By: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
|Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address|
|Quotes and Images From The Writings of Abraham Lincoln|
|Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address|
|The Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 1: 1832-1843|
|The Emancipation Proclamation|
|The Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 3 The Lincoln-Douglas debates|
|The Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 4 The Lincoln-Douglas debates|
|The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address|
By: Abraham Tomlinson
The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775
“Perceiving that much of the intrinsic value of these Journals would consist in a proper understanding of the historical facts to which allusions are made in them, I prevailed upon Mr. Lossing, the well-known author of the “Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution” to illustrate and elucidate these diaries by explanatory notes. His name is a sufficient guaranty for their accuracy and general usefulness”
By: Adam G. De Gurowski (1805-1866)
|Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862|
|Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863|
By: Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855)
|My First Battle A Sergeant's Story|
By: Adam Storey Farrar (1826-1905)
|History of Free Thought in Reference to The Christian Religion|
By: Addison B. Poland
|Famous Men of the Middle Ages|
By: Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing) Stevenson (1835-1914)
|Something of Men I Have Known With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective|
By: Adolf von Harnack (1851-1930)
|History of Dogma, Volume 1|
By: Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier (1840-1914)
|Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico; Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos Papers Of The Archæological Institute Of America, American Series, Vol. I|
|Documentary History of the Rio Grande Pueblos of New Mexico; I. Bibliographic Introduction Papers of the School of American Archaeology, No. 13|
By: Adolphus Ward (1837-1924)
The Counter-Reformation, also called the Catholic Reformation, and remembered for its infamous Inquisition, was the period of Catholic resurgence which was initiated in response to the Protestant Reformation. Adolphus Ward writes, that it was "a movement pursuing two objects...the regeneration of the Church of Rome, and the recovery of the losses inflicted upon her by the early successes of Protestantism...The onset of the combat is marked by the formal establishment of the Jesuit Order as a militant...
By: Agénor Gasparin (1810-1871)
|The Uprising of a Great People The United States in 1861. to Which is Added a Word of Peace on the Difference Between England the United States.|
By: Agnes Arber (1879-1960)
Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: A Chapter in the History of Botany
Eminent British botanist Agnes Arber provides an authoritative history of printed Herbals -- books widely used in early modern Europe to catalogue the uses of different kinds of plants. While Herbals often reflected pre-scientific and magical beliefs about the properties of plants, Arber's work reveals that they were also critical to the early development of botany and medicine as empirical sciences. A classic in the history of science. - Summary by Josh Leach
By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)
|Pathfinders of the West Being the Thrilling Story of the Adventures of the Men Who Discovered the Great Northwest: Radisson, La Vérendrye, Lewis and Clark|
|Vikings of the Pacific The Adventures of the Explorers who Came from the West, Eastward|
Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters
This, volume 22 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the exploration of the Canadian Pacific coast, British Columbia, and Alaska. It includes accounts of Bering, Cook, Vancouver, Mackenzie, Fraser, and Thompson.
Chronicles of Canada Volume 23 - The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia
Between the California and Yukon/Klondike gold rushes was the Cariboo Gold Rush in what would become northern British Columbia. The first discovery was made in 1859, but the rush didn't get underway in earnest until 1861. This short work documents the story of this lesser-known era and how it directly affected the development of British Columbia.
|The Canadian Commonwealth|
Canada: the Empire of the North
CANADA, THE EMPIRE OF THE NORTHBy Agnes C. LautPREFACETo re-create the shadowy figures of the heroic past, to clothe the dead once more in flesh and blood, to set the puppets of the play in life's great dramas again upon the stage of action,--frankly, this may not be formal history, but it is what makes the past most real to the present day. Pictures of men and women, of moving throngs and heroic episodes, stick faster in the mind than lists of governors and arguments on treaties. Such pictures may not be history, but they breathe life into the skeletons of the past...
