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By: G. E. Mitton

Book cover Westminster The Fascination of London
Book cover The Strand District The Fascination of London
Book cover The Kensington District The Fascination of London
Book cover Chelsea The Fascination of London
Book cover Hampstead and Marylebone The Fascination of London
Book cover The Children's Book of London

By: Henry L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Book cover A Book of Prefaces

By: Ray Vaughn Pierce

The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser by Ray Vaughn Pierce The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser

The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser In Plain English, Or, Medicine Simplified. By R.V. Pierce, M.D. INTRODUCTORY WORDS. Health and disease are physical conditions upon which pleasure and pain, success and failure, depend. Every individual gain increases public gain. Upon the health of its people is based the prosperity of a nation; by it every value is increased, every joy enhanced. Life is incomplete without the enjoyment of healthy organs and faculties, for these give rise to the delightful sensations of existence...

By: Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)

Book cover The Hour and the Man, An Historical Romance

By: Louis Becke (1855-1913)

Book cover The Beginning Of The Sea Story Of Australia 1901
Book cover The South Seaman An Incident In The Sea Story Of Australia - 1901
Book cover The Americans In The South Seas 1901
Book cover "The Gallant, Good Riou", and Jack Renton 1901

By: Clara Erskine Clement Waters (1834-1916)

Book cover A History of Art for Beginners and Students Painting, Sculpture, Architecture

By: Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616)

Book cover Discovery of Muscovy

By: Cyrus Thomas (1825-1910)

Book cover Day Symbols of the Maya Year Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1894-1895, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 199-266.

By: Filson Young (1876-1938)

Book cover Christopher Columbus and the New World of His Discovery

By: Cyrus Thomas (1825-1910)

Book cover The Problem of the Ohio Mounds

By: Filson Young (1876-1938)

Book cover The Relief of Mafeking How it Was Accomplished by Mahon's Flying Column; with an Account of Some Earlier Episodes in the Boer War of 1899-1900
Book cover Quotes and Images from Christopher Columbus

By: Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

Book cover Why We Are at War : Messages to the Congress January to April 1917
Book cover President Wilson's Addresses
Book cover In Our First Year of the War Messages and Addresses to the Congress and the People, March 5, 1917 to January 6, 1918

By: Richard D. Blackmore (1825-1900)

Book cover Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

By: Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1844-1917)

Book cover History of the United States, Volume 1

By: F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909)

Book cover Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome
Book cover Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

By: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)

Book cover The English Constitution

By: John R. Lynch (1847-1939)

Book cover The Facts of Reconstruction

After the American Civil War, John R. Lynch, who had been a slave in Mississippi, began his political career in 1869 by first becoming Justice of the Peace, and then Mississippi State Representative. He was only 26 when he was elected to the US Congress in 1873. There, he continued to be an activist, introducing many bills and arguing on their behalf. Perhaps his greatest effort was in the long debate supporting the Civil Rights Act of 1875 to ban discrimination in public accommodations.In 1884 Lynch was the first African American nominated after a moving speech by Theodore Roosevelt to the position of Temporary Chairman of the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois...

By: Fay-Cooper Cole

The Tinguian by Fay-Cooper Cole The Tinguian

The Tinguian. Social, Religious, and Economic Life of a Philippine TribeBy Fay-Cooper Cole INTRODUCTION It seems desirable, at the outset, to set forth certain general conclusions regarding the Tinguian and their neighbors. Probably no pagan tribe of the Philippines has received more frequent notice in literature, or has been the subject of more theories regarding its origin, despite the fact that information concerning it has been exceedingly scanty, and careful observations on the language and physical types have been totally lacking...

By: Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934)

The Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin The Land of Little Rain

The Land of Little Rain is a book of sketches which portray the high desert country of southern California, where the Sierras descend into the Mojave Desert. Mary Austin finds beauty in the harsh landscape: "This is the sense of the desert hills--that there is room enough and time enough. . . The treeless spaces uncramp the soul." Her story begins with the water trails that lead toward the few life giving springs--the way marked for men by ancient Indian pictographs. Life and death play out at these springs...

