By: Oliver Optic (1822-1897)
|The Young Lieutenant or, The Adventures of an Army Officer|
|A Victorious Union|
Haste and Waste; The Young Pilot of Lake Champlain
The sixth and last volume of the Woodville stories contains the record of a mechanical, rather than a moral triumph, though the virtues of patience and perseverance are incidentally illustrated, and the "little captain" of the Woodville is always a good son, a forbearing brother, and a kind friend. Lawry Wilford, the young pilot, is a boy of spirit and energy, who overcomes difficulties by a strong faith in himself, and redeems his family from poverty, in spite of the bad example and the bad conduct of his father and his older brother...
By: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)
|The Path of the Law|
By: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)
My Hunt After 'The Captain'
Holmes describes his frantic search through Civil War torn landscapes for his wounded son, the future Supreme Court Justice. Originally published in The Atlantic Magazine, 1862. Holmes, Sr. (1809 -1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. He was regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858). He is also recognized as an important medical reformer.
By: Ontario. Ministry of Education
|Ontario Teachers' Manuals: History|
By: Orlando P. Cutter
|Our Battery The Journal of Company B, 1st O.V.A.|
By: Orville O. Hiestand
|See America First|
By: Osborn H. Oldroyd (1842-1930)
|The Good Old Songs We Used to Sing, '61 to '65|
|The Poets' Lincoln Tributes in Verse to the Martyred President|
By: Osborne Perry Anderson (1830-1872)
Voice From Harper's Ferry
A Voice from Harper's Ferry is the abolitionist testament of Osborne Perry Anderson, the only surviving black participant in the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry organized by John Brown. The book details the motivations and preparations for the raid, the events that unfolded over several days in October 1859, and Anderson's subsequent escape. It ends with a short selection of poems from various sources honoring Brown and the movement for abolition.
By: Oscar Browning (1837-1923)
Modern England 1820-1885
This short survey opens with the accession of that portly spendthrift, King George IV. With British support, Greece becomes independent. The Irish, under O'Connell, carry agitation to the point of rebellion, forcing Parliament to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act. After a painful labor of over a year, the First Reform Bill is enacted in 1832. Queen Victoria comes to the throne in 1837. Faced with an Irish famine, Sir Robert Peel, repeals the Corn Laws. There is a Great Exhibition, a war in the Crimea, and a rebellion in India. Gladstone and Disraeli battle on the floor of the House of Commons, while British imperialism advances in South Africa and in Egypt. - Summary by Pamela Nagami
Guelphs and Ghibellines: A Short History of Mediaeval Italy from 1250-1409
The High Middle Ages in Italy, 1250-1409, were a time of incessant strife between rival city-states, some the Ghibelline allies of the Holy Roman Empire, others joining forces with the Guelph armies of the Papacy. Mercenary captains led hired bands of soldiers of fortune. These captains sometimes became great despots, ruling the very cities that had engaged them. Florence began her ascent. The terrible Visconti dominated Milan, and Genoa established a vast trading empire, only to suffer defeat and decline when her fleet was destroyed by Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic.
Age of the Condottieri: A Short History of Mediaeval Italy from 1409-1530
Italy from 1409 to 1530 is synonymous with the Renaissance, but this was also the age of the condottieri, Italian captains of mercenary companies and multinational armies who fought in the service of city states, monarchs, and the Pope. Some like Ludovico Sforza in Milan seized power and founded dynasties in their own right. The merchant princes of the Medici family reached their apogee in Lorenzo the Magnificent in Florence, but faltered in the Papacy; Leo X proved no match for Martin Luther and Clement VII was powerless to avert the sack of Rome in 1527...
By: Oscar D. Skelton (1878-1941)
Chronicles of Canada Volume 32 - The Railway Builders: A Chronicle of Overland Highways
When the pace of railroad construction slackened in 1914, Canada had achieved a remarkable position in the railway world. Only five other countries—the United States, Russia, Germany, India, and, by a small margin, France—possessed a greater mileage; and, relatively to population, none came anywhere near her. This is the story of how Canada became a country stitched together by rail.
