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By: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Izaak Walton's Lives Of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker and George Herbert by Izaak Walton Izaak Walton's Lives Of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker and George Herbert

The full title of Walton's book of short biographies is, Lives of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Rich'd Hooker, George Herbert, &C. Sir Henry Wotton (1568 – 1639) was an English author, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1614 and 1625. He is often quoted as saying, "An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” Richard Hooker (1554 – 1600) was an Anglican priest and an influential theologian. Hooker's emphases on reason, tolerance and the value of tradition came to exert a lasting influence on the development of the Church of England...

By: J. (John) Biddulph (1840-1921)

Book cover The Pirates of Malabar, and an Englishwoman in India Two Hundred Years Ago

By: J. (John) Kincaid (1787-1862)

Book cover Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, in the Peninsula, France, and the Netherlands from 1809 to 1815

By: J. (John) Wilkinson (1821-1891)

Book cover The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner

By: J. A. (John Adam) Cramb (1862-1913)

Book cover The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain Nineteenth Century Europe

By: J. Allen (James Allen) Smith (1860-1926)

Book cover The Spirit of American Government A Study Of The Constitution: Its Origin, Influence And Relation To Democracy

By: J. B. (James Bovell) Mackenzie (1851-1919)

Book cover A Treatise on the Six-Nation Indians

By: J. C. (Jens Christian) Aaberg (1877-1970)

Book cover Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark

By: J. Castell (John Castell) Hopkins (1864-1923)

Book cover The Life of King Edward VII with a sketch of the career of King George V

By: J. D. (John Daniel) Kestell (1854-1941)

Book cover The peace negotiations between the governments of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State, and the representatives of the British government, which terminated in the peace concluded at Vereeniging on the 31st May, 1902

By: J. E. (Jan Ernst) Heeres (1858-1932)

Book cover The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765

By: J. E. (John Ernest) Hodder-Williams (1876-1927)

Book cover One Young Man The simple and true story of a clerk who enlisted in 1914, who fought on the western front for nearly two years, was severely wounded at the battle of the Somme, and is now on his way back to his desk.

By: J. Ewing Ritchie (1820-1898)

Book cover East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations

By: J. F. (John Fletcher) Hurst (1834-1903)

Book cover History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology

By: J. F. (Joseph Florimond) Loubat (1831-1927)

Book cover The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

By: J. Fitzgerald (Joseph Fitzgerald) Molloy (1858-1908)

Book cover Royalty Restored

By: J. Franklin Jameson (1859-1937)

Book cover Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period Illustrative Documents
Book cover Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664
Book cover Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664

By: J. H. (Jonathan Harrington) Green (1812-)

Book cover Secret Band of Brothers A Full and True Exposition of All the Various Crimes

By: J. Hammond (James Hammond) Trumbull (1821-1897)

Book cover The Composition of Indian Geographical Names Illustrated from the Algonkin Languages
Book cover The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814

By: J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur (1735-1813)

Book cover Letters from an American Farmer

By: J. J. (John Jacob) Thomas (1841?-1889)

Book cover West Indian Fables

By: J. J. Smith

Book cover In Eastern Seas Or, the Commission of H.M.S. 'Iron Duke,' flag-ship in China, 1878-83

By: J. M. (James MacPherson) Le Moine (1825-1912)

Book cover Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

By: J. M. (Jean Mary) Stone (1853-1908)

Book cover Studies from Court and Cloister: being essays, historical and literary dealing mainly with subjects relating to the XVIth and XVIIth centuries

By: J. M. (John Marcus) [Compiler] Dickey

Book cover Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia being a concordance of choice tributes to the great Genoese, his grand discovery, and his greatness of mind and purpose

By: J. M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Book cover Margaret Ogilvy

By: J. M. D. (John Miller Dow) Meiklejohn (1830-1902)

Book cover A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2

By: J. Milton (John Milton) Mackie (1813-1894)

Book cover Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

By: J. O. Choules

Young Americans Abroad – Vacation in Europe by J. O. Choules Young Americans Abroad – Vacation in Europe

It’s 1851 and the Crystal Palace Exhibition is on in England. English American the Reverend Dr. Choules leaves Newport, Rhode Island with three teenaged students – James Robinson, George Vanderbuilt, and Weld French, who are forced to leave the fourth member of their blue-blooded quartet at home – and all four travelers promise to write to “Dear Charley”, Charles Duston, of later fame. The boys meet the Duke of Wellington, travel down the Rhine, and meet many friends along the way. While the letters are filled with some prejudice against the Catholic religion, they are a product of their time – a sometimes ignorant, but often dazzling, period of our history.

