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The Treaty with China

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


"A good candidate for 'the most under-appreciated work by Mark Twain' would be 'The Treaty With China,' which he published in the New Y…

Hero Tales from American History (version 2)

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Theodore Roosevelt


The purpose of this book "is to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who showed that they knew how to live and how to die…

The Normans in European History

Read by Pamela Nagami


Charles Homer Haskins


Wherever their ships took them, the Normans (Northman) were ruthless conquerors but gifted governors. These eight lectures, given in Boston …

The Backwoods of Canada

Read by Esther


Catharine Parr Traill


The writer is as earnest in recommending ladies who belong to the higher class of settlers to cultivate all the mental resources of a superi…

The Life of Captain James Cook

Read by Gnomesb


Arthur Octavius Kitson


“In publishing a popular edition of my work, Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S., it has, of course, been necessary to condense it, but care ha…

1945 Radio News


WA4CZD


News from 1945. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1945 news file …

The Gettysburg Address (version 4)

Read by Jim Cadwell


Abraham Lincoln


The Gettysburg Address is the most famous speech of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted speeches in United States hist…

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

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Jacob A. Riis


How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting…

A Popular History of Ireland, Book 03

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee


Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassin…

The Story of Manhattan

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Charles Hemstreet


The history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. It begins with Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan in 1609. And it finishe…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 002

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Various


A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independ…

Considerations on Representative Government

Read by Bill Boerst


John Stuart Mill


Mill's volume was published in 1861 as an argument favoring this form of governance. Mill covers what forms of government work best, includi…

Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915

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Anonymous


The title is, I think, self explanatory. The nurse in question went out to France at the beginning of the war and remained there until May 1…

The Gettysburg Address (version 2)

Read by John Greenman


Abraham Lincoln


The Gettysburg Address is the most famous speech of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted speeches in United States hist…

Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

Read by Matthew Scott Surprenant


Mary White Rowlandson


This is the story of Mary Rowlandson’s capture by American Indians in 1675. It is a blunt, frightening, and detailed work with several momen…

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 5

Read by Cate Barratt


François Pierre Guillaume Guizot


François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (October 4, 1787 -September 12, 1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a do…

The Works of Tacitus, Vol. I

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Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The historical works of Tacitus are a history of the period from A.D. 14 to 96 in thirty volumes. Although many of the works were lost (only…

De Profundis (version 2)

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Oscar Wilde


This is a letter written from prison in 1897 by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas, in which he recounts how he came to be in prison and cha…

1941 Radio News


WA4CZD and P. G. Wodehouse


News from 1941. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1941 news file …

New Discoveries at Jamestown

Read by Mark F. Smith


John L. Cotter


Chances are, you are reading this because you are aware that Jamestown, Virginia, celebrated its 400th birthday in 2007. It was the first &q…

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