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By: Jessie Benton Frémont

Book cover The Will and the Way Stories

Simply put, this is a book of 9 short vignettes each of which describes a different scenario which demonstrates the age old adage: 'where there's a will, there's a way'.

By: Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862-1935)

Book cover The Precipice

Elia Peattie was an outspoken journalist and social activist who gave her attention to such areas as orphanages, charity hospitals, the Wounded Knee massacre, capital punishment, and the like. The Precipice is partially based on the life of her close friend Katherine Ostrander, a social work pioneer, and tells of the evolution of Kate Barrington after her college years and with it the evolution of society as a whole and women in particular in pre-World War I America. Friendship, romance, betrayal, searchings of the soul, dreams, and shattered hopes -- all the stuff of life -- bring Kate to full realization of her true self. (Introduction by Mary Schneider)

By: John William Norie (1772-1843)

Piloting Directions for the Gulf of Finland by John William Norie Piloting Directions for the Gulf of Finland

Norie's series of piloting and sailing directions was something of a staple in the chart-room of 19th century British (and other) merchant vessels. The description of landmarks and ports, as well as the rules and regulations provide another viewpoint to an earlier age. Please note that these piloting directions are rather completely out of date. They are given here for purposes of historical interest only, and should not be used for navigation purposes.

By: Francis Archibald Bruton (1860-1929)

Three Accounts of Peterloo by Francis Archibald Bruton Three Accounts of Peterloo

A companion volume to F.A. Bruton's 'The Story of Peterloo', the full title of this short collection is 'Three Accounts of Peterloo by Eyewitnesses, Bishop Stanley, Lord Hylton, John Benjamin Smith with Bishop Stanley's Evidence at the Trial'. The three contemporary accounts, each with a short introduction by the editor, give different perspectives on the events of 16 August 1819, when a troop of Hussars accompanied by the local Yeomanry rode into a peaceful reform rally at St. Peter's Fields, Manchester, leaving 18 dead and more than 700 injured.

By: Unknown (ca. 337-422)

Book cover A Record of Buddhistic kingdoms: being an account by the Chinese monk Fa-hsien of travels in India and Ceylon (A.D. 399-414) in search of the Buddhist books of discipline

By: Charles Major (1856-1913)

Book cover When Knighthood Was in Flower

Set during the Tudor period of English history, When Knighthood Was in Flower tells the tribulations of Mary Tudor, a younger sister of Henry VIII of England who has fallen in love with a commoner. However, for political reasons, King Henry has arranged for her to wed King Louis XII of France and demands his sister put the House of Tudor first, threatening, "You will marry France and I will give you a wedding present – Charles Brandon's head!"

By: Various

Australian Miscellany by Various Australian Miscellany

A collection in celebration of 2012 Year of Reading Australia. Readers chose fiction, non fiction and poetry - we only asked that the readings should have some sort of Australian hook. So they can be by an Australian author, or about Australia, or just have a prominent bit of Australianess in the plot. Failing that: even being performed by Australians will do! :D .

By: Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)

The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child The Freedmen's Book

Lydia Maria Child, an American abolitionist, compiled this collection of short stories and poems by former slaves and noted activists as an inspiration to freed slaves. In her dedication to the freedmen, she urges those who can read to read these stories aloud to others to share the strength, courage and accomplishments of colored men and women. In that spirit, this recording aims to gives that voice a permanent record. As in the original text, the names of the colored authors are marked with an "x".

By: Wilbur D. Nesbit (1871-1927)

An Alphabet of History by Wilbur D. Nesbit An Alphabet of History

An alphabet of historical characters presented in poetical form!In their original form, the contents of this book appeared in the Chicago Sunday Tribune, which newspaper is hereby thanked for the privilege of reproducing this Alphabet

By: Unknown (384 BC - 322 BC)

Book cover The Athenian Constitution

By: Phoebe Yates Pember (1823-1913)

Book cover Reminiscences of a Southern Hospital, by Its Matron

Phoebe Yates Pember served as a matron in the Confederate Chimborazo military hospital in Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War, overseeing a dietary kitchen serving meals to 300 or more wounded soldiers daily. Reminiscences of a Southern Hospital is her vivid recounting of hospital life and of her tribulations (and personal growth) as a female administrator. To follow her from day one, when she is greeted with “ill-repressed disgust” that “one of them had come,” and she, herself, “could...

By: Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1841-1915)

The Reconciliation of Races and Religions by Thomas Kelly Cheyne The Reconciliation of Races and Religions

“The primary aim of this work is twofold,” writes Thomas K. Cheyne. “It would fain contribute to the cause of universal peace, and promote the better understanding of the various religions which really are but one religion. The union of religions must necessarily precede the union of races, which at present is so lamentably incomplete…. I have endeavoured to study the various races and religions on their best side, and not to fetter myself to any individual teacher or party, for ‘out of His fullness have all we received...