By: Oscar Douglas Skelton (1878-1941)
|The Canadian Dominion; a chronicle of our northern neighbor|
By: Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951)
Forged Note: A Romance of the Darker Races
This novel investigates the black urban community of the early twentieth century, highlighting the base degradation and violence there. But the story also focuses on the white man's obsession with black women. The issue of miscegenation is at the center of the plot, involving the two central characters, both black, but light skinned. They are Sydney Wyeth and Mildred Latham. Sydney is the author of a book that he tries to sell to members of the black community, especially, because he is interested in advancing the race through education...
By: Osgood E. Fuller (1835-1900)
Brave Men and Women: Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs
Brave Men and Women is a collection of stories about historical figures who, through success and failure, made an impact on their world. As noted in the Preface, the author's aim "has simply been to form a sort of mosaic or variegated picture of the Brave Life - the life which recognizes the Divine Goodness in all things, striving through good report and evil report, and in manifold ways, which one is often unqualified to judge, to attain to the life of Him who is 'the light of the world'." - Summary by Kristin Hand
By: Osmond Tiffany (1823-)
|A sketch of the life and services of Gen. Otho Holland Williams Read before the Maryland historical society, on Thursday evening, March 6, 1851|
By: Osmund Airy (1845-1928)
English Restoration and Louis XIV: From the Peace of Westphalia to the Peace of Nimwegen
In this trim volume the British historian, Osmund Airy writes of the period between 1648 and 1679 when Cardinal Mazarin, having concluded the masterly Peace of Westphalia for France, confronts the rebellions of the nobility known as the Fronde. By the time of his death in 1661, Mazarin has completed the work of Richelieu and made Louis XIV an absolute monarch, ready to extend his borders by conquest. But in Holland, the young Stadtholder, William III of Orange, resolutely opposes Louis's military...
By: Oswald Boelcke (1891-1916)
|An Aviator's Field Book Being the field reports of Oswald Bölcke, from August 1, 1914 to October 28, 1916|
By: Ottilie A. (Ottilia Adelina) Liljencrantz (1876-1910)
|The Ward of King Canute; a romance of the Danish conquest|
By: Otto Hermann Kahn (1867-1934)
|Right Above Race|
|Government Ownership of Railroads, and War Taxation|
By: Ottokar Theobald Otto Maria Czernin von und zu Chudenitz (1872-1932)
|In the World War|
|Birch Bark Legends of Niagara|
By: Owen Wister
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant was the great hero (for the North) in the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. This short biography is only 145 pages in a little pamphlet size. The author is famous for his stories of the Old West, but he also wrote a substantial body of nonfiction literature.
The Pentecost of Calamity
Nonfiction. Appalled by the savagery of World War I, Owen Wister in 1915 published an attempt to move the United States out of neutrality into joining the Allies against Germany. His aim was the quicker defeat of that nation. (Wister: “the new Trinity of German worship – the Super-man, the Super-race, and the Super-state.”) He was but one of many literary personages who joined in this effort. A moving quote: “Perhaps nothing save calamity will teach us what Europe is thankful to have learned again – that some things are worse than war, and that you can pay too high a price for peace; but that you cannot pay too high for the finding and keeping of your own soul.”