By: Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1865-1924)

Book cover Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta Overland
Book cover Across Unknown South America
Book cover In the Forbidden Land An account of a journey in Tibet, capture by the Tibetan authorities, imprisonment, torture and ultimate release
Book cover Corea or Cho-sen The Land of the Morning Calm
Book cover An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet

By: Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882)

Book cover To Cuba and Back

By: William Wells Brown (1814?-1884)

Three Years In Europe by William Wells Brown Three Years In Europe

William Wells Brown was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth, was a slave--his father a white man who never acknowledged his paternity. Brown escaped slavery at about the age of 20. For many years he worked as a steamboatman and as a conductor for the Underground Railroad in Buffalo, New York. In 1843, he became a lecturer for the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society, and was a contemporary of Frederick Douglass.Brown went to Europe in 1849 to encourage British support for the anti-slavery movement in the United States...

By: George Dunderdale (1822-1903)

The Book of the Bush by George Dunderdale The Book of the Bush

While the world was young, nations could be founded peaceably. There was plenty of unoccupied country, and when two neighbouring patriarchs found their flocks were becoming too numerous for the pasture, one said to the other: "Let there be no quarrel, I pray, between thee and me; the whole earth is between us, and the land is watered as the garden of Paradise. If thou wilt go to the east, I will go to the west; or if thou wilt go to the west, I will go to the east." So they parted in peace.(excerpt from book)

By: William Henry Holmes (1846-1933)

Book cover A Study Of The Textile Art In Its Relation To The Development Of Form And Ornament
Book cover Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States
Book cover Prehistoric Textile Fabrics Of The United States
Book cover Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made During the Field Season of 1881Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology

By: John Morley (1838-1923)

Book cover The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859
Book cover Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3) Essay 1: Robespierre
Book cover Indian speeches (1907-1909)

By: Willis J. Abbot (1863-1934)

Book cover American Merchant Ships and Sailors
Book cover The Naval History of the United States Volume 1

By: Edgar Fawcett (1847-1923)

Book cover Some Reminiscences of old Victoria

By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)

Book cover Pathfinders of the West Being the Thrilling Story of the Adventures of the Men Who Discovered the Great Northwest: Radisson, La Vérendrye, Lewis and Clark

By: Frederick W. Hamilton (1860-1940)

Book cover Books Before Typography A Primer of Information About the Invention of the Alphabet

By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)

Book cover Vikings of the Pacific The Adventures of the Explorers who Came from the West, Eastward
Book cover Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters

This, volume 22 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the exploration of the Canadian Pacific coast, British Columbia, and Alaska. It includes accounts of Bering, Cook, Vancouver, Mackenzie, Fraser, and Thompson.

Book cover Chronicles of Canada Volume 23 - The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia

Between the California and Yukon/Klondike gold rushes was the Cariboo Gold Rush in what would become northern British Columbia. The first discovery was made in 1859, but the rush didn't get underway in earnest until 1861. This short work documents the story of this lesser-known era and how it directly affected the development of British Columbia.

Book cover The Canadian Commonwealth

By: Allen L. Churchill and Francis J. Reynolds (1867-1937)

Book cover World's War Events, Vol. I

By: John Charles Van Dyke

A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke A Text-Book of the History of Painting

A TEXT-BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF PAINTINGBY JOHN C. VAN DYKE, L.H.D.PREFACE.The object of this series of text-books is to provide concise teachable histories of art for class-room use in schools and colleges. The limited time given to the study of art in the average educational institution has not only dictated the condensed style of the volumes, but has limited their scope of matter to the general features of art history. Archaeological discussions on special subjects and aesthetic theories have been avoided...

By: William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)

Book cover Sherman’s Recollections of California, 1846-1848, 1855-1857, from his Memoirs

This librivox recording comprises three chapters from American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Memoirs. The chapters deal with a posting to California in his pre-Civil War military career in the years 1846-1848. While many of his colleagues saw action in the Mexican-American War, Sherman performed administrative duties in the captured territory of California. Along with fellow Lieutenants Henry Halleck and Edward Ord, Sherman embarked from New York on the 198-day journey around Cape Horn aboard the converted sloop USS Lexington...

By: Osborn H. Oldroyd (1842-1930)

Book cover The Good Old Songs We Used to Sing, '61 to '65
Book cover The Poets' Lincoln Tributes in Verse to the Martyred President

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