By: Eva K. Betz (1897-1968)
Knight of Molokai
Hurricane! Volcano eruptions and fire! Leprosy! Nothing deterred Father Damien from doing the work to which he had been called. Outstandingly big and strong as a boy, he was notably kind as a young man. He needed all his strength and kindness when he went to live at the leper colony of Molokai.This children’s biography of Father Damien of Molokai was written by Eva K. Betz, a prolific Catholic writer of history and biography books for children. (Introduction from an original dust jacket and Maria Therese)
By: Charles Johnson
A General History of the Pyrates
A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym. The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed. The publisher Nathaniel Mist or somebody working for him are other suggested authors. In the first volume, "Johnson" sticks fairly close to the available sources, though he embellishes the stories somewhat...
By: Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916)
|Under the Trees and Elsewhere
By: Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937)
|The Puritan Twins
By: Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)
Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844
This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on th bohis observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period.
By: Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1800-1859)
|Lays of Ancient Rome
By: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
|Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America
|Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke
|The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)
By: John S. C. Abbott (1805-1877)
David Crockett: His Life and Adventures
David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier.” He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo. This narrative attempts faithfully to record the influences under which David Crockett was reared and the incidents of his wild and wondrous life...
|King Philip Makers of History
|Louis XIV. Makers of History Series
Empire of Russia from the Remotest Periods to the Present Time
A history of Russia from 500 B.C. to 1855 A.D., written by John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the brother of Jacob Abbott.
|Louis Philippe Makers of History Series
|Benjamin Franklin A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago American Pioneers and Patriots Series
|Madame Roland, Makers of History
|The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago
|Hortense Makers of History Series
|Henry IV, Makers of History
|Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi American Pioneers and Patriots
By: Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Summa Theologica - 06 Pars Prima Secundae, On the Last End, On Human Acts
The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written between 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas, even though it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners and a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, before the Protestant Reformation, subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God, God's creation, Man, Man's purpose, Christ, the Sacraments, and back to God...
Summa Theologica - 12 Pars Secunda Secundae, Treatise on Gratuitous Graces and the States of Life
The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274) although it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners and a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, before the Protestant Reformation, subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God, God's creation, Man, Man's purpose, Christ, the Sacraments, and back to God...
By: Samuel Pepys (1633-1703)
|Diary of Samuel Pepys
By: Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
"Unroll the world’s map, and look upon the great northern continent of America. Away to the wild west, away toward the setting sun, away beyond many a far meridian, let your eyes wander. Rest them where golden rivers rise among peaks that carry the eternal snow. Rest them there. You are looking upon a land whose features are un-furrowed by human hands, still bearing the marks of the Almighty mould, as upon the morning of creation; a region whose every object wears the impress of God’s image...
By: Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
|The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico
|The Boy Hunters
|The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North
|The Tiger Hunter
|The Desert Home The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness
|The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley
By: Anges Strickland, Elisabeth Strickland (1796-1874)
The Lives of the Queens of England
The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by her sister Elizabeth. These volumes give biographies of the queens of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066. Although by today's standards, it is not seen as a very scholarly work, the Stricklands used many sources that had not been used before.Volume one includes the biographies of Matilda of Flanders, Matilda of Scotland, Adelicia of Louvaine, Matilda of Boulogne and Eleanora of Aquitaine.(Introduction by Ann Boulais)
By: Arthur Graeme West (1891-1917)
The Diary of a Dead Officer
Published posthumously in 1919, this collection of diary entries presents a scathing picture of army life and is said to be one of the most vivid accounts of daily life in the trenches. It chronicles West's increasing disillusion with war and his move toward pacifist and atheist beliefs. The final part consists of his powerful war poems, including God, How I Hate You, You Young Cheerful Men, and Night Patrol. West was killed by a sniper in 1917. In view of some of his poems, one wonders if death was not unwelcome. (Introduction adapted from Wikipedia by Ruth Golding)
By: Estelle M. Hurll (1863-1924)
Child-life in Art
The poetry of childhood is full of attractiveness to the artist, and many and varied are the forms in which he interprets it. The Christ-child has been his highest ideal. All that human imagination could conceive of innocence and purity and divine loveliness has been shown forth in the delineation of the Babe of Bethlehem. The influence of such art has made itself felt upon all child pictures. It matters not whether the subject be a prince or a street-waif; the true artist sees in him something which is lovable and winning, and transfers it to his canvas for our lasting pleasure.
By: George Morang (1866-1937)
The Copyright Question
This is a letter to the Toronto Board of Trade regarding Canadian copyrights. Morang requested an appearance before the Toronto Board of Trade but was denied. This is his letter in response. He wished to make clear his position.
By: Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863-1944)
|Adventures in Criticism
|On The Art of Reading
|The Blue Pavilions
|From a Cornish Window A New Edition
By: Lavinia Honeyman Porter
By Ox Team to California - A Narrative of Crossing the Plains in 1860
Imagine a young, twenty-something woman in 1860, reared “in the indolent life of the ordinary Southern girl” (which means she has never learned to cook); married to a professional man who knows “nothing of manual labor;” who is mother to a young son; and who has just found out she is pregnant with their second child. Imagine that this couple has become “embarrassed financially” by “imprudent speculations,” and that they are discussing what to do. They decide to buy a wagon and three yoke of unbroke oxen and head overland to California...
By: Montague R. James (1862-1936)
|The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts Helps for Students of History, No. 17.
By: George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950)
|Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders
By: Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855)
|My First Battle A Sergeant's Story
By: Cornelius Tacitus (56-120)
|Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II
|The Reign of Tiberius, Out of the First Six Annals of Tacitus; With His Account of Germany, and Life of Agricola
By: James E. Seaver (1787-1827)
A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison
Mrs. Mary Jemison was taken by the Indians, in the year 1755, when only about twelve years of age, and has continued to reside amongst them to the present time. Containing an account of the murder of her father and his family; her sufferings; her marriage to two Indians; her troubles with her children; barbarities of the Indians in the French and Revolutionary Wars; the life of her last husband, and many historical facts never before published.
By: Francis Fisher Browne (1843-1913)
Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper, serviceman, state legislator, lawyer, politician, Republican Party leader, and of course President. Along the way we learn about his days of hardship as a beginning lawyer, his love for Anne Rutledge, such myths as "Honest Abe," and his deep concerns over the issue of slavery. The author uses Lincoln's correspondence with others to show his personality traits and opinions about topics of his world.
By: Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC)
|"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries
By: George Rawlinson (1812-1902)
|History of Phoenicia
|The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World
By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)
The Little Colonel
The scene of this story is laid in Kentucky. Its heroine is a small girl, who is known as the Little Colonel, on account of her fancied resemblance to an old-school Southern gentleman, whose fine estate and old family are famous in the region. (Introduction taken from original book.)
By: A. T. Mahan (1840-1914)
|The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence
|Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Volume 1
|Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy
|The Gulf and Inland Waters
|Story of the War in South Africa 1899-1900
|The Life of Nelson, Volume 1 The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain