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The Lost Art of Reading

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Gerald Stanley Lee

Gerald Stanley Lee speaks here-in of books and self in the time of factories, tall buildings and industry and big city making, the effects o…

The Celebrity

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Winston Churchill

Satirizes the rise of a young novelist (thought to be Richard Harding Davis, but denied as such by Churchill). - Summary by Joseph Tabler

Bunker Bean

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Harry Leon Wilson

Young, self conscious, timid stenographer for a New York businessman with a beautiful daughter (the flapper). He emulates stronger types, bu…

Travel and Communication

In Silver Chimes in Syria: Glimpses of a Missionary's Experiences

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William S. Nelson

William S. Nelson, D.D., was appointed as a missionary to Syria by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, USA in 1888. I…

Chapter XII

In The Gods are Athirst

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Anatole France

The Gods Are Athirst (French: Les dieux ont soif, also translated as The Gods Are Thirsty or The Gods Will Have Blood) is a 1912 novel by An…

2.27 Trading Bill and Election

In Curiosities of Street Literature

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This is a collection of broadsides from London. Broadsides are short, popular publications, a precursor to today's tabloid journalism. The c…

Chapter 10 - A Central Bank to be Bought?

In U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency, "Aldrich plan."

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Alfred Owen Crozier

In 1908, the National Monetary Commission was established by Congress to study financial boom-and-bust cycles. Senator Nelson Aldrich (Repub…


In In the Irish Brigade: A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain

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G. A. Henty

In this adventure story by the novelist and war correspondent, G.A. Henty, Desmond Kennedy, a young Irishman flees political oppression and …

Letter 46 M'Donald

In Clarissa Harlowe, or the History of a Young Lady - Volume 6

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Samuel Richardson

It tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, It is generally regarded as Richardson'…

18 - The Bible as an Educator: Mysteries of the Bible

In Education

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Ellen G. White

Ellen White said that one of the most delicate tasks in life was working with youthful minds. Teaching should be varied which can make it po…

Section 37: Special Messages (March 1875)

In A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant

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James D. Richardson and Ulysses S. Grant

The Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents is an eleven-volume series of tomes comprising of proclamations, special messag…

Ch.22 - The Palms

In Among the Trees at Elmridge

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Ella Rodman Church

"On that bright spring afternoon when three happy, interested children went off to the woods with their governess to take their first l…

19. 4.5 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 5

In The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 10 - Legal

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Robert G. Ingersoll

For those who like courtroom drama, here are Ingersoll’s Opening and Closing arguments on the most famous trials of his career--the Star Rou…

To the Same

In Selected Letters of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

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Saint Jane Frances De Chantal

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (1572 – 1641) is a Roman Catholic Saint, who founded The Congregation of the Visitation after the death of her…

The Investigating Officer i-ii

In Criminal Investigation: a Practical Handbook for Magistrates, Police Officers a…

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Hans Gross

Reputedly inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories, Austrian criminal jurist and examining magistrate Hans Gross wrote the first handbook on …