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Andersonville Diary, Escape And List Of The Dead

Read by David Wales


John L. Ransom


John L. Ransom was the quartermaster of Company A, 9th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War and a Union prisoner in the …

A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony

Read by David Wales


Charles A. Siringo


Charles A. Siringo was an American lawman, detective, and agent for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during the late 19th century and…

Lives of the Saints: With Reflections for Every Day in the Year

Read by Maria Therese


Alban Butler


Compiled from the much larger 12 book set of "Butler's Lives of the Saints", this volume contains short biographies of the Saints,…

Outwitting The Hun; My Escape From A German Prison Camp

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Pat O'Brien


A true war narrative, published in 1918 while WWI was still going on. (Summary by David Wales)

Steep Trails

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John Muir


A collection of Muir's previously unpublished essays, released shortly after his death. "This volume will meet, in every way, the high …

Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 2

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Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus


Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral …

Queen Victoria

Read by Michele Eaton


E. Gordon Browne


This book is about the life of Queen Victoria (1819 to 1901). All nine of her children married into the royal houses of Europe. She became t…

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Read by Martin Geeson


Thomas De Quincey


“Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty Opium!”Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memori…

How I Found Livingstone

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Henry Morton Stanley


Sir Henry Morton Stanley is famously quoted for saying "Dr Livingstone, i Presume?". Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United…

Roughing It in the Bush

Read by Moira Fogarty


Susanna Moodie


'Roughing It In the Bush' is Susanna Moodie's account of how she coped with the harshness of life in the woods of Upper Canada, as an Englis…

Discoverers and Explorers

Read by Laura Caldwell


Edward R. Shaw


Tales of the brave and daring explorers that ventured into the unknown "Sea of Darkness" where it was thought monsters and angry g…

The Lives of the Queens of England Volume 4

Read by Ann Boulais


Agnes Strickland


The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by he…

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (version 2)

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Frederick Douglass


Published in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself was written in response to critics who…

Charles I

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Jacob Abbott


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

Charles Dickens

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G. K. Chesterton


G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inim…

Großer Lärm

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Franz Kafka


Lärm. Lärm. Lärm. Kaum, dass man sich konzentrieren kann, kaum, dass man ihm entfliehen. Lärm, der allgegenwärtige…

Saint Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy

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Frances Alice Forbes


A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a …

Famous Men of Modern Times

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John Henry Haaren


Famous Men of Modern Times is a series of biographical sketches written for the purpose of making the study of history lively and interestin…

De Profundis

Read by Aaron Elliott


Oscar Wilde


This short work of Wilde's was written during his two year incarceration for "gross indecency". This work is a letter which sorts …

Richard II, Makers of History

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Jacob Abbott


Chronicles the life of Richard II, born in 1367 in Bordeaux, France, who later wore the crown of King of England. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

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