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Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War

Read by Winston Tharp


Ambrose Bierce


At the outset of the American Civil War, [the writer Ambrose] Bierce enlisted in the Union Army's 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment....In Februa…

The Story of My Life (Version 2)

Read by George Cooney


Helen Keller


An autobiography of Helen Keller published when the author was still in her early 20's. The narrative reveals how her mind developed and mat…

The Maine Woods

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Henry David Thoreau


On August 31, 1846, twenty-nine-year-old Henry David Thoreau left his cabin on Walden Pond to undertake a railroad and steamboat journey to …

A Confederate Girl's Diary

Read by Jacquerie


Sarah Morgan Dawson


Sarah Morgan Dawson was a young woman of 20 living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she began this diary. The American Civil War was raging. …

Random Reminiscences of Men and Events

Read by William Tomcho


John D. Rockefeller


A good book by the oil revolutionist of the 20th century. As they say "Men should listen to experience" and this book is all about…

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

Read by Sue Anderson


John Muir


"The only fire for the whole house was the kitchen stove, with a fire box about eighteen inches long and eight inches wide and deep,- s…

Bradford's History of the Plymouth Settlement, 1608-1650

Read by David Leeson


William Bradford


The journal of William Bradford, who served five terms as governor of the Plymouth colony, is an indispensable document of the events of ear…

Two Years in the Forbidden City

Read by Jc Guan


Princess Der Ling Yu


THE author of the following narrative has peculiar qualifications for her task. She is a daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a member of the Manchu Wh…

Recollections of the Civil War

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Charles Anderson Dana


Recollections of the Civil War records the events that took place during the American Civil war. It forms one of the most remarkable volumes…

My Confession

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Leo Tolstoy


"My Confession" is a brief autobiographical story of Leo Tolstoy's struggle with a mid-life existential crisis of melancholia. It …

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

Read by Availle


Isabella L. Bird


Isabella Lucy Bird was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was trave…

The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner

Read by Sue Anderson


George-Günther Von Forstner


The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U…

Outwitting The Hun; My Escape From A German Prison Camp

Read by David Wales


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 …

Mr. Harrison's Confessions

Read by NoelBadrian


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


It is asserted that the inspiration for Elizabeth Gaskell's marvellous stories of Cranford was her childhood home of Knutsford, a small tow…

Four Weeks in the Trenches

Read by FNH


Fritz Kreisler


A brief record of the fighting on the Eastern front in the great war by a participant in that great conflict (Summary by FNH)

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…

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…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 1

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National Geographic Society


National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 1 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: Announcement by the National Geographic Society…

The Mutiny of the Bounty and Other Narratives

Read by John Greenman


William Bligh


In Bligh's own words, we hear about the lead-up to the famous mutiny and what happened afterwards with the mutineers and the castaways. This…

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