By: Julian Street
AMERICAN ADVENTURES, A SECOND TRIP ABROAD AT HOMEBY JULIAN STREETCHAPTER IHad my companion and I never crossed the continent together, had we never gone abroad at home, I might have curbed my impatience at the beginning of our second voyage. But from the time we returned from our first journey, after having spent some months in trying, as some one put it, to discover America, I felt the gnawings of excited appetite. The vast sweep of the country continually suggested to me some great delectable repast:...
By: Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing (1841-1885)
|Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances|
By: Juliette Adam (1836-1936)
|The Schemes of the Kaiser|
By: Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC)
|"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries|
By: Julius Wellhausen (1844-1918)
By: Justin H. (Justin Huntly) McCarthy (1860-1936)
|The Duke's Motto A Melodrama|
By: Justin McCarthy (1830-1912)
History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume 3
In Volume III of this series on the Hanoverian Kings, Justin McCarthy is joined by his son, Justin Hartly McCarthy, a liberal Irish MP like his father. Together they bring to life, poor stubborn George III, the outrageous radical, John Wilkes, the rebellious American Colonies, great-hearted Charles James Fox, the Gordon Riots which set London ablaze, Edmund Burke, Britain's problematic Indian policy, and the brave, enigmatic Younger Pitt, who faced national fears of the spread of revolution across the Channel from France and then confronted the imminent threat of invasion by the armies of Napoleon.
|If I Were King|
|A History of the Four Georges|
Reign of Queen Anne, Volume I
Anne Stuart , Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, succeeded William III to the throne in 1702. She was the daughter of the deposed Catholic king, James II, but was of the Anglican faith. Liberal, Irish member of Parliament, Justin McCarthy, writing in 1902, creates in sparkling, uncluttered prose a panoramic canvas of Anne and her times. In the first of the two volumes, the brilliant commander, the Duke of Marlborough, defeats the French and Bavarians at the Battle of Blenheim, while the flagship of the admiral of the fleet, Sir Cloudesley Shovell, strikes the rocks near the Isles of Scilly and is lost with all eight hundred hands...
Reign of Queen Anne, Volume II
Anne Stuart , Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, succeeded William III to the throne in 1702. She was the daughter of the deposed Catholic king, James II, but was of the Anglican faith. Liberal, Irish member of Parliament, Justin McCarthy, writing in 1902, creates in sparkling, uncluttered prose a panoramic canvas of Anne and her times. In the second of the two volumes, McCarthy describes the Battle of Malplaquet, where Marlborough meets the French in "a contest of hand-to-hand fighting on a gigantic scale...
History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880, Volume I
An engaging history of Great Britain in the heyday of Queen Victoria and of her empire by the liberal Irish Member of Parliament, Justin McCarthy. He brings us the larger than life personalities of the day, Victoria and Albert, Russell and Peel, O'Connell and Palmerston, Gladstone and Disraeli, and relates great events, the Afghan War, the Irish famine, and the Crimean War without ever losing sight of the hopes and fears of the common people at home and abroad.
History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880, Volume II
Volume II of this popular history opens in the revolutionary year, 1848, with the Chartist movement for manhood suffrage and with the rise of Young Ireland. Next we join the crowds in 1851 at the opening of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, of which Queen Victoria wrote, ''A little rain fell just as we started, but before we came near the Crystal Palace the sun shone and gleamed upon the gigantic edifice, upon which the flags of all nations were floating.'' Hopes for a new era of peace expired in...
History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880, Volume III
Volume III of this history of Victorian Britain begins in 1856 with the gunboat diplomacy of the Second Opium War and then moves to the harrowing days of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. In June 1858, Benjamin Disraeli secures passage of the Jews Relief Act and Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild takes his seat in Parliament. Prince Albert dies after a short illness in December 1861, leaving a distraught and cloistered Queen. Lord Palmerston's diplomacy increases Britain's influence on the Continent, while the Civil War in America divides the country in surprising ways. Bismarck emerges and Prussia begins her ascent to power.
History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880, Volume IV
The fourth and concluding volume of this history of Victorian Britain opens with the brutal repression in 1865 of a rebellion by ex-slaves in Jamaica. Then in 1867, the Conservative Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, takes his celebrated "leap in the dark" with the passage of the most comprehensive expansion of manhood suffrage in British history. The Fenian movement agitates unsuccessfully for Irish independence. British trade unions win the right to organize. William Ewart Gladstone launches his great reform ministry by abolishing in Ireland the hated Anglican establishment and follows with a flood of bills reforming education, the British army, and poor relief...
