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By: Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)

Book cover Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on th bohis observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period.

By: Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1800-1859)

Book cover Lays of Ancient Rome
Book cover Critical and Historical Essays — Volume 1

By: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Book cover Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America
Book cover Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke
Book cover The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)

By: John S. C. Abbott (1805-1877)

David Crockett: His Life and Adventures by John S. C. Abbott David Crockett: His Life and Adventures

David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier.” He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo. This narrative attempts faithfully to record the influences under which David Crockett was reared and the incidents of his wild and wondrous life...

Book cover King Philip Makers of History
Book cover Louis XIV. Makers of History Series
Book cover Napoleon Bonaparte
Book cover Empire of Russia from the Remotest Periods to the Present Time

A history of Russia from 500 B.C. to 1855 A.D., written by John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the brother of Jacob Abbott.

Book cover Louis Philippe Makers of History Series
Book cover Benjamin Franklin A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago American Pioneers and Patriots Series
Book cover Madame Roland, Makers of History
Book cover The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago
Book cover Hortense Makers of History Series
Book cover Henry IV, Makers of History
Book cover Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi American Pioneers and Patriots

By: Samuel Pepys (1633-1703)

Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys Diary of Samuel Pepys

By: Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-1883)

Book cover Scalp Hunters

"Unroll the world’s map, and look upon the great northern continent of America. Away to the wild west, away toward the setting sun, away beyond many a far meridian, let your eyes wander. Rest them where golden rivers rise among peaks that carry the eternal snow. Rest them there. You are looking upon a land whose features are un-furrowed by human hands, still bearing the marks of the Almighty mould, as upon the morning of creation; a region whose every object wears the impress of God’s image...

By: Mayne Reid (1818-1883)

Book cover The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico
Book cover The Boy Hunters
Book cover The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North
Book cover The Tiger Hunter
Book cover The Desert Home The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness
Book cover The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley

By: Estelle M. Hurll (1863-1924)

Child-life in Art by Estelle M. Hurll Child-life in Art

The poetry of childhood is full of attractiveness to the artist, and many and varied are the forms in which he interprets it. The Christ-child has been his highest ideal. All that human imagination could conceive of innocence and purity and divine loveliness has been shown forth in the delineation of the Babe of Bethlehem. The influence of such art has made itself felt upon all child pictures. It matters not whether the subject be a prince or a street-waif; the true artist sees in him something which is lovable and winning, and transfers it to his canvas for our lasting pleasure.

By: George Morang (1866-1937)

The Copyright Question by George Morang The Copyright Question

This is a letter to the Toronto Board of Trade regarding Canadian copyrights. Morang requested an appearance before the Toronto Board of Trade but was denied. This is his letter in response. He wished to make clear his position.

By: Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863-1944)

Book cover Adventures in Criticism
Book cover On The Art of Reading
Book cover The Blue Pavilions
Book cover Fort Amity
Book cover From a Cornish Window A New Edition

By: Montague R. James (1862-1936)

Book cover The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts Helps for Students of History, No. 17.

By: George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950)

Book cover Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders

By: Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855)

Book cover My First Battle A Sergeant's Story

By: Cornelius Tacitus (56-120)

Book cover Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II
Book cover The Reign of Tiberius, Out of the First Six Annals of Tacitus; With His Account of Germany, and Life of Agricola

By: James E. Seaver (1787-1827)

A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison by James E. Seaver A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison

Mrs. Mary Jemison was taken by the Indians, in the year 1755, when only about twelve years of age, and has continued to reside amongst them to the present time. Containing an account of the murder of her father and his family; her sufferings; her marriage to two Indians; her troubles with her children; barbarities of the Indians in the French and Revolutionary Wars; the life of her last husband, and many historical facts never before published.

By: Francis Fisher Browne (1843-1913)

Book cover Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper, serviceman, state legislator, lawyer, politician, Republican Party leader, and of course President. Along the way we learn about his days of hardship as a beginning lawyer, his love for Anne Rutledge, such myths as "Honest Abe," and his deep concerns over the issue of slavery. The author uses Lincoln's correspondence with others to show his personality traits and opinions about topics of his world.

