|The History of Rome, Books 27 to 36|
By: Logan Marshall
The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
Logan Marshall's book "The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters" gives readers a first-hand account of the greatest sea disaster of all time straight from the survivors of the ill-fated sunken ship. Unlike many of the books about the Titanic that was written recently, Logan Marshall was fortunate that he was able to interview the survivors of the Titanic and access to all the important documents about the ship, including the diagrams, maps and actual photographs related to the disaster...
|A History of the Nations and Empires Involved and a Study of the Events Culminating in the Great Conflict|
|The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado|
By: London Missionary Society [Editor]
|Fruits of Toil in the London Missionary Society|
By: Lord Dufferin (1826-1902)
|Letters from High Latitudes|
By: Lord Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860)
Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1
This two volume work is the autobiography of Lord Cochrane, a naval captain of the Napoleonic period. His adventures are seminal to the development of naval fiction as a genre. Marryat sailed with Cochrane, while later writers borrowed incidents from this biography for their fictions. Most notable among these is Patrick O'Brian, three of whose novels have clear parallels to incidents in the life of Cochrane. This first volume covers Cochrane's earlier life, during which he is most active militarily. (Introduction by Timothy Ferguson)
Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 2
This second volume of the biography of Lord Cochrane deals with his fall from grace, imprisonment for debt, loss of honours, and attempts to clear his name. It has had a marked influence on naval fiction, most obviously on some of the novels by Patrick O'Brian. - Summary by Timothy Ferguson
By: Lothrop Stoddard (1883-1950)
|The New World of Islam|
By: Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne (1769-1834)
|Memoirs of Napoleon|
By: Louis Becke (1855-1913)
|The Beginning Of The Sea Story Of Australia 1901|
|The South Seaman An Incident In The Sea Story Of Australia - 1901|
|The Americans In The South Seas 1901|
|"The Gallant, Good Riou", and Jack Renton 1901|
By: Louis Constant Wairy (1778-1845)
|Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon|
|Mémoires de Constant|
By: Louis Creswicke
|South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899|
|South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 From the Foundation of Cape Colony to the Boer Ultimatum of 9th Oct. 1899|
By: Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon (1675-1755)
|Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency|
By: Louis Hémon (1880-1913)
Maria Chapdelaine is one of the most famous French Canadian novels. It is the love story of Maria Chapdelaine, daughter of a peasant family in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec, in the 1900s. It is often seen as an allegory of the French Canadian people, describing simple joys and great tragedies, the bonds of family, the importance of faith, and the strength of body and spirit needed to endure the harshness of life in Canada’s northern wilderness.
By: Louis Hughes (1832-1913)
Thirty Years A Slave
Louis Hughes was born a slave near Charlottesville, Virginia to a white father and a black slave woman. Throughout his life he worked mostly as a house servant, but was privy to the intimate details and workings of the entire McGee cotton plantation and empire.In Thirty Years A Slave Hughes provides vivid descriptions and explicit accounts of how the McGee plantation in Mississippi, and the McGee mansion in Tennessee functioned--accounts of the lives of the many slaves that lived, suffered and sometimes died under the cruel and unusual punishments meted out by Boss and his monstrously unstable and vindictive wife...
By: Louis Keene
|"Crumps", The Plain Story of a Canadian Who Went|
By: Louis Paul Bénézet (1878-1961)
|The World War and What was Behind It Or, the Story of the Map of Europe|
By: Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956)
|Raemaekers' Cartoons With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers|
By: Louis-Georges Desjardins (1849-1928)
England, Canada and the Great War
Mr. Desjardins was driven to write this work to refute statements uttered by the nationalist Henri Bourassa, which the former feared painted all Quebecers with the same unpatriotic brush in respect to their contribution to the Great War.
By: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Alcott in 1862 served as a nurse in Georgetown, D.C during the Civil War. She wrote home what she observed there. Those harrowing and sometimes humorous letters compiled make up Hospital Sketches.
Under the Lilacs
"When two young girls decide to have a tea party with their dolls and a mysterious dog comes and eats their prized cake, they end up finding a circus run-away, Ben Brown. Ben is a horse master, and loves horses, so when the Moss' take the young boy in, they decide to give him work at the neighbors house driving cows (on a horse, of course). After that a series of events happens, and Ben finds out his beloved father is dead. Miss Celia, a neighbor, feels sorry and comforts him, and finally offers to let Ben stay with her and her fourteen-year-old brother, Thornton who is called Thorny...