By: J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-1889)

Book cover The Nursery Rhymes of England

By: J. P. (John Patterson) MacLean (1848-1939)

Book cover An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America

By: J. Q. (James Quay) Howard (1836-1912)

Book cover The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes

By: J. R. (John Robert) Hutchinson

Book cover The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

By: J. Ross (John Ross) Browne (1821-1875)

Book cover The Land of Thor

By: J. S. (John South) Shedlock (1843-1919)

Book cover The Pianoforte Sonata Its Origin and Development

By: J. Stephen (James Stephen) Jeans (1846-1913)

Book cover Western Worthies A Gallery of Biographical and Critical Sketches of West of Scotland Celebrities

By: J. Walker McSpadden (1874-1960)

Book cover Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers

These 12 stories give a personal portrait of twelve famous soldiers from the past two centuries. Each story explores the early life of the solder —to trace his career up from boyhood through the formative years. Such data serves to explain the great soldier of later years. Summary compiled from the preface of the book. (Summary by philchenevert)

By: J. Wardle

Book cover General Gordon Saint and Soldier

By: Jack London (1876-1916)

Book cover Road

Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic strangers. In The Road, he relates the tales and memories of his days on the hobo road, including how the hobos would elude train crews and his travels with Kelly’s Army.

Book cover War of the Classes

By: Jack O'Brien

Book cover Into the Jaws of Death

By: Jack Thorne (1863-)

Book cover Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly A Story of the Wilmington Massacre.

By: Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914)

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Jacob A. Riis 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".

Book cover Neighbors – Life Stories of the Other Half

These stories have come to me from many sources—some from my own experience, others from settlement workers, still others from the records of organized charity, that are never dry, as some think, but alive with vital human interest and with the faithful striving to help the brother so that it counts. They have this in common, that they are true. For good reasons, names and places are changed, but they all happened as told here. I could not have invented them had I tried; I should not have tried if I could...

By: Jacob Abbott (1803-1879)

Alexander the Great by Jacob Abbott Alexander the Great

Tutored by Aristotle, compelled to ascend the throne at the age of 20 when his illustrious father was assassinated, driven by a passion for expanding the borders of his tiny kingdom, Alexander of Macedon was one of the most towering figures of ancient history. He is brought to vivid life in this gripping volume by the American children's writer Jacob Abbott. In his short but eventful life, the young Macedonian king went on to rule over one of the most powerful and largest empires in the ancient world, breaking the hegemony of the powerful Persian dynasty of Darius...

Cleopatra by Jacob Abbott Cleopatra

The French mathematician and philosopher, Blaise Pascal once remarked, “Cleopatra's nose. Had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed!” Such was the legendary power and attraction of this most famous woman ruler that generations of artists, readers, writers, historians and poets have ensured that she remains immortal and unforgettable. Jacob Abbott's Cleopatra is a work of historical biography, told in a highly dramatic and gripping style. It brings the characters and the circumstances to vivid life, making it an entertaining read for people of all ages...

Queen Elizabeth by Jacob Abbott Queen Elizabeth

The history of a woman who rose above and beyond tragedy, grief and personal loss to become one of the most powerful figures in sixteenth century Europe is wonderfully told in this biography Queen Elizabeth, by Jacob Abbott. Beginning with the tragic circumstances of Elizabeth's mother, the lovely and doomed Anne Boleyn's execution and Henry VIII's dissolution of the English Catholic Church, the story of Elizabeth's rise to power is reflective of the England's domination of world politics as well...

Peter the Great by Jacob Abbott Peter the Great

“There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial arts among his people, in order to study himself the art and mystery of shipbuilding, and of his having worked with his own hands in a ship-yard there...

Hannibal by Jacob Abbott Hannibal

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness...

William the Conqueror by Jacob Abbott William the Conqueror

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer’s aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness...

Mary Queen of Scots by Jacob Abbott Mary Queen of Scots

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer’s aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness...

History of Julius Caesar by Jacob Abbott History of Julius Caesar

The book chronicles the extraordinary life and leadership of Rome’s Emperor Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination.

Richard I by Jacob Abbott Richard I

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer’s aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness...

Charles I by Jacob Abbott Charles I

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer’s aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness...

