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A Soldier Of The Legion;An Englishman's Adventures Under The French Flag in Alg…

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George Manington


An educated gentleman, Mr Manington has given an insight into the unusual experiences of an Englishman in the French Foreign Legion, such as…

The Raven and The Philosophy Of Composition

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Edgar Allan Poe


Poe’s famous narrative poem and the author’s reflections on its composition. (David Wales)

Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of The Universe: Introduction

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Alexander Von Humboldt


Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of romantic phi…

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together With Death's Duel

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John Donne


Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English theologian and writer John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Lond…

Around The Campfire

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Sir Charles G. D. Roberts


Action and adventure short stories of men and animals in the wild. - Summary by David Wales

A Collection Of Stories, Reviews And Essays

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Willa Sibert Cather and Willa Cather


Stories and essays by Willa Cather - Summary by david wales

The Last Three Soldiers

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William Henry Shelton


What if the Confederacy had won the American Civil War? It’s July 1864 and three oh-so-young Union troopers are assigned to a mountaintop in…

Youth and the Bright Medusa, and The Troll Garden

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Willa Sibert Cather and Willa Cather


Youth And The Bright Medusa comprises eight short stories published in 1920. Four of them (The Sculptor’s Funeral; A Death In The Desert; A …

The Boy Scout And Other Stories For Boys

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Richard Harding Davis


RICHARD HARDING DAVIS, as a friend and fellow author has written of him, was “youth incarnate,” and there is probably nothing that he wrote …

The British Army From Within

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E. Charles Vivian


This 1914 book gives a picture of the British Army structure and life in the early hours of World War I. Summary by david wales

Contagion

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Katherine Maclean


Minos was such a lovely planet. Not a thing seemed wrong with it. Excepting the food, perhaps. And a disease that wasn't really. Originally…

Myths and Legends of the Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes

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Katharine Berry Judson


It is a loss to American literature that so much of the legendary history of these Indian tribes has gone, beyond hope of recovery. Exquisit…

Juju

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Murray Leinster


A 1919 pulp-press tale of deepest darkest Africa. - Summary by david wales

John Sherman and Dhoya

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William Butler Yeats


In 1891, Yeats published "John Sherman", a novella, and "Dhoya", a Celtic mythologic story. Ganconagh, Yeats’s nom de pl…

Jeremy

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Hugh Walpole


With affectionate humor, Mr. Walpole tells the story of Jeremy and his two sisters, Helen and Mary Cole, who grow up in Polchester, a quiet …

Campaigning With Grant

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Horace Porter


In the last year of the American Civil War, Horace Porter served as aide-de-camp to General Ulysses S. Grant, then commander of all the armi…

The Loot Of Cities

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Arnold Bennett


Published in 1917, this is a collection of a novella and seven short stories by one of the cleverest authors of the early twentieth century.…

Loafing Along Death Valley Trails; A Personal Narrative Of People And Places

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William Caruthers


William Caruthers was a retired newspaperman who spent 25 years listening to stories told by the inhabitants of Death Valley. This 1951 book…

Tales Of The Royal Irish Constabulary

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Unknown


The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC, simply called the Irish Constabulary 1836–67) was the armed police force of the United Kingdom in Ireland…

Owen Wingrave

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Henry James


A young man of good family with a long distinguished military tradition indicates that he will not follow his ancestors' path into the army.…

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