By: Louisa Stuart Costello (1799-1870)
|Béarn and the Pyrenees A Legendary Tour to the Country of Henri Quatre|
By: Louise Lamprey (1869-1951)
|Days of the Discoverers|
By: Louise Manly (1857-1936)
|Southern Literature From 1579-1895 A comprehensive review, with copious extracts and criticisms for the use of schools and the general reader|
By: Lucien Biart (1829-1897)
|Adventures of a Young Naturalist|
By: Lucinda Lee Orr
|Journal of a Young Lady of Virginia, 1782|
By: Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus
Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, translated by Bernadotte Perrin (1847-1920)
Plutarch’s “Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Volume 1, translated by Bernadotte Perrin.
By: Lucy Abbot Throop
Furnishing the Home of Good Taste
FURNISHING THE HOME OF GOOD TASTEA BRIEF SKETCH OF THE PERIOD STYLES IN INTERIOR DECORATION WITH SUGGESTIONS AS TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN THE HOMES OF TODAY BY LUCY ABBOT THROOP Preface To try to write a history of furniture in a fairly short space is almost as hard as the square peg and round hole problem. No matter how one tries, it will not fit. One has to leave out so much of importance, so much of historic and artistic interest, so much of the life of the people that helps to make the subject vivid, and has to take so much for granted, that the task seems almost impossible...
By: Lucy Aikin (1781-1864)
Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, Volumes I & II
Memoirs of Queen Elizabeth from a variety of sources within the monarch's court, compiled and interpreted by Lucy Aikin.
By: Lucy Ann Delaney (c. 1830-?)
From the Darkness Cometh the Light, or Struggles for Freedom
In From the Darkness Cometh the Light, or Struggles for Freedom Delaney tells the story of how she was born into slavery of her mother--a freeborn black woman who had been kidnapped and sold on the blocks--but escaped while a teenager and eventually sued in court for her freedom. After the Civil War, Delaney spent the rest of her life inspiring other African Americans to take advantage of the new opportunities available to them as a result of their new found freedom, and to constantly strive to improve their lives and the lives of their progeny
By: Lucy Cazalet (1870-1956)
Short History of Russia
A Short History of Russia by Lucy Cazalet is a helpful introduction to the people, places, and events that shaped Russia, the largest country in the world. While covering the bullet points of Russian history, the author expands to greater detail when talking about the people whose ideas and victories became the backbone of Russian culture and politics. The timeline of this book is the 9th century A.D. to 1906, when the country's first State Parliament opened, but before the last Romanov Tsar, Nicholas II, was executed, and Revolution swept the entire country.
By: Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937)
|The Puritan Twins|
By: Lucy Foster Madison (1865-1932)
|In Doublet and Hose A Story for Girls|
By: Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris (1865-1935)
Old Rail Fence Corners
Old Rail Fence Corners is an historical treasure trove containing the stories of the first significant waves of European-American settlers in the now state of Minnesota (United States of America). This book has direct accounts of mid-19th century lives and experiences on the frontier, recounted by the frontiersmen and women when many of them were in their mid-90s. A group of volunteer women -- the Book Committee -- sought to record these recollections before they were lost with the passing of these remarkable adventurers...
By: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
If you've read and loved Anne of Green Gables, you'd definitely like to add Rainbow Valley by Lucy Maud Montgomery to your collection. Published in 1919, it is the seventh book in the series and follows the further life and adventures of Anne Shirley. At Ingleside, Anne is now happily married to her childhood friend the devoted Gilbert Blythe and have now been together blissfully for fifteen years. They have six children. The book opens with the return of Anne and Gilbert (who is now a brilliant doctor) from a sojourn in London, where they had gone to attend a big medical congress...
