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A History of California: The Spanish Period

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Charles Edward Chapman


If you have ever wondered why Spain (and not Japan, which was so so much better positioned to do it) was first to “settle” the Golden State,…

A History of California: The American Period

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Robert Glass Cleland


The Author's own summary surveys “first the faint awakenings of American interest in the Spanish province of Alta California. The New Englan…

Europe In The Middle Ages

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Ierne Lifford Plunket


Though sometimes called the "Dark Ages", the period of Middle Ages is far from dull or uninteresting. In this book I. L. Plunket m…

The Tickencote Treasure

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William Le Queux


Paul Pickering is a doctor without a fixed practice, and when an old sea captain asks him to join a voyage around the Mediterranean, that's …

Despoilers of the Golden Empire

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Randall Garrett


A handful of men, and an incredible adventure—a few super-men, led by a fanatic, seeking to conquer a new world! The story appears to be ab…

The Clevedon Case

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Nancy Oakley, John Oakley and Nancy Oakleyandjohn Oakley


Quoting from a "teaser" on the flyleaf: The well-known authority on criminology, Dennis Holt, inherited a house in a remote vil…

The Secret of the Sahara: Kufara

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Rosita Forbes


In an age when women were expected to remain at home, entertain, and rear children, Rosita Forbes elected "to boldly go where no one ha…

The Cruise of the Alerte - In Search of Treasure

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Edward Frederick Knight


The book describes a voyage undertaken in 1889 by an English barrister Edward Frederick Knight to the South Seas. This delightful story take…

Some Snails of the Ocean

In Birds and Nature, Vol. XII, No 3, October 1902

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Various


"Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes…

The Siege of Babylon, 538 BC

In The Book of Famous Sieges

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Tudor Jenks


History is dominated by war, battles, and sieges. Our history books are full of these. But history books usually don't explain sieges in suc…

A MAN OF BUSINESS

In The Mysteries of London Vol. IV

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George W. M. Reynolds


The Mysteries of London was a best-selling novel in mid-Victorian England, published in four volumes. This is the fourth and final volume. I…

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