By: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Izaak Walton's Lives Of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker and George Herbert by Izaak Walton Izaak Walton's Lives Of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker and George Herbert

The full title of Walton's book of short biographies is, Lives of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Rich'd Hooker, George Herbert, &C. Sir Henry Wotton (1568 – 1639) was an English author, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1614 and 1625. He is often quoted as saying, "An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” Richard Hooker (1554 – 1600) was an Anglican priest and an influential theologian. Hooker's emphases on reason, tolerance and the value of tradition came to exert a lasting influence on the development of the Church of England...

By: Unknown (86 BC - 34? BC)

Book cover C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino
Book cover Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War

By: Various

Book cover The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916

By: Unknown

Book cover A Handbook of the Boer War With General Map of South Africa and 18 Sketch Maps and Plans
Book cover American Indian stories
Book cover Heimskringla, or the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway

By: John Leland (1503-1552)

Book cover The Itinerary of John Leland in or About the Years 1535-1543, Part IX

John Leland's 'Itinerary' was the product of several journeys around England and Wales undertaken between 1538 and 1543. The manuscript is made up of Leland's notebooks, which were first published in the 18th century, and later in a ten-part, five-volume edition published by Lucy Toulmin (1906-10). Part IX of the manuscript begins in the south of England and gradually meanders its way, county by county, through central and northern England up to the borders of Scotland. Leland did not prepare the manuscript for publication and it is sometimes difficult to follow, with occasional geographically-misplaced sections, lists of headings with content yet to be added, and the odd lapse into Latin...

By: Unknown (516-570)

Book cover On the Ruin of Britain
Book cover The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch being parts of the "Lives" of Plutarch, edited for boys and girls
Book cover Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane

By: Various

Book cover Supplement to "Punch", 16th December 1914 The Unspeakable Turk

By: Unknown (1767-1838)

Book cover Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk

By: Various

Book cover New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 April-September, 1915
Book cover The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915
Book cover The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1875 A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Literature, History, Antiquities, Folk Lore, Traditions, and the Social and Material Interests of the Celt at Home and Abroad.

By: Anonymous

Book cover Ely Cathedral
Book cover A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483 Written in the Fifteenth Century, and for the First Time Printed from MSS. in the British Museum
Book cover Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian
Book cover Bank of the Manhattan Company Chartered 1799: A Progressive Commercial Bank
Book cover Picturesque Germany First Series

By: Unknown (1787-1854)

Book cover History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians

By: Anonymous

Book cover With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia 1916—1917

By: Various

Book cover Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue
Book cover Colonial Records of Virginia

By: Unknown (1214-1284)

Book cover The Norwegian account of Haco's expedition against Scotland, A.D. MCCLXIII.
Book cover The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis

By: Anonymous

Book cover Chatterbox Stories of Natural History

By: Unknown (1755-1794)

Book cover History of the Moors of Spain
Book cover Through Palestine with the Twentieth Machine Gun Squadron
Book cover Sinks of London Laid Open A Pocket Companion for the Uninitiated
Book cover Hebrew Heroes A Tale Founded on Jewish History
Book cover Short History of the London Rifle Brigade

By: Anonymous

Book cover Golden Deeds Stories from History

By: Unknown

Book cover Fifty Glimpses of Washington and Its Neighborhood

By: Anonymous

Book cover The Oaths, Signs, Ceremonies and Objects of the Ku-Klux-Klan. A Full Expose. By A Late Member
Book cover Letters of a Soldier 1914-1915

By: Various

Book cover The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1875 A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Literature, History, Antiquities, Folk Lore, Traditions, and the Social and Material Interests of the Celt at Home and Abroad

By: Unknown (1766-)

Book cover Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman
Book cover "Contemptible", by "Casualty"
Book cover Our Churches and Chapels Their Parsons, Priests, & Congregations Being a Critical and Historical Account of Every Place of Worship in Preston

By: Anonymous

Book cover A Letter From a Clergyman to his Friend, with an Account of the Travels of Captain Lemuel Gulliver

By: Charlotte Maria Tucker (1821-1893)

Book cover Spanish Cavalier

When his father dies, Lucius Lepine goes to Spain as a clerk. His fellow clerk, Don Aguilera, doesn't come to work one day. Lucius is worried, he has heard rumors of what has happened to Aguilera. What has happened? Can Lucius find out?

By: Various

Book cover Court Memoirs of France Series
Book cover Historic Court Memoirs of France
Book cover The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, January 1876 A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Literature, History, Antiquities, Folk Lore, Traditions, and the Social and Material Interests of the Celt at Home and Abroad
Book cover Collection of all Memoirs of Napoleon

By: Unknown

Book cover Se-quo-yah; from Harper's New Monthly, V.41

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