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A Diary from Dixie

Read by Laurie Anne Walden


Mary Chesnut


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

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…

Confessions, volumes 1 and 2

Read by Martin Geeson


Jean-Jacques Rousseau


“Thus I have acted; these were my thoughts; such was I.” Rousseau’s lengthy and sometimes anguished dossier on the Self is one of the most …

My Life on the Plains

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George Armstrong Custer


George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876), one of the most mythologized figures in American history, was an United States A…

Ten Days in a Madhouse

Read by Alys AtteWater


Nellie Bly


In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an …

Beasts, Men and Gods

Read by Mark F. Smith


Ferdinand Ossendowski


“Beasts, Men and Gods” is an account of an epic journey, filled with perils and narrow escapes, in the mold of “The Lord of the Rings.” T…

Two Years Before the Mast

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Richard Henry Dana, Jr.


While there are many books upon the subject of sea life, there are few that can compare with Two Years Before the Mast. It is the story of a…

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

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Olive Gilbert


The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is the gripping autobiographical account of Sojourner Truths life as a slave in pre-Civil War New York Stat…

The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

The Road

Read by Barry Eads


Jack London


Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic str…

Chancellorsville and Gettysburg

Read by Mark F. Smith


Abner Doubleday


Abner Doubleday began the Civil War as a Union officer and aimed the first cannon shot in response to the bombardment opened on Ft. Sumter i…

Sergeant York and His People

Read by Brett W. Downey


Sam K. Cowan


From a cabin back in the mountains of Tennessee, forty-eight miles from the railroad, a young man went to the World War. He was untutored in…

Through the Brazilian Wilderness

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Theodore Roosevelt


Roosevelt's popular book Through the Brazilian Wilderness describes his expedition into the Brazilian jungle in 1913 as a member of the Roos…

John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs

Read by Peter Kelleher


Jack London


Jack London died at the age of forty. In this autobiographical work, London describes his life as seen through the eyes of John Barleycorn (…

Up From Slavery: An Autobiography (version 2)

Read by Mark Nelson


Booker T. Washington


Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington sharing his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the posi…

Among the Tibetans

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Isabella L. Bird


Isabella L. Bird was an English traveller, writer and natural historian. She was travelling in the Far East alone at a time when such endeav…

The Rough Riders

Read by William Peck


Theodore Roosevelt


Theodore Roosevelt's personal account of The Rough Riders, the name affectionately bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one …

Gallipoli Diary

Read by Sue Anderson


John Graham Gillam


Major John Graham Gillam, British Supply Officer, wrote in his World War I Gallipoli Diary that when he sailed from England for the Dardanel…

The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby

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John S. Mosby


This is not a work of fiction! These are the actual memoirs of a legendary leader of partisans who bedeviled the Union army for years, almos…

Inca Lands

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Hiram Bingham


Prof. Hiram Bingham of Yale Makes the Greatest Archaeological Discovery of the Age by Locating and Excavating Ruins of Machu Picchu on a Pea…

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