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By: Joshua M. (Joshua Melancthon) Addeman (1840-1930)

Book cover Reminiscences of two years with the colored troops Personal Narratives of events in the War of the Rebellion, being papers read before the Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Historical Society. No. 7, Second Series

By: Josiah Priest (1788-1851)

Book cover Bible Defence of Slavery

The full title of this book is Bible Defense of Slavery; and Origin, Fortunes, and History of the Negro Race, by Rev. Josiah Priest, A. M. 5th edition. This is a compilation of pro-slavery literature and propaganda that went through numerous editions in the Southern United States before the Civil War. It contains the highly influential book, Slavery, as it Relates to the Negro, or African Race, by Rev Josiah Priest, which was originally published in 1843. This compilation also includes many essays and favorable reviews of Rev Priest’s book from contemporary magazines and newspapers, and written endorsements from national politicians...

By: Josiah Quincy (1772-1864)

Book cover Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.

By: Jules Verne (1828-1905)

Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne Michael Strogoff

This is the account of the perilous mission of Michael Strogoff, courier for Czar Alexander II, who is sent from Moscow to the besieged city of Irkutsk, where the governor, brother of the Czar, has taken his last stand against a Tartar rebellion led by the fearsome Feofar-Khan. When telegraph lines are cut between the Russian Far East and the mainland, Strogoff must make his way through hostile territory to warn the governor of the return of the traitor Ivan Ogareff, a disgraced former officer who seeks vengeance against the Tsar’s family by the destruction of Irkutsk.

The Blockade Runners by Jules Verne The Blockade Runners

Writing at the end of the American Civil War, Verne weaves this story of a Scottish merchant who, in desperation at the interruption of the flow of Southern cotton due to the Union blockade, determines to build his own fast ship and run guns to the Confederates in exchange for the cotton piling up unsold on their wharves. His simple plan becomes complicated by two passengers who board his new ship under false pretenses in order to carry out a rescue mission, one which Capt. Playfair adopts as his own cause. This is going make the Rebels in Charleston rather unhappy with him.Sure, his new ship is fast - but can it escape the cannonballs of both North and South?

By: Julia de Wolf Gibbs Addison (1866-)

Book cover Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages A Description of Mediaeval Workmanship in Several of the Departments of Applied Art, Together with Some Account of Special Artisans in the Early Renaissance

By: Julia Griffiths (-1895)

Book cover Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854)

By: Julia M. Sloane

Book cover The Smiling Hill-Top And Other California Sketches

By: Julia Mary Cartwright Ady (1851-1924)

Book cover Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497

By: Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934)

Book cover The History of the United States from 1492 to 1910, Volume 1 From Discovery of America October 12, 1492 to Battle of Lexington April 19, 1775

By: Julian Stafford Corbett (1854-1922)

Book cover Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816 Publications Of The Navy Records Society Vol. XXIX.

By: Julian Street

American Adventures by Julian Street American Adventures

AMERICAN ADVENTURES, A SECOND TRIP ABROAD AT HOMEBY JULIAN STREETCHAPTER IHad my companion and I never crossed the continent together, had we never gone abroad at home, I might have curbed my impatience at the beginning of our second voyage. But from the time we returned from our first journey, after having spent some months in trying, as some one put it, to discover America, I felt the gnawings of excited appetite. The vast sweep of the country continually suggested to me some great delectable repast:...

By: Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing (1841-1885)

Book cover Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances
Book cover Jackanapes

By: Juliette Adam (1836-1936)

Book cover The Schemes of the Kaiser

By: Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC)

Book cover "De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries

By: Julius Wellhausen (1844-1918)

Book cover Prolegomena

By: Justin H. (Justin Huntly) McCarthy (1860-1936)

Book cover The Duke's Motto A Melodrama

By: Justin McCarthy (1830-1912)

Book cover History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume 3

In Volume III of this series on the Hanoverian Kings, Justin McCarthy is joined by his son, Justin Hartly McCarthy, a liberal Irish MP like his father. Together they bring to life, poor stubborn George III, the outrageous radical, John Wilkes, the rebellious American Colonies, great-hearted Charles James Fox, the Gordon Riots which set London ablaze, Edmund Burke, Britain's problematic Indian policy, and the brave, enigmatic Younger Pitt, who faced national fears of the spread of revolution across the Channel from France and then confronted the imminent threat of invasion by the armies of Napoleon.

