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Prison Life in Andersonville

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John Levi Maile

A firsthand account of the deplorable conditions within the most infamous prisoner-of-war camp of the Confederacy. Though functioning only d…

Dinosaurs, With Special Reference to the American Museum Collections

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William Diller Matthew

America has had a fascination with dinosaurs, particularly since the wild enthusiasm of Jurassic Park and its sequels. The term "dinosa…

Animals of the Past

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Frederic Lucas

Prior to the emergence of paleontology and comparative anatomy as scientific disciplines at the end of the 18th century, it was generally kn…

What the ''Boys'' Did Over There

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Henry Fox

Personal accounts and recollections of soldiers coping with body lice, poisonous gas, rats, and death in the trenches during WWI. - Summary …

An Elementary Study of Insects

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Leonard Haseman

An overview of notable insect groups intended for the young reader. Focus is on economically important insects. (Summary by Jeffery Smith)

The Monitor and the Merrimac: Both sides of the story

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John Worden

The American Civil War lasted four years, from 1861 to 1865. It included some iconic battles that have maintained enough interest to merit r…

Great Testimony against Scientific Cruelty

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Stephen Coleridge

Vivisection is a pejorative term used by opponents of the practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of physiological…

Dragons of the Air

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Harry Seeley

Sir Richard Owen coined the term "dinosaur" ("Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile") in the 19th cent…

The Battle of Allatoona, October 5th, 1864

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William Ludlow

This is an account of the Union army's strategies and activities in protecting a Union garrison at Allatoona in Bartow Country, Georgia duri…

The Money Moon: A Romance

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Jeffery Farnol

Rejected in love, the incredibly rich (but appropriately modest) George Bellew walks into a small English village populated with a cast of m…

Great Britain at War

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Jeffery Farnol

The book follows Jeffery Farnol as he visits a number of key locations around Britain and on the continent, each demonstrating how members o…

The Trial of Captain John Kimber for the Murder of Two Female Negro Slaves (179…

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 072

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Student of the Temple

Twenty short nonfiction works, individually chosen by the readers. "The ground rose and fell in successive furrows, like the ruffled wa…

Chickamauga, Useless, Disastrous Battle

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 087

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Smith Dykins Atkins

"Certitude is not the test of certainty." This pithy phrase is from Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr's essay on Natural Law, one of…

The Battle of Stone River (1862-1863)

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 101

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Henry Myron Kendall

"Of all effects of weather, snow makes the greatest change in animal economy in the countryside, and weeks often pass before the old or…

The Bark Kathleen Sunk By A Whale

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 102

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Thomas H. Jenkins

"It is difficult for the human mind to take a comprehensive view of a subject." This is how librarian Arthur Bostwick begins his e…