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Diversions in Sicily

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Henry Festing Jones


Samuel Butler's biographer dedicates his urbane account of the culture and entertainments of rural Sicily to the unborn son of his guide to …

How I Filmed the War

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Geoffrey H. Malins


An account of World War I and the experience of filming it by an early cinematographer (and, after the war, successful director) who was the…

The Wound Dresser

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Walt Whitman


The Wound Dresser is a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington by Walt Whitman during the War of the Rebellion to The New…

The Oregon Trail

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


The book is a breezy, first-person account of a 2 month summer tour of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas when Parkm…

Queen Victoria

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Giles Lytton Strachey


Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four shor…

The Flood

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Émile Zola


A well-to-do French farm family is destroyed by a flood. The story, thrilling to the very end, is told from the point of view of the family…

The Life of Alfred the Great

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Bishop Of Sherbourne Asser


A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around 888 A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some…

The Angels of Mons

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Arthur Machen


The Angels of Mons is a popular legend about a group of angels who supposedly protected members of the British army in the Battle of Mons at…

A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar

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George Bethune English


As a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the War of 1812 assigned to Marine Corps headquarters, English sailed to the…

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In The Last of the Mohicans - A Narrative of 1757 (version 2)

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James Fenimore Cooper


This story is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War, and concerns a Huron massacre (with passive French a…