By: Agnes Deans Cameron (1863-1912)
|The New North|
By: Agnes Edwards (1888-1954)
Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth
A delightful trip from Boston through a dozen South Shore towns to Plymouth, stopping in each to explore a bit of the local history and 'modern' highlights. Written in 1920, it's a great journey through the past.
By: Agnes Ethel Conway (1885-1950)
The Book of Art for Young People
This is a charming book on Art History for children (and everyone else). Each chapter focuses on a great painting, reproduced in color in the original text. The authors explain the story behind the paintings, as well as the life, times, and techniques of the artists.
By: Agnes Mary Frances Robinson (1857-1944)
Short History of France: From Caesar's Invasion to the Battle of Waterloo
After the Roman conquest, the Celtic Gauls adopted Roman culture and speech. The Germanic invasions ultimately transformed France into a Catholic feudal society. In this short history, Mary Duclaux traces the emergence of towns, the rise of the French monarchy, the calamitous Hundred Years' War and the Wars of Religion. We meet Joan of Arc, Charles VII, the gallant Henry IV, and the Sun King, Louis XIV, who drove France to the brink of bankruptcy. In the second half of the book Duclaux gives us the...
By: Agnes Strickland, Elisabeth Strickland (1796-1874)
The Lives of the Queens of England Volume 3
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 three includes the biographies of Isabella of Valois, Joanna of Navarre, Katherine of Valois, Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Anne of Warwick. (Introduction by Ann Boulais)
By: Agnes von Blomberg Bensly
Our Journey to Sinai
Fortress-walled Saint Catherine's monastery on the Sinai peninsula has been a pilgrimage site since its founding by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. According to tradition, the monastery sits at the base of the mountain where Moses received the Tablets of the Law. Set in rugged country, accessible in times past only by a many days journey by camel across barren desert, the monastery survived intact through the centuries, and, as a result, became a rich repository of religious history—told through its icons, mosaics, and the books and manuscripts in the monastery library...
By: Agnes Warner
|'My Beloved Poilus'|
By: Alan Sullivan (1868-1947)
By: Alban Butler (1711-1773)
Lives of the Saints, With Reflections for Every Day in the Year
Compiled from the much larger 12 book set of "Butler's Lives of the Saints", this volume contains short biographies of the Saints, for each day of the year, followed by a reflection for each entry.
By: Albert A. Young
Stories from the Adirondacks
A collection of five stories all of which take place in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, and most which contain elements of some mystery hidden deep within the forests. - Summary by Roger Melin
By: Albert Bushnell Hart (1854-1943)
|The Mentor: The War of 1812 Volume 4, Number 3, Serial Number 103; 15 March, 1916.|
|Formation of the Union, 1750-1829|
By: Albert C. Manucy
|Artillery Through the Ages A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America|
By: Albert Ernest Jenks
The Bontoc Igorot
The Bontoc Igorotby Albert Ernest JenksPREFACEAfter an expedition of two months in September, October, and November, 1902, among the people of northern Luzon it was decided that the Igorot of Bontoc pueblo, in the Province of Lepanto-Bontoc, are as typical of the primitive mountain agriculturist of Luzon as any group visited, and that ethnologic investigations directed from Bontoc pueblo would enable the investigator to show the culture of the primitive mountaineer of Luzon as well as or better than investigations centered elsewhere...
By: Albert G. (Albert Gardner) Robinson (1855-1932)
|Cuba, Old and New|
By: Albert Keim (1876-1947)
Louis Pasteur famously said, "In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind." Pasteur brought to the study of chemistry, microbiology, and applied immunology, a mind open, innovative, and insightful. Born of peasant stock in the French Jura, he worked with dogged determination all his life and often in the face of strenuous opposition. Through an unbroken succession of rigorously designed and meticulously performed experiments, Pasteur developed veterinary vaccines and halted grievous losses in the French wine, silk, and dairy industries...
