By: Almira Bailey
|Vignettes of San Francisco|
By: Almira Stillwell Cole
|Six Days on the Hurricane Deck of a Mule An account of a journey made on mule back in Honduras, C.A. in August, 1891|
By: Alpheus Henry Snow (1859-1920)
|"Colony,"--or "Free State"? "Dependence,"--or "Just Connection"? "Empire,"--or "Union"?|
By: Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897)
|The Nabob, Volume 1|
|The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)|
By: Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869)
|History of the Girondists, Volume I Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution|
By: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (ca. 1490/1507 - ca.1557/1579)
The Journey of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Few stories of shipwreck and survival can equal that of the 16th century Spaniard Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca who, cast ashore near present day (USA) Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1528, survived eight years of hand-to-mouth existence among the Indians of the South and Southwest, and who walked on foot across the plains to the Pacific Coast, arriving in Mexico in 1536. In 1542 he published an account of his adventures, and the present reading is based on Fanny Bandelier’s English translation of that text...
By: Amanda Minnie Douglas (1831-1916)
|A Little Girl in Old New York|
|A Little Girl of Long Ago Or Hannah Ann A Sequel to a Little Girl in Old New York|
|A Little Girl in Old Quebec|
By: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913)
Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War
At the outset of the American Civil War, [the writer Ambrose] Bierce enlisted in the Union Army's 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment....In February 1862 he was commissioned First Lieutenant, and served on the staff of General William Babcock Hazen as a topographical engineer, making maps of likely battlefields. Bierce fought at the Battle of Shiloh (April 1862), a terrifying experience that became a source for several later short stories and the memoir, "What I Saw of Shiloh". In June 1864, he sustained a serious head wound at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, and spent the rest of the summer on furlough, returning to active duty in September. He was discharged from the army in January 1865.
|An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge|
|A Son of the Gods and A Horseman in the Sky|
By: Amelia B. Edwards (1831-1892)
A Thousand Miles up the Nile
Known as the Godmother of Egyptology, Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards traveled through Egypt at a time when archeology was in its infancy in that country and literally anyone with a spade or trowel could go exploring through the magnificent, untouched ruins. She was one of a group of amazing Victorian women who ignored the repressive 19th century attitudes toward female scientists and defied society to follow their passion for history. A Thousand Miles up the Nile was first published in 1877. The title refers to the approximate distance from Alexandria to the Second Cataract of the Nile river, a journey that the author undertook over the course of a year in Egypt...
By: Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr (1831-1919)
|Remember the Alamo|
By: Amelia Ruth Gere Mason
|The Women of the French Salons|
By: American Tract Society
|Step by Step; or Tidy's Way to Freedom|
By: Ammianus Marcellinus
|The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus During the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens|
By: Anatole France (1844-1924)
|The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2|
Gods are Athirst
The Gods Are Athirst (French: Les dieux ont soif, also translated as The Gods Are Thirsty or The Gods Will Have Blood) is a 1912 novel by Anatole France. The story follows the young Parisian painter Évariste Gamelin, who rises speedily from his humble beginnings to a member of the Revolutionary Tribunal in the second and third year of the French Revolution. In brilliant prose, Anatole France describes how Évariste's idealism turns into fanaticism, and he allows more and more heads to roll and blood to flow, placing himself and those he loves into ever greater danger.
By: Andre Norton (1912-2005)
In 1866, only men uprooted by war had reason to ride into Tubacca, Arizona, a nondescript town as shattered and anonymous as the veterans drifting through it. So when Drew Rennie, newly discharged from Forrest’s Confederate scouts, arrived leading everything he owned behind him—his thoroughbred stud Shiloh, a mare about to foal, and a mule—he knew his business would not be questioned. To anyone in Tubacca there could be only one extraordinary thing about Drew, and that he could not reveal: his name, Rennie...
Ride Proud, Rebel!
Drew Rennie, served as a cavalry scout in Confederate general John Hunt Morgan's command. He had left home in 1862 after a final break with his harsh grandfather, who despised him since his birth because of his mother's runaway marriage to a Texan. During the final year of conflict Drew has the additional responsibility of looking out for his headstrong fifteen-year-old cousin Boyd, who has run away from home to join Morgan's command and has a lot to learn in the school of hard knocks the army provides. The story follows the two of them and a new friend, Anson Kirby, through campaigns in Kentucky, Tennessee and later on deeper into the South, first with Morgan and later under Forrest.
By: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
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: Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918)
|History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom|
|Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White — Volume 2|
|Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White — Volume 1|
By: Andrew F. Crosse
|Round About the Carpathians|
By: Andrew J. Blackbird (1810-)
|History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan A Grammar of Their Language, and Personal and Family History of the Author|
By: Andrew Jackson
Robert O'Hara Burke
A non-fictional account of Burke and Wills’s 1860 expedition to cross the Australian continent from south to north and then return. Containing many excerpts from the diaries and accounts of the explorers, this book was published the year after the expedition met its disastrous end.(description written by trioptimum)
By: Andrew Jackson Howell (1869-1947)
By: Andrew Lang
A Short History of Scotland
A Short History of Scotland is a consise introduction to the history of Scotland from Roman times to the last Jacobite rebellion, written by the author of a much longer Scottish history.