Modern (20th C)

The Ascent of Denali

Read by Phil Schempf


Hudson Stuck


The story of the First Ascent of Denali by Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper and Robert Tatum in 1913, recorded in celebration of …

Mob Rule In New Orleans

Read by Holly Jenson


Ida B. Wells-Barnett


Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist…

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

Read by Margaret Espaillat


Henry Morgenthau


Ambassador Morgenthau’s memoirs of his years in the service of the United States in Constantinople, (today Istanbul), are an important prima…

The Trenches

Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Frederic Manning


LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Trenches by Frederic Manning. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 30, 201…

An Explorer in the Air Service

Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Hiram Bingham


Explorer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, as recounted in his book Inca Lands, now released on LibriVox at http://librivox.org…

A Woman's Experiences in the Great War

Read by Expatriate


Louise Mack


An eye-witness account of the fall of Antwerp to the Germans in the opening months of World War I, Mack’s story has passages of extraordinar…

War Letters From A Young Queenslander

Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)


Robert Marshall Allen


Letters from a Brisbane doctor posted to the Western Front from 1914 to December 1915. He tells anecdotes of World War I including stories o…

Bullets & Billets

Read by DrPGould


Bruce Bairnsfather


A front-line view of life in the trenches of the Western Front in the early part of 1914-1915. Told by Lieutenant (later Captain) Bruce Bair…

The Life-Story of a Russian Exile

Read by Expatriate


Marie Sukloff


Hero or assassin? Victim or criminal? Marie Sukloff fits no easy category. A young peasant woman who became a political radical and activ…

Martyred Armenia

Read by Margaret Espaillat


Fa'Iz El-Ghusein


This is a first hand account of the Armenian Genocide written by a Syrian who had been a Turkish official for three and a half years. His ac…

Tales Of The Royal Irish Constabulary

Read by David Wales


Unknown


The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC, simply called the Irish Constabulary 1836–67) was the armed police force of the United Kingdom in Ireland…

The Fireside Chats

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Franklin D. Roosevelt


President Franklin Delano Roosevelt thirty radio addresses made throughout his terms as President of the United States between 1933 and 1944…

Loafing Along Death Valley Trails; A Personal Narrative Of People And Places

Read by David Wales


William Caruthers


William Caruthers was a retired newspaperman who spent 25 years listening to stories told by the inhabitants of Death Valley. This 1951 book…

Spy Proof America!

Read by LibriVox Volunteers


J. Francis Logan


A very impassioned piece from the first World War, introducing a volunteer civilian anti-spy organization to root out enemy spies from the U…

The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing

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Joseph Trienens and Joseph Triemens


Written in 1910, this "cyclopedia" is full of information that was quite useful at the time. A hundred years later, its text is mo…

Staatsvertrag betreffend die Wiederherstellung eines unabhängigen und demokrati…

Read by Availle


Unknown


Der Staatsvertrag betreffend die Wiederherstellung eines unabhängigen und demokratischen Österreich, wurde am 15. Mai 1955 in Wien…

The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire

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Charles Morris and Charles Mclean Andrews


The first half of this book describes the devastating earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906, and the subsequent destruction caused by fi…

With the Turks in Palestine

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Alexander Aaronsohn


While Belgium is bleeding and hoping, while Poland suffers and dreams of liberation, while Serbia is waiting for redemption, there is a litt…

The Night The Mountain Fell; The Story Of The Montana-Yellowstone Earthquake

Read by David Wales


Edmund Christopherson


A severe earthquake, centered in the vacation area of West Yellowstone, Montana, shook the ground and its inhabitants and visitors on August…

The Pentecost of Calamity

Read by David Wales


Owen Wister


Nonfiction. Appalled by the savagery of World War I, Owen Wister in 1915 published an attempt to move the United States out of neutrality in…

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