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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…

A Negro Explorer at the North Pole

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Matthew A. Henson

In this fascinating memoir, Matthew Henson describes the incredibly dangerous, exhausting, and bone-chilling trip to what was until then the…


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Ivan Turgenev

Smoke is an 1867 novel by the highly acclaimed Russian writer Ivan Turgenev (1818–1883) that tells the gripping story of a secret love affai…

From North Carolina to Southern California Without a Ticket and How I Did It

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John Peele

"... I have decided to write an account of a few of the many adventures and dangers that befell me while making my way, practically wit…


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L. Winstanley

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is universally regarded as one of the greatest authors in history. This brief biography discusses, among other thing…

Pitching in a Pinch

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Christy Mathewson

In this book Mathewson is telling the reader of the game as it is played in the Big Leagues.... It’s as good as his pitching and some exciti…

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In The Underground Railroad, Part 4

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William Still

"The work is intensely interesting. Many of the narratives thrill the reader through and through. Some of them awaken an indignation, a…

Translator's Preface

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…

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