By: Albert Pfister (1839-1907)
|The Voyage of The First Hessian Army from Portsmouth to New York, 1776|
By: Albert Rhys Williams (1883-1962)
|In the Claws of the German Eagle|
By: Alex. St. Clair (Alexander St. Clair) Abrams
|The Trials of the Soldier's Wife A Tale of the Second American Revolution|
By: Alexander Aaronsohn (1888-1948)
With the Turks in Palestine
While Belgium is bleeding and hoping, while Poland suffers and dreams of liberation, while Serbia is waiting for redemption, there is a little country the soul of which is torn to pieces—a little country that is so remote, so remote that her ardent sighs cannot be heard.It is the country of perpetual sacrifice, the country that saw Abraham build the altar upon which he was ready to immolate his only son, the country that Moses saw from a distance, stretching in beauty and loveliness,—a land of promise never to be attained,—the country that gave the world its symbols of soul and spirit...
By: Alexander Campbell (1822-1892)
|General Instructions For The Guidance Of Post Office Inspectors In The Dominion Of Canada|
By: Alexander Hamilton (1755/1757-1804)
The Federalist Papers
In order to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution in the late 1780s, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Hay wrote a series of 85 articles and essays explaining their reasons to support the constitution. Most of these articles were published in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet and they later became known as “The Federalist Papers.” In reading the articles, one will encounter very interesting issues like Hamilton’s opposition to including the Bill of Rights in the Constitution and why he thinks a Union is better than a Confederation...
By: Alexander Johnston (1849-1889)
|American Eloquence, Volume 1 Studies In American Political History (1896)|
By: Alexander K. (Alexander Kelly) McClure (1828-1909)
|Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: a complete collection of the funny and witty anecdotes that made Lincoln famous as America's greatest story teller|
By: Alexander Kinglake
Eothen, or Impressions of Travel brought Home from the East
A classic of Victorian travel writing, Kinglake’s book describes his journey through the Ottoman empire to Cairo, and his residence there in time of plague.
By: Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)
Daughter of the Commandant
"The Daughter of the Commandant" (better known as "The Captain's Daughter") is a historical novel by the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, and is considered to be his finest prose work. The novel is a romanticized account of Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773-1774. The 17-year-old Pyotr Andreyich is sent by his father to military service in a remote Russian outpost, where he leans honor and love while being caught up in a violent uprising of tribal groups against the imperial government.
By: Alexander Scott Withers (1792-1865)
|Chronicles of Border Warfare or, a History of the Settlement by the Whites|
By: Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers follows the adventures of the young Gascon nobleman, D’Artagnan and his three trusted friends who served as musketeers in the king’s regiment – Athos, Porthos & Aramis. Written by Alexandre Dumas, the book was a bestseller during the time of its publication and it remains so even today. It follows the timeless theme of friendship and bravery. The main protagonist of the story is D’Artagnan who travels to Paris to realize his dreams of becoming one of the musketeers for the king...
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas is part of the novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years After, published in serial form between 1857-50. It is also the last of the D'Artagnan stories written by Dumas and the three musketeers are the real heroes of the story, though the title is given to the man in the iron mask. The story opens with Aramis (one of the musketeers who is now a priest) taking the last confession of a prisoner who is condemned to be executed soon. His confession comes as a thunderbolt to the former musketeer...
Twenty Years After
First serialized from January to August, 1845, Twenty Years After is the second book in The D’Artagnan Romances, and follows the gallant adventures of the musketeers, as they are once again summoned to alleviate the various threats that lurk in the political scene of France, as the country is threatened by a possible uprising. Enriched with exciting and well-developed characters, the novel adds more detail to its familiar characters, as the musketeers have matured and are portrayed in a more introspective light...
Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language -- has minced no words -- to describe the violent scenes of a violent time.In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact.The first volume comprises the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci. The name of the noted and notorious Florentine family has become a synonym for intrigue and violence, and yet the Borgias have not been without stanch defenders in history...
