By: Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)
|Old Quebec The Fortress of New France|
|Seats of The Mighty|
|The Trail of the Sword|
By: M. François Guizot (1787-1874)
|Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time Volume 1|
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: William Worthington Fowler (1833-1881)
Woman on the American Frontier
Many books describe the role of men during American history. However, at the same time, women did much: comforted, fought, helped, raised children, and much more. This book is full of mini-biographies of women in many places, and many ages- each chapter telling about a different subject.
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: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
|Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity|
|Lord George Bentinck A Political Biography|
By: Romain Rolland (1866-1944)
|Musicians of To-Day|
By: Oliver Herford (1863-1935)
|A Child's Primer Of Natural History|
By: Tobias Smollett (1721-1771)
|Travels through France and Italy|
By: Annie Wood Besant (1847-1933)
|The Case for India|
By: Burton Egbert Stevenson (1872-1962)
|A Soldier of Virginia|
By: Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)
|Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1|
By: Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914)
How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York
How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City’s upper and middle class. The title of the book is a reference to a phrase of François Rabelais, who wrote in Pantagruel: "one half of the world does not know how the other half lives".
|Procopius History of the Wars, Books V. and VI.|
|History of the Wars, Books I and II The Persian War|
|History of the Wars, Books III and IV The Vandalic War|
|The Secret History of the Court of Justinian|
By: Anne MacLanahan Grenfell (1885-1938)
Le Petit Nord
A collection of letters from Anne (MacLanahan) Grenfell, future wife of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, regarding her year of missionary service at the orphanage in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
By: D. H. (David Henry) Montgomery (1837-1928)
|The Leading Facts of English History|
By: editor: Frank Munsey
The Scrap Book Sampler
18 works -- two non-fic articles & one short fiction or poetry each -- from issues March, April, May, June, July, & August 1906 of The Scrap Book, Volume 1, edited by Frank Munsey. As he states in the editorial of the April 1906 issue (Vol 1, Iss 2) this was a sort of supplement to the editor's popular monthly, Munsey's Magazine. The Scrap Book is very like an American version of Punch with many short, often humorous articles interspersed with at least one short story, some poetry, and several longer non-fic pieces. The Scrap Book ran up to 1922.
By: Thomas Dowler Murphy (1866-1928)
British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car
In this chronicle of a summer's motoring in Britain I have not attempted a guide-book in any sense, yet the maps, together with the comments on highways, towns, and country, should be of some value even in that capacity. I hope, however, that the book, with its many illustrations and its record of visits to out-of-the way places, may be acceptable to those who may desire to tour Britain by rail or cycle as well as by motor car. Nor may it be entirely uninteresting to those who may not expect to visit the country in person but desire to learn more of it and its people. (Introduction by Thomas Dowler Murphy)
By: Edward S. Ellis (1840-1916)
The Life of Kit Carson
Christopher Carson, or as he was familiarly called, Kit Carson, was a man whose real worth was understood only by those with whom he was associated or who closely studied his character. He was more than hunter, trapper, guide, Indian agent and Colonel in the United States Army....His lot was cast on the extreme western frontier, where, when but a youth, he earned the respect of the tough and frequently lawless men with whom he came in contact. Integrity, bravery, loyalty to friends, marvelous quickness...
By: Edward Sylvester Ellis (1840-1916)
|Dewey and Other Naval Commanders|
|Thomas Jefferson, a Character Sketch|
|The Hunters of the Ozark|
|The Jungle Fugitives A Tale of Life and Adventure in India Including also Many Stories of American Adventure, Enterprise and Daring|
|The Boy Patriot|
By: William Jackson
Extracts from The New and Complete Newgate Calendar
Volume One of the New and Complete Newgate Calendar, covering the years 1700 through 1723, relates stories of British trials, the persons accused and the crimes committed. It is primarily based upon contemporary newspaper and pamphlet accounts of these trials. Where the criminal is particularly well known, such as the highwayman, burglar and escape artist Jack Sheppard, other sources were used as well. The readings used here are selected to illustrate different aspects of the eighteenth century criminal world and the British legal system.
By: John Addington Symonds (1840-1893)
|Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III|