Richard III by Jacob Abbott Richard III

Jacob Abbott chronicles the unspeakably treacherous rise of Richard III to the throne of England in the midst of the war between the Yorks and the Lancasters and his ultimate fall on the Field of Bosworth. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)

Margaret of Anjou by Jacob Abbott Margaret of Anjou

Margaret of Anjou, wife of England’s Henry VI, played a key role in launching the storied War of the Roses – the 30-year civil conflict fuelled by the Lancasters and the Yorks, each vying for the British throne in the 15th century. (Summary by Cathy Barratt.)

Romulus by Jacob Abbott Romulus

Jacob Abbott wrote many historical books for children. He was careful to ensure historical accuracy, and as he said himself in the preface to this book "Whatever of interest ... these stories may possess is due solely to the facts themselves which are recorded in them, and to their being brought together in a plain, simple, and connected narrative."This is the story of Romulus, the founding of Rome and the early years of its history, written in a way both readable and enjoyable for adults and children alike.

Richard II, Makers of History by Jacob Abbott Richard II, Makers of History

Chronicles the life of Richard II, born in 1367 in Bordeaux, France, who later wore the crown of King of England.

Book cover Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series
Book cover King Alfred of England Makers of History
Book cover Cyrus the Great Makers of History
Book cover Darius the Great Makers of History
Book cover Xerxes Makers of History
Book cover History of King Charles the Second of England
Book cover Nero Makers of History Series
Book cover Pyrrhus Makers of History
Book cover Forests of Maine Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge
Book cover Rollo on the Rhine
Book cover Rollo in Switzerland
Book cover Rollo's Museum
Book cover Rollo's Experiments

By: Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897)

Book cover The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy

By: Jacob Kainen (1909-2001)

Book cover Why Bewick Succeeded A Note in the History of Wood Engraving

By: Jacob Mortimer Wier Silver

Book cover Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs

By: James Aitken Wylie (1808-1890)

Book cover Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber Or The Influence of Romanism on Trade, Justice, and Knowledge

By: James Alexander Kilpatrick

Book cover Tommy Atkins at War As Told in His Own Letters

By: James Allan

Book cover Under the Dragon Flag My Experiences in the Chino-Japanese War

By: James Anthony Froude (1818-1894)

Book cover Short Studies on Great Subjects
Book cover The Reign of Mary Tudor
Book cover Essays in Literature and History
Book cover History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.
Book cover English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century Lectures Delivered at Oxford Easter Terms 1893-4
Book cover Bunyan

By: James Athearn Jones (1791-1854)

Book cover Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1
Book cover Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3
Book cover Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2

By: James B. (James Burgess) Stetson (1832-1909)

Book cover San Francisco During the Eventful Days of April 1906

By: James Baikie

Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt by James Baikie Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt

Written primarily for children, James Baikie’s ‘peep’ at ancient Egypt is a really well done, historical account of the ways of that fascinating land so many years ago. It has stood well the test of time, being both well researched and well written. It’s a fun book for everyone, and families especially will enjoy listening together.

Book cover The Sea-Kings of Crete

By: James Baldwin (1841-1925)

Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin Fifty Famous Stories Retold

King Alfred and the Cakes. Damon and Pythias. The Sword of Damocles. Bruce and the Spider. These are stories that many people who grew up in the last century would be familiar with. They were included in our text books or to be found in anthologies in our school libraries. However, for a new generation growing up, some of these may be new and unknown. Hence, Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin would indeed be a great addition to your children's bookshelf. James Baldwin, who shares his name with another famous American author was an editor, author and gifted teacher...

By: James Brendan Connolly (1868-1957)

The U-Boat Hunters by James Brendan Connolly The U-Boat Hunters

The author takes the listener on a tour of various ships used in WW1. He discusses the boats and the seamen who occupy them and their encounters with the German U-boats. It is a collection of short stories, each one complete, about them all. The author was also an Olympic athlete; winning a bronze, silver and gold medal in the Athens Olympics of 1896 and a silver in the Paris games of 1900.

By: James Bryce Bryce (1838-1922)

Book cover Impressions of South Africa
Book cover William Ewart Gladstone

By: James Chalmers (1841-1901)

Book cover Adventures in New Guinea

By: James Constantine Pilling (1846-1895)

Book cover Catalogue Of Linguistic Manuscripts In The Library Of The Bureau Of Ethnology. (1881 N 01 / 1879-1880 (Pages 553-578))

By: James Conway Walter

Book cover A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time
Book cover Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

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