Book cover If I Were King
Book cover A History of the Four Georges

By: Justus Hecker (1795-1850)

The Dancing Mania by Justus Hecker The Dancing Mania

Numerous theories have been proposed for the causes of dancing mania, and it remains unclear whether it was a real illness or a social phenomenon. One of the most prominent theories is that victims suffered from ergot poisoning, which was known as St Anthony’s Fire in the Middle Ages. During floods and damp periods, ergots were able to grow and affect rye and other crops. Ergotism can cause hallucinations, but cannot account for the other strange behaviour most commonly identified with dancing mania...

By: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Book cover Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

By: Karl Nordlund (1871-)

Book cover The Swedish-Norwegian Union Crisis A History with Documents

By: Karl Philipp Moritz (1757-1793)

Book cover Travels in England in 1782

By: Karl Stephen Herrman

Book cover From Yauco to Las Marias A recent campaign in Puerto Rico by the Independent Regular Brigade under the command of Brig. General Schwan

By: Kate Dickinson Sweetser (-1939)

Book cover Ten American Girls From History

By: Kate Drumgoold

Book cover A Slave Girl's Story Being an Autobiography of Kate Drumgoold.

By: Kate Sanborn (1839-1917)

Book cover A Truthful Woman in Southern California

By: Katharine Berry Judson (1866-1929)

Book cover Myths and Legends of the Great Plains

Myths and Legends of the Great Plains is a compendium of myths and legends from the Great Plains region of the US. It includes many short stories, and also quite a few songs and poems. Each tale is tagged with what culture it is from -

Book cover Myths And Legends Of California And The Old Southwest

"...The preparation of a volume of the quainter, purer myths, suitable for general reading, authentic, and with illustrations of the country portrayed, but with no pretensions to being a purely scientific piece of work.... This volume is intended for popular use." As with most mythologies or religions, these stories tell how the world came to be, how places and peoples got their names, how social customs and mores developed, adventures of the ancestors or gods, and much, much more.

Book cover Early Days Of Old Oregon

Twenty-three stories of the history of early Oregon plus an appendix: A Brief Summary Of The History Of The Old Oregon Country From Original Sources. OLD OREGON was a mighty sweep of country, and a most romantic one. From the northern border of Mexican California to near Sitka in Russian America it stretched, nearly eight hundred miles. Eastward it stretched over a country of mighty mountain … until the limits of the Oregon country, at the crest of the main range of the Rockies…. The romance ever lingers…...

By: Katharine Elliott Wilkie (1904-)

Book cover Daniel Boone Taming the Wilds

By: Katherine Chandler

Book cover The Bird-Woman of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

By: Kathleen Burke (1887-1958)

Book cover The White Road to Verdun

By: Keith Henderson (1883-1982)

Book cover Letters to Helen Impressions of an Artist on the Western Front

By: Kelly Miller (1863-1939)

Book cover Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights

By: Kermit Roosevelt (1889-1943)

Book cover War in the Garden of Eden

By: King of the Hawaiian Islands Kamehameha IV (1834-1863)

Book cover Speeches of His Majesty Kamehameha IV. To the Hawaiian Legislature

By: Kirk Munroe (1850-1930)

Book cover Under the Great Bear

By: Kirsopp Lake (1872-1946)

Book cover Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity

By: Knud [Editor] Rasmussen

Book cover Eskimo Folk-Tales

By: L. de (Lillie de) Hegermann-Lindencrone (1844-1928)

Book cover In the Courts of Memory, 1858 1875; from Contemporary Letters

By: L. E. (Lucius Eugene) Chittenden (1824-1900)

Book cover A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention For Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, Held at Washington, D.C., in February, A.D. 1861

By: L. G. Redmond-Howard (1884-)

Book cover Six days of the Irish Republic A Narrative and Critical Account of the Latest Phase of Irish Politics

By: L. H. (Lell Hawley) Woolley (1825-)

