By: Edwin Erle Sparks (1860-1924)
|The United States of America, Part 1|
By: Edwin F. Benson
Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century
A short and gentle overview of mediaeval life in a large city. It lightly covers the class structure of society, local government, guilds, pageantry and punishment. The author has an easy, rhythmic style which leaves the reader wanting to find out more.
|Crescent and Iron Cross|
By: Edwin George Rundle (1838-)
|A Soldier's Life Being the Personal Reminiscences of Edwin G. Rundle|
By: Edwin Gifford Lamb (1878-)
|The Social Work of the Salvation Army|
By: Edwin Herbert Gomes (1862-)
|Children of Borneo|
By: Edwin John Dingle
Across China on Foot
ACROSS CHINA ON FOOTBy EDWIN JOHN DINGLEINTRODUCTORYThe scheme. Why I am walking across Interior China. Leaving Singapore. Ignorance of life and travel in China. The China for the Chinese cry. The New China and the determination of the Government. The voice of the people. The province of Yuen-nan and the forward movement. A prophecy. Impressions of Saigon. Comparison of French and English methods. At Hong-Kong. Cold sail up the Whang-poo. Disembarkation. Foreign population of Shanghai. Congestion in the city...
By: Edwin L. Sabin (1870-1952)
Buffalo Bill and the Overland Trail
Buffalo Bill Cody is one of the most colorful figures of the early American West. In these adventures we find Billy Cody at age 13 earning a man’s wage as an extra on a wagon train when he meets Davy, two years younger. Together they are in one adventure after another, fighting with Indians, and pressing on to Pike's Peak. They both prove themselves courageous in the face of danger as they ride side-by-side and grow into manhood. - Summary by Larry Wilson
By: Effendi Shoghi (1897-1957)
|God Passes By|
|The Unfolding Destiny of the British Bahá'í Community : the Messages from the Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith to the Bahá'ís of the British Isles|
By: Egerton Ryerson (1803-1882)
|The Story of My Life Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada|
|The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2. From 1620-1816|
|The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2 From 1620-1816|
By: Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
|Algonquin Indian Tales|
|By Canoe and Dog-Train|
|On the Indian Trail Stories of Missionary Work among Cree and Salteaux Indians|
By: Einhard (c.775-840)
The Life of Charlemagne
Einhard was employed by Charlemagne as a court historian. At the request of Charlemagne’s son and successor Louis the Pious, he wrote a biography of Charlemagne, the Vita Karoli Magni or Life of Charlemagne (c. 817–830), which provides much direct information about Charlemagne’s life and character. In composing this he made full use of the Frankish Royal annals. Einhard’s literary model was the classical work of the Roman historian Suetonius, the Lives of the Caesars. (adapted from Wikipedia)
By: Elbridge Streeter Brooks (1846-1902)
Twelve short stories of real girls who have influenced the history of their times.
|The true story of Christopher Columbus, called the Great Admiral|
By: Eleanor Constance Lodge (1869-1936)
End of the Middle Age: 1273-1453
Eleanor Constance Lodge, , was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Oxford. In this short survey, the 180 years between 1273 and 1453 are characterized as a period of "transition--a time in which medieval characteristics were decaying and modern characteristics were growing up." This is the age of Joan of Arc, of the recovery of Spain from the Moors, of the failed Crusades of the Teutonic Knights, and of the union of Poland and Lithuania under the strong house of Jagello...
By: Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862-1935)
Elia Peattie was an outspoken journalist and social activist who gave her attention to such areas as orphanages, charity hospitals, the Wounded Knee massacre, capital punishment, and the like. The Precipice is partially based on the life of her close friend Katherine Ostrander, a social work pioneer, and tells of the evolution of Kate Barrington after her college years and with it the evolution of society as a whole and women in particular in pre-World War I America. Friendship, romance, betrayal, searchings of the soul, dreams, and shattered hopes -- all the stuff of life -- bring Kate to full realization of her true self. (Introduction by Mary Schneider)
By: Elias Johnson
|Legends, Traditions, and Laws of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians|
By: Eliezer Edwards (1815-1891)
|Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men|
By: Elihu Root (1845-1937)
|Latin America and the United States Addresses by Elihu Root|
By: Elinore Pruitt Stewart (1878-1933)
Letters of a Woman Homesteader
The writer of the following letters is a young woman who lost her husband in a railroad accident and went to Denver to seek support for herself and her two-year-old daughter, Jerrine. Turning her hand to the nearest work, she went out by the day as house-cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to better herself, she accepted employment as a housekeeper for a well-to-do Scotch cattle-man, Mr. Stewart, who had taken up a quarter-section in Wyoming. The letters, written through several years to a former employer in Denver, tell the story of her new life in the new country...
