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The Souls of Black Folk

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W. E. B. Du Bois


The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contain…

The People of the Abyss

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Jack London


Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly …

Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home

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Emily Post


From advice on planning the perfect wedding to eating an artichoke correctly, Emily Post offers instruction on how to live a well-mannered l…

Anarchism and Other Essays

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Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the developme…

Immortality and the Unseen World

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W. O. E. Oesterley


The full title of this book is Immortality and the Unseen World - A Study in Old Testament Religion. Oesterley describes the beliefs that pr…

Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

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Mark Twain


Following the Equator (American English title) or More Tramps Abroad (English title) is a non-fiction travelogue published by American autho…

Japanese Girls and Women

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Alice Bacon


A clear and delightful peek into the world of Japanese girls and women of the late 1800s: their childhood, education, marriage and intimate …

No Animal Food and Nutrition and Diet with Vegetable Recipes

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Rupert H. Wheldon


>Though little is known about its author, this is considered the first vegan cookbook ever written. At the time of its composition, the V…

Poor Richard's Almanack

Read by Michele Fry


Benjamin Franklin


A brief biographical sketch of Franklin's life, followed by a collection (published in 1899) of 670 aphorisms, apothegms, or proverbs - shor…

Rights Of Man

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Thomas Paine


A book in 2 Parts, published in 1791 and 1792. Part First denounces Edmund Burke’s defense of monarchy and his attacks against the French Re…

The Book of Hallowe'en

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Ruth Edna Kelley


This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other…

The Sins of Hollywood

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Ed Roberts


Exacerbated by several high-profile Hollywood scandals, a wave of anti-Hollywood rhetoric tried to paint the movie capital as a veritable ho…

Anarchism and Other Essays (Version 2)

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Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman, the most famous anarchist in American history, shows the whole range of her iconoclastic thought in this collection of essays.…

Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young

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Jacob Abbott


Subtitled, "The principles on which a firm parental authority may be established and maintained, without violence or anger, and the rig…

Walden, Version 2

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Henry David Thoreau


Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a refl…

The Book of the Dead

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E. A. Wallis Budge


The Egyptian Book of the Dead, or the Book of Coming Forth by Day, is an Ancient Egyptian funerary text consisting of spells to protect the …

The Humbugs of the World

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P. T. Barnum


P. T. Barnum exposes some of the chief humbugs of the world with his usual entertaining style. He looks at medicine and quacks, ghosts, witc…

Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

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Peter Kropotkin


Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution is a book by Peter Kropotkin on the subject of mutual aid, written while he was living in exile in England…

Traité de la vie élégante suivi de la Théorie de la démarche

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Honoré de Balzac


L’homme intérieur, principe du pouvoir et de la longévité, et l’homme extérieur arpentant, avec la même &e…

The Religion of Ancient Egypt

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William Matthew Flinders Petrie


William Matthew Flinders Petrie – the father of Egyptian Archaeology – developed and applied statistical analysis to pottery from prehistori…

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