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The First Battle of Bull Run

Read by Mark F. Smith


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 …

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 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 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…

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…

When We Were Very Young

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A. A. Milne


A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Wer…

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…

Round the Moon (Version 2)

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Jules Verne


Jules Verne’s sequel to his “From the Earth to the Moon” begins with a short chapter to catch you up, if you missed the first book.Then we j…

The Federalist Papers (version 2)

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Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison


“The Federalist Papers” are a collection of 85 linked essays that explain the construction of the U.S. government and why it was built that …

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…

The Red Badge of Courage (Version 3)

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Stephen Crane


A youth, caught up in patriotic fervor and dreams of glory, enlists in the Union Army. In his first battle, though, he runs away. Deeply ash…

Americans All, Immigrants All

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U. S. Department Of The Interior Office Of Education


The United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education partnered with the Columbia Broadcasting System to present a series of 26 …

QRM-Interplanetary

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George O. Smith


QRM-Interplanetary is one of eleven science fiction novelettes by George O. Smith published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine between 1…

The Beautiful and Damned (Version 2)

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F. Scott Fitzgerald


This 1922 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles the life of Anthony Patch, the only heir of millionaire Adam Patch, his grandfather. Antho…

Sentry of the Sky

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Evelyn E. Smith


There had to be a way for Sub-Archivist Clarey to get up in the world—but this way was right out of the tri-di dramas. - Summary by original…

Spacemen Lost

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George O. Smith


It was the greatest man hunt in history — and while this frantic rescue mission went on, the alien spaceships were watching and waiting, hol…

00 – Dedication of The Lost Princess of Oz

In The Lost Princess of Oz

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L. Frank Baum


Who is stealing all the magic in Oz? Dorothy and her friends set out to comb all of Oz, not only for magic stolen from Glinda and the Wizard…

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