Letters on an Elk Hunt
This is a sequel to Letters of a Woman Homesteader in which Elinore Rupert (Pruitt) Stewart describes her arrival and early years on a Burntfork Wyoming ranch in 1909-1913. The letters are written to her elderly friend, Mrs. Coney, in Denver. In the present collection of letters, Elinore describes a lively excursion on horseback and wagon into the Wyoming wilderness during July-October 1914. Her traveling companions are her husband “Mr. Stewart,” their three oldest children, and kind-hearted, opinionated neighbor Mrs...
By: Elisabeth Strickland (1794-1875)
Lives of the Queens of England Volume 4
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 4 includes the biographies of Elizabeth of York, Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymore, Anne of Cleves, and Katherine Howard.
Lives of the Queens of England Volume 5
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 Elisabeth. 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 5 includes the biographies of Katharine Parr and Mary I.
By: Elise Whitlock Rose
|Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1|
By: Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1844-1917)
|History of the United States, Volume 1|
By: Eliza B. (Eliza Brown) Chase
|Over the Border: Acadia, the Home of "Evangeline"|
By: Eliza P. Donner Houghton (1843-1922)
The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate
The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the “westering fever” of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–1847, some of the emigrants resorted to cannibalism. Although this aspect of the tragedy has become synonymous with the Donner Party in the popular imagination, it actually was a minor part of the episode. The author was about 4 at the time. The first part of the book accounts the tragic journey and rescue attempts; the last half are reminiscences of the child orphan, passed from family to family while growing up.
By: Elizabeth Atkins (1891-)
|The Poet's Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years|
By: Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910)
Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women
A fascinating account of the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. She writes of her struggles in being accepted to a medical school . She details her experiences while in the process of obtaining her degree, and her work both with patients and administratively, helping to found medical schools and hospitals for women. Summary by Phyllis Vincelli
By: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
Eighty Years and More; Reminiscences 1815-1897
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the premier movers in the original women’s rights movement, along with Susan B. Anthony, her best friend for over 50 years. While Elizabeth initially stayed home with her husband and many babies and wrote the speeches, Susan went on the road to bring the message of the women’s rights movement to an often hostile public. When black men were given the vote in 1870, Susan and Elizabeth led the women’s rights establishment of the time to withhold support for a bill that would extend to black men the rights still denied for women of all colors...
|History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I|
By: Elizabeth Davis Bancroft (1803-1886)
Letters from England, 1846-1849
Elizabeth Bancroft went to England with her husband, historian George Bancroft, for three of the most dynamicy years in European hstory. As Ambassador to England from the United States, George moved in the highest circles. In his wife’s letters to their sons, her uncle, her brother, and Mrs. Polk (the President’s wife), we see glimpses not only of early Victorian English life, but also of Queen Victoria herself! Mrs. Bancroft speaks of dinners with Benjamin Disraeli, visits to Wordsworth, weekends in the country with Louis Napolean and Sir Robert Peel with such matter of fact aplomb that one cannot help being impressed.
By: Elizabeth F. Ellet (1818-1877)
Women of the American Revolution Volume 1
Excerpt from Preface: Their patriotic sacrifices were made with an enthusiasm that showed the earnest spirit ready on every occasion to appear in generous acts. Some gave their own property, and went from house to house to solicit contributions for the army. Colors were embroidered by fair hands, and presented with the charge never to desert them; and arms and ammunition were provided by the same liberal zeal. They formed themselves into associations renouncing the use of teas, and other imported luxuries, and engaging to card, spin, and weave their own clothing.
By: Elizabeth Gaskell
Mary Barton is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s and deals heavily with the difficulties faced by the Victorian lower class. The novel begins in Manchester, where we are introduced to the Bartons and the Wilsons, two working class families. John Barton reveals himself to be a great questioner of the distribution of wealth and the relation between the rich and the poor. He also relates how his sister-in-law Esther has disappeared after she ran away from home...
By: Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907)
Behind the Scenes
This is the autobiography of Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who bought her freedom with the money she earned as a seamstress. She eventually worked for Mary Lincoln. It is a fascinating book, filled with many recollections of her own life and her interactions with the Lincolns and other members of the government elite.
By: Elizabeth Kimball Kendall
|A Wayfarer in China Impressions of a trip across West China and Mongolia|
By: Elizabeth Louisa Gebhard (1859-1924)
Life and Ventures of the Original John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor was pre-eminently the opener of new paths, a breaker of trails. From his first tramp alone through the Black Forest of Baden, at sixteen, his life never lost this typical touch. In America, both shores of the Hudson, and the wilderness to the Northwest knew his trail. The trees of the forests west of the Mississippi were blazed by his hunters and trappers; and his partners and agents planted through this vast region the flag of the American Fur Company. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans were invisibly lined by the path of his vessels...