By: Justus Ebert (1869-1946)
Trial of a New Society
In 1912 textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, mostly immigrants, went on strike in response to a pay cut, speedups, and unsafe working conditions. Representatives from the Industrial Workers of the World came in to help organize the strike. The city declared martial law and a tense standoff went on for weeks. National newspapers provided breathless coverage of the strike and painted drastically different pictures of what was happening and who was to blame. When a woman was shot in ambiguous circumstances, strike leaders were tried for murder--not for shooting her, but for purportedly inciting mob violence leading to her death...
By: Justus Hecker (1795-1850)
The Dancing Mania
Numerous theories have been proposed for the causes of dancing mania, and it remains unclear whether it was a real illness or a social phenomenon. One of the most prominent theories is that victims suffered from ergot poisoning, which was known as St Anthony’s Fire in the Middle Ages. During floods and damp periods, ergots were able to grow and affect rye and other crops. Ergotism can cause hallucinations, but cannot account for the other strange behaviour most commonly identified with dancing mania...
By: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
|Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte|
Poverty of Philosophy
This work is a scathing criticism of the economic and philosophical arguments of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's The Philosophy of Poverty.
By: Karl Nordlund (1871-)
|The Swedish-Norwegian Union Crisis A History with Documents|
By: Karl Philipp Moritz (1757-1793)
|Travels in England in 1782|
By: Karl Ploetz (1819-1881)
World’s Story Volume XIV: An Outline of Universal History
The fourteenth volume of the 15-volume series The World’s Story has a different concept than the previous books edited by Eva March Tappan. This book lists a detailed timeline of important events, starting from the early Eastern cultures till up to recent events from the beginning of the 20th century. The original book was compiled in German by historian Karl Ploetz and translated into English for this series by William H. Tillinghast . - Summary by Sonia
By: Karl Stephen Herrman
|From Yauco to Las Marias A recent campaign in Puerto Rico by the Independent Regular Brigade under the command of Brig. General Schwan|
By: Kate Dickinson Sweetser (-1939)
|Ten American Girls From History|
By: Kate Drumgoold
|A Slave Girl's Story Being an Autobiography of Kate Drumgoold.|
By: Kate Sanborn (1839-1917)
|A Truthful Woman in Southern California|
By: Katharine Berry Judson (1866-1929)
Myths and Legends of the Great Plains
Myths and Legends of the Great Plains is a compendium of myths and legends from the Great Plains region of the US. It includes many short stories, and also quite a few songs and poems. Each tale is tagged with what culture it is from -
Myths And Legends Of California And The Old Southwest
"...The preparation of a volume of the quainter, purer myths, suitable for general reading, authentic, and with illustrations of the country portrayed, but with no pretensions to being a purely scientific piece of work.... This volume is intended for popular use." As with most mythologies or religions, these stories tell how the world came to be, how places and peoples got their names, how social customs and mores developed, adventures of the ancestors or gods, and much, much more.
Early Days Of Old Oregon
Twenty-three stories of the history of early Oregon plus an appendix: A Brief Summary Of The History Of The Old Oregon Country From Original Sources. OLD OREGON was a mighty sweep of country, and a most romantic one. From the northern border of Mexican California to near Sitka in Russian America it stretched, nearly eight hundred miles. Eastward it stretched over a country of mighty mountain … until the limits of the Oregon country, at the crest of the main range of the Rockies…. The romance ever lingers…...
Myths and Legends of the Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes
It is a loss to American literature that so much of the legendary history of these Indian tribes has gone, beyond hope of recovery. Exquisite in color, poetical in feeling, these legends of sun, moon, and stars, of snow, ice, lightning, thunders, the winds, the life of the forest birds and animals about them, and the longing to understand the why and the how of life—all which we have only in fragments…. As in all the other volumes of this series, no effort has been made to ornament or amplify these legends in the effort to make them “literary,” or give them “literary charm...
