War & Military

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1b

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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 …

Kitchener's Mob Adventures of an American in the British Army

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James Norman Hall


“Pvt Ryan”, “Platoon”, “A Soldier’s Home”, Kitchener’s Mob”. These aren’t happy stories, they are about the experience of War. War at differ…

The Emancipation Proclamation

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Abraham Lincoln


After having written and released an initial draft of this proclamation in September of 1862, minor changes were made and Lincoln signed it …

De Bello Gallico Libri Septem

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Gaius Julius Caesar


In this book the famous Gaius Julius Caesar himself describes the seven years of his war in Gaul. When Caesar got proconsul of Gallia and Il…

Boots and Saddles

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Elizabeth Bacon Custer


Elizabeth Custer has penned an engaging portrait of 1870’s life on a U.S. cavalry post in the Dakotas, just before her husband and his troop…

Sherman's March To The Sea, And The Burning Of Columbia, South Carolina, From H…

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William Tecumseh Sherman


This librivox recording comprises part of chapter 22 and all of chapter 23 (The March To The Sea – From Atlanta To Savannah – November And D…

The Wound Dresser

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Walt Whitman


The Wound Dresser is a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington by Walt Whitman during the War of the Rebellion to The New…

Army Life in a Black Regiment

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson


These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the …

The Dawn of Mediaeval Europe: 476-918

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John Howard Bertram Masterman


This volume by the British historian J.H.B. Masterman (1867-1933) is a short survey of the first four centuries after the fall of Rome. The …

The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 1

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Archibald Forbes


The First Anglo–Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. It was one of the first major conflicts durin…

War Is a Racket

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Smedley Butler


Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler's expose of American Corporate Imperialism. Butler said, “I served in all commissioned ranks from second lie…

The General History of the Pyrates

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Captain Charles Johnson


A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. …

The Recollections of Rifleman Harris

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Benjamin Randell Harris


The recollections of a British infantryman who served in the British army during the Napoleonic Wars. (Summary by Graham Keeling)

Between the Lines

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Boyd Cable


This book, all of which has been written at the Front within sound of the German guns and for the most part within shell and rifle range, is…

Jesse James, My Father

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Jesse James, Jr.


A biography of Jesse James as told by his son, Jesse James, Jr. We are treated to inside tales of Jesse's childhood and home life; what dro…

The Life of Charlemagne

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Thomas Hodgkin


Charlemagne (Charles the Great) c. 742-814 was King of the Franks, conqueror of Lombard Italy, and on Christmas day 800, was crowned by Pope…

Nurse and Spy in the Union Army

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Sarah Emma Edmonds


The “Nurse and Spy” is simply a record of events which have transpired in the experience and under the observation of one who has been on th…

Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 (version 2)

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Abner Doubleday


Abner Doubleday was a busy man. He rose to be a major general during the American Civil War, started the first cable car company in San Fran…

Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War

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Frederick A. Talbot


"Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War" is an interesting read of the beginnings of air warfare in World War I. Anyone interested in ea…

The End of the Middle Age: 1273-1453

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Eleanor Constance Lodge


Eleanor Constance Lodge, (1869-1936), was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Oxford. In this short sur…

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