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The Story of Sitka

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Clarence Leroy Andrews


The Author recounts life in the great northwest in Sitka, Alaska "Sitka of the Russians" a century ago with insights into Sitka's …

Partial Portraits

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Henry James


In this book, writer Henry James gives wonderful and probing insights into the lives and works of many famous and interesting writers, some …

The Sworn Brothers, A Tale of the Early Days of Iceland

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Gunnar Gunnarsson


This is the story of the close but sometimes contentious relationship of two young Icelandic kinsman who elect to undergo the solemn ceremon…

The Beautiful Lady

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Booth Tarkington


Raffaele Ansolini is down on his luck: living in Paris is not quite so amazing if there are no funds to finance the amusement. So Ansolini h…

Hypatia

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John Toland


Hypatia is John Toland's biography of the one he calls "a most beautiful, most vertuous, most learned, and every way accomplish’d lady,…

The Fanatics

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Paul Laurence Dunbar


This is a story about a town in Ohio during the civil war. The town is divided by ideology, but can they be united by love and respect? - Su…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 7

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times (in the original Italian, Le Vite de'…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 8

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times (in the original Italian, Le Vite de'…

The Martian

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George Du Maurier


The Martian, by George du Maurier, is a largely autobiographical novel published in 1898 and the author's third. It describes the life of Ba…

CHAPTER IV. LONG LEGS ARE GOOD FOR RUNNING, IF NOT FOR DANCING.

In Taking the Bastile

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Alexandre Dumas


Pitou lost his mother when he was small. He was raised by a stern aunt who did not really love him. He starts knowing the world by going to …