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A German Deserter's War Experience

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Anonymous


The author of this 1917 narrative, who escaped from Germany and military service after 14 months of fighting in France, did not wish to have…

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass published his highly acclaimed third autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, in 1881 and revised it in 1892.…

Collected Articles of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass


These two articles were reproduced as an e-book by Project Gutenberg in 2008 to supplement "...several articles by Frederick Douglass,…

100%: The Story of a Patriot

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Upton Sinclair


"100%:The Story of a Patriot" dramatically recounts the adventures of a poor uneducated young man who lives by his wits and guile,…

The Bishop's Apron

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W. Somerset Maugham


"Canon Spratte saw himself as he thought others might see him: mediocre, pompous, self-assertive, verbose." Maugham could have add…

A Noble Woman The Life-Story of Edith Cavell

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Ernest Protheroe


Edith L. Cavell (1865–1915) was a British nurse who attended to soldiers of both sides during World War I, and helped some 200 Allied soldie…

Diary of a Suicide

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Wallace E. Baker


“Mr. B. Russell Herts, c/o International Magazine, New York City. Under separate cover I am sending you a record of a young man who is about…

Nothing But the Truth

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Frederic Stewart Isham


A young man, finding himself unexpectedly impecunious, attempts to improve his fortunes by wagering that he can speak nothing but the absolu…

The Shadow

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Arthur Stringer


A manhunt for a bank robber takes a determined and fixated New York City detective on a gripping, globe-spanning adventure, with many plot t…

Take it From Dad

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George Livermore


Take It From Dad is a collection of letters written by a father to his son, Ted, at boarding school, away from home for the first time. In e…

The Burning Secret

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Stefan Zweig


A lonely, convalescing 12 year-old boy and his attractive mother, who is in a loveless marriage, meet a gentleman while vacationing at a Eur…

In the Line of Battle

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Walter Wood


“A COLLECTION OF absolutely authentic accounts by privates and non-commissioned officers.... We see a great simplicity and directness of obs…

A Negro Explorer at the North Pole

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Matthew A. Henson


In this fascinating memoir, Matthew Henson describes the incredibly dangerous, exhausting, and bone-chilling trip to what was until then the…

From North Carolina to Southern California Without a Ticket and How I Did It

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John Peele


"... I have decided to write an account of a few of the many adventures and dangers that befell me while making my way, practically wit…

The Dark

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Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev


The Dark is a novella about a desperate young man, a “terrorist and nihilist”, trying to avoid arrest by taking refuge in a brothel. The sto…

The Last Entry

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William Clark Russell


This is a sea-faring novel set in 1837. A wealthy former seaman from London and his daughter, who is engaged to be married, set sail on his …

The Night Club

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Herbert George Jenkins


This work of fiction by Herbert Jenkins (1876-1923) features one of his best-loved comic characters, the affable Cockney, Joseph Bindle. It …

Eighteen Months' Imprisonment

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Donald Shaw


This is an absorbing memoir of an inmate's experiences and impressions while in a London prison. He describes himself as "a man of educ…

The Thousandth Woman

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E. W. Hornung


E. W. Hornung was an English author and poet best known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th…

The de Bercy Affair

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Louis Tracy


A beautiful French actress with concealed origins and a clandestine involvement with a group of anarchists is brutally murdered in London. C…

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