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A Thousand Miles up the Nile

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Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards


Amelia B. Edwards wrote this historical, egyptological, and cultural study in in 1877, and it became an immediate best-seller, reprinted in …

Queen Victoria

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Giles Lytton Strachey


Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four shor…

Secret Chambers and Hiding Places

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Allan Fea


“Secret Chambers and Hiding Places” is a collection of concealments and their uses, almost all within England, although a very few passages …

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 1

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle più eccellen…

Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave

Read by James K. White


Henry Bibb


Henry Walton Bibb was born a slave. His father was white although his identity was not positively known. Bibb was separated from his mother …

Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888

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Frances M. A. Roe


"There appeared from the bushes in front of me, and right in the path, two immense gray wolves . . . Rollo saw them and stopped instan…

The Lure of the Labrador Wild

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Dillon Wallace


The Lure Of The Labrador Wild is a account of a expedition by Leonidas Hubbard, an adventurer and journalist to canoe the system Naskaupi Ri…

Bible Defence of Slavery

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Josiah Priest


The full title of this book is Bible Defense of Slavery; and Origin, Fortunes, and History of the Negro Race, by Rev. Josiah Priest, A. M. 5…

Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation

Read by Julia Niedermaier


Lafcadio Hearn


Greece-born Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) spent decades of his life in Japan, even marrying a Japanese woman, thus becoming a Japanese citize…

Toussaint L’Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography

Read by James K. White


John Relly Beard


François-Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743-1803) rose to fame in 1791 during the Haitian struggle for independence. In this revol…

Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, Volumes I & II

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Lucy Aikin


Memoirs of Queen Elizabeth from a variety of sources within the monarch's court, compiled and interpreted by Lucy Aikin. (Summary by Cathy B…

History of the Conquest of Mexico

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William H. Prescott


Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;Round many western islands have I beenWhich bards in fe…

The First Battle of Bull Run

Read by Mark F. Smith


Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard


General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was one of the senior commanders of Southern forces during the Civil War. It was he who initiated …

Agricola

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Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The Agricola (Latin: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, lit. On the life and character of Julius Agricola) is a book by the Roman historian…

Recollections of Life in Ohio, from 1813-1840

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William Cooper Howells


Recollections of Life in Ohio is the autobiography of William Cooper Howells (1807-1894), father of the American novelist William Dean Howel…

Canyons of the Colorado

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John Wesley Powell


John Wesley Powell was a pioneer American explorer, ethnologist, and geologist in the 19th Century. In 1869 he set out to explore the Colora…

The Philippics

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


A philippic is a fiery, damning speech delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originates with Demosthenes, who delivere…

Bible (KJV) 16: Nehemiah

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King James Version


The Book of Nehemiah is a book of the Hebrew Bible. Told largely in the form of a first-person memoir, it concerns the rebuilding of the wal…

The Underground Railroad, Part 2

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William Still


"This is one of the most remarkable volumes of the century. Its publication has only been made possible by a combination of circumstanc…

American History Stories, Volume 2

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Mara L. Pratt


History is brought to life in the second volume of American History Stories by Mara L. Pratt. It is a wonderful introduction for children to…

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