By: William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913)
|Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine|
By: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
This biography of the inventor James Watt covers his early years, successes and failures, and legacy.
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: Julian Stafford Corbett (1854-1922)
|Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816 Publications Of The Navy Records Society Vol. XXIX.|
By: Samuel J. Record
|The Mechanical Properties of Wood Including a Discussion of the Factors Affecting the Mechanical Properties, and Methods of Timber Testing|
By: Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941)
|Shelters, Shacks and Shanties|
By: Arthur Cheney Train (1875-1945)
|Courts and Criminals|
By: Candace Wheeler (1827-1923)
|How to make rugs|
By: Henry Edward Krehbiel (1854-1923)
How to Listen to Music
This book is "not written for professional musicians, but for untaught lovers of the art". It gives broad instruction on composers, styles, instruments, venues - and when to believe the critics.
By: Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)
Woman and the New Race
Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator and nurse who became one of the leading birth control activists of her time, having at one point, even served jail time for importing birth control pills, then illegal, into the United States. Woman and the New Race is her treatise on how the control of population size would not only free women from the bondage of forced motherhood, but would elevate all of society. The original fight for birth control was closely tied to the labor movement as well as the Eugenics movement, and her book provides fascinating insight to a mostly-forgotten turbulent battle recently fought in American history.
By: Frank Henderson
Six Years in the Prisons of England
A Merchant talks about daily life inside prisons of England, describes routines and how prisoners are treated. He notes stories of how fellow prisoners came to be in prison, and his ideas about the penal system, its downfalls and ways to improve it. The reader can see similarities to the problems we still have in regarding "criminals" today. (Introduction by Elaine Webb)
By: W. H. (William Herbert) Simmons
|The Handbook of Soap Manufacture|
By: Amelia Simmons (c. 1700s-1800s)
American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was the first known cookbook written by an American, published in 1796. Until this time, the cookbooks printed and used in what became the United States were British cookbooks, so the importance of this book is obvious to American culinary history, and more generally, to the history of America. The full title of this book was: American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted to this country, and all grades of life. (Description from Wikipedia)
By: S. Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
Curious Myths of the Middle Ages
This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-Gould's most successful publications.
By: Eliza Leslie (1787-1858)
|Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|
|Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats, by Miss Leslie|
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: William Charles Henry Wood (1864-1947)
|Draft of a Plan for Beginning Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador|
By: Milo M. Hastings (1884-1957)
|The Dollar Hen|
By: James Anthony Froude (1818-1894)
|Short Studies on Great Subjects|
By: John Fiske (1842-1901)
|The Unseen World and Other Essays|
By: Joshua Rose
|Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught Comprising instructions in the selection and preparation of drawing instruments|
By: Edward V. Lucas (1868-1938)
Highways and Byways in Sussex
A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, gravestone epitaphs and a gentle sense of humour. The author colours the countryside with his nostalgia for times past and regret for the encroaching future, his resentment of churches with locked doors, and his love of deer parks, ruined castles and the silent hills.(I must add my apologies for my attempts at the Sussex dialect in the chapter on that subject.)[This book is of Reading Grade of 9...
By: John Victor Lacroix (1882-)
|Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1|
By: Thomas J. Murrey
By: Samuel Pegge (1704-1796)
|The Forme of Cury A Roll of Ancient English Cookery Compiled, about A.D. 1390|
By: William A. Alcott (1798-1859)
|Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men|
By: Queen of Great Britain Victoria (1819-1901)
|The Letters of Queen Victoria : A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence between the Years 1837 and 1861 Volume 1, 1837-1843|
By: Friedrich Wieck (1785-1873)
Piano and Song
This book talks about teaching, learning and performing on the piano in a delightful style, alternating between conversation and instruction. As he was the father of Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann's teacher, need I say more?
By: Harrison Weir (1824-1906)
Our Cats and All About Them
The Englishman Harrison Weir organized the first cat show in England in 1871. In 1887 he founded the National Cat Club and was its first President and Show Manager until his resignation in 1890.Our Cats and all about them is concerned with cats and all about them. It describes numerous breeds of cats and what to look for in a cat show champion, and deals with the general management and common diseases of cats, as well as how to raise healthy kittens. But there is also a hodge podge of cat related stories, games, nursery rhymes, superstitions, as well as a list of cat lovers and a chapter of "The Cat in Shakespeare".