Modern (19th C)

Life and Adventures of Frank and Jesse James

Read by PJ Landau

Joseph. A. Dacus

Biographies of Frank and Jesse James, detailed accounts of all their significant escapades, and the final outcomes. - Summary by PJ Landau

Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 2

Read by Timothy Ferguson

Lord Thomas Cochrane

This second volume of the biography of Lord Cochrane deals with his fall from grace, imprisonment for debt, loss of honours, and attempts to…

Garibaldi and the Making of Italy

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George Macaulay Trevelyan

Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was an Italian general and politician who played a large role in making of what Italy is today. He is known a…

Kentucky's Famous Feuds and Tragedies

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Charles G. Mutzenberg

As this book will show, there have been a variety of clashes and feuds which have taken place in and near Kentucky over the years, primarily…

Afloat on the Ohio

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Reuben Gold Thwaites

Afloat on the Ohio, An Historical Pilgrimage, of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, From Redstone to Cairo.There were four of us pilgrims—my Wife,…

East by West, Vol. 2

Read by Ruth Golding

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 in 1883…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 14 - The War With the United States: A Chronicle of…

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William Wood

"International disputes that end in war are not generally questions of absolute right and wrong. They may quite as well be questions of…

Old Rail Fence Corners

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Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris

Old Rail Fence Corners is an historical treasure trove containing the stories of the first significant waves of European-American settlers i…

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,…

The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, Part 1

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Charles E. Flandrau

"It has been a little over fifty years since the organization of the Territory of Minnesota, which at its birth was a very small and un…

Campaigning With Grant

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Horace Porter

In the last year of the American Civil War, Horace Porter served as aide-de-camp to General Ulysses S. Grant, then commander of all the armi…

Louis Pasteur

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Albert Keim

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) famously said, "In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind." Pasteur brought to t…

Trial of Susan B. Anthony

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In 1872, after the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, the women’s suffrage movement in the United States adopted a n…

On the Trail of The Immigrant

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Edward A. Steiner

How did the immigrants come to America? Who were they? What Where did they come from? In this book, Edward Steiner tells of the experiences…

True Detective Stories from the Archives of the Pinkertons

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Cleveland Moffett

In his true crime collection, True Detective Stories: From the Archives of the Pinkertons, Cleveland Moffett details some of the more fascin…

The Exiles of Florida

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Joshua Giddings

“The Author of the following work has endeavored to give a faithful record of … the Exiles of Florida. Torn from their native land, their fr…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 17 - Tecumseh: A Chronicle of the Last Great Leader…

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Ethel T. Raymond

Tecumseh was a leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy that opposed the United States during the War of 1812. He became a folk …

The Future of the American Negro

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Booker T. Washington

The history of African American enslavement, freedom from slavery, and the need for education as a prerequisite for success. - Summary by ki…

Loss of the Sultana

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Chester D. Berry

April, 1865. The country was in turmoil. The U.S. Civil War had come to an end, thousands of Union prisoners of war had recently been releas…

The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth

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George Alfred Townsend

A series of articles by the New York World newspaper's special correspondent covering the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, its background a…

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