Book cover California, 1849-1913; or, the rambling sketches and experiences of sixty-four years' residence in that state

By: L. P. (Linus Pierpont) Brockett (1820-1893)

Book cover Woman's Work in the Civil War A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience

By: L. S. (Lucy S.) Thompson

Book cover The Story of Mattie J. Jackson Her Parentage—Experience of Eighteen years in Slavery—Incidents during the War—Her Escape from Slavery

By: La Salle Corbell Pickett (1848-1931)

Book cover Literary Hearthstones of Dixie

By: Lady Gregory (1852-1932)

Book cover Poets and Dreamers Studies and translations from the Irish

By: Lady Lucie Duff-Gordon (1821-1869)

Letters from Egypt by Lady Lucie Duff-Gordon Letters from Egypt

As a girl, Lady Duff-Gordon was noted both for her beauty and intelligence. As an author, she is most famous for this collection of letters from Egypt. Lady Duff-Gordon had tuberculosis, and went to Egypt for her health. This collection of her personal letters to her mother and her husband. By all accounts everyone loved her, and the letters are very personal in style and content. The letters are as much an introduction to her person as a record of her life on the Upper Nile.

By: Lady Sarah Wilson (1865-1929)

South African Memories by Lady Sarah Wilson South African Memories

Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson was the aunt of Winston Spencer Churchill. In 1899 she became the first woman war correspondent when she was recruited to cover the Siege of Mafeking for the Daily Mail during the Boer War. She moved to Mafeking with her husband at the start of the war, where he was aide-de-camp to Colonel Robert Baden-Powell. Baden-Powell asked her to leave Mafeking for her own safety after the Boers threatened to storm the British garrison. This she duly did, and set off on a...

By: Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)

In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn In Ghostly Japan

This collection of 14 stories collected by Lafcadio Hearn, contains Japanese ghost stories, but also several non-fiction pieces. Hearn tries to give a glimpse into the customs of the Japanese, by giving examples of Buddhist Proverbs and explaining the use of incense and the nation wide fascination with poetry. Furthermore, he has again translated several hair-rising ghost stories, like "A Passional Karma" about the truly undying love of a young couple.

Book cover Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation

Greece-born Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) spent decades of his life in Japan, even marrying a Japanese woman, thus becoming a Japanese citizen by the name of Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲). He wrote many books on Japan, especially about its folklore. In this posthumously published book, he takes a closer look at Japan's religious history: How it developed from ancient beliefs into Shintoism, resisted suppression attempts by both Buddhism and Christianity and how – despite efforts to westernise Japan during the era known as Meiji Restoration – it remained the basis for Japanese society...

By: Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894)

Book cover Select Speeches of Kossuth

By: Lavinia Honeyman Porter

By Ox Team to California - A Narrative of Crossing the Plains in 1860 by Lavinia Honeyman Porter By Ox Team to California - A Narrative of Crossing the Plains in 1860

Imagine a young, twenty-something woman in 1860, reared “in the indolent life of the ordinary Southern girl” (which means she has never learned to cook); married to a professional man who knows “nothing of manual labor;” who is mother to a young son; and who has just found out she is pregnant with their second child. Imagine that this couple has become “embarrassed financially” by “imprudent speculations,” and that they are discussing what to do. They decide to buy a wagon and three yoke of unbroke oxen and head overland to California...

By: Lawrence Beesley (1877-1967)

The Loss of the S. S. Titanic by Lawrence Beesley The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

This is a 1st hand account written by a survivor of the Titanic about that fateful night and the events leading up to it as well as the events that followed its sinking.

By: Lawrence Echard (1670?-1730)

Book cover Prefaces to Terence's Comedies and Plautus's Comedies (1694)

By: Lawrence Perry (1875-1954)

Book cover Our Navy in the War

By: Lawrence Thomas Cole (1869-)

Book cover The Basis of Early Christian Theism

By: Lawrence Turnbull (-1927)

Book cover The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus

By: Leander Stillwell (1843-1934)

The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 by Leander Stillwell The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell felt a duty “to help save the Nation;” but, as with many other young men, his Patriotism was tinged with bravura: “the idea of staying at home and turning over senseless clods on the farm with the cannon thundering so close at hand . . . was simply intolerable.” Stillwell volunteered for the 61st Illinois Infantry in January 1861. His youthful enthusiasm for the soldier’s life was soon tempered at Shiloh, where he first “saw a gun fired in anger,” and “saw a man die a violent death...