By: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (1860-1936)

Book cover The Perfect Tribute

By: Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC)

Book cover "De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries

By: George Rawlinson (1812-1902)

Book cover History of Phoenicia
Book cover The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World

By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)

The Little Colonel by Annie F. Johnston The Little Colonel

The scene of this story is laid in Kentucky. Its heroine is a small girl, who is known as the Little Colonel, on account of her fancied resemblance to an old-school Southern gentleman, whose fine estate and old family are famous in the region. (Introduction taken from original book.)

By: A. T. Mahan (1840-1914)

Book cover The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence
Book cover Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Volume 1
Book cover Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy
Book cover The Gulf and Inland Waters
Book cover Story of the War in South Africa 1899-1900
Book cover The Life of Nelson, Volume 1 The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain
Book cover From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
Book cover Admiral Farragut
Book cover Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles

By: Aristophanes (446BC - 385BC)

Lysistrata by Aristophanes Lysistrata

Lysistrata read by the Classics Drama Company at DePaul. The Classics Drama Company at DePaul is a new gathering of Thespians and Classicists dedicated to performing and understanding ancient literature. If you live in Chicago and attend DePaul University, we welcome new additions to our group. Contact Dr. Kirk Shellko (kshellko@depaul.edu), if interested.First performed in classical Athens c. 411 B.C.E., Aristophanes’ Lysistrata is the original battle of the sexes. One woman, Lysistrata, brings together the women of all Greece, exhorting them to withhold sexual contact from all men in order that they negotiate a treaty...

By: William E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)

Book cover The Negro
Book cover The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870

By: Watkin Tench (1758-1833)

A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay by Watkin Tench A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay

Watkin Tench was an officer of the British Marines in the First Fleet to settle NSW. This is an interesting and entertaining account of his experiences during that time (Introduction by Tabithat)

Book cover A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson

By: Dudley Landon Vaill (1873-?)

The County Regiment by Dudley Landon Vaill The County Regiment

A sketch of the second regiment of Connecticut volunteer heavy artillery, originally the Nineteenth Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War.

By: Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-madinah and Meccah by Richard Francis Burton Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-madinah and Meccah

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages.Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, The Book of One Thousand Nights and A Night, an...

By: Peter H. Ditchfield (1854-1930)

Book cover Old English Sports, Pastimes and Customs
Book cover English Villages

By: Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

Book cover First Footsteps in East Africa

By: Peter H. Ditchfield (1854-1930)

Book cover Memorials of Old London Volume I

By: Nennius

History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum) by Nennius History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum)

Although the origin of this book is much debated it remains, perhaps, one of the earliest recorded histories of Britain. It was believed that Nennius wrote the book around 796AD. If indeed he wrote this record, Nennius is recognised as being a teller, and embellisher, of historic characters and events.This book remains notable however, as one of the earliest that mention Arthur (The King of Arthurian legend).

By: Madame de La Fayette (1634-1693)

Book cover The Princess of Cleves
Book cover The Princess De Montpensier

By: Azel Ames (1845-1908)

Book cover The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621

By: Glenn D. Bradley (1884-1930)

The Story of the Pony Express by Glenn D. Bradley The Story of the Pony Express

The Story of the Pony Express offers an in depth account behind the need for a mail route to connect the eastern U.S. with the rapidly populating west coast following the gold rush of California, the springing up of lumber camps, and all incidental needs arising from the settling of the western frontier. Here we learn of the inception of the Pony Express, its formation, successes, failures, facts, statistics, combined with many anecdotes and names of the people who were an integral part of this incredible entity which lasted but less than two years, yet was instrumental in the successful settlement of two thirds of the land mass comprising the expanding country...

By: Mór Jókai (1825-1904)

Book cover Halil the Pedlar A Tale of Old Stambul
Book cover The Day of Wrath

By: Robert Sterling Yard (1861-1945)

The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard The Book of the National Parks

Robert Sterling Yard (February 1, 1861 – May 17, 1945) was an American writer, journalist, and wilderness activist. Born in Haverstraw, New York, Yard graduated from Princeton University and spent the first twenty years of his career in the editing and publishing business. In 1915, he was recruited by his friend Stephen Mather to help publicize the need for an independent national park agency. Their numerous publications were part of a movement that resulted in legislative support for a National Park Service (NPS) in 1916...