Augustus visits King's Port, South Carolina, at the request of his Aunt Carola, and at her expense. She wants him to research geneaologies and records to find proof that he is descended from royalty so that he can join her exclusive club, the Colonial Society. While there, he becomes involved in a love affair between John Mayrant and Eliza La Heu.
|A Straight Deal or The Ancient Grudge|
By: P. H. (Peter Harden) Eley (1876-)
|An Epoch in History|
By: P. H. (Pieter Hendrick) Kritzinger (1870-1930)
|In the Shadow of Death|
By: P. T. Ross
|A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition|
By: Pat Beauchamp Washington (1900-)
|Fanny Goes to War|
By: Patrick Fraser Tytler (1791-1849)
|Travels in France during the years 1814-15 Comprising a residence at Paris, during the stay of the allied armies, and at Aix, at the period of the landing of Bonaparte, in two volumes.|
By: Patrick Henry (1736-1799)
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
This speech was given March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited with having singlehandedly convinced the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War. In attendance were Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Reportedly, the crowd, upon hearing the speech, jumped up and shouted, “To Arms! To Arms!”
By: Patrick MacGill (1890-1963)
|The Amateur Army|
|The Red Horizon|
By: Paul B. Du Chaillu (1835-1903)
|The Land of the Long Night|
By: Paul Barron Watson (1861-1948)
|The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa|
By: Paul Elmer More (1864-1937)
By: Paul Hentzner (1558-1623)
|Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and Fragmenta regalia; or, Observations on Queen Elizabeth, her times and favourites|
By: Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
In Old Plantation Days
With this collection of short stories, Dunbar sought to draw on the success of his dialect poems by recreating and portraying the southern plantation during slavery. The stories focus on the stereotypical portrait of slaves as obedient workers happy to spend their lives in service of their benevolent owner. His attempt to find success was only partially realized, as his stories drew not only criticism but, in some cases, anger at their very stereotypical nature. The book itself, however, proved to be more lucrative than previous fiction works had been for the author.
By: Paul P. de La Gironière (1797-1862)
|Adventures in the Philippine Islands|
By: Paul Rosenfeld (1890-1946)
|Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers|
By: Paul Schellhas (1859?-1945)
|Representation of Deities of the Maya Manuscripts Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Vol. 4, No. 1|
By: Paul T. (Paul Thomas) Gilbert (1876-1953)
|The Great White Tribe in Filipinia|
By: Pedro Sancho
|An Account of the Conquest of Peru|
By: Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa (1532?-1608?)
|History of the Incas|
By: Pedro Velasquez
|Memoir of an Eventful Expedition in Central America Resulting in the Discovery of the Idolatrous City of Iximaya|
By: Percival Lowell (1855-1916)
|Noto: an Unexplained Corner of Japan|
|The Soul of the Far East|
By: Percy B. Green
|A History of Nursery Rhymes|
By: Percy Fitzpatrick (1862-1931)
|The Transvaal from Within A Private Record of Public Affairs|
By: Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1834-1925)
|A Day's Tour A Journey through France and Belgium by Calais, Tournay, Orchies, Douai, Arras, Béthune, Lille, Comines, Ypres, Hazebrouck, Berg|
By: Percy Lubbock (1879-1965)
|The Craft of Fiction|
By: Peter C. Welsh
|Woodworking Tools 1600-1900|
By: Peter Fisher (1782-1848)
History of New Brunswick
Originally published in 1825 under the title: Sketches of New Brunswick : containing an account of the first settlement of the province, with a brief description of the country, climate, productions, inhabitants, government, rivers, towns, settlements, public institutions, trade, revenue, population, &c., by an inhabitant of the province. The value of this history is in the fact that it was written when the Province was still in its infancy. Although there had been a few small settlements established in New Brunswick prior to 1783, the main influx of settlers were Loyalists who chose to remove to the area from the United States following the American Revolution.
By: Peter H. Ditchfield (1854-1930)
|Old English Sports, Pastimes and Customs|
|Memorials of Old London Volume I|
VANISHING ENGLANDby P. H. DITCHFIELDINTRODUCTIONThis book is intended not to raise fears but to record facts. We wish to describe with pen and pencil those features of England which are gradually disappearing, and to preserve the memory of them. It may be said that we have begun our quest too late; that so much has already vanished that it is hardly worth while to record what is left. Although much has gone, there is still, however, much remaining that is good, that reveals the artistic skill and taste of our forefathers, and recalls the wonders of old-time...
