By: Aubertine Woodward Moore (1841-1929)
For Every Music Lover
A series of essays for music lovers, covering many topics. From music appreciation, to violin and symphony, music education, to piano and, in fact, the very origins of music, there is sure to be something for everyone.
By: Evaleen Stein (1863-1923)
Gabriel and the Hour Book
Brother Stephen has the heart of an artist and wishes to leave the abbey to travel and see the world. However, King Louis has decreed that an "hour book" be made for his bride, Lady Anne, which in turn causes the Abbott to refuse Brother Stephen's request to leave the brotherhood as his illuminations are the most beautiful, and as such, he desires that Brother Stephen should be the one to make the hour book. This decision angers Brother Stephen. Will Brother Stephen stay at the abbey and carry out his task or will he refuse and bring about a ban against him, a serious matter indeed...
By: Francis Fisher Browne (1843-1913)
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: Frederick Douglass (c.1818-1895)
Collected Articles of Frederick Douglass
These two articles were reproduced as an e-book by Project Gutenberg in 2008 to supplement "...several articles by Frederick Douglass, whose larger work was presented in book form as a January, 1993 Project Gutenberg Etext to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day...." The articles narrated here are "My Escape From Slavery" (1881) and "Reconstruction" (1866).
By: Imbert de Saint-Amand (1834-1900)
Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty
Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the present. Neither names nor escutcheons, neither liveries nor places at court, had been suppressed. The aristocracy and the Revolution lived face to face. In 1792, the scene has changed."France was now on the verge of the Reign of Terror (la Terreur), the violent years following the Revolution, and this book chronicles the terrible period of French history which culminated in the proclamation: "Royalty is abolished in France...
By: Jefferson Davis (1808-1889)
Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1a
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War. Davis spared little detail in describing every aspect of the Confederate constitution and government, in addition to which he retold in detail numerous military campaigns...
By: John T. Morse (1840-1937)
John Quincy Adams
This biography contains three main sections. the first covers Adams's early years and his time as a diplomat--both in America and overseas. The second tells of his two careers as Secretary of State and President. The last involves his years in the House of Representatives.
By: Josephine Butler (1828-1906)
Native Races and the War
Josephine Elizabeth Butler was a Victorian era British feminist who was strongly committed to liberal reforms. As a result of her efforts, international organisations including the International Abolitionist Federation were set up to campaign against state regulation of prostitution and the trafficking in women and children. This book reflects her abhorrence of slavery in all its forms and is particularly pertinent in our world of today.
By: Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1830-1907)
History of American Christianity
Published in 1897, this book describes the advent of Christianity in the United States from the landing of the first explorers with their mission to convert the natives to the time immediately following the Civil War. Bacon discusses the church's response to the social, political and religious issues of the day, and provides an introduction to the beginnings of such para-church organizations as the YMCA and American Bible Society.
By: Louis Aubrey Wood (1883-1955)
Chronicles of Canada Volume 21 - The Red River Colony: A Chronicle of the Beginnings of Manitoba
This, volume 21 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the settlement of the Red River Colony by Lord Selkirk, and the struggles it had against the North-West Company. The fledgling settlement eventually became the city of Manitoba.
By: Mabel Bent (c.1847-1929)
Southern Arabia recounts a threatening four-month journey into North Eastern Ethiopia by the Bents. These brave travelers were the first to travel without disguise in a region where Westerners had formerly been fortunate to escape with their lives.
By: Mary Anne Barker (1831-1911)
Station Life in New Zealand
Station Life in New Zealand is a collection of cheerful and interesting letters written by Lady Mary Anne Barker (nee Mary Anne Stewart) that is a New Zealand "classic". These letters are described in the Preface as "the exact account of a lady's experience of the brighter and less practical side of colonisation". The letters were written between 1865 and 1868 and cover the time of her travel with her husband (Frederick Broomie) to New Zealand and life on a colonial sheep-station at their homestead "Broomielaw", located in the Province of Canterbury, South Island of New Zealand...
By: Mary Ella Lyng
History Plays for the Grammar Grades
A charming collection of 14 short American history plays for the very young - ranging from Christopher Columbus to George Washington to Susan B Anthony.
By: Randolph B. Marcy (1812-1887)
Commissioned by the US War Department and written in 1859 by a decorated US Army captain, The Prairie Traveler is a complete how-to travel guide for the westward-bound pioneer. Covering topics from first aid for rattlesnake bites to how to travel 70 miles across the desert without water for one's livestock, the guide includes 28 travel itineraries with mileage and firewood availability.
By: Rev. James MacCaffrey (1875-1935)
History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution: Volume 1
This first volume of a two volume set traces the trials and triumphs of the Catholic Church during the period before the reformation up to the 19th century. The origins, causes and developments of the various protestant sects that were the fruit of the reformation are studied in depth, as well as the men, schools of thought and movements within and without the Church that influenced this important time period in Church history.
By: Sam Cowan
Sergeant York and His People
From a cabin back in the mountains of Tennessee, forty-eight miles from the railroad, a young man went to the World War. He was untutored in the ways of the world. Caught by the enemy in the cove of a hill in the Forest of Argonne, he did not run; but sank into the bushes and single-handed fought a battalion of German machine gunners until he made them come down that hill to him with their hands in air. There were one hundred and thirty-two of them left, and he marched them, prisoners, into the American line...
This is not merely a book about the Russian Jews. It is a marvellous revelation of the Russian soul. It shows not only that the overwhelming majority of the Russian intellectuals, including nearly all of her brilliant literary geniuses, are opposed to the persecution of the Jews or any other race, but that they have a capacity for sympathy and understanding of humanity unequalled in any other land. I do not know of any book where the genius and heart of Russia is better displayed. Not only her leading litterateurs but also her leading statesmen and economists are represented—and all of them speak as with a single voice.
By: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)
Preface to Politics
This is the first book in the bibliography of Walter Lippmann, written three years after emerging from Harvard where he studied under the pragmatists Santayana and James. Although the work is a century old, the reader of today may still find in it, with its focus on practical human needs, a refreshing view towards the fundamental purpose (and persistent flaws) of politics, and indeed government itself, just as relevant and meaningful today as when it was written.
By: William Wood (1864-1947)
Chronicles of Canada Volume 31 - All Afloat: A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways
No exhaustive Canadian 'water history' can possibly be attempted here. That would require a series of its own. But at least a first attempt will be made to give some general idea of what such a history would contain in fuller detail: of the kayaks and canoes the Eskimos and Indians used before the white man came, and use today; of the small craft moved by oar and sail that slowly displaced those moved only by the paddle; of the sailing vessels proper, and how they plied along Canadian waterways,...
By: A Gentleman of Elvas [pseud.]
|A Narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida published at Evora in 1557|
By: A. A. (Andrew Archibald) Paton (1811-1874)
|Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family or, A Residence in Belgrade and Travels in the Highlands and Woodlands of the Interior, during the years 1843 and 1844.|
By: A. B. (Anders Björn) Drachmann (1860-1935)
|Atheism in Pagan Antiquity|
By: A. C. (Albert Charles) Seward (1863-1941)
|Darwin and Modern Science|
By: A. D. (August D.) Luckhoff
By: A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster) Hamlin (1855-1926)
|A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised|
By: A. F. (Augustus Ferryman) Mockler-Ferryman (1856-1930)
|Peeps at Many Lands: Norway|
By: A. G. (Alfred Greenwood) Hales (1870-1936)
|Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) Letters from the Front|
By: A. G. (Andrew George) Little (1863-1945)
|Mediæval Wales Chiefly in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Six Popular Lectures|
By: A. H. J. (Abel Hendy Jones) Greenidge (1865-1906)
|A History of Rome During the Later Republic and Early Principate|
By: A. H. U. Colquhoun (1861-1936)
Chronicles of Canada Volume 28 - The Fathers of Confederation: A Chronicle of the Birth of the Dominion
During and after the United States' War of Independence, Canada remained loyal to Great Britain. The upheavals of the 1830's and early 1840's led to a Popular Government and union of Upper and Lower Canada in 1841, but many still wanted confederation of the provinces into one centralized government. It would take over two decades for that to become a reality, "From Sea to Sea". This work chronicles the birth of the Dominion of Canada.
By: A. J. (Alfred James) Hill (1833-1895)
|History of Company E of the Sixth Minnesota Regiment of Volunteer Infantry|
By: A. J. (Augustine J.) O'Reilly
|Alvira, the Heroine of Vesuvius|
By: A. K. Browne
|The Story of the Kearsarge and Alabama|
By: A. M. (Albert Moore) Reese (1872-)
|Wanderings in the Orient|
By: A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson (1857-1944)
By: A. Murray Smith
By: A. Stanley Blicq
|Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry|
By: A. T. (Albert Ten Eyck) Olmstead
By: A. T. Mahan (1840-1914)
|The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence|
|Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Volume 1|
|Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy|
|Shakespeare's Christmas Gift to Queen Bess|
|The Gulf and Inland Waters|
|Story of the War in South Africa 1899-1900|
|The Life of Nelson, Volume 1 The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain|
|From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life|
|Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles|
By: A. T. Thomson (1797-1862)
|The Wits and Beaux of Society Volume 1|
|Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I.|
|The Wits and Beaux of Society Volume 2|
By: A. Woodward
|A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin or, An Essay on Slavery|
By: Abd Salam Shabeeny (fl. 1820)
|An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa|
By: Abner Doubleday (1819-1893)
Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61
Abner Doubleday was a busy man. He rose to be a major general during the American Civil War, started the first cable car company in San Francisco, and is credited (though perhaps erroneously) with inventing the game of baseball.In 1861, he had the distinction as a captain to be second-in-command of Ft. Moultrie, one of the harbor defenses of Charleston, SC.. When that state seceded from the Union, Doubleday and the garrison of artillerists manning the fort were cut off from supplies and reinforcements...
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
Abner Doubleday began the Civil War as a Union officer and aimed the first cannon shot in response to the bombardment opened on Ft. Sumter in 1861. Two years later, after a series of battles (including Antietam, where he was wounded), Doubleday took over a division in the Army of the Potomac's 1st Corps.These are his memoirs of service in two of the War's great campaigns. At Chancellorsville, a very promising start made by General Hooker against Lee's Confederate forces fell to a defeat when, in...
By: Abner Stocking (1753-)
|An interesting journal of Abner Stocking of Chatham, Connecticut detailing the distressing events of the expedition against Quebec, under the command of Col. Arnold in the year 1775|
By: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
The Gettysburg Address
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, given November 19, 1863 on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . .testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. . . can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live...
Lincoln at Cooper Union
On 27 February 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave this address at the Cooper Union in New York City. When he gave the speech, Lincoln was considered by many to be just a country lawyer. After he gave the speech, he soon became his party’s nominee for president.
|Abraham Lincoln Writings|
|Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address|