By: Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914)

Book cover By What Authority?
Book cover The King's Achievement

By: Anna Green Winslow (1759-1779)

Book cover Diary of Anna Green Winslow A Boston School Girl of 1771

By: Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931)

Book cover The Red Record Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States

By: George-Günther Freiherr von Forstner (1882-1940)

The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner by George-Günther Freiherr von Forstner The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner

The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U-28. His journal, first published 1916, gives a gritty picture of daily life inside a submarine and details several torpedo attacks on Allied shipping. The 1917 translation of Forstner’s journal into English was unquestionably intended to bolster the Allied war effort. In the foreword, the translator states: “Nothing at the present day has aroused such fear as this invisible enemy, nor has anything outraged the civilized world like the tragedies caused by the German submarines...

By: May Kellogg Sullivan

A Woman Who Went to Alaska by May Kellogg Sullivan A Woman Who Went to Alaska

Alaska has only been a state since 1959, and the breathtaking terrain remains mostly unspoiled and natural. In modern times, many of us have had the pleasure of visiting Alaska via a luxurious cruise ship, where we enjoyed gourmet meals, amazing entertainment, and a climate-controlled environment. It's easy to also book a land package that enables you to see more of the country by train.Imagine what it was like to visit the same wild, untamed countryside in 1899. Instead of boarding a sleek, stylish cruise ship, you travel for weeks on a steamer...

By: E. Gordon Browne (1871-1926)

Queen Victoria by E. Gordon Browne Queen Victoria

This book is about the life of Queen Victoria (1819 to 1901). All nine of her children married into the royal houses of Europe. She became the longest reigning monarch and more. This book is a fascinating read about the woman behind the British Empire.

By: Emerson Hough (1857-1923)

Book cover The Story of the Outlaw A Study of the Western Desperado
Book cover The Passing of the Frontier; a chronicle of the old West
Book cover The Magnificent Adventure Being the Story of the World's Greatest Exploration and the Romance of a Very Gallant Gentleman

By: W. Hamilton Gibson (1850-1896)

Book cover My Studio Neighbors

By: William Godwin (1756-1836)

Book cover Lives of the Necromancers

By: David Livingstone (1813-1873)

Book cover Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
Book cover The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death
Book cover A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and its tributaries

By: Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)

Book cover Old Quebec The Fortress of New France
Book cover Seats of The Mighty
Book cover The Trail of the Sword

By: M. François Guizot (1787-1874)

Book cover Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time Volume 1

By: Sarah Morgan Dawson (1842-1909)

A Confederate Girl's Diary by Sarah Morgan Dawson A Confederate Girl's Diary

Sarah Morgan Dawson was a young woman of 20 living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she began this diary. The American Civil War was raging. Though at first the conflict seemed far away, it would eventually be brought home to her in very personal terms. Her family's loyalties were divided. Sarah's father, though he disapproved of secession, declared for the South when Louisiana left the Union. Her eldest brother, who became the family patriarch when his father died in 1861, was for the Union, though he refused to take up arms against his fellow Southerners...

By: William Worthington Fowler (1833-1881)

Book cover Woman on the American Frontier

Many books describe the role of men during American history. However, at the same time, women did much: comforted, fought, helped, raised children, and much more. This book is full of mini-biographies of women in many places, and many ages- each chapter telling about a different subject.

By: Alfred de Musset (1810-1857)

The Confession of a Child of the Century by Alfred de Musset The Confession of a Child of the Century

In this autobiographic novel, an aging man reflects on his past. We are witness to the relationships he has along the way, his mistakes, and finally- in the most unexpected and honorable way- the sudden developement of his belief in god.

By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Book cover Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity
Book cover Lord George Bentinck A Political Biography

By: Romain Rolland (1866-1944)

Book cover Musicians of To-Day

By: Oliver Herford (1863-1935)

Book cover A Child's Primer Of Natural History

By: Tobias Smollett (1721-1771)

Book cover Travels through France and Italy

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