By: Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921)
Memoirs of a Revolutionist, Vol. 1
'Peter Kropotkin was a Russian anarcho-communist and scientist. This is his autobiography, and he writes not only about his own life, but also about 19th century Russian society and politics. He was born into the nobility and had a military education, but he gradually abandoned the values of his social class and became an anti-authoritarian socialist, opposed to both the rule of the Tsars and to the seizing of power by the authoritarian Bolsheviks. He was also interested in literature, biology, economics and geographical exploration. This first volume of his memoirs covers his childhood, his education, and the time he spent in Siberia. '. (Introduction by Elin, )
Memoirs of a Revolutionist, Vol. 2
Peter Kropotkin was a Russian anarcho-communist and scientist. This is his autobiography, and he writes not only about his own life, but also about 19th century Russian society and politics. He was born into the nobility and had a military education, but he gradually abandoned the values of his social class and became an anti-authoritarian socialist, opposed to both the rule of the Tsars and to the seizing of power by the authoritarian Bolsheviks. He was also interested in literature, biology, economics and geographical exploration. This second and last volume of his memoirs covers his time in St Petersburg, his time in prison, and his journeys in Western Europe. (
By: Philip Gibbs (1877-1962)
Now It Can Be Told
In this book I have written about some aspects of the war which, I believe, the world must know and remember, not only as a memorial of men's courage in tragic years, but as a warning of what will happen again--surely--if a heritage of evil and of folly is not cut out of the hearts of peoples. Here it is the reality of modern warfare not only as it appears to British soldiers, of whom I can tell, but to soldiers on all the fronts where conditions were the same... The purpose of this book is to get...
|The Soul of the War|
By: Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888)
|Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army|
|The Memoirs of General Philip H. Sheridan, Volume I., Part 1|
By: Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792)
|A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, 1777 Volume 1|
|A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, Volume 2|
By: Philip Van Ness Myers
|General History for Colleges and High Schools|
By: Philip [Editor] Nichols
|Sir Francis Drake Revived|
By: Philippe-Paul Ségur (1780-1873)
|The Two Great Retreats of History|
By: Phoebe Yates Pember (1823-1913)
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: Pierce Egan (1772-1849)
|Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis|
By: Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon (1779-1835)
|Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I|
By: Pierre Beaumarchais (1732-1799)
Barber of Seville
Count Almaviva's heart is stolen when he lays eyes on Rosine, but he worries that she will only love him for his money. Can Figaro help him? This comedy is the first play in Beaumarchais' Figaro trilogy. It was written in 1773, but because of political and legal problems, Beaumarchais could not stage the play until 1775. The Barber of Seville was adapted into at least five operas, the best-known being by Rossini. The other plays in the trilogy are The Follies of a Day: or the Marriage of Figaro and The Guilty Mother...
By: Pierre Esprit Radisson (1636-1710)
|Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson|
By: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893)
The First Battle of Bull Run
General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was one of the senior commanders of Southern forces during the Civil War. It was he who initiated the hostilities by opening fire on Ft. Sumter in Charleston harbor, in April, 1861. In July of that year, having taken command of the Confederate Army of the Potomac, he triumphed in the first serious clash of the war, at Manassas, Virginia. His army, aided by reinforcements from Johnston’s army in the Shenandoah Valley, routed a Federal army under General McDowell...
By: Pierre Loti (1850-1923)
Pierre Loti [Julien Viaud] (1850-1923) was a French naval officer and novelist. The present book is one of his few works of non-fiction, a small collection of letters and diary entries that describe his views and experiences in the wars and military operations in which he participated. Besides World War I, he also sheds light upon his views and involvement in the preparations for the Turkish Revolution of 1923, for which until today a famous hill and popular café in Istanbul are named after him.
|Egypt (La Mort de Philae)|
By: Pierre Nicole (1625-1695)
|An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams|
By: Pilgrim Fathers
|The Mayflower Compact|
By: Plato (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC)
Plato's Phaedo is one of the great dialogues of his middle period, along with the Republic and the Symposium. The Phaedo, which depicts the death of Socrates, is also Plato's seventh and last dialogue to detail the philosopher's final days (the first six being Theaetetus, Euthyphro, Sophist, Statesman, Apology, and Crito).In the dialogue, Socrates discusses the nature of the afterlife on his last day before being executed by drinking hemlock. Socrates has been imprisoned and sentenced to death by an Athenian jury for not believing in the gods of the state and for corrupting the youth of the city...
