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The Fringes Of The Fleet

Read by David Wales


Rudyard Kipling


During the war (WWI), [Kipling] wrote a booklet The Fringes of the Fleet containing essays and poems on various nautical subjects of the war…

Maria Theresa

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James Franck Bright


By the time of his death in 1740, the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI, had done everything possible to secure the succession to the throne of…

The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 4, Chapter 22)

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


This is volume 4 chapter 22 of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) in the 19th century. It starts with a brief resum…

The Sinking of the ''Merrimac''

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Richmond Pearson Hobson


During the Spanish-American War, Naval Constructor Hobson U.S.N. devised a plan to scuttle a ship in the channel leading to Santiago harbor …

The Cellar-House of Pervyse

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Mairi Chisholm


Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker were two British nurses and ambulance drivers whose staggeringly heroic efforts during World War I saved co…

Nothing of Importance

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John Bernard Pye Adams


Fighting in France during the Great War, Bernard Adams, an officer with a Welsh battalion, was moved to chronicle what he saw and experience…

The Beginning of the Middle Ages

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Richard William Church


In 395 A.D. Theodosius, the last ruler of the undivided Roman Empire died. To his young and incompetent son, Honorius, he left the governmen…

The Stratagems and The Aqueducts of Rome

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Sextus Julius Frontinus


Frontinus' Stratagems is a collection of examples of military stratagems from Greek and Roman history, which the author comments based on h…

With The American Ambulance Field Service In France; Personal Letters Of A Driv…

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Leslie Buswell


This 1915 publication collects letters written by a driver for the American ambulance service. The incidents they relate occurred before the…

The English Restoration and Louis XIV: From the Peace of Westphalia to the Peac…

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Osmund Airy


In this trim volume the British historian, Osmund Airy writes of the period between 1648 and 1679 when Cardinal Mazarin, having concluded th…

Some Famous Women

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Louise Creighton


Louise Creighton (1850-1936) was a British author and women's rights activist. The wife of the Anglican bishop of London, she was the mother…

The Romance Of Modern Sieges; Describing The Personal Adventures, Resource And …

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Edward Gilliat


Lively narratives of some of the great siege battles of war. The book was written before World War I, in 1908. Some of the narratives contai…

Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire

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James Headlam-Morley


"It is hard to be an Emperor under such a Chancellor." lamented Wilhelm I, the first emperor of the German Empire. Otto von Bismar…

Who Burnt Columbia?

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Augustine T. Smythe


This LibriVox reading consists of selections from depositions in a lawsuit brought after the end of the American Civil War by some businessm…

Campaign For Petersburg

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Richard Wayne Lykes


In the American Civil War the Union victory in the ten-month campaign for the city of Petersburg, Virginia (June 1864-March 1865), led direc…

The Story of Gladstone's Life

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Justin Mccarthy


William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), four times Prime Minister of Great Britain, dominated the Liberal Party for thirty years, but ultimatel…

Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States : p…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron Von Steuben


More commonly know as "The Blue Book" written by "Baron von Steuben" this publication was key to organizing the young Am…

A Son of the Gods and A Horseman in the Sky

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Ambrose Bierce


Two short stories from the American Civil War by Ambrose Bierce. The first story is about a brave soldier who follows orders and risks his l…

Unhappy Far-Off Things

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Lord Dunsany


Better known today for his influential fantasy writings, Lord Dunsany also wrote a number of sketches during World War One. This compilation…

Hospital Transports; A Memoir Of The Embarkation Of The Sick And Wounded From T…

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Frederick Law Olmsted


In the American Civil War, The United States Sanitary Commission, staffed by volunteers, may be viewed as a precursor to The Red Cross. It s…

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