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Nothing of Importance

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John Bernard Pye Adams

Fighting in France during the Great War, Bernard Adams, an officer with a Welsh battalion, was moved to chronicle what he saw and experience…

Fresh Every Hour

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John Peter Toohey

This book is best described by its subtitle: “DETAILING the Adventures, Comic and Pathetic of one Jimmy Martin, Purveyor of Publicity, a You…

The Color of a Great City

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Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser was highly acclaimed for his novels and other writing. This non-fiction work takes place in many areas of New York City in …

A German Deserter's War Experience

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Anonymoustranslated Byjulius Koettgen

The author of this 1917 narrative, who escaped from Germany and military service after 14 months of fighting in France, did not wish to have…

A Rebel's Recollections

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George Eggleston

George Cary Eggleston's Civil War memoir begins with a separate essay on the living conditions and political opinions of Virginia’s citizenr…

The Burning Secret

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Stefan Zweig

A lonely, convalescing 12 year-old boy and his attractive mother, who is in a loveless marriage, meet a gentleman while vacationing at a Eur…

The Essentials of Spirituality

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Felix Adler

This recording contains four addresses of Felix Adler (1851-1933) concerning spirituality from the perspective of Ethical Culture, an educat…

In the Village of Viger

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Duncan Campbell Scott

These ten superb short stories of Duncan Campbell Scott, published in 1896, portray humorous, farcical, and tragic aspects of life in the fi…

A Slav Soul and Other Stories

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Aleksandr Kuprin

Novelist and short story writer Alexandr Ivanovich Kuprin (1870-1938) was one of the most widely read authors of his time. Nabokov called hi…

The Four Stragglers

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Frank L. Packard

This thrilling novel teems with intrigue and unforgettable characters. It opens during WWI with a few allied soldiers lost at night behind G…

A Lear of the Steppes, etc.

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Ivan Turgenev

This book contains three novellas by one of the major writers of Russian literature. The first, A LEAR OF THE STEPPES, is a brilliant re-ima…

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass published his highly acclaimed third autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, in 1881 and revised it in 1892.…


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Joseph Patterson

Cinematic in style and rich in characterization, this novel is set in early 20th century Chicago – in a barroom, at home, and in the workpla…

Out of Mulberry Street

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Jacob A. Riis

These riveting accounts by Jacob A. Riis are from the late 19th century, when lower Manhattan was teeming with struggling, near-starving imm…

The Smoke Eaters

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Harvey Jerrold O'Higgins

This book vividly brings to life the unimaginable risks of fire-fighting and the bravery and personal interactions of Captain Meaghan and th…

The Heir

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Vita Sackville-West

This collection’s title is taken from its first story, a novella, which is followed by four shorter tales, all expertly and sensitively draw…

Washington and the Riddle of Peace

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H. G. Wells

As an observer at the WASHINGTON CONFERENCE FOR THE LIMITATION OF ARMAMENTS held in 1921 and attended by the victorious nations of The Great…


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John Galsworthy

Brief plot lines of these 16 stories by Nobel Prize winning author John Galsworthy: 01, 02, 03 "A Feud" The breaking of an engag…

Diary of a Suicide

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Wallace E. Baker

“Mr. B. Russell Herts, c/o International Magazine, New York City. Under separate cover I am sending you a record of a young man who is about…

In the Line of Battle

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Walter Wood

“A COLLECTION OF absolutely authentic accounts by privates and non-commissioned officers.... We see a great simplicity and directness of obs…

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