The Vicomte De Bragelonne
After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues!The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this first volume contains chapters 1-75.
The Black Tulip
The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas père and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the Netherlands. The novel begins with the 1672 politically motivated mob lynching of the de Witt brothers and then follows the story of Cornelius van Baerle, godson of Cornelius de Wit. Cornelius Van Baerle has joined the race to breed a truly black tulip – and to win the prize of 100,000 guilders, as well as fame and honour. As he nears his goal he is jailed and then of course rescued – by the beautiful Rosa, daughter of the jailer.
Louise de la Valliere
After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues! The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this third volume contains chapters 141-208.
Ten Years Later
After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues!The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this second volume contains chapters 76-140.
|The Companions of Jehu|
Chicot the Jester
This sequel to Dumas' “Marguerite de Valois” begins four years after the sudden death of King Charles IX and succession of his brother Henry III. The reign of King Henry III was plagued with rebellion and political intrigue due to the War of the Three Henries, where his regency was challenged by King Henry of Navarre (leader of the Huguenots) and Henry I, Duke of Guise (leader of the Catholic League). Dumas weaves two main storylines through this turbulent backdrop: one of the love ignited between le Comte de Bussy and la Dame de Monsoreau, and another of the friendship between King Henry III and his truly unique jester, Chicot (Jean-Antoine d'Anglerais).
|The Conspirators The Chevalier d'Harmental|
|The Regent's Daughter|
By: Alexandre Exquemelin (c. 1645-1707)
The Pirates of Panama
This volume was originally written in Dutch by John Esquemeling, and first published in Amsterdam in 1678 under the title of De Americaeneche Zee Roovers. It immediately became very popular and this first hand history of the Buccaneers of America was soon translated into the principal European languages. The first English edition was printed in 1684. Esquemeling served the Buccaneers in the capacity of barber-surgeon, and was present at all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true history of the Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main...
By: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
Democracy in America
Arguably, one of the most influential and insightful pieces of work concerned with American political life, Democracy in America directs itself towards American politics and society, and is considered to be one the best books written on the subject. Published in 2 volumes, in 1835 and 1840, Tocqueville records his findings after studying the thriving nation in his nine month exploratory journey. The young French aristocrat first came to America on an official assignment to study the American penal system, but instead used this as a pretext to study American society...
By: Alfred Burnett (1824-1884)
|Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive|
By: Alfred Carmichael (1874-1963)
|Indian Legends of Vancouver Island|
By: Alfred Comyn Lyall (1835-1911)
|Studies in Literature and History|
By: Alfred de Musset (1810-1857)
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: Alfred G. K. L'Estrange (1832-1915)
|History of English Humour, Vol. 2|
|History of English Humour, Vol. 1 With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour|
By: Alfred Hopkinson (1851-1939)
|Rebuilding Britain A Survey of Problems of Reconstruction After the World War|
By: Alfred John Church (1829-1912)
|Stories From Livy|
|Roman life in the days of Cicero|
By: Alfred Kingston
|Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King|
By: Alfred M. (Alfred Marston) Tozzer (1877-1954)
|Animal Figures in the Maya Codices|
By: Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)
|The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise|
By: Alfred S. (Alfred Seelye) Roe (1844-1917)
|John Brown: A Retrospect Read before The Worcester Society of Antiquity, Dec. 2, 1884.|
By: Alfred Sidgwick (1854-1934)
|Home Life in Germany|
By: Alfred W. Pollard (1869-1948)
|A Short History of the Great War|
|The History of England - a Study in Political Evolution|
By: Algernon Bastard
|The Gourmet's Guide to Europe|
By: Algot Lange (1884-)
|In the Amazon Jungle Adventures in Remote Parts of the Upper Amazon River, Including a Sojourn Among Cannibal Indians|
By: Alice Birkhead
|Heroes of Modern Europe|
By: Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) Fletcher (1838-1923)
|Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs|
By: Alice J. Knight
|Las Casas 'The Apostle of the Indies'|
By: Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911)
|Two Centuries of Costume in America, Volume 1 (1620-1820)|
Home Life in Colonial Days
CHAPTER I HOMES OF THE COLONISTS When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable. The colonists found a land magnificent with forest trees of every size and variety, but they had no sawmills, and few saws to cut boards; there was plenty of clay and ample limestone on every side, yet they could have no brick and no mortar; grand boulders of granite and rock were everywhere, yet there was not a single facility for cutting, drawing, or using stone...