By: Elizabeth Lynn Linton (1822-1898)
By: Elizabeth Miller (1878-1961)
|The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt|
By: Elizabeth O'Neill (1877-1951)
England In The Middle Ages
A short study examining the historical framework of England from the period of the Norman Conquest to the end of the fifteenth century. The period from the Norman Conquest to the end of the fifteenth century may be conveniently and aptly labelled "Mediæval". Rich and varied as were the phases of its life, it has a certain homogeneity which marks it clearly off from the days before the Conquest and from the Tudor period.
Story Of The World: A Simple History For Boys And Girls
Dedicatory Letter. Dear Doris, I could not tell you all the things which have ever happened in the world, but I have tried to tell you shortly about all the most important things from the very beginning, even before people had come into the World at all, right down to our own wonderful times. I have chosen the greatest men and women to tell you about, and in reading their stories I hope you will understand better something of what the times were like in which they lived, and what the other people too were like who were not so great and the kind of lives they led...
By: Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936)
|Nights Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties|
By: Elizabeth W. Champney (1850-1922)
|Romance of Roman Villas (The Renaissance)|
By: Elizabeth W. Grierson (1869-1943)
Tales Of English Minsters: Canterbury Cathedral Kent and Saint Paul's London
These simple stories of two of England’s greatest cathedrals were originally written for youth but adults will also enjoy them. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and Canterbury Cathedral in Kent County are central to the story of England, especially church history though not exclusively so. Here are stories of great spiritual leaders, saints, sinners, politicians, kings, soldiers, murders, pilgrimages, common folks, peoples’ spiritualities, spiritual life, civil life. - Summary by david wales
Tales of English Minsters: Hereford
This short book was originally written for children, though adults will also find it worthwhile. It tells interesting history of Hereford in western England, its cathedral, and its people.
By: Elizabeth Wallace (1865-1960)
Mark Twain and the Happy Island
This Mark Twain Memoir by Elizabeth Wallace paints an idyllic portrait of his time in Bermuda, not long before his death in 1910. Wallace and Twain met in Bermuda in 1908, became fast friends, and shared time together on the island and regular correspondence until 6 weeks before Twain's death. According to one academician, "Wallace’s deep affection for Twain is evident in her writings, so she also may have wished to burnish his legacy. As a result, Happy Island is a popular treatment in a breezy, occasionally sentimental style. It portrays Twain as a fun and caring friend but only hints at weightier matters." - Summary by John Greenman
By: Elizabeth Ware [Editor] Pearson
|Letters from Port Royal Written at the Time of the Civil War (1862-1868)|
By: Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer (1822-1904)
France in the Nineteenth Century
Author Elizabeth Latimer synthesizes notes from a variety of sources to produce this summary of the nation of France in the 19th century. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)
By: Ellen Churchill Semple
Influences of Geographic Environment
INFLUENCES OF GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENT ON THE BASIS OF RATZEL'S SYSTEM OF ANTHROPO-GEOGRAPHY BY ELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE PREFACE The present book, as originally planned over seven years ago, was to be a simplified paraphrase or restatement of the principles embodied in Friedrich Ratzel's _Anthropo-Geographie_. The German work is difficult reading even for Germans. To most English and American students of geographic environment it is a closed book, a treasure-house bolted and barred. Ratzel himself realized that any English form could not be a literal translation, but must be adapted to the Anglo-Celtic and especially to the Anglo-American mind...
By: Ellen Clacy
A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53,
“If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852, 20 year old clergyman’s daughter Ellen and her brother boarded ship for Melbourne then set off to walk to Bendigo. Dressed in her blue serge skirt which doubled as nightwear, she camped under a tent made of blankets, had mutton, damper and tea most meals and on arrival lent her hand to gold washing. And seemed to enjoy it !And amongst other things she tells of colonial life , transportation, emigration and other gold-fields.But you will need to listen to hear more about bush-rangers and orphans as well as what she did with her parasol.”
By: Ellen Craft (1826-1891)
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
Ellen and William Craft were a married couple who escaped from slavery in 1848 when Ellen disguised herself as a white, literate man and William pretended to be an accompanying slave. This is their story of their escape to freedom.NB Listeners may find some scenes of abuse and vocabulary in this book distressing.
By: Ellen Key (1849-1926)
Ellen Key's 'The Woman movement' follows the development of the feminist movement striving towards a greater emancipation of women in the public sphere and overcoming the traditional perception of gendered activities. The Swedish feminist and this work combined with many more, served as a base for a lot of the 20th century feminist movements.
By: Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
|Travels in the Far East|
By: Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873-1961)
By: Ellen White (1827-1915)
Steps to Christ
Ellen Gould White (1827 – 1915) was a prolific Christian writer, authoring 40 books in her lifetime. She was active in the Millerite movement, and was one of the principle founders of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.Steps to Christ, first published in 1892, is her most popular book. It has been translated into more than 70 languages. The theme of the book is how to come to know Christ better.