By: Albert Pfister (1839-1907)
|The Voyage of The First Hessian Army from Portsmouth to New York, 1776|
By: Albert Rhys Williams (1883-1962)
|In the Claws of the German Eagle|
By: Alex. St. Clair (Alexander St. Clair) Abrams
|The Trials of the Soldier's Wife A Tale of the Second American Revolution|
By: Alexander Aaronsohn (1888-1948)
With the Turks in Palestine
While Belgium is bleeding and hoping, while Poland suffers and dreams of liberation, while Serbia is waiting for redemption, there is a little country the soul of which is torn to pieces—a little country that is so remote, so remote that her ardent sighs cannot be heard.It is the country of perpetual sacrifice, the country that saw Abraham build the altar upon which he was ready to immolate his only son, the country that Moses saw from a distance, stretching in beauty and loveliness,—a land of promise never to be attained,—the country that gave the world its symbols of soul and spirit...
By: Alexander Baltzly
Is War Diminishing?
A study In the prevalence of war in Europe from 1400 to the present day. This small book summarises historical periods of peace compared to periods of war, as concluded by consultation with other historians, and seeks to answer the question as to if the incidence and duration of periods of national conflict were becoming more intense or not, and how the periods of war may correlate to other social trends. - Summary by Leon Harvey
By: Alexander Berkman (1870-1936)
The Bolshevik Myth is a book by Alexander Berkman who with his partner Emma Goldman was deported from the USA under the 1918 Anarchist Exclusion Act and shipped to the young Soviet Russia. He describes his experiences in Bolshevik Russia from 1920 to 1922, where he saw the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Written in the form of a diary, The Bolshevik Myth describes how Berkman's initial enthusiasm for the revolution faded as he became disillusioned with the Bolsheviks and their suppression of all political dissent...
By: Alexander Campbell (1822-1892)
|General Instructions For The Guidance Of Post Office Inspectors In The Dominion Of Canada|
By: Alexander Dunlop Lindsay (1879-1952)
Philosophy of Immanuel Kant
Born in Scotland, Alexander Dunlop Lindsay was a teacher of philosophy at a number of universities in England in the early 1900s. This brief commentary on Kant's philosophy is a work that focuses solely on some of the main ideas Kant put forth in the three Critiques. Although not comprehensive, the narrative style of this volume makes it a pleasant read and will be a valuable "break-in" point the complex philosophy of Immanuel Kant.
By: Alexander Hamilton (1755/1757-1804)
The Federalist Papers
In order to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution in the late 1780s, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Hay wrote a series of 85 articles and essays explaining their reasons to support the constitution. Most of these articles were published in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet and they later became known as “The Federalist Papers.” In reading the articles, one will encounter very interesting issues like Hamilton’s opposition to including the Bill of Rights in the Constitution and why he thinks a Union is better than a Confederation...
By: Alexander Johnston (1849-1889)
|American Eloquence, Volume 1 Studies In American Political History (1896)|
By: Alexander K. (Alexander Kelly) McClure (1828-1909)
|Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: a complete collection of the funny and witty anecdotes that made Lincoln famous as America's greatest story teller|
By: Alexander Kinglake
Eothen, or Impressions of Travel brought Home from the East
A classic of Victorian travel writing, Kinglake’s book describes his journey through the Ottoman empire to Cairo, and his residence there in time of plague.
By: Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)
Daughter of the Commandant
"The Daughter of the Commandant" (better known as "The Captain's Daughter") is a historical novel by the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, and is considered to be his finest prose work. The novel is a romanticized account of Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773-1774. The 17-year-old Pyotr Andreyich is sent by his father to military service in a remote Russian outpost, where he leans honor and love while being caught up in a violent uprising of tribal groups against the imperial government.