Νόμοι (Laws) is Plato's final dialogue written after his attempt to advise the tyrant Dionysius II of Syracuse. The dialogue takes place between: an Athenian Stranger (Socrates? A god in human form?); the quiet Lacedaemonian Megillus; and the Cretan Cleinias. The Stranger asks whether humans live to be more effective at waging war or if there is something more important a legislator should seek to achieve. During their pilgrimage Cleinias discloses his role in the establishment of a new colony...
By: Pleasant A. Stovall (1857-1935)
|Robert Toombs Statesman, Speaker, Soldier, Sage|
By: Porter Lander MacClintock (1873-1939)
|Song and Legend from the Middle Ages|
By: Prescott Holmes
|Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain|
By: Preserved Smith (1880-1941)
|The Age of the Reformation|
By: President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Is
Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island
At 4:00 a.m. on March 28, 1979, a serious accident occurred at the Three Mile Island 2 nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania. The accident was initiated by mechanical malfunctions in the plant and made much worse by a combination of human errors in responding to it. During the next 4 days, the extent and gravity of the accident was unclear to the managers of the plant, to federal and state officials, and to the general public. What is quite clear is that its impact, nationally and internationally, has raised serious concerns about the safety of nuclear power. This Commission was established in response to those concerns.
By: Price Collier (1860-1913)
|Germany and the Germans From an American Point of View|
By: Princess Der Ling
Two Years in the Forbidden City
THE author of the following narrative has peculiar qualifications for her task. She is a daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a member of the Manchu White Banner Corps, and one of the most advanced and progressive Chinese officials of his generation. she became First Lady-in-Waiting to the Empress Dowager, and while serving at the Court in that capacity she received the impressions which provide the subject-matter of this book. Her opportunity to observe and estimate the characteristics of the remarkable woman who ruled China for so long was unique, and her narrative throws a new light on one of the most extraordinary personalities of modern times...
|Procopius History of the Wars, Books V. and VI.|
|History of the Wars, Books I and II The Persian War|
|History of the Wars, Books III and IV The Vandalic War|
|The Secret History of the Court of Justinian|
By: Prosper-Olivier Lissagary (1838-1901)
|History of the Commune of 1871|
By: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
The Germania (Latin: De Origine et situ Germanorum, literally The Origin and Situation of the Germans), written by Gaius Cornelius Tacitus around 98, is an ethnographic work on the Germanic tribes outside the Roman Empire. Germania fits squarely within the tradition established by authors from Herodotus to Julius Caesar. Tacitus himself had already written a similar essay on the lands and tribes of Britannia in his Agricola. The Germania begins with a description of the lands, laws, and customs...
The Annals was Tacitus’ final work, covering the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in the year 14. He wrote at least 16 books, but books 7-10 and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 are missing. Book 6 ends with the death of Tiberius and books 7-12 presumably covered the reigns of Caligula and Claudius. The remaining books cover the reign of Nero, perhaps until his death in June 68 or until the end of that year, to connect with the Histories. The second half of book 16 is missing, ending with the events of the year 66...
The Agricola (Latin: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, lit. On the life and character of Julius Agricola) is a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c 98, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general. It also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient Britain. As in the Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts the liberty of the native Britons to the corruption and tyranny of the Empire; the book also contains eloquent and vicious polemics against the rapacity and greed of Rome. This translation by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb, was first published in 1877.