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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin


Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions …

Common Sense

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Thomas Paine


Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within t…

The Philosophy of Style

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Herbert Spencer


“The Philosophy of Style,” explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering …

Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

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John Stuart Mill


This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the…

Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy

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George Santayana


Before the beginning of World War II, during the time of the Modernist movement in philosophy, George Santayana wrote these five descriptive…

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In National Gambling Impact Study Commission Final Report

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United States Government and National Gambling Impact Study Commission


The National Gambling Impact Study Commission was given the task of conducting a comprehensive legal and factual study on the social and eco…

13 - Chapter 13: Of Cases Unmeet for Punishment

In An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

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Jeremy Bentham


Jeremy Bentham's Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, a classic text in modern philosophy and jurisprudence, first publ…

The Calvanism of To-day

In What's Wrong With the World

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GK Chesterton and G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possibl…

Letter VII - ANIMAL HEAT, its laws and influence on the Animal Functions

In Familiar Letters on Chemistry

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Justus Liebig and Justus Von Liebig


Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) was a German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry and is known for hi…

Chapter III

In The Children of the New Forest

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Frederick Marryat


The children of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby are believed to have died in the flames when their house…

Serpent and child

In Far Away and Long Ago

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W.H. Hudson and William Henry Hudson


William Henry Hudson was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. Hudson was born of U.S. parents living in the Quilmes Partido in Buenos Ai…

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In The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

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Olaudah Equiano


The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time sp…