Memoirs

The Journey of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

Read by Sue Anderson


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 …

A Gold Hunter's Experience

Read by Sue Anderson


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 Diary of a Dead Officer

Read by Ruth Golding


Arthur Graeme West


Published posthumously in 1919, this collection of diary entries presents a scathing picture of army life and is said to be one of the most …

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

Read by Sue Anderson


Abigail Adams


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

Twenty Years' Experience as a Ghost Hunter

Read by Mark F. Smith


Elliott O'Donnell


After having a difficult time establishing a career as a novelist, O’Donnell discovered to his happy surprise that the reading public was ve…

Ἀπολογία Σωκράτους (The Apology of Socrates in Ancient Greek)

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Plato


Ο Πλάτωνας ήταν σπουδαίος Έλληνας φιλόσοφος και συγγραφέας (427 π.Χ. - 347 π.Χ.), ο γνωστότερος μαθητής του Σωκράτη. Ο Πλάτων έγραψε την Απο…

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

Read by Sue Anderson


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…

Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865

Read by David Leeson


Carlton Mccarthy


The author, who fought as a private in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, describes the Confederate soldier’s daily struggl…

Hospital Sketches

Read by Aaron Elliott


Louisa May Alcott


Alcott in 1862 served as a nurse in Georgetown, D.C during the Civil War. She wrote home what she observed there. Those harrowing and someti…

Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave

Read by James K. White


Henry Bibb


Henry Walton Bibb was born a slave. His father was white although his identity was not positively known. Bibb was separated from his mother …

A Woman Who Went to Alaska

Read by Karen Commins


May Kellogg Sullivan


Alaska has only been a state since 1959, and the breathtaking terrain remains mostly unspoiled and natural. In modern times, many of us have…

The Cruise of the Snark

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Jack London


The Cruise of the Snark (1913) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London's 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of "surf…

My School Days

Read by Cori Samuel


E. Nesbit


A short memoir about the author's school days, serialised in The Girl's Own Paper from October 1896 to September 1897. It includes stories a…

The Humbugs of the World

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P. T. Barnum


P. T. Barnum exposes some of the chief humbugs of the world with his usual entertaining style. He looks at medicine and quacks, ghosts, witc…

The Lure of the Labrador Wild

Read by Tom Weiss


Dillon Wallace


The Lure Of The Labrador Wild is a account of a expedition by Leonidas Hubbard, an adventurer and journalist to canoe the system Naskaupi Ri…

Fifty Years in Chains; or The Life of an American Slave

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Charles Ball


This is the story of Charles Ball, an American slave who was born in 1780 and remained a slave for fifty years thereafter. Ball told his sto…

Toussaint L’Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography

Read by James K. White


John Relly Beard


François-Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743-1803) rose to fame in 1791 during the Haitian struggle for independence. In this revol…

The Underground Railroad, Part 2

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William Still


"This is one of the most remarkable volumes of the century. Its publication has only been made possible by a combination of circumstanc…

Canyons of the Colorado

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John Wesley Powell


John Wesley Powell was a pioneer American explorer, ethnologist, and geologist in the 19th Century. In 1869 he set out to explore the Colora…

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