|Customs and Fashions in Old New England|
By: Alice Prescott Smith
By: Alice Turner Curtis (1863-??)
A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter
Sylvia Fulton is a ten-years-old girl from Boston who stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, before the opening of the civil war. She loves her new home, and her dear friends. However, political tensions are rising, and things start to change. Through these changes, Silvia gets to know the world better: from Estrella, her maid, she starts to understand what it is to be a slave, from her unjust teacher she learns that not all beautiful people are perfect, and from the messages she carries to Fort Sumter she learns what is the meaning of danger. However, this is a lovely book, written mostly for children.
|A Little Maid of Old Maine|
|A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony|
|A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia|
Little Maid of Province Town
Plucky eight year old Anne Nelson, living in Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod, is determined to bring the Revolutionary War to an end so that she can be reunited with her soldier father. Will she succeed in carrying an important message from Boston to Newburyport, warning the American troops to be prepared, or will she be caught by the English ships patrolling the harbor?
|A Little Maid of Ticonderoga|
By: Allan F. (Allan Ferguson) Westcott (1882-)
|A History of Sea Power|
By: Allan Fea (1860-1956)
Secret Chambers and Hiding Places
“Secret Chambers and Hiding Places” is a collection of concealments and their uses, almost all within England, although a very few passages and chambers in continental Europe are mentioned, Jacobite hidey holes in Scotland, while the final chapter of the book covers Bonnie Prince Charlie’s wanderings around Scotland, among caves and other hiding places. Most chapters are devoted to historical events; such as the the seventeenth century persecution of roman catholics (with many large houses having specially constructed “priests’ holes”), or various unpopular monarchs and their hiding places...
By: Allen French (1870-1946)
|The Siege of Boston|
Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow
Rolf, a youth in early Christian Iceland, loses first his father, then his property, and finally his freedom to the schemes of a greedy neighbor. Outlawed from Iceland, Rolf travels abroad, meeting with shipwreck, enslavement, Viking berserkers, and many other dangers and adventures. All the while, Rolf searches for a way to prove his father was killed unjustly and win back his own property and freedom. Even more difficult, Rolf must end the cycle of enmity, vengeance, and pride that hangs like a curse over his family. - Summary by Erin Schellhase
By: Allen Glasser (1908-1971)
The water was evaporated by the ever-shining sun until there was none left for the thirsty plants. Every year more workers died in misery. A stranger from another world comes and experiences the attempts by two different cultures with different languages to understand what the other wants. Not all educated cultures are cordial or sympathetic to new arrivals. This book explores one potential outcome of the meeting of alien races. - Summary by Paul Harvey
By: Allen Johnson (1870-1931)
|Union and Democracy|
By: Allen L. Churchill (1873-)
|The Story of the Great War, Volume 1 Introductions; Special Articles; Causes of War; Diplomatic and State Papers|
By: Allen L. Churchill and Francis J. Reynolds (1867-1937)
|World's War Events, Vol. I|
By: Allen Mawer (1879-1942)
This is a concise history of the Vikings by Allen Mawer, MA, Professor of English Language and Literature in Armstrong College, University of Durham: late Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. It includes the following chapters: I.Causes of the Viking movement; II.The Viking movement down to the middle of the 9th century; III.The Vikings in England to the death of Harthacnut ; IV.The Vikings in the Frankish Empire to the founding of Normandy ;V. The Vikings in Ireland to the battle of Clontarf ; VI...
