Modern (19th C)

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 2

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Jefferson Davis


The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America …

Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail

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Ezra Meeker


This is a memoir by an early 19th Century American settler in the Pacific Northwest. (Description by BellonaTimes)

The Splendid Wayfaring

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John Neihardt


Quote: "In the following pages I have told the story of that body of adventurers who, from 1822 to 1829, opened the way for the expansi…

Drugging a Nation

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Samuel Merwin


Drugging a Nation is a journalistic reveal of the extent to which the British Empire was culpable in the dissemination and subsequent near t…

Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

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Rees Howell Gronow


A collection of memoirs about the Peninsular War, the Battle of Waterloo, and society and personalities of Regency London and 19th century P…

The Story of the Thirteen Colonies

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H. A. Guerber


These short vignettes of American history are written for the young reader. Each one is a little capsule of a person or event. They run fr…

Lord Kitchener

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G. K. Chesterton


“The paradox of all this part of his life lies in this--that, destined as he was to be the greatest enemy of Mahomedanism, he was quite exce…

East by West, Vol. 1

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Sir Henry W. Lucy


East by West: a Journey in the Recess is an account of British journalist Henry Lucy's travels across America and on to the Far East during …

Four American Indians: King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola

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Edson L. Whitney


Four American Indians by Edson L. Whitney and Frances M. Perry, gives a short history of King Philip, Sachem of the Wampanoags; Pontiac, an …

Great Chicago Fire

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Charles Cole Hine


Historical information relating the nature, extent, and consequences of The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the insurance losses, and the relief…

Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Addresses

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Abraham Lincoln


Lincoln's first inaugural address was delivered on March 4th, 1861, as the North and South were sliding towards separation and Civil War. Hi…

My Hunt After 'The Captain'

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


Holmes describes his frantic search through Civil War torn landscapes for his wounded son, the future Supreme Court Justice. Originally publ…

Mark Twain: The Complete Interviews

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Mark Twain


This collection of the 258 known, publicly-printed interviews of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was compiled by Gary Scharnhorst and …

Chronicles of Canada Volume 20 - Adventurers of the Far North

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Stephen Leacock


This is volume 20 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This volume describes the explorers who braved the Canadian Arctic in search of the No…

Our Knowledge Box

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George Blackie


This practical guide to solving all sorts of problems includes secrets and discoveries covering the Liquor Trade, Druggists' Aids, Manufactu…

The Secret Service

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Albert Richardson


Albert Richardson was a reporter for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune when he volunteered to hazard an undercover journey through the Ameri…

Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples…

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Giovanni Battista Belzoni


Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778 – 1823) was an Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. He is known for his remo…

My Bondage and My Freedom

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Frederick Douglass


The life of Frederick Douglass, recorded in the pages which follow, is not merely an example of self elevation under the most adverse circum…

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume 2

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Charles Mackay


"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, an…

The History of Mary Prince

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Mary Prince


Mary Prince was born into slavery in the West Indies. As a free woman in England she wrote her memoirs, which sold well and supported and pu…

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