By: Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939)
Indian Child Life
The author was raised as an American Indian and describes what it was like to be an Indian boy (the first 7 chapters) and an Indian Girl (the last 7 chapters). This is very different from the slanted way the white man tried to picture them as 'savages' and 'brutes.'Quote: Dear Children:—You will like to know that the man who wrote these true stories is himself one of the people he describes so pleasantly and so lovingly for you. He hopes that when you have finished this book, the Indians will seem to you very real and very friendly...
By: Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939)
|Wigwam Evenings Sioux Folk Tales Retold|
Based in part upon the author's own observations and personal knowledge, it was the aim of the book to set forth the status and outlook of the North American Indian. He addressed issues such as Indian schools, health, government policy and agencies, and citizenship in this book. In connection with his writings, Eastman was in steady demand as a lecturer and public speaker with the purpose of interpreting his race to the present age.
By: Joseph Plumb Martin (1760-1850)
A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier
Joining the Continental Army as a teenager, Joseph Plumb Martin spent the next eight years fighting in the Revolutionary War as an enlisted man. His memoirs tell in detail his experiences during that time...the bitter cold, hunger, loss of life, long marches, and fear of battle. He also includes tales of fishing, hunting, and other activities...including encounters with a "saucy miss". His narrative reveals much about American life at the time and is one of the fullest and best accounts of the Revolutionary War, presented from a private's point of view.The book has been later republished under the names Private Yankee Doodle and Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier.
By: Vernon Lee (1856-1935)
|The Spirit of Rome|
|The Countess of Albany|
By: Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931)
|The Psychology of Revolution|
By: Marmaduke William Pickthall (1875-1936)
|Oriental Encounters Palestine and Syria, 1894-6|
By: Gertrude Burford Rawlings
The Story of Books
Rawlings follows the development of printing from the origins of writing to modern printing. Some of the earliest records are ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman recordings on papyrus and wax tablets. However, Rawlings acknowledges the sparse nature of this first fragile evidence, and limits speculation.Later, libraries of religious books grew in Europe, where monks copied individual books in monasteries. The "block printing" technique began with illustrations carved in wood blocks, while the text needed to be written by hand...
By: Frederick Jackson Turner (1861-1932)
|Rise of the New West, 1819-1829|
|The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin|
By: Wayne Whipple (1856-1942)
Story of Young Abraham Lincoln
This is a careful and fascinating collection of interviews with people who knew Lincoln as a boy and young man. A glimpse into the type of person he was from the very beginning. "All the world loves a lover"—and Abraham Lincoln loved everybody. With all his brain and brawn, his real greatness was in his heart. He has been called "the Great-Heart of the White House," and there is little doubt that more people have heard about him than there are who have read of the original "Great-Heart" in "The Pilgrim's Progress...
By: Charles Reade (1814-1884)
By: Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920)
|South American Fights and Fighters And Other Tales of Adventure|
|A Little Traitor to the South A War Time Comedy With a Tragic Interlude|
|For Love of Country A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution|
By: Peter Fisher (1782-1848)
History of New Brunswick
Originally published in 1825 under the title: Sketches of New Brunswick : containing an account of the first settlement of the province, with a brief description of the country, climate, productions, inhabitants, government, rivers, towns, settlements, public institutions, trade, revenue, population, &c., by an inhabitant of the province. The value of this history is in the fact that it was written when the Province was still in its infancy. Although there had been a few small settlements established in New Brunswick prior to 1783, the main influx of settlers were Loyalists who chose to remove to the area from the United States following the American Revolution.
By: Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944)
|Roughing it De Luxe|
By: Milburg F. Mansfield (1871-)
|Royal Palaces and Parks of France|
|The Automobilist Abroad|
|The Cathedrals of Northern France|
By: W. F. (William Francis) Dawson
|Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries|
By: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
This autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a very well written and interesting history of one of the most wealthy men in the United states. He was born in Scotland in 1835 and emigrated to America in 1848. Among his many accomplishments and philanthropic works, he was an author, having written, besides this autobiography, Triumphant Democracy (1886; rev. ed. 1893), The Gospel of Wealth, a collection of essays (1900), The Empire of Business (1902), and Problems of To-day (1908)]. Although this autobiography was written in 1919, it was published posthumously in 1920.
By: Julian Stafford Corbett (1854-1922)
|Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816 Publications Of The Navy Records Society Vol. XXIX.|
By: Charles L. (Charles Larcom) Graves (1856-1944)
|Mr. Punch's History of the Great War|
By: Edward Gaylord Bourne (1860-1908)
|The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503|
By: Alfred John Church (1829-1912)
|Stories From Livy|
|Roman life in the days of Cicero|
By: John McElroy (1846-1929)
|Andersonville A Story of Rebel Military Prisons|
|Andersonville — Volume 1 A Story of Rebel Military Prisons|
|The Red Acorn|