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The River War - An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

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Winston S. Churchill


When the self-proclaimed Mahdi (“Guided One”) gathered Islamic forces and kicked the Anglo-Egyptians out of the Sudan, he unleashed a backla…

Famous Men of Rome

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John Henry Haaren


Biographical sketches of the men of Rome, written for children. (Summary by Laura Caldwell)

The Atrocities of the Pirates

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Aaron Smith


In 1822, Aaron Smith, a young English seaman, was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England.…

Peter the Great

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Jacob Abbott


There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russia…

The Journal of Lewis and Clarke (1840)

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Meriwether Lewis


"The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocea…

Declaration of Independence of the United States of America

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Thomas Jefferson


Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain a…

Herodotus' Histories Vol 3

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Herodotus


The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histori…

The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

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Polycarp


Polycarp's Letter to the Philippians (often simply called To the Philippians) composed around 110 to 140 AD is described by Irenaeus as foll…

The History of London

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Walter Besant


Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth …

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England

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The Venerable Bede


Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England is a work in Latin by Bede on the history of the Christian Churches in England, and of England gene…

Anabasis

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Xenophon


Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave hi…

Give Me Liberty

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Patrick Henry


This speech was given March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited with having singlehandedly convinced the V…

This Country of Ours, Part 2

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)


Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall’s book of stories from the history of the United States begins with acco…

A Diary from Dixie

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Mary Chesnut


Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was married to a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during th…

A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great, Vol I

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John Bagnell Bury


J. B. Bury wrote his “History of Greece” before World War I, but it was such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third editi…

La Corte de Carlos IV

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Benito Pérez Galdós


La Corte de Carlos IV es el segundo de la primera serie de los 46 Episodios Nacionales, escritos por Benito Pérez Galdós, que …

Foxe's Book of Martyrs Vol 2, A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphan…

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John Foxe


The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, many of whom had died for their beli…

Famous Men of Greece

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John Henry Haaren


Famous Men of Greece is a series of biographical sketches written for the purpose of making the study of history lively and interesting by g…

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Vol. 1

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Giacomo Casanova


This is the first of five volumes. - Giacomo Casanova (1725 in Venice – 1798 in Dux, Bohemia, now Duchcov, Czech Republic) was a famous Vene…

This Country of Ours, Part 3

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)


Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall's book of stories from the history of the United States begins with acco…

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