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Under The Sky In California

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Charles Francis Saunders

This is a 1913 travelogue by a then-well-known botanist who wrote many books about the American Southwest and California in particular. This…

Johann Sebastian Bach

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Herbert Francis Peyser

Compared with the unimaginable richness of his inner life as the overpowering volume and splendor of his works reveal it, Bach’s day-to-day …

California Sketches New And Old

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Oscar Penn Fitzgerald

Here we meet all sorts of characters and situations in California’s early history: gunmen, outlaws, lynch mobs, raging storms, mining camps,…


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Henry James

It is Paris sometime after the Franco-Prussian War (1870--Germany won--the French Second Republic collapsed--France embittered). A French po…

Canyon de Chelly; The Story of its Ruins and People

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Zorro A. Bradley

A 1973 U.S. government publication describing the history and physical characteristics of this Arizona national monument within the boundari…

San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake

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William Henry Irwin

As all but Martians know (and who knows, perhaps even they), the city of San Francisco, California, was destroyed by massive earthquake and …

A Christmas Miscellany 2018

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Sixteen Christmas stories or essays. (David Wales)

Three Days On The Ohio River

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William A Alcott

This 1854 narration of a trip upon the Ohio River in a steamboat from Cincinnati to Pittsburg gives a picture of travel in a different time…

Gulliver The Great And Other Dog Stories

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Walter Alden Dyer

This 1916 book is a collection of sixteen of the author's dog stories previously published in magazines. ( David Wales)

Naval Occasions And Some Traits Of The Sailor-Man

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Twenty-six stories of pre-World War I British naval life in war and peace. - Summary by david wales

Young Readers Science Fiction Stories

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Richard Mace Elam

This 1957 book contains thirteen pre-space-exploration stories for young readers. Some of the details show their dated composition (we now…

California History -- Two Pieces

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Alfred Louis Kroeber (1876-1960) was an American cultural anthropologist who founded the anthropology department at the University of Calif…

The City That Was

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Stephen Smith

This 1911 history of the public health revolution that transformed New York City in the nineteenth century is also about every city and town…

Christmas With Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Selection Of Stories

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

This work is a selection of Christmas stories (or sometimes chapters) of Lucy Maud Montgomery from different sources and different times. Th…

London (Ancient And Modern) From The Sanitary And Medical Point Of View

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George Vivian Poore

This little book is an expansion of two addresses delivered in January, 1889. One deals with sanitary issues in London. The other deals with…

Romance of California Life; Illustrated By Pacific Slope Stories, Thrilling, Pa…

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John Habberton

These 37 short stories were authored by John Habberton (1842–1921), an American writer. He spent nearly twenty years as the literary and dr…

The Times' Red Cross Story Book By Famous Novelists Serving In His Majesty's Fo…

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These eighteen stories were published in 1915, in the midst of World War I. "Published For The Times' Fund For The Sick And Wounded&qu…

The Borough

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George Crabbe

English village life and villagers in the east of England in the late 1700’s and early 1800s—is the subject of The Borough. George Crabbe …

The Light Invisible

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Robert Hugh Benson

Fifteen short ghost stories by the Anglican then Roman Catholic priest, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914). The form of the book is of an old En…

Cecilia de Noël

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Mary Elizabeth Hawker

Cecilia de Noël is an original and cleverly told ghost story, published in 1891. The story is told, Rashomon-like, from six different v…

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