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Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers

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Elizabeth E. Lea


The compiler of [this book] having entered early in life upon a train of duties, was frequently embarrassed by her ignorance of domestic aff…

Concise Commentary on the Bible - Book of Matthew

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Matthew Henry


Spiritual and practical lessons are extracted from every verse of the Book of Matthew, as well as detailed explanation of the text. The Book…

Quiet Hints to Growing Preachers

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Charles E. Jefferson


Charles Edward Jefferson was pastor of the Broadway Tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York for 33 years. In Quiet Hints, published in 1901, he pro…

弟子规 Di Zi Gui

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Yuexiu Li


Di Zi Gui (弟子规), in English, means the Standards for being a Good Student and Child. It is an ancient book based on the teaching of the grea…

A Chesterton Calendar

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G. K. Chesterton


Go through the year, day by day, with the wit and wisdom of G.K. Chesterton! Compiled from the writings of 'G.K.C', both in verse and in pro…

Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them: Or Thrifty People and why They Thrive

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Samuel Smiles


Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer, but he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new…

The Young Woman's Guide to Excellence

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William A Alcott and William A. Alcott


Much of this guide for young women is still valuable today. Despite mentions of tight lacing and other out of date matters, it contains many…

Laugh and Live

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Douglas, Sr. Fairbanks and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.


Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent f…

How to Tell Stories to Children

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Sara Cone Bryant


Sarah Cone Bryant was an educator and storyteller who wrote several books on the importance of oral storytelling to children, and stories to…

How to Cook Fish

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Myrtle Reed


Olive Green is the pseudonym for the prolific late 19th Century/early 20th Century author, Myrtle Reed. She wrote over thirty-three books an…

Have We Been Played? The Hidden Game Revealed

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John Berling Hardy


THIS BOOK IS MOST LIKELY NOT FOR YOU! It will NOT guarantee success – Life holds no promises! It will NOT guarantee happiness – I…

The Spinster Book

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Myrtle Reed


A cross between guidebook and social commentary, The Spinster Book gives clever and humorous insights on topics such as courting, handling m…

Food Values

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Dr. Albert Philip Sy


A short pamphlet from WWI, a sequel of sorts to "Food Preparedness." It first describes basic nutrition and things to consider whe…

Exercises in Knitting

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Cornelia Mee


Mrs. Mee, her husband, and her sister ran a yarn and needlework import/warehouse business in Bath, England. Her books primarily contain prac…

Aristotle's Masterpiece

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Pseudo-Aristotle


Aristotle's Masterpiece, also known as The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher, is a sex manual and a midwifery book that was popular…

American Cookery

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Amelia Simmons


American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was the first known cookbook written by an American, published in 1796. Until this time, the cookbooks …

What Dress Makes of Us

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Dorothy Quigley


A wickedly funny book of advice on women's dress. However old, fat or plain you are, Dorothy Quigley will tell you what not to wear. (Summar…

Good Things to Eat As Suggested By Rufus

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Rufus Estes


Rufus Estes was born a slave in 1857 in Tennessee, and experienced first hand the turmoil of the Civil War. He began working in a Nashville …

Poems and Prose for the Departed Vol. 01

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Various


This is a collection of short poems and readings, both religious and secular, on death and bereavement. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Bits About Home Matters

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Helen Hunt Jackson


This book is a collection of short observations by Helen Hunt Jackson, several with children and parenting as the subject matter. (Summary b…

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