert E. Lee, Jr.


The life of the Confederate States of America general, Robert E. Lee, through the eyes of his youngest son, who was also a Confederate Army …

Tales Of The Royal Irish Constabulary

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Unknown


The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC, simply called the Irish Constabulary 1836–67) was the armed police force of the United Kingdom in Ireland…

The Tower Of London

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Arthur Poyser


Description. History. “… those who read this book and have no opportunity of visiting the Tower expect that the characters in the moving d…

Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of The Universe: Introduction

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Alexander Von Humboldt


Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of romantic phi…

Myths And Legends Of British North America

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Katharine Berry Judson


[The Native American] story tellers of the camp related, with dramatic gestures, stories of the Days of the Grandfathers, in the beginning o…

That Pup

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Ellis Parker Butler


A puppy, unanounced and unordered, arrives in a crate at Mr. Murchison's house. Humorous events follow. - Summary by david wales

Theodore Roosevelt; An Address Delivered Before The Congress Of The United Stat…

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Henry Cabot Lodge


A biographical encomium delivered on the occasion of Roosevelt's death. Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. (1858 – 1919) was an Amer…

Around The Campfire

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Sir Charles G. D. Roberts


Action and adventure short stories of men and animals in the wild. - Summary by David Wales

Treatises On Friendship And Old Age

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


Friendship. Old Age. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer, and philosopher. He is considered one …

The Happy Hypocrite: A Fairy Tale For Tired Men

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Max Beerbohm


Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist. The Happy Hypocrite: A Fairy Tale for Tir…

The Man Without A Country And Other Tales

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Edward Everett Hale


Edward Everett Hale (1822 – 1909) was an American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman. Hale first came to notice as a writer in 1859, …

Contagion

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Katherine Maclean


Minos was such a lovely planet. Not a thing seemed wrong with it. Excepting the food, perhaps. And a disease that wasn't really. Originally…

The Bet and Other Stories

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Anton Chekhov


Thirteen short stories by the master. Summary by david wales

A Fleet In Being; Notes Of Two Trips With The Channel Squadron

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Rudyard Kipling


[Kipling] became involved in the debate over the British response to the rise in German naval power known as the Tirpitz Plan to build a fle…

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