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Great Ghost Stories

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Thomas Hardy


A great collection of 12 classic stories about ghosts and the supernatural. Included are stories by Thomas Hardy, Fitz-James O'Brien, and Ma…

Eighty Years Ashore and Afloat, or, The Thrilling Adventures of Uncle Jethro: E…

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E. C. Cornell


Experiences of Jethro Ripley, mainly in the Atlantic coast trade, but including an account of a whaling voyage around Cape Horn. The narrati…

A Magician Among the Spirits

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Harry Houdini


Houdini, an escape artist and illusionist, became interested later in his life in debunking spiritualists, disbelieving anyone who claimed t…

A Guide to Mythology

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Helen Clarke


My aim in this book on Mythology for young readers has been to give them solid knowledge on the subject, as far as it is advisable to go wit…

Margaret Sanger; an autobiography

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Margaret Sanger


Margaret Sanger, an advocate for birth control rights, chronicles the story of her struggles, including her times in jail and in exile, in o…

The Life of Clara Barton - Volume 1

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William E. Barton


Clarissa Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a h…

Is Shakespeare Dead?

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Mark Twain


A short, semi-autobiographical work by American humorist Mark Twain. It explores the controversy over the authorship of the Shakespearean li…

Susan B. Anthony Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian

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Alma Lutz


Alma Lutz's outstanding biography of Susan B. Anthony is revered for its descriptive power, attention to detail and historical significance …

The Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The East

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Walter A. Wyckoff


A young scholar, recently graduated from Princeton College, travels across the United States as a member of the working class, taking any jo…

Life of Dorothea Lynde Dix

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Francis Tiffany


A biography of a woman who advocated for the humane treatment of people with mental illness. As a young woman travelling overseas, Dorothea …

A Life Unveiled, by a Child of the Drumlins

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Anonymous


A memoir of a young woman, who lived in the late 19th century in the United States. Starting with her pastoral youth and progressing through…

The Life of Clara Barton - Volume 2

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William E. Barton


Clarissa Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a h…

Cape Cod

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Henry David Thoreau


Cape Cod is one of several excursion books by Henry David Thoreau. The travel itinerary frames his thoughts about geography, natural and loc…

Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women

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Elizabeth Blackwell


A fascinating account of the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. She writes of her struggles in being accepted to …

The Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The West

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Walter A. Wyckoff


A young scholar, recently graduated from Princeton College, travels across the United States as a member of the working class, taking any jo…

How a Hunter Obtained Money from His Friends the Leopard, Goat, Bush Cat, and C…

In Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, West Africa

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Elphinstone Dayrell


A collection of folk stories and fairy tales from Southern Nigeria gathered by Elphinstone Dayrell, deputy commissioner of the region when t…