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Food Guide for War Service at Home

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Katherine Blunt


"The long war has brought hunger to Europe; some of her peoples stand constantly face to face with starvation. To meet all this great f…

Great Chicago Fire

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Charles Cole Hine


Historical information relating the nature, extent, and consequences of The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the insurance losses, and the relief…

For Greater Things: The Story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka

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William T. Kane


Saint Stanislaus Kostka was a 16th century Polish novice in the Society of Jesus. Polish nobleman John Kostka was not pleased with the spir…

Trial of Susan B. Anthony

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Anonymous


In 1872, after the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, the women’s suffrage movement in the United States adopted a n…

The Home-Maker

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Dorothy Canfield Fisher


The Knapp family seems as though they ought to be happy, yet hidden frustrations are tearing them apart under the surface. As the family bre…

Instructions to Light Keepers

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United States Lighthouse Board


"Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1881. The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-kee…

The Passenger Pigeon

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William B. Mershon


"For the last three years I have spent most of my leisure time in collecting as much material as possible which might help to throw lig…

They Who Knock at Our Gates

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Mary Antin


In 1914, over one million immigrants arrived in the United States, following in the footsteps of approximately ten million others who had ar…

The Enemies of Books

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William Blades


The author, an avid book collector, calls for the better protection of books against the "enemies" which lead to their physical de…

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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Various


During the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, newspaper reporters in the stricken city made a heroic effort to keep the public infor…

The Curtiss Aviation Book

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Glenn Curtiss


Glenn Hammond Curtiss, of Hammondsport, New York, won the Scientific American Trophy for the first pre-announced and officially witnessed ai…

Fires and Fire-Fighters

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John Kenlon


John Kenlon became a New York City firefighter in 1887, and was appointed Fire Chief in 1911. In 1913, he wrote this authoritative book surv…

Tin Horns and Calico

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Henry Esmond Christman


In the early 19th century, in the Hudson Valley of New York State, hundreds of square miles of land were still the feudal domains of large l…

Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education

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Horace Mann


Horace Mann is called The Father of the Common School and was one of the first progressive thinkers on education in the United States. His A…

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In The Spirit of American Literature

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John Albert Macy


THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN LITERATURE is a collection of essays reviewing contemporary authors on the literary scene at the turn of the century …

Hurricane Pam

In A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Inv…

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United States House of Representatives and United States House Of Representatives


In September 2005, the House of Representatives created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to H…