By: Percy Keese Fitzhugh (1876-1950)
|Tom Slade on a Transport|
By: Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821)
A Simple Story
The story could really have been simple: Miss Milner, who is admired for her beauty and charm, could have been a socialite, marry a respectable and good looking man and be happy in the standards of her time. But if it was so, why would there be a book? Miss Milner, beautiful and charming as she is, announces her wish to marry her guardian, a catholic priest. But women in the 18th century do not declare their wishes or speak about their passions, and- after all- he is a catholic priest… And if he finds a way to marry her, is this her road to happiness?
By: George-Günther Freiherr von Forstner (1882-1940)
The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner
The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U-28. His journal, first published 1916, gives a gritty picture of daily life inside a submarine and details several torpedo attacks on Allied shipping. The 1917 translation of Forstner’s journal into English was unquestionably intended to bolster the Allied war effort. In the foreword, the translator states: “Nothing at the present day has aroused such fear as this invisible enemy, nor has anything outraged the civilized world like the tragedies caused by the German submarines...
By: Bertrand Sinclair (1881-1972)
The Hidden Places
Hollister, returning home from the war physically scarred but otherwise healthy and intact, finds life difficult among society, and so chooses to roam about a bit seeking a future for himself. He eventually leads himself to a remote area in British Columbia, which begins the tale of the next phase of his life; a life which becomes far richer in totality than he would have imagined in his old unwelcoming haunts. A life among the hidden places.
By: Sarah Morgan Dawson (1842-1909)
A Confederate Girl's Diary
Sarah Morgan Dawson was a young woman of 20 living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she began this diary. The American Civil War was raging. Though at first the conflict seemed far away, it would eventually be brought home to her in very personal terms. Her family's loyalties were divided. Sarah's father, though he disapproved of secession, declared for the South when Louisiana left the Union. Her eldest brother, who became the family patriarch when his father died in 1861, was for the Union, though he refused to take up arms against his fellow Southerners...
By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
|Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity|
By: Romain Rolland (1866-1944)
Pierre and Luce
Pierre and Luce were an unlikely young pair who found themselves in the chaos of Paris during the war; Pierre, the shy, recently conscripted pacifist, and Luce, the free spirited artist in training, and both confused about the things going on around them. Why were these war birds flying overhead? Why these warning sirens, and occasional bombs exploding in the distance? Why did the government leaders, who didn't even know one another, hate and destroy so much? Why did these two delicate young adults find each other now? This story takes place between January 30 and Good Friday, May 29, 1918. (Introduction by Roger Melin)
By: Tobias Smollett (1721-1771)
Adventures of Roderick Random
I am Roderick Random. This is the contemporary story of my struggle against the adversity of orphan-hood, poverty, press gangs, bloody duels, rival fortune hunters, and the challenge to be well-dressed through it all. In the course of recounting my adventures to you, dear reader, I will give you a front row seat to the characters of English eighteenth century life including highway robbers, womanizing monks, debt-laden gallants, lecherous corrupt officials, effeminate sea captains, bloodthirsty surgeons, and my dear friend Miss Williams, a reformed prostitute...
By: Edward Sylvester Ellis (1840-1916)
|The Daughter of the Chieftain : the Story of an Indian Girl|
By: Humphry Ward (1851-1920)
|The War on All Fronts: England's Effort Letters to an American Friend|
|Fields of Victory|
By: Louis Joseph Vance (1879-1933)
The False Faces
This is the second book in the Lone Wolf series. Michael Lanyard had turned his back on his career as gentleman-thief and started a respectable life, when World War I wrecks his life. With his family dead and the spy Ekstrom alive after all, his special skills as the Lone Wolf are needed once more, this time in the war behind enemy lines. But again, there is a mysterious woman involved...
By: John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877)
|Life and Death of John of Barneveld|
By: Fa'iz El-Ghusein (1883-1968)
This is a first hand account of the Armenian Genocide written by a Syrian who had been a Turkish official for three and a half years. His accounts tell of the worst of humanity, and also of the noblest. The noble include families who courageously support each other in the face of death, and Turks who refuse to follow orders to kill, knowing that they shall be executed themselves for their defiance.
By: Byron A. Dunn (1842-1926)
Raiding with Morgan
It is a fictional tale of cavalry actions during the U.S. Civil War, under General John Morgan.
By: Cleveland Moffett (1863-1926)
|The Conquest of America A Romance of Disaster and Victory: U.S.A., 1921 A.D.|
By: Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
|Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1|
|Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2|
By: Johanna Brandt (1876-1964)
The Petticoat Commando
In introducing the English version of this book I venture to bespeak a welcome for it, not only for the light which it throws on some little-known incidents of the South African war, but also because of the keen personal interest of the events recorded. It is more than a history. It is a dramatic picture of the hopes and fears, the devotion and bitterness with which some patriotic women in Pretoria watched and, as far as they could, took part in the war which was slowly drawing to its conclusion on the veld outside...
By: Mildred Aldrich (1853-1928)
|A Hilltop on the Marne Being Letters Written June 3-September 8, 1914|
|On the Edge of the War Zone From the Battle of the Marne to the Entrance of the Stars and Stripes|
By: Edwin F. Benson (1867-1940)
|Crescent and Iron Cross|
By: Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
|The Wrack of the Storm|
By: Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
|Why We Are at War : Messages to the Congress January to April 1917|
|President Wilson's Addresses|
|In Our First Year of the War Messages and Addresses to the Congress and the People, March 5, 1917 to January 6, 1918|
By: F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909)
|The Witch of Prague|
By: John Morley (1838-1923)
|The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859|
By: Willis J. Abbot (1863-1934)
Aircraft and Submarines
"Aircraft and Submarines" is a history of the development of these forms of transportation and their ultimate use in warfare. Also a brief history of submarine use in commercial applications. A thoroughly enjoyable piece for anyone interested in the detailed development of these modes of transportation.
By: Allen L. Churchill and Francis J. Reynolds (1867-1937)
|World's War Events, Vol. I|
By: William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)
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...