By: Alexander Scott Withers (1792-1865)
|Chronicles of Border Warfare or, a History of the Settlement by the Whites|
By: Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers follows the adventures of the young Gascon nobleman, D’Artagnan and his three trusted friends who served as musketeers in the king’s regiment – Athos, Porthos & Aramis. Written by Alexandre Dumas, the book was a bestseller during the time of its publication and it remains so even today. It follows the timeless theme of friendship and bravery. The main protagonist of the story is D’Artagnan who travels to Paris to realize his dreams of becoming one of the musketeers for the king...
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas is part of the novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years After, published in serial form between 1857-50. It is also the last of the D'Artagnan stories written by Dumas and the three musketeers are the real heroes of the story, though the title is given to the man in the iron mask. The story opens with Aramis (one of the musketeers who is now a priest) taking the last confession of a prisoner who is condemned to be executed soon. His confession comes as a thunderbolt to the former musketeer...
Twenty Years After
First serialized from January to August, 1845, Twenty Years After is the second book in The D’Artagnan Romances, and follows the gallant adventures of the musketeers, as they are once again summoned to alleviate the various threats that lurk in the political scene of France, as the country is threatened by a possible uprising. Enriched with exciting and well-developed characters, the novel adds more detail to its familiar characters, as the musketeers have matured and are portrayed in a more introspective light...
Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language -- has minced no words -- to describe the violent scenes of a violent time.In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact.The first volume comprises the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci. The name of the noted and notorious Florentine family has become a synonym for intrigue and violence, and yet the Borgias have not been without stanch defenders in history...
The Vicomte De Bragelonne
After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues!The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this first volume contains chapters 1-75.
The Black Tulip
The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas père and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the Netherlands. The novel begins with the 1672 politically motivated mob lynching of the de Witt brothers and then follows the story of Cornelius van Baerle, godson of Cornelius de Wit. Cornelius Van Baerle has joined the race to breed a truly black tulip – and to win the prize of 100,000 guilders, as well as fame and honour. As he nears his goal he is jailed and then of course rescued – by the beautiful Rosa, daughter of the jailer.
Louise de la Valliere
After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues! The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this third volume contains chapters 141-208.
Ten Years Later
After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues!The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this second volume contains chapters 76-140.
|The Companions of Jehu|
Chicot the Jester
This sequel to Dumas' “Marguerite de Valois” begins four years after the sudden death of King Charles IX and succession of his brother Henry III. The reign of King Henry III was plagued with rebellion and political intrigue due to the War of the Three Henries, where his regency was challenged by King Henry of Navarre (leader of the Huguenots) and Henry I, Duke of Guise (leader of the Catholic League). Dumas weaves two main storylines through this turbulent backdrop: one of the love ignited between le Comte de Bussy and la Dame de Monsoreau, and another of the friendship between King Henry III and his truly unique jester, Chicot (Jean-Antoine d'Anglerais).
|The Conspirators The Chevalier d'Harmental|
|The Regent's Daughter|
By: Alexandre Exquemelin (c. 1645-1707)
The Pirates of Panama
This volume was originally written in Dutch by John Esquemeling, and first published in Amsterdam in 1678 under the title of De Americaeneche Zee Roovers. It immediately became very popular and this first hand history of the Buccaneers of America was soon translated into the principal European languages. The first English edition was printed in 1684. Esquemeling served the Buccaneers in the capacity of barber-surgeon, and was present at all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true history of the Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main...
By: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
Democracy in America
Arguably, one of the most influential and insightful pieces of work concerned with American political life, Democracy in America directs itself towards American politics and society, and is considered to be one the best books written on the subject. Published in 2 volumes, in 1835 and 1840, Tocqueville records his findings after studying the thriving nation in his nine month exploratory journey. The young French aristocrat first came to America on an official assignment to study the American penal system, but instead used this as a pretext to study American society...
