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Mark Twain and the Happy Island

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Elizabeth Wallace

This Mark Twain Memoir by Elizabeth Wallace paints an idyllic portrait of his time in Bermuda, not long before his death in 1910. Wallace an…

Red Rubber: The Story of the Rubber Slave Trade on the Congo

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Edmund Dene Morel

Morel explains the history and formation of the Congo Free State, owned by King Leopold II. However, Morel, a humanitarian, focuses on the a…

All in the Day's Work

Read by Ciufi Galeazzi

Ida M. Tarbell

In this autobiography, written when the author was 82 years old, Ida Tarbell looks back at her life and remarkable career as an investigativ…

The Trial of a New Society

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Justus Ebert

In 1912 textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, mostly immigrants, went on strike in response to a pay cut, speedups, and unsafe working…

The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States

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Benjamin Griffith Brawley

Noted African-American author and educator, Benjamin Brawley, presents short biographies of other African-Americans in the fields of literat…

Haiti: Its Dawn of Progress after Years in a Night of Revolution

Read by Larry Wilson

John Dryden Kuser

This book is part history and part travelogue, an account of a brief visit by a wealthy, white U.S. politician during a lamentable time in H…

Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland

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Frederick Herman Tilberg

The American Civil War battle at Antietam, Maryland,(called Sharpsburg by the Confederacy) on 17 September 1862, has been called the bloodie…

Frederick Douglass

Read by Ciufi Galeazzi

Booker T. Washington

An account of the life of Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery to become one of the most important and influential abolitionists, authors…

Dr. Elsie Inglis

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Frances Balfour

Dr. Elsie Inglis is one of the unsung heroes of the late 19th and early 20th century. She became a physician in 1894, and shortly after ope…

Barbarous Mexico

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John Kenneth Turner

Through personal experience and extensive travel in Mexico in the late 1900s, the author of “Barbarous Mexico” depicts the circumstances tha…

The North American Indian, Volume 1

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Edward Sherriff Curtis

Edward Sherriff Curtis was an American photographer and ethnologist who was funded by J.P. Morgan to produce a series on Native Americans. …

Daughter of the Sky: The Story of Amelia Earhart

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Paul L. Briand, Jr.

This is an engaging biography of the renowned aviator. In his introduction, Briand says, " Amelia Earhart was one of America’s great he…

History of the Jews in America

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Peter Wiernik

Peter Wiernik was an influential Yiddish journalist in Chicago after immigrating from Vilna when he was twenty. He also wrote in Hebrew and…

News From No Man's Land

Read by David Wales

James Green

James Green (1864-1948) was a Methodist minister who was a chaplain to Australian troops in the Boer War and in the Australian Imperial Forc…

Secrets of Crewe House: the story of a famous campaign

Read by Patrick McHaffie

Campbell Stuart

Campbell Stuart, a Canadian, was involved in British efforts of propaganda during the two World Wars. His most active work was done during t…

Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240 Contribu…

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Part of the scholarly and scientific publications of the United States National Museum series: United States National Museum Bulletin.In the…

The Cruise of the Walrus on the Broads

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Arthur Henry Patterson

"This is an account of my latest sailing adventures on board a clumsy small sea-boat, on the pleasant waterways of Broadland.I acquired…

Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania

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Frederick Herman Tilberg

On the gently rolling farm lands surrounding the little town of Gettysburg, Pa., was fought one of the great decisive battles of American hi…

Ukraina and the Peace-conference

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Stanislav Dnistriansky

The 19th century was the Golden Age of Nationalism in Europe. By the end of the century many countries achieved their national self-determin…

Dispatches from the Ruhr

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Ernest Hemingway

Before finding celebrity as an author, including his 1954 Nobel Prize, Ernest M. Hemingway honed his craft as a journeyman reporter. In the …

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