By: Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-1848)
|Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia : from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845|
By: Luise Mühlbach (1814-1873)
|Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia|
|Berlin and Sans-Souci; or Frederick the Great and his friends|
|The Daughter of an Empress|
|Joseph II. and His Court|
|Napoleon and Blucher|
|Mohammed Ali and His House|
|Old Fritz and the New Era|
|Frederick the Great and His Court|
|Louisa of Prussia and Her Times|
By: Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)
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: Lydia Maria Francis Child (1802-1880)
|An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans|
By: Lyman Carrier (1877-1963)
|Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699|
By: Lyndon Orr pseudonym of Harry Thurston Peck (1856-1914)
Famous Affinities of History: The Romance of Devotion
"Famous Affinities of History" is a book of passion-filled accounts of the most famous love affairs of history. The stories of Cleopatra, Victor Hugo, Honore de Balzac, Jonathan Swift, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Byron, George Sand and other famous people of all times (even those of royal blood are not spared), are dealt with in Lyndon Orr's own interesting and suspenseful style. Written in four volumes, this book makes for an informative, interesting and thoroughly enjoyable read, giving us an insight into the lives and lifestyles of various popular figures of history.
By: Lysander Spooner
Essay on the Trial by Jury
FOR more than six hundred years that is, since Magna Carta, in 1215 there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutional law, than that, in criminal cases, it is not only the right and duty of juries to judge what are the facts, what is the law, and what was the moral intent of the accused; but that it is also their right, and their primary and paramount duty, to judge of the justice of the law, and to hold all laws invalid, that are, in their opinion, unjust or oppressive, and all persons guiltless in violating, or resisting the execution of, such laws...
By: Lytton Strachey (1880-1932)
Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was “Eminent Victorians” (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. With a dry wit, he exposed the human failings of his subjects and what he saw as the hypocrisy at the centre of Victorian morality. This work was followed in the same style by “Queen Victoria” (1921).
By: M. B. Synge (d.1939)
The Awakening of Europe
The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge is the third book in the series, Story of the World. Included in this history is a myriad of interesting men, women, and events that shaped Europe during the years 1520-1745.
The Discovery of New Worlds
This is the second volume in the series, The Story of the World, which covers the period of history from the rise of Rome to the Conquest of Peru. Along the way, passing through the Dark Ages, going on the Crusades, and exploring the unknown world with the brave men who had the courage to travel unknown seas. Also featured is the destruction of Pompeii and the invention of the Printing Press, along with many other interesting happenings of history during this time period.
A Book of Discovery
Telling the history of geographical discoveries, "Book of Discovery" is a record of splendid endurance, of hardships bravely borne, of silent toil, of courage and resolution unequalled in the annals of mankind, of self-sacrifice unrivalled and faithful lives laid ungrudgingly down. Of the many who went forth, the few only attained. It is of these few that this book tells. (From the Preface of the book).
On the Shores of the Great Sea
Book I of the "Story of the World" series. Focuses on the civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea from the time of Abraham to the birth of Christ. Brief histories of the Ancient Israelites, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Scythians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans are given, concluding with the conquest of the entire Mediterranean by Rome. Important myths and legends that preceded recorded history are also related. Ages 9-18
By: M. E. (Mary Edith) Durham (1863-1944)
|Twenty Years Of Balkan Tangle|
By: M. F. (Manning Ferguson) Force (1824-1899)
|From Fort Henry to Corinth|
By: M. François Guizot (1787-1874)
|Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time Volume 1|
By: M. H. (Marion Harry) Spielmann (1858-1948)
|The History of "Punch"|
By: M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
|Ben Comee A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, 1758-59|
By: M. L. (Mason Locke) Weems (1759-1825)
|The Life of General Francis Marion|
By: M. M. Pattison Muir (d1931)
The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry
A light journey through the history of chemistry, from its start in the obscure mysteries of alchemy to what was, for the author, the cutting edge of the development of modern atomic theory … and whose developing blind ends we can now see with the advantage of hind sight.