By: Katharine Elliott Wilkie (1904-)
|Daniel Boone Taming the Wilds|
By: Katherine Chandler
|The Bird-Woman of the Lewis and Clark Expedition|
By: Kathleen Burke (1887-1958)
|The White Road to Verdun|
By: Keith Henderson (1883-1982)
|Letters to Helen Impressions of an Artist on the Western Front|
By: Kellogg Durland (1881-1911)
Royal Romances of Today
"In the year 1907, the Woman’s Home Companion commissioned me to go to Russia to write the story of the early days, courtship and marriage of her whom the world knows to-day as the 'Tsaritsa,' The following year, the same periodical sent me to Italy to write a similar account of the life of Queen Elena; and in 1910 I was once more sent abroad, this time to Spain, to learn all about Queen Victoria Eugenie....'Your task is difficult,'remarked a friend to whom I had just explained that I was writing the lives of the Empress of Russia, the Queen of Spain, and the Queen of Italy...
Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia
Kellogg Durland spent a year in Russia as a journalist in 1906, during a seminal period in Russian history. This is a highly interesting read, knowing as we do what fell out for Russia in the next decade. The Russian Revolution did not appear from nowhere in 1917. Durland's account shows the rumblings that existed before the explosion.
By: Kelly Miller (1863-1939)
|Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights|
By: Kermit Roosevelt (1889-1943)
|War in the Garden of Eden|
By: King of the Hawaiian Islands Kamehameha IV (1834-1863)
|Speeches of His Majesty Kamehameha IV. To the Hawaiian Legislature|
By: Kirk Munroe (1850-1930)
|Under the Great Bear|
By: Kirsopp Lake (1872-1946)
|Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity|
By: Klara Stroebe (1887-1932)
Norwegian Fairy Book
These Norwegian tales of elemental mountain, forest and sea spirits, have been handed down by hinds and huntsmen, wood choppers and fisher folk. They are men who led a hard and lonely life amid primitive surroundings. The Norwegian Fairy Book has an appeal for one and all, since it is a book in which the mirror of fairy-tale reflects human yearnings and aspirations, human loves, ambitions and disillusionments, in an imaginatively glamored, yet not distorted form. [from the book's preface]
By: Knut Gjerset (1865-1936)
History of the Norwegian People, Volume 1
A detailed and exhaustive history of the Norwegian People, written in two volumes. The author, Knut Gjerset, was born in Western Norway in 1865 and immigrated to Chippewa County, Minnesota, in the US with his parents in 1871 and his brother Oluf later got elected to public office there. He received a B.A. in Literature from the University of Minnesota, and also studied at John's Hopkins University from 1895-1896, and the University of Heidelberg, where he was awarded a PhD, from 1896-1898. This first...
By: L. de (Lillie de) Hegermann-Lindencrone (1844-1928)
|In the Courts of Memory, 1858 1875; from Contemporary Letters|
By: L. E. (Lucius Eugene) Chittenden (1824-1900)
|A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention For Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, Held at Washington, D.C., in February, A.D. 1861|
By: L. G. Redmond-Howard (1884-)
|Six days of the Irish Republic A Narrative and Critical Account of the Latest Phase of Irish Politics|
By: L. H. (Lell Hawley) Woolley (1825-)
|California, 1849-1913; or, the rambling sketches and experiences of sixty-four years' residence in that state|
By: L. P. (Linus Pierpont) Brockett (1820-1893)
|Woman's Work in the Civil War A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience|
By: L. S. (Lucy S.) Thompson
|The Story of Mattie J. Jackson Her Parentage—Experience of Eighteen years in Slavery—Incidents during the War—Her Escape from Slavery|
By: L. W. de Laurence (1868-1936)
Illustrated Key to the Tarot
L.W. de Laurence, an occult and spiritual author and publisher, not only provides a history of the Tarot for fortune-telling purposes, but writes "a harmony of the meanings which have been attached to the various cards." De Laurence also offers a simple method for divinatory work with the cards, as opposed to the "cumbrous and involved" handbooks of the day.
By: La Salle Corbell Pickett (1848-1931)
|Literary Hearthstones of Dixie|
By: Lady Gregory (1852-1932)
|Poets and Dreamers Studies and translations from the Irish|
By: Lady Lucie Duff-Gordon (1821-1869)
Letters from Egypt
As a girl, Lady Duff-Gordon was noted both for her beauty and intelligence. As an author, she is most famous for this collection of letters from Egypt. Lady Duff-Gordon had tuberculosis, and went to Egypt for her health. This collection of her personal letters to her mother and her husband. By all accounts everyone loved her, and the letters are very personal in style and content. The letters are as much an introduction to her person as a record of her life on the Upper Nile.
