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The Outline of Science, Vol 1 (Solo)

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J. Arthur Thomson


In The Outline of Science, Thomson gives us a window into scientific thinking as it stood in 1922 on the big, the little, and the biological…

The First Battle of Bull Run

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Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard


General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was one of the senior commanders of Southern forces during the Civil War. It was he who initiated …

Tom Swift and His War Tank

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Victor Appleton


Tom Swift, that prolific youthful inventor, is engaged in trying to help the Allies win WWI. After reading newspaper accounts of the British…

Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard

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Howard R. Garis


Uncle Wiggily Longears, an old bunny gentleman now stricken with rheumatism and getting around with a cane, still is quite active. In these …

The Royal Book of Oz

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Ruth Plumly Thompson


The Royal Book of Oz (1921) is the fifteenth in the series of Oz books, and the first to be written by Ruth Plumly Thompson after L. Frank B…

The Point of Honor

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Joseph Conrad


Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this story features two French Hussar officers, D'Hubert and Feraud. Their quarrel over an initially minor i…

The Young Railroaders

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Francis Lovell Coombs


While aimed at youths, this series of tales of the just-opening West makes a rollicking good story for adults, too. Three teen-age boys, tra…

Conquest Over Time

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Michael Shaara


Pat Travis, a spacer renowned for his luck, is suddenly quite out of it. His job is to beat his competitors to sign newly-Contacted human ra…

The Magnificent Ambersons (Growth Trilogy Vol 2)

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Booth Tarkington


In a world where a gentleman’s life is defined more “by being, rather than by doing,” a family’s reputation can be compromised if it is not …

The Prophet

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Kahlil Gibran


The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his wo…

The Calico Cat (version 2)

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Charles Miner Thompson


The consequences of letting your irritation get the better of you are humorously portrayed in this story of a self-important man who fires a…

Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 (version 2)

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Abner Doubleday


Abner Doubleday was a busy man. He rose to be a major general during the American Civil War, started the first cable car company in San Fran…

Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest

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William Henry Hudson


"Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest" is a narration of his life story by Abel, a Venezuelan, to a comrade. Once a we…

Nightmare Abbey

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Thomas Love Peacock


Deep in the fens of the British coast sits the gloomy mansion that goes by the name Nightmare Abbey. It is inhabited by persons of very low …

New Discoveries at Jamestown

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John L. Cotter


Chances are, you are reading this because you are aware that Jamestown, Virginia, celebrated its 400th birthday in 2007. It was the first &q…

The Burial of the Guns

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Thomas Nelson Page


This is a book of short stories centered around the Civil War and its aftermath. The author was a prominent Virginian in his day, and his wr…

More Goops and How Not to Be Them

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Frank Gelett Burgess


Deep in the heart of every parent is the wish, the desire, to have other adults tell us, in an unsolicited way, just how very polite one’s c…

Blake of the "Rattlesnake"

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Frederick Thomas Jane


Fred Jane, who later went on to publish his famous "Jane's Fighting Ships", doubtless was noting the success of other books that f…

GEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM

In The Three Musketeers

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Alexandre Dumas


The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d…

MONSIEUR BONACIEUX

In The Three Musketeers

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Alexandre Dumas


The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d…

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