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Bullets & Billets

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Bruce Bairnsfather


A front-line view of life in the trenches of the Western Front in the early part of 1914-1915. Told by Lieutenant (later Captain) Bruce Bair…

Confessions of a Book-Lover

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E. Walter Walters


"I am of the company of book men who read simply for the love of it," confesses E. Walter Walters, in this gently written tome. Wa…

Marius the Epicurean, Volume 2

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Walter Pater


The conclusion of Pater's historico-philosophical novel about a young Roman nobleman's search for purpose and meaning. Set in the time of Ca…

Christmas Under Three Flags

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Mary Emily Donelson Wilcox


This work details personal memories of Mary Emily Donelson Wilcox, adopted granddaughter (acutally grand niece) of Rachel Donelson Jackson, …

From Mud to Mufti: With Old Bill on all Fronts

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Bruce Bairnsfather


This second volume of memories from the Great War (WWI) by the celebrated war cartoonist and social observer, begins with Bairnsfather's rec…

The Reign of George VI, 1900-1925: A Forecast Written in the Year 1763

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Samuel Madden, Charles Oman and Charles William Chadwick Oman


Imagine a world in which there were no major revolutionary upheavals (the American, French and Russian revolutions did not occur), there was…

Selected Poetry on or about the MacLeans

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John Patterson MacLean and John Patterson Maclean


"Gifted with poesy as are the Highlanders, and given to the praise of their country and their leaders, it would be expected that many p…

The Descent of Man by Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

In Coffee Break Collection 015 - World of Work

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Edith Wharton


This is the fifteenth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in …

The Animal Substances Used in Perfumery

In Perfumes and their Preparation

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George William Askinson


Most of us take for granted the sense of smell. It gives pleasure, warning, anticipation and a sense of nostalgia. People have used perfumes…

Book IX

In The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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Marcus Aurelius


The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus' life. Each book is not in chronological order and it wa…

Preface

In Cakes & Ale, A Dissertation on Banquets Interspersed with Various Recipes, More…

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Edward Spencer


A long time ago, an estimable lady fell at the feet of an habitual publisher, and prayed unto him:—“Give, oh! give me the subject of a book …