By: Alfred Arthur Reade
Tea and Tea Drinking
Not a complete history of tea, but a pleasant diversion concerning tea, the pleasures found in its drinking, effects, benefits, cautions, etc. Sprinkled with poetry and excerpts from historical personages and the occasional sermon. - Summary by KevinS
By: Alfred Burnett (1824-1884)
|Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive|
By: Alfred Carmichael (1874-1963)
|Indian Legends of Vancouver Island|
By: Alfred Comyn Lyall (1835-1911)
|Studies in Literature and History|
By: Alfred de Musset (1810-1857)
The Confession of a Child of the Century
In this autobiographic novel, an aging man reflects on his past. We are witness to the relationships he has along the way, his mistakes, and finally- in the most unexpected and honorable way- the sudden developement of his belief in god.
By: Alfred Edward Taylor (1869-1945)
This work is a look at the life and ideas of Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher of the seventeenth century. The most important ideas are found in his famous work Leviathan. Taylor looks at such concepts of Hobbes as the contract, naturalism, sovereignty, natural laws, church and state, absolutism, and political obligation, etc.
By: Alfred G. K. L'Estrange (1832-1915)
|History of English Humour, Vol. 2|
|History of English Humour, Vol. 1 With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour|
By: Alfred Hopkinson (1851-1939)
|Rebuilding Britain A Survey of Problems of Reconstruction After the World War|
By: Alfred John Church (1829-1912)
|Stories From Livy|
|Roman life in the days of Cicero|
Stories from Virgil
Alfred J. Church created 26 stories from the original Greek version of Virgil's Aeneid. He included well-known ones, such as "The Horse of Wood" and "The Love and Death of Dido," as well as many others perhaps less well-known, such as "King Evander" and "The Funeral Games of Anchises."
Henry the Fifth
A brief history of the life Henry the Fifth. - Summary by KevinS
By: Alfred Kingston
|Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King|
By: Alfred M. (Alfred Marston) Tozzer (1877-1954)
|Animal Figures in the Maya Codices|
By: Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)
|The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise|
By: Alfred S. (Alfred Seelye) Roe (1844-1917)
|John Brown: A Retrospect Read before The Worcester Society of Antiquity, Dec. 2, 1884.|
By: Alfred Sidgwick (1854-1934)
|Home Life in Germany|
By: Alfred W. Pollard (1869-1948)
|A Short History of the Great War|
|The History of England - a Study in Political Evolution|
By: Alfred William Benn (1843-1915)
History of Modern Philosophy
This book is a brief, but cogent discussion of Western philosophy-- from Francis Bacon and Giordano Bruno through Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, Hume, Berkeley and Kant, the German idealists and Hegel, and ending with such nineteenth century luminaries as Mill, Spencer, and Nietzsche. Enchanted with Copernicus, Bruno goes to the stake for positing an infinity of inhabited worlds. Descartes, a professed skeptic, manages to justify everything the Jesuits taught him at La Flèche, while Spinoza, in mystical awe, envisions a pantheistic cosmos in which thought and extension are one and the same thing--God...
By: Alfredo d'Escragnolle Taunay (1843-1899)
Innocencia: a story of the prairie regions of Brazil
The story of Innocencia, an 18-year-old girl who lives in the prairies of Brazil, is a twist on the traditional love triangle. The plot has been compared to the more famous "Paul and Virginie" and "Romeo and Juliet", but it takes place on the dropback of the loneliness of the sparsely populated backregions in 19th century Brazil, visited by a German naturalist in search of new species of insects, Dr. Meyer, who unsuspectedly finds himself caught in a complicated maze of jealousy, love and distrust. Inocencia was the first book by a Brazilian writer to be translated into English, as the translator states in his preface. - Summary by Leni
By: Algernon Bastard
|The Gourmet's Guide to Europe|
By: Algot Lange (1884-)
|In the Amazon Jungle Adventures in Remote Parts of the Upper Amazon River, Including a Sojourn Among Cannibal Indians|
By: Alice Birkhead
|Heroes of Modern Europe|
By: Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) Fletcher (1838-1923)
|Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs|
By: Alice J. Knight
|Las Casas 'The Apostle of the Indies'|