Modern (19th C)

Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush

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Susanna Moodie


As a middle class Englishwoman Moodie did not particularly enjoy "the bush", as she called it. She and her husband moved to Bellev…

Custer Battlefield: A History And Guide To The Battle Of The Little Bighorn

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Robert Marshall Utley


It should be noted that this national park is now called the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. “The long, tragic history of Ind…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of …

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Agnes C. Laut


This, volume 22 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the exploration of the Canadian Pacific coast, British Columbia, and Alaska. I…

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…

Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)


William Westgarth


Son of John Westgarth, surveyor-general of customs for Scotland, was born at Edinburgh, in June 1815. He was educated at the high schools at…

Gossip In The First Decade Of Victoria's Reign

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John Ashton


"I have written this Gossip not only for the edification of those to whom a portion, more or less, may be news, but for those who, like…

Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable

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Jean S. Remy


Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable is a halting account in presidential history - quite literally! From Washington to Jac…

The History of the Suez Canal

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Ferdinand de Lesseps


A lively picture of the origin and completion of the Suez Canal (built between 1859 and 1869) and his architect, Vicomte de Lesseps. This is…

A Glimpse of India

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Clara Swain


A Glimpse of India: being a collection of extracts from the letters Dr. Clara A. Swain, first medical missionary to India of the Woman's For…

Rough Notes Taken During Some Rapid Journeys Across the Pampas and Among the An…

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Francis Bond Head


“Galloped on with no stopping, but merely to change horses until five o’clock in the evening—very tired indeed, but . . . saw fresh horses i…

Tutankhamen: and the Discovery of His Tomb by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Mr…

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Sir Grafton Elliot Smith


(From the Introduction) “Never before in the history of archaeological inquiry has any event excited such immediate and world-wide interest …

Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes Of The Civil War

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Various


Seven narratives published in the late nineteenth century and assembled in this 1913 collection. - Summary by david wales

The Secret of Charlotte Brontë

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Frederika Richardson Macdonald


Twenty years ago, now, I attempted (but was not especially successful in the task) to establish upon the personal knowledge that my own resi…

The Elements of Geology

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William Ruschenberger


Elements of Geology is one in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. This succinct little …

Lord Clive

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Thomas Babington Macaulay


Robert Clive was, in Macaulay’s view, the real founder of British power in India. Macaulay himself served on the Governor’s Council in India…

Fourteen Months in American Bastiles

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Francis Key Howard


Francis Key Howard recounts in this book his life as a political prisoner of the United States. He points out that he was held captive at th…

''Tell It All'': The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism

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Fanny Stenhouse


Fanny relates the experiences of a 19th century missionary as she and her young husband proselytize throughout Europe in search of converts …

Chronicles of Canada Volume 23 - The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-fie…

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Agnes C. Laut


Between the California and Yukon/Klondike gold rushes was the Cariboo Gold Rush in what would become northern British Columbia. The first di…

London Labour and the London Poor Volume II

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Henry Mayhew


Subtitled, "A Cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work.&…

A History of the Four Georges, and of William IV, Volume 4

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Justin Mccarthy


In Volume IV of this series on the Hanoverian kings, Justin McCarthy and his son, Justin Huntly McCarthy, both Liberal Irish MPs., bring on …

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