By: M. Mignet (1796-1884)
|History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814|
By: M. Pearson Thomson
By: Mabel Powers
|Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children|
By: Madame de (Henriette Elizabeth) Witt (1829-1908)
|World's Best Histories — Volume 7: France|
By: Madame de La Fayette (1634-1693)
|The Princess of Cleves|
|The Princess De Montpensier|
By: Madame de Staël (1766-1817)
|Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2) Or Italy|
By: Madeline Leslie (1815-1893)
|Minnie's Pet Cat|
|Minnie's Pet Horse|
|Minnie's Pet Dog|
|Minnie's Pet Parrot|
|Minnie's Pet Lamb|
|Minnie's Pet Monkey|
By: Madison Julius Cawein (1865-1914)
|An Ode Read August 15, 1907, at the dedication of the monument erected at Gloucester, Massachusetts, in commemoration of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay colony in the year sixteen hundred and twenty-three|
By: Mainwaring George Jacson
|The Record of a Regiment of the Line Being a Regimental History of the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment during the Boer War 1899-1902|
By: Mandell Creighton (1843-1901)
"The Princess Elizabeth of England was born at Greenwich, between three and four of the afternoon of September 7, 1533. Her birth was a matter of small rejoicing to her parents, who were sorely disappointed that their first-born was not a boy." So begins this short, but stirring biography by the British historian, Mandell Creighton, of the magnificent last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. We see Elizabeth in constant peril during the turbulent and ineffectual reigns of Edward VI and Mary. At her accession, her country is little better than an appendage of the Spanish state...
Age of Elizabeth
This short history by the eminent British historian, Mandell Creighton, places Elizabeth and her reign within the context of 16th century European political, religious, and military events. Elizabeth overcomes her two great rivals, King Philip of Spain and Mary, Queen of Scots. England gradually unites behind her Queen, who survives multiple assassination plots. After the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the English, lightly taxed by their frugal sovereign, launch flourishing commerce enterprises. The author writes of the Protestant Reformation that "a change of belief meant a revolt from authority...
By: Mara L. Pratt
American History Stories
A children’s book detailing early American history from the Norsemen to the Revolution, meant for educational use. (Description by the reader)
By: Marc Monnier (1827-1885)
|The Wonders of Pompeii|
By: Marcel Dupont (1879-1964)
In the Field (1914-1915)
I have merely tried to make a written record of some of the hours I have lived through during the course of this war. A modest Lieutenant of Chasseurs, I cannot claim to form any opinion as to the operations which have been carried out for the last nine months on an immense front. I only speak of things I have seen with my own eyes, in the little corner of the battlefield occupied by my regiment.
By: Marcus Joseph Wright (1831-1922)
By: Marcus Lee Hansen (1892-1938)
|Old Fort Snelling 1819-1858|
By: Marcus Tullius Cicero
A philippic is a fiery, damning speech delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originates with Demosthenes, who delivered an attack on Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century BCE.Cicero consciously modeled his own attacks on Mark Antony, in 44 BC and 43 BC, on Demosthenes’s speeches, and if the correspondence between M. Brutus and Cicero are genuine [ad Brut. ii 3.4, ii 4.2], at least the fifth and seventh speeches were referred to as the Philippics in Cicero’s time. They were also called the Antonian Orations by Aulus Gellius...
By: Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (75 BC - c. 15 BC)
Ten Books on Architecture
On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus as a guide for building projects. The work is one of the most important sources of modern knowledge of Roman building methods as well as the planning and design of structures, both large (aqueducts, buildings, baths, harbours) and small (machines, measuring devices, instruments). He is also the prime source of the famous story of Archimedes and his bath-time discovery.
By: Margaret Bemister (1877-)
|Thirty Indian Legends|
By: Margaret Blake Alverson (1836-1923)
|Sixty Years of California Song|
By: Margaret Devereux
By: Margaret Junkin Preston (1820-1897)
|Beechenbrook A Rhyme of the War|
By: Margaret Nevinson (1858-1932)
In 1904, Margaret Nevinson, a respectable lady and active suffragette, joined the board of guardians in Hampstead Heath. The guardians had responsibility over the parish workhouse. In the UK, before the 1930s, one could not receive welfare assistance unless he or she entered the workhouse. A house for which one had to work. The conditions were so poor, sometimes even poorer then conditions in prison. The workhouse inspired many novels, the most famous is Oliver Twist. This collection of short stories is about the horrors Margaret saw, chiefly about things women had to endure...
By: Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897)
|Royal Edinburgh Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets|
By: Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)
Woman and the New Race
Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator and nurse who became one of the leading birth control activists of her time, having at one point, even served jail time for importing birth control pills, then illegal, into the United States. Woman and the New Race is her treatise on how the control of population size would not only free women from the bondage of forced motherhood, but would elevate all of society. The original fight for birth control was closely tied to the labor movement as well as the Eugenics movement, and her book provides fascinating insight to a mostly-forgotten turbulent battle recently fought in American history.