By: Lady Sarah Wilson (1865-1929)
South African Memories
Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson was the aunt of Winston Spencer Churchill. In 1899 she became the first woman war correspondent when she was recruited to cover the Siege of Mafeking for the Daily Mail during the Boer War. She moved to Mafeking with her husband at the start of the war, where he was aide-de-camp to Colonel Robert Baden-Powell. Baden-Powell asked her to leave Mafeking for her own safety after the Boers threatened to storm the British garrison. This she duly did, and set off on a...
By: Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)
In Ghostly Japan
This collection of 14 stories collected by Lafcadio Hearn, contains Japanese ghost stories, but also several non-fiction pieces. Hearn tries to give a glimpse into the customs of the Japanese, by giving examples of Buddhist Proverbs and explaining the use of incense and the nation wide fascination with poetry. Furthermore, he has again translated several hair-rising ghost stories, like "A Passional Karma" about the truly undying love of a young couple.
Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation
Greece-born Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) spent decades of his life in Japan, even marrying a Japanese woman, thus becoming a Japanese citizen by the name of Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲). He wrote many books on Japan, especially about its folklore. In this posthumously published book, he takes a closer look at Japan's religious history: How it developed from ancient beliefs into Shintoism, resisted suppression attempts by both Buddhism and Christianity and how – despite efforts to westernise Japan during the era known as Meiji Restoration – it remained the basis for Japanese society...
Gleanings in Buddha Fields
Lafcadio Hearn was one of the first Westerners to live in Japan during the early Meiji era, and a prolific writer. Although chiefly known for his collections of Japanese ghost stories , he also wrote many non-fiction essays about his life in Japan. This book contains 11 essays covering a variety of topics. For example, Hearn writes about his visits to Kyoto and Osaka, Japanese art, as well as Buddhism and Nirvana. Prooflisteners for this book were Isana and Margot.
By: Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894)
|Select Speeches of Kossuth|
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: Lawrence Beesley (1877-1967)
The Loss of the S. S. Titanic
This is a 1st hand account written by a survivor of the Titanic about that fateful night and the events leading up to it as well as the events that followed its sinking.
By: Lawrence Echard (1670?-1730)
|Prefaces to Terence's Comedies and Plautus's Comedies (1694)|
By: Lawrence Perry (1875-1954)
|Our Navy in the War|
By: Lawrence Thomas Cole (1869-)
|The Basis of Early Christian Theism|
By: Lawrence Turnbull (-1927)
|The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus|
By: Leander Stillwell (1843-1934)
The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865
Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell felt a duty “to help save the Nation;” but, as with many other young men, his Patriotism was tinged with bravura: “the idea of staying at home and turning over senseless clods on the farm with the cannon thundering so close at hand . . . was simply intolerable.” Stillwell volunteered for the 61st Illinois Infantry in January 1861. His youthful enthusiasm for the soldier’s life was soon tempered at Shiloh, where he first “saw a gun fired in anger,” and “saw a man die a violent death...
By: Ledyard Bill
|Minnesota; Its Character and Climate Likewise Sketches of Other Resorts Favorable to Invalids; Together With Copious Notes on Health; Also Hints to Tourists and Emigrants.|
By: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace chronicles the lives of five Russian aristocratic families during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of all time and it is massive in scale. The book is divided in four volumes and the chapters don't just contain the narrative of the plot to the novel but philosophical discussions as well. This may be intimidating to average book readers but they shouldn't be discouraged to try reading War and Peace. After all, this book was written for all and not just for intellectuals...
The Cossacks (1863) is an unfinished novel which describes the Cossack life and people through a story of Dmitri Olenin, a Russian aristocrat in love with a Cossack girl. This text was acclaimed by Ivan Bunin as one of the finest in the language.
|What to Do?|
|The Census in Moscow|
Critique of Dogmatic Theology
More systematic, but no less sincere than A Confession , The Critique of Dogmatic Theology is an early attempt on the part of Tolstoy to impart the results of his meticulous study and fearless inquiry into the beliefs and traditions of Orthodox Christianity following his renewed interest in spirituality. - Summary by Paul Rizik
By: Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)
From October to Brest-Litovsk
This account by Trotsky is of the events in Russia from the October Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd, to his signing of the Brest-Litovsk treaty with Germany on 3rd March 1918 which took Russia out of the First World War. The treaty exacted heavy losses for Russia in terms of annexations of land and financial indemnities to Germany. In this extended essay, Trotsky argues the reasons as to why he decided to sign what appears to be a disastrous agreement for Russia.
