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Geronimo’s Story of His Life

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Geronimo


Geronimo’s Story of His Life is the oral life history of a legendary Apache warrior. Composed in 1905, while Geronimo was being held as a U.…

Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865, The

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Leander Stillwell


Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell …

Living on Half a Dime a Day

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Sarah Elizabeth Harper Monmouth


How to live on 5 cents a day! How to survive financial ruin without losing your house! How to keep to a bare bones budget and still have mon…

By Ox Team to California - A Narrative of Crossing the Plains in 1860

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Lavinia Honeyman Porter


Imagine a young, twenty-something woman in 1860, reared “in the indolent life of the ordinary Southern girl” (which means she has never lear…

Gallipoli Diary

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John Graham Gillam


Major John Graham Gillam, British Supply Officer, wrote in his World War I Gallipoli Diary that when he sailed from England for the Dardanel…

The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner

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George-Günther Von Forstner


The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U…

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

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John Muir


"The only fire for the whole house was the kitchen stove, with a fire box about eighteen inches long and eight inches wide and deep,- s…

Letters of Mrs. Adams, the Wife of John Adams, Vol. 1

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Abigail Adams


Abigail Adams lived the American Revolution as the wife of one of its central figures--John Adams. Her family correspondence, published alon…

Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888

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Frances M. A. Roe


"There appeared from the bushes in front of me, and right in the path, two immense gray wolves . . . Rollo saw them and stopped instan…

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vol. 1

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John Lloyd Stephens


The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood…

A Gold Hunter's Experience

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Chalkley J. Hambleton


"Early in the summer of 1860, I had an attack of gold fever. In Chicago, the conditions for such a malady were all favorable. Since t…

The Journey of Coronado

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Pedro De Castañeda


In 1540, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado led an army from Mexico is search of the fabled golden cities of Cíbola. The Spaniards …

The Gold Hunters (Borthwick)

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John David Borthwick


This is a robust, rough and tumble, first-hand account of the early California gold rush years 1851-1854 by a Scottish adventurer and artist…

The Journey of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

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Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca


Few stories of shipwreck and survival can equal that of the 16th century Spaniard Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca who, cast ashore …

Recollections of Life in Ohio, from 1813-1840

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William Cooper Howells


Recollections of Life in Ohio is the autobiography of William Cooper Howells (1807-1894), father of the American novelist William Dean Howel…

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán, Vol. 2

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John Lloyd Stephens


The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood…

Boots and Saddles

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Elizabeth Bacon Custer


Elizabeth Custer has penned an engaging portrait of 1870’s life on a U.S. cavalry post in the Dakotas, just before her husband and his troop…

Stickeen

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John Muir


A great dog story, a well told tale--the naturalist and adventurer John Muir recounts how he and his companion, a dog named Stickeen, each, …

Reminiscences of a Southern Hospital, by Its Matron

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Phoebe Yates Pember


Phoebe Yates Pember served as a matron in the Confederate Chimborazo military hospital in Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War, overseei…

Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865

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Sarah Raymond Herndon


“We had spent almost all our money for toll, ferrying and other expenses on the road. It might be a serious matter to be in a strange place…

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