Self Help

Acres of Diamonds

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Russell Conwell


Text of famous inspirational lecture and biography of Russell Conwell, a Baptist minister and Temple University Founder (Summary by Scott Da…

A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

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William Law


This is one of the greatest devotional books of the Christian faith, inspiring thousands to a closer walk with their Lord. John Wesley was a…

The Way of Peace (version 2)

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James Allen


James Allen (1864 - 1912) was a philosopher and a pioneer of New Thought movement. His works have formed the basis of much of the curricu…

The Italian Cook Book

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Maria Gentile


One of the beneficial results of the Great War has been the teaching of thrift to the American housewife. For patriotic reasons and for reas…

Food Preparedness

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Dr. Albert Philip Sy


A short pamphlet from WWI, first describing basic nutrition, then discussing what foods may be substituted during food shortages without los…

The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book

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William F. Bigelow


A collection of articles from Good Housekeeping magazine, The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book focuses on the subject of marriage. With instr…

The Untroubled Mind (Version 2)

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Herbert J. Hall


Our own minds cause us great pain through worry, fear and anxiety. We all know this, but how to stop the whirling, spinning wheel inside our…

Literary Taste: How to Form It

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Arnold Bennett


Arnold Bennett describes a method for enjoying literature, and suggests the contents of a comprehensive library. Chapters 1-10 and 14 descri…

Three Essays on Religion

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John Stuart Mill


The Three Essays on Religion were written at different times during Mill's life, and only published after his death. The first two, 'Nature'…

The Way to Will-Power

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Henry Hazlitt


"The Way to Will-Power" is far from a standard self-help book. With ample wit and an occasionally sardonic tone, American journali…

The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment

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Élisabeth Celnart


A mid-nineteenth century book of etiquette. (Summary by Libby Gohn)

Light and Peace: Instructions for Devout Souls to Dispel Their Doubts and Allay…

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Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani


Padre Quadrupani was an Italian priest and member of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul, also known as the Barnabites, from their association w…

Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

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Philip Stanhope, 4Th Earl Of Chesterfield


Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, was at one time Ambassador to the Hague, negotiated the second Treaty of Vienna, was a founding gover…

The Ethics of Belief

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William Kingdon Clifford


This is an essay on decision biases and a critique on prejudices, neatly written and thought provoking. (Summary by sidhu177)

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

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Florence Hartley


A guide for ladies, written in 1860, on what is accepted as correct behavior in polite society. The advice covers dress, travelling, staying…

The Path to Prosperity (version 3)

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James Allen


‘The Path to Prosperity’ (sometimes rendered as The Path of Prosperity) is part one of James Allen’s first published work titled ‘From Pover…

Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amate…

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Gertrude Jekyll


Wood and Garden reads like a walk through the garden with renowned garden designer Gertrude Jekyll as she discusses her plant choices and pl…

Pep: Poise, Efficiency, Peace

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William C. Hunter


Colonel William Crosbie Hunter was a businessman and self-help writer who was moderately popular in the early 20th century. His books set fo…

365 Foreign Dishes

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Unknown


Starters, main courses and desserts from around the world, one dish for every day of the year. From Turkey to China, from India to England, …

The Mystery of Pain

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James Hinton


This book is addressed to the sorrowful, ... to whom their own or others' pain is a daily burden, upon whose hearts it weighs with an intole…

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