By: Leonard W. King (1869-1919)
|History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria in the Light of Recent Discovery|
By: Leonard Woolf (1880-1969)
Village in the Jungle
Woolf wrote this novel based on his experience as a government agent for British imperialist-controlled Ceylon in the early part of the twentieth-century. He focuses his story on one poor family in a jungle village as they struggle to survive, not just faced with a very harsh environment but with their own human prejudices, superstitions, jealousies, violence, ignorance, and greed. In the background is the other enemy: the foreign government that controls them but does not really understand or care for these uncivilized, not really human beings. It was an important work because its point of view was sympathetically a native one. JL
By: Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886)
|A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)|
By: Leslie Stephen (1832-1904)
|The English Utilitarians|
|Hours in a Library|
|English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century|
|The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I. A Judge of the High Court of Justice|
By: Lessel Finer Hutcheon (1897-1962)
War Flying by a Pilot
Published in 1917, this "little volume of 'Theta’s' letters to his home people" was assembled to provide useful information for young men who might like to become pilots for the Royal Flying Corps. A mixture of conversational letters, poems, and descriptions of flying, the book proves entertaining, even today, despite having been written in training and in active duty during World War I. - Summary by Lynette Caulkins
By: Lester S. (Lester Snow) King (1908)
|Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar, October 14, 1967|
By: Levi Seeley (1847-1928)
|History of Education|
By: Lewis C. (Lewis Conger) Lockwood (1815-1904)
|Mary S. Peake The Colored Teacher at Fortress Monroe|
By: Lewis E. Jahns
|The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki Campaigning in North Russia 1918-1919|
By: Lewis Goldsmith (1763-1846)
|Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud|
|Quotes and Images from The Court of St. Cloud|
By: Lewis H. Morgan (1818-1881)
|Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines|
By: Lewis Henry Berens
|The Digger Movement in the Days of the Commonwealth As Revealed in the Writings of Gerrard Winstanley, the Digger, Mystic and Rationalist, Communist and Social Reformer|
By: Lewis Hodus (1872-1949)
Buddhism and Buddhists in China
Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work.
By: Lewis Hough
|For Fortune and Glory A Story of the Soudan War|
By: Lewis R. Freeman (1878-1960)
Stories of the Ships
While most associate the "Great War" with trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, and poison gas, ships played roles in the military at the beginning of the 20th century. Stories of the Ships is a 1919 collection of accounts described in the first person by those who fought battles on the sea during World War I. It gives the listener a more complete account of the conflicts that defined the most costly war in history. Lewis Ransome Freeman was an American explorer, journalist and war correspondent who wrote over twenty books chronicling his many travels, as well as numerous articles...
The Book of Lieh-Tzü
The Liezi (Chinese: 列子; pinyin: Lièzĭ; Wade-Giles: Lieh Tzu; literally “[Book of] Master Lie”) is a Daoist text attributed to Lie Yukou, a circa 5th century BCE Hundred Schools of Thought philosopher, but Chinese and Western scholars believe it was compiled around the 4th century CE. During the reign of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, the Liezi was designated a Daoist classic, completing the trilogy with the more famous Daodejing and Zhuangzi. The Liezi is generally considered to be the most practical of the major Daoist works, compared to the philosophical writings of Laozi and the poetic narrative of Zhuangzi...
By: lieutenant-colonel (Ninian) Pinkney (1776-1825)
|Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808|
By: Lilian Whiting (1847-1942)
|Italy, the Magic Land|
By: Lionel Allshorn
Stupor Mundi: The Life and Times of Frederick II Emperor of the Romans King of Sicily and Jerusalem 1194-1250
Frederick II , under whose reign the Holy Roman Empire reached its greatest territorial extent, was called by his contemporaries "Stupor Mundi," the "astonishment of the world." Frequently at war with the papacy, which was hemmed in between Frederick's northern and southern Italian lands, he was excommunicated four times. Frederick spoke six languages and was an avid patron of the arts. He negotiated a peace treaty ending the sixth crusade, reigned over a cosmopolitan court at Palermo, and entrusted the administration of his southern kingdom to an efficient Muslim and Jewish bureaucracy...
By: Lionel James (1871-1955)
|On the Heels of De Wet|
|The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08|
|The History of Rome, Books 09 to 26|
|Roman History, Books I-III|