United Kingdom House of Commons Speeches Collection, volume 3
This is the third LibriVox collection of speeches given in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The collection comprises recordings of 10 historic speeches given to the UK House of Commons between 1601 and 1960. Readings are of speeches originally given by Queens Elizabeth I and Victoria, and by parliamentarians Edmund Burke, Herbert Asquith, Winston Churchill, Barbara Castle, Margaret Thatcher and Michael Foot.
American Civil War Collection, Volume 1
Compilation of American Civil War related poems and short works of literature.
Early explorations in New South Wales: A collection
In the early days of the penal colony at Sydney, rumour was rife among the convicts of another colony beyond the Blue Mountains and perhaps a route to China. In the hope of quelling the rumours, Governor John Hunter put together a bizarre exploration party, charged to travel as far into the interior as it could. The party consisted of four convicts, two guides and four soldiers to protect the guides from the convicts. The leader of the party was John Wilson, an ex-convict who had elected to live in the bush among the Aborigines, who had named him Bunboee...
Magna Carta Commemoration Essays
On 15th June 1215 the Magna Carta was sealed under oath by King John at Runnymede, on the bank of the River Thames near Windsor, England. 2015 is the 800th anniversary of this charter, which led eventually to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond. This book of essays on various aspects of the Charter was written by distinguished academics for the Royal Historical Society to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Magna Carta. N. B. The readers in this project are not scholars of mediaeval Latin or French. Where there are passages or phrases of Latin and Old French, we have endeavoured to make them clear, but make no claim to authentic pronunciation.
California History -- Two Pieces
Alfred Louis Kroeber (1876-1960) was an American cultural anthropologist who founded the anthropology department at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as directing that campus’ Museum Of Anthropology from 1909 through 1947. Kroeber and his students did important work collecting cultural data on western tribes of Native Americans. Kroeber is credited with developing the concepts of culture area, cultural configuration , and cultural fatigue. Types of Indian Culture In California is an early monograph published by the University of California...
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 Sanger (1819-1872)
History of Prostitution
Common sense asks for a full investigation of all the evils attending prostitution. In the every-day affairs of life, any man who feels the pressure of a particular evil looks at once for its cause. He may be neither a philosopher nor a logician, and may never have heard of or read any of the luminous treatises which professedly simplify science, yet he knows very well that for every effect there must be some adequate cause, and for this he generally searches diligently till he can find and remove it...
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|