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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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…