By: Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876 and had finished it by August 3. The book was edited by Charles Darwin’s son Francis Darwin, who removed several passages about Darwin’s critical views of God and Christianity...
By: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A Child's History of England
A Child’s History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in three volume book form in 1852, 1853, and 1854. Dickens dedicated the book to “My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject”. The history covered the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarising events from then until the ascension of Queen Victoria.
|Speeches: Literary and Social|
By: Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)
|The Story of Pocahontas|
|Captain John Smith|
|Baddeck, and That Sort of Thing|
By: Charles E. (Charles Edward) Young (1846-)
|Dangers of the Trail in 1865 A Narrative of Actual Events|
By: Charles E. Hatch
|The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624|
By: Charles Edward Chapman (1880-1941)
History of California: The Spanish Period
If you have ever wondered why Spain was first to “settle” the Golden State, this book is for you. Professor Chapman has produced a comprehensive and highly entertaining popular history of “the Californias,” beginning with a nod to geography and the native races and carrying on through to the arrival of Old Glory in 1848. What might in less capable hands have proved a heavy historical loaf to digest is lightened and leavened with the yeast of “interesting incident” throughout. Consider...
By: Charles Edward Moberly (1820-1893)
Early Tudors: Henry VII and Henry VIII
Following the chaos of the Wars of the Roses, the reigns of Henry VII and VIII were autocratic and centralized to an unprecedented degree. This slim volume by the British historian and educator, Charles Moberly, provides many interesting details about the reigns of these two monarchs. But the author also offers a clear picture of the European context in which they acted: the Reformation struggle, the rivalry between the King Francis I and Emperor Charles V, the influence of the Popes, and the struggle for Italy.
By: Charles Edwyn Vaughan (1854-1922)
|English literary criticism|
By: Charles Foster Kent
The Making of a Nation: The Beginnings of Israel's History
Charles Foster Kent was one of the premier scholars in Jewish Studies at the turn of the century. He was particularly well-known for his comparisons of early Christianity to its Jewish roots. He also wrote several distinguished histories of Israel, the Jewish people, Torah studies, and the development of oral Torah.
By: Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915)
|"Imperialism" and "The Tracks of Our Forefathers"|
By: Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (1807-1886)
Letters of Mrs. Adams, the Wife of John Adams, Vol. 1
Abigail Adams lived the American Revolution as the wife of one of its central figures--John Adams. Her family correspondence, published along with a memoir by her grandson, Charles Francis Adams, brings that era into eloquent focus. What was it like to hear the cannon's roar from your window? to face pestilence? food shortages? rampant inflation? devalued coinage? to raise four children alone--and earn the money to keep your household afloat, while your husband was engaged in politics and diplomacy miles and oceans away ...
By: Charles Franklin Carter
|Old Mission Stories of California|
By: Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903)
|The English Gipsies and Their Language|
|Algonquin Legends of New England|
By: Charles Greville (1794-1865)
|The Greville Memoirs (Second Part) A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 (Volume 1 of 3)|
|The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. I|
|The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. II|
|The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. III|
By: Charles H. Clarke
|History of Company F, 1st Regiment, R.I. Volunteers, during the Spring and Summer of 1861|
By: Charles Harrison (-1943)
|A Humorous History of England|
By: Charles Haven Ladd Johnston (1877-1943)
|Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea Their rovings, cruises, escapades, and fierce battling upon the ocean for patriotism and for treasure|
By: Charles Hemstreet (1866-?)
The Story of Manhattan
The history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. It begins with Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan in 1609. And it finishes in 1898 when the island of Manhattan becomes the Borough of Manhattan of Greater New York.
By: Charles Henry Eden (1839-1900)
|Australian Search Party|
By: Charles Hersey
|Reminiscences of the Military Life and Sufferings of Col. Timothy Bigelow, Commander of the Fifteenth Regiment of the Massachusetts Line in the Continental Army, during the War of the Revolution|
By: Charles Homer Haskins (1870-1937)
Normans in European History
Wherever their ships took them, the Normans (Northman) were ruthless conquerors but gifted governors. These eight lectures, given in Boston in 1915 by the eminent Harvard medievalist, Charles Homer Haskins, chronicle the achievements of these descendants of the Vikings, whose genius for assimilation transformed them into French, English, and Sicilian citizens of well-run states. Haskins discusses the great William the Conqueror and Henry II, the impetuous Richard the Lion-Hearted, and the hapless King John. The Normans founded the Kingdom of Sicily in which there was religious toleration and a Saracen bureaucracy, and left us a moving picture of themselves in the Bayeux Tapestry.
By: Charles Inman Barnard (1850-)
|Paris War Days Diary of an American|
By: Charles J. (Charles John) Abbey (1833-1919)
|The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|
By: Charles James Fox (1749-1806)
|History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second|
By: Charles Johnson
A General History of the Pyrates
A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym. The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed. The publisher Nathaniel Mist or somebody working for him are other suggested authors. In the first volume, "Johnson" sticks fairly close to the available sources, though he embellishes the stories somewhat...
By: Charles K. (Charles Knapp) Dillaway (1804-1889)
|Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology For Classical Schools (2nd ed)|
By: Charles Kent (1823-1902)
|Charles Dickens as a Reader|
By: Charles King (1844-1933)
|A War-Time Wooing A Story|
|Ray's Daughter A Story of Manila|
By: Charles Kingsley
Charles Kingsley (June 12 1819 - January 23 1875) was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire. As a novelist, his chief power lay in his descriptive faculties, which are evident in this novel as he pictures the Egyptian desert and the ancient city Alexandria. Hypatia, 1st published in 1853, is set in 5th Century A.D. Egypt. It centers upon a young orphan monk from a desert monastery who feels called to continue his religious life in the city...
Madam How and Lady Why
Did you ever wish you knew how to explain natural phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanoes to your children? Search no more, this book has all the answers (at least all the ones that were known in 1869) and gives them in a pedagogical way. Listed on the Ambleside homeschooling list.
|Westward Ho!, or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth|
|Health and Education|
|Historical Lectures and Essays|
|The Ancien Regime|
|Froude's History of England|
|Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore|
|Sir Walter Raleigh and His Time|
|Plays and Puritans|
|The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge|
By: Charles Kingston O'Mahony (1884-)
|The Viceroys of Ireland|
By: Charles Knowles (1704?-1777)
|An Account of the expedition to Carthagena, with explanatory notes and observations|
By: Charles Knowles Bolton (1867-1950)
Private Soldier Under Washington
Much was been written about the American Revolution, but our knowledge of the private solders of the patriot army is confined chiefly to Washington’s description of their sufferings at Valley Forge. This 1902 book by a Harvard University librarian helps to fill in the picture of the common soldier throughout the war by collating references from a great many primary and secondary sources. - Summary by Book Preface and David Wales
By: Charles L. (Charles Larcom) Graves (1856-1944)
|Mr. Punch's History of the Great War|
By: Charles Mackay (1814-1889)
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
The book chronicles and vilifies its targets in three parts: “National Delusions”, “Peculiar Follies”, and “Philosophical Delusions”.The subjects of Mackay’s debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crusades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles.
By: Charles Major (1856-1913)
When Knighthood Was in Flower
Set during the Tudor period of English history, When Knighthood Was in Flower tells the tribulations of Mary Tudor, a younger sister of Henry VIII of England who has fallen in love with a commoner. However, for political reasons, King Henry has arranged for her to wed King Louis XII of France and demands his sister put the House of Tudor first, threatening, "You will marry France and I will give you a wedding present – Charles Brandon's head!"
By: Charles Maurice Davies (1828-1910)
|Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis|