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Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books by Various Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Bacon, Calvin, Caxton, Condell, Copernicus, Dryden, Fielding, Goethe, Heminge, Hugo, Johnson, Knox, Newton, Raleigh, Spenser, Taine, Whitman and Wordsworth. Eliot wrote in his preface to these prefaces, "No part of a book is so intimate as the Preface. Here, after the long labor of the work is over, the author descends from his platform, and speaks with his reader as man to man, disclosing his hopes and fears, seeking sympathy for his difficulties, offering defence or defiance, according to his temper, against the criticisms which he anticipates."

Catholic and Anti-Catholic History by Various Catholic and Anti-Catholic History

G.K. Chesterton and James Walsh join Hilaire Belloc in an energetic rollout of the means by which history becomes propaganda, to the damage, not only to truth, but to the human soul.

National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 1. by Various National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 1.

National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 1 published in 1889. Topics of articles are:Announcement by the National Geographic SocietyIntroductory Address by the PresidentGeographic Methods in Geologic InvestigationClassification of Geographic Forms by GenesisThe Great Storm of March 11 to 14, 1888The Great Storm off the Atlantic Coast of the United States, March 11th to 14th, 1888The Survey of the CoastThe Survey and Map of Massachusetts

The Night Side of New York by Various The Night Side of New York

This nonfiction collection of sketches, by "members of the New York press," takes the reader on a tour of 1866 New York City after dark, with stops along the way to vividly depict scenes ranging from the splendid to the squalid - but focusing largely on the latter!

Book cover The Jargon File, Version 4.2.2, 20 Aug 2000
Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 026 by Various Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 026

A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the readers, and the topics encompass history, travel, mathematics, humor, philosophy, and nature.

Insomnia Collection, Vol. 2 by Various Insomnia Collection, Vol. 2

Soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's tedium incarnate to one person will be another person's passion and delight. However, it is hoped that at least one from the range of topics here presented will lull the busy mind to a state of sweet sleep. (Introduction by Cori Samuel)

Book cover John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works

This biography is actually a series of essays by prominent personalities of the time that shed light on John Stuart Mill's life and areas of endeavor. Those areas include his experiences in India House, his moral character, certain botanical explorations, how effective he was as a critic, studies in morals and the law, and discoveries concerning political economy. They also explore ideas concerning his influence on institutions of higher learning, accomplishments as a politician, and fame as a philosopher.

National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 2 by Various National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 2

National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 2 published in 1889. Topics of articles are:Africa, its Past and Future Reports on:Geography of the LandGeography of the SeaGeography of the AirGeography of Life

Book cover Encyclopedia from 1911 Volume 1 of 28
Book cover Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1
Australian Miscellany by Various Australian Miscellany

A collection in celebration of 2012 Year of Reading Australia. Readers chose fiction, non fiction and poetry - we only asked that the readings should have some sort of Australian hook. So they can be by an Australian author, or about Australia, or just have a prominent bit of Australianess in the plot. Failing that: even being performed by Australians will do! :D .

Book cover American Cookery
Book cover The Belgian Cookbook
Book cover Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871 A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures.
Book cover Scientific American, Volume 17, No. 26 December 28, 1867
Book cover The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1875 A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Literature, History, Antiquities, Folk Lore, Traditions, and the Social and Material Interests of the Celt at Home and Abroad.
Book cover Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884. A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard and Fireside
Book cover Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913 A Monthly Magazine of Household Interest

MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...

Book cover The Germ Thoughts towards Nature in Poetry, Literature and Art
Book cover My Pet Recipes, Tried and True Contributed by the Ladies and Friends of St. Andrew's Church, Quebec
Book cover Chatterbox, 1906
Book cover Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891
Book cover Mrs. Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters Volume 3

MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...

Book cover The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893 An Illustrated Monthly
Book cover Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1 An Illustrated Magazine
Book cover Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884 A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard and Fireside
Book cover Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884. A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard and Fireside
Book cover Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848
Book cover The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, January 1886 Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 1, January, 1886
Book cover The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2
Book cover The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1875 A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Literature, History, Antiquities, Folk Lore, Traditions, and the Social and Material Interests of the Celt at Home and Abroad
Book cover Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 418 Volume 17, New Series, January 3, 1852
Book cover Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905
Book cover Graham's Magazine Vol. XXXII No. 2. February 1848
Book cover The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884 A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard and Fireside
Book cover The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844 Volume 23, Number 6
Book cover The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886
Book cover Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886
Book cover The Youth's Companion Volume LII, Number 11, Thursday, March 13, 1879
Book cover Little Folks (July 1884) A Magazine for the Young
Book cover The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851
Book cover The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886
Book cover The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911
Book cover Little Folks (December 1884) A Magazine for the Young
Book cover The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, April 1844 Volume 23, Number 4
Book cover Little Folks A Magazine for the Young (Date of issue unknown)
Book cover The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879
Book cover Our Young Folks—Vol. I, No. II, February 1865 An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls
Book cover Little Folks (October 1884) A Magazine for the Young
Book cover The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, January 1876 A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Literature, History, Antiquities, Folk Lore, Traditions, and the Social and Material Interests of the Celt at Home and Abroad
Book cover The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 Volume 23, Number 1
Book cover The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851
Book cover Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 4 October 1848
Book cover Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905
Book cover The Galaxy Vol. 23, No. 1
Book cover Notes and Queries, Number 01, November 3, 1849
Book cover Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844 Volume 23, Number 3
Book cover New England Salmon Hatcheries and Salmon Fisheries in the Late 19th Century
Book cover The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy
Book cover Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886
Book cover The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 365, April 11, 1829
Book cover Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy
Book cover Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 3 September 1848
Book cover The Contemporary Review, January 1883 Vol 43, No. 1
Book cover Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) A Magazine for the Young
Book cover The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850 of Literature, Science and Art.
Book cover The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844 Volume 23, Number 5
Book cover The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume 1, January, 1880
Book cover Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848
Book cover Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843
Book cover The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 17, March 4, 1897 A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls
Book cover The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 1, January, 1884
Book cover Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 02, April 9, 1870
Book cover Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.
Book cover Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy
Book cover Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 1 January 1848
Book cover Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848
Book cover Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 5. May 1848
Book cover The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844 Volume 23, Number 2
Book cover The Writer, Volume VI, April 1892. A Monthly Magazine to Interest and Help All Literary Workers
Book cover Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848
Book cover The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863
Book cover The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2
Book cover Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy
Book cover Graham's Magazine, Vol. XXXII No. 4, April 1848
Book cover Little Folks (November 1884) A Magazine for the Young
Encyclopaedia Britannica by Various Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910-1911) is a 29-volume reference work, an edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. It was developed during the encyclopaedia's transition from a British to an American publication. Some of its articles were written by the best-known scholars of the time. This edition of the encyclopedia is now in the public domain, but the outdated nature of some of its content makes its use as a source for modern scholarship problematic. Some articles have special value and interest to modern scholars as cultural artifacts of the 19th and early 20th centuries...

Punch, or the London Charivari by Various Punch, or the London Charivari

MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...

Chatterbox, 1905 by Various Chatterbox, 1905

CHATTERBOXBy J. Erskine Clarke, M.A.CRUISERS IN THE CLOUDS.In the chimney corner of a cottage in Avignon, a man sat one day watching the smoke as it rose in changing clouds from the smouldering embers to the sooty cavern above, and if those who did not know him had supposed from his attitude that he was a most idle person, they would have been very far from the truth. It was in the days when the combined fleets of Europe were thundering with cannon on the rocky walls of Gibraltar, in the hope of driving the English out, and, the long effort having proved in vain, Joseph Montgolfier, of whom we have spoken, fell to wondering, as he sat by the fire, how the great task could be accomplished...

Book cover Parks for the People Proceedings of a Public Meeting held at Faneuil Hall, June 7, 1876

By: Varous

Ancient Greek Philosopher-Scientists by Varous Ancient Greek Philosopher-Scientists

The Pre-Socratic Greek philosophers, that is, the philosopher-scientists who lived before or contemporaneously to Socrates, were the first men in the Western world to establish a line of inquiry regarding the natural phenomena that rejected the traditional religious explanations and searched for rational explanations. Even though they do not form a school of thought, they can be considered the fathers of philosophy and many other sciences as we have them now. None of their works is extant, so, in this collection, we present the textual fragments, when existing, of ten Pre-Socratic philosopher-scientists, and quotations and testimonials about them left by later authors...

By: Victor Appleton

Book cover Tom Swift and His Sky Racer

A $10,000 prize lures Tom into competing at a local aviation meet at Eagle Park. Tom is determined to build the fastest plane around, but his plans mysteriously disappear, which means Tom must redesign his new airplane from the beginning.

By: Victor Gollancz (1893-1967)

Book cover The School and the World

By: Virginia McGaw

Book cover Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools

By: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)

Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution

In the heat of the failed 1905 revolution in Russia, Lenin here contrasts the precision of the Bolshevik political program and tactics with various inconsistent and servile factions within the Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party.

By: Voltairine de Cleyre

Selected Essays by Voltairine de Cleyre Selected Essays

Voltairine de Cleyre (1866–1912) was, according to Emma Goldman, “the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced.” Today she is not widely known as a consequence of her short life. De Cleyre was especially influenced by Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft and Clarence Darrow. After the hanging of the Haymarket protesters in 1887, she became an anarchist. “Till then I believed in the essential justice of the American law of trial by jury,” she wrote in an autobiographical essay, “After that I never could”...

Selected Works: Haymarket Speeches by Voltairine de Cleyre Selected Works: Haymarket Speeches

Voltairine de Cleyre (November 17, 1866 – June 20, 1912) was an American anarchist. She was skilled in many subjects and wrote essays, poems, letters, sketches, stories and speeches. These are her selected Haymarket speeches.

Selected Letters, Sketches and Stories by Voltairine de Cleyre Selected Letters, Sketches and Stories

Voltairine de Cleyre (November 17, 1866 – June 20, 1912) was an American anarchist. She was skilled in many subjects and wrote essays, poems, letters, sketches, stories and speeches. These are her selected letters, sketches and stories.

By: W. C. (William Constantine) Egan (1841-1930)

Book cover Making a Garden of Perennials

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