By: Almira Stillwell Cole
|Six Days on the Hurricane Deck of a Mule An account of a journey made on mule back in Honduras, C.A. in August, 1891|
By: Alpheus Henry Snow (1859-1920)
|"Colony,"--or "Free State"? "Dependence,"--or "Just Connection"? "Empire,"--or "Union"?|
By: Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897)
|The Nabob, Volume 1|
|The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)|
By: Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869)
|History of the Girondists, Volume I Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution|
By: Amanda Minnie Douglas (1831-1916)
|A Little Girl of Long Ago Or Hannah Ann A Sequel to a Little Girl in Old New York|
|A Little Girl in Old Quebec|
By: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)
|An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge|
By: Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr (1831-1919)
|Remember the Alamo|
By: Amelia Ruth Gere Mason
|The Women of the French Salons|
By: American Tract Society
|Step by Step; or Tidy's Way to Freedom|
By: Ammianus Marcellinus
|The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus During the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens|
By: Anatole France (1844-1924)
|The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2|
Gods are Athirst
The Gods Are Athirst (French: Les dieux ont soif, also translated as The Gods Are Thirsty or The Gods Will Have Blood) is a 1912 novel by Anatole France. The story follows the young Parisian painter Évariste Gamelin, who rises speedily from his humble beginnings to a member of the Revolutionary Tribunal in the second and third year of the French Revolution. In brilliant prose, Anatole France describes how Évariste's idealism turns into fanaticism, and he allows more and more heads to roll and blood to flow, placing himself and those he loves into ever greater danger.
By: Andre Norton (1912-2005)
In 1866, only men uprooted by war had reason to ride into Tubacca, Arizona, a nondescript town as shattered and anonymous as the veterans drifting through it. So when Drew Rennie, newly discharged from Forrest’s Confederate scouts, arrived leading everything he owned behind him—his thoroughbred stud Shiloh, a mare about to foal, and a mule—he knew his business would not be questioned. To anyone in Tubacca there could be only one extraordinary thing about Drew, and that he could not reveal: his name, Rennie...
Ride Proud, Rebel!
Drew Rennie, served as a cavalry scout in Confederate general John Hunt Morgan's command. He had left home in 1862 after a final break with his harsh grandfather, who despised him since his birth because of his mother's runaway marriage to a Texan. During the final year of conflict Drew has the additional responsibility of looking out for his headstrong fifteen-year-old cousin Boyd, who has run away from home to join Morgan's command and has a lot to learn in the school of hard knocks the army provides. The story follows the two of them and a new friend, Anson Kirby, through campaigns in Kentucky, Tennessee and later on deeper into the South, first with Morgan and later under Forrest.
By: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
This autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a very well written and interesting history of one of the most wealthy men in the United states. He was born in Scotland in 1835 and emigrated to America in 1848. Among his many accomplishments and philanthropic works, he was an author, having written, besides this autobiography, Triumphant Democracy (1886; rev. ed. 1893), The Gospel of Wealth, a collection of essays (1900), The Empire of Business (1902), and Problems of To-day (1908)]. Although this autobiography was written in 1919, it was published posthumously in 1920.
By: Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918)
|History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom|
|Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White — Volume 2|
|Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White — Volume 1|
By: Andrew F. Crosse
|Round About the Carpathians|
By: Andrew J. Blackbird (1810-)
|History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan A Grammar of Their Language, and Personal and Family History of the Author|
By: Andrew Jackson Howell (1869-1947)
By: Andrew Lang
A Short History of Scotland
A Short History of Scotland is a consise introduction to the history of Scotland from Roman times to the last Jacobite rebellion, written by the author of a much longer Scottish history.
|Essays in Little|
|Adventures Among Books|
|The True Story Book|
|Books and Bookmen|
|The Red True Story Book|
|Letters on Literature|
|A Monk of Fife|
|Pickle the Spy; Or, the Incognito of Prince Charles|
|The Valet's tragedy, and other studies|