By: Ledyard Bill

Book cover Minnesota; Its Character and Climate Likewise Sketches of Other Resorts Favorable to Invalids; Together With Copious Notes on Health; Also Hints to Tourists and Emigrants.

By: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace chronicles the lives of five Russian aristocratic families during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of all time and it is massive in scale. The book is divided in four volumes and the chapters don't just contain the narrative of the plot to the novel but philosophical discussions as well. This may be intimidating to average book readers but they shouldn't be discouraged to try reading War and Peace. After all, this book was written for all and not just for intellectuals...

The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy The Cossacks

The Cossacks (1863) is an unfinished novel which describes the Cossack life and people through a story of Dmitri Olenin, a Russian aristocrat in love with a Cossack girl. This text was acclaimed by Ivan Bunin as one of the finest in the language.

Book cover What to Do?
Book cover The Census in Moscow

By: Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)

From October to Brest-Litovsk by Leon Trotsky From October to Brest-Litovsk

This account by Trotsky is of the events in Russia from the October Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd, to his signing of the Brest-Litovsk treaty with Germany on 3rd March 1918 which took Russia out of the First World War. The treaty exacted heavy losses for Russia in terms of annexations of land and financial indemnities to Germany. In this extended essay, Trotsky argues the reasons as to why he decided to sign what appears to be a disastrous agreement for Russia.

By: Leonard W. King (1869-1919)

Book cover History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria in the Light of Recent Discovery

By: Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886)

Book cover A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)

By: Leslie Stephen (1832-1904)

Book cover The English Utilitarians
Book cover Hours in a Library
Book cover English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century
Book cover The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I. A Judge of the High Court of Justice

By: Lester S. (Lester Snow) King (1908)

Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar, October 14, 1967 by Lester S. (Lester Snow) King Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar, October 14, 1967

By: Levi Seeley (1847-1928)

Book cover History of Education

By: Lew Wallace (1827-1905)

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Ben-Hur is a story of two very different heroes. Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of Jerusalem, is involved in an accident to the Roman procurator which is taken to be intentional. He is seized and sent to the fleet as a galley-slave, while his family is imprisoned and the family goods confiscated. When Ben-Hur saves the fleet captain from drowning after his ship is sunk in a fight with pirates, that officer adopts him as son and heir. With Roman training, Ben-Hur distinguishes himself in the arena and the palistrae and appears to be on the way to high military command...

By: Lewis C. (Lewis Conger) Lockwood (1815-1904)

Book cover Mary S. Peake The Colored Teacher at Fortress Monroe

By: Lewis E. Jahns

Book cover The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki Campaigning in North Russia 1918-1919

By: Lewis Goldsmith (1763-1846)

Book cover Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud
Book cover Quotes and Images from The Court of St. Cloud

By: Lewis H. Morgan (1818-1881)

Book cover Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines

By: Lewis Henry Berens

Book cover The Digger Movement in the Days of the Commonwealth As Revealed in the Writings of Gerrard Winstanley, the Digger, Mystic and Rationalist, Communist and Social Reformer

By: Lewis Hodus (1872-1949)

Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodus Buddhism and Buddhists in China

Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work.

By: Lewis Hough

Book cover For Fortune and Glory A Story of the Soudan War

By: Lieh-Tzu

The Book of Lieh-Tzü by Lieh-Tzu The Book of Lieh-Tzü

The Liezi (Chinese: 列子; pinyin: Lièzĭ; Wade-Giles: Lieh Tzu; literally “[Book of] Master Lie”) is a Daoist text attributed to Lie Yukou, a circa 5th century BCE Hundred Schools of Thought philosopher, but Chinese and Western scholars believe it was compiled around the 4th century CE. During the reign of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, the Liezi was designated a Daoist classic, completing the trilogy with the more famous Daodejing and Zhuangzi. The Liezi is generally considered to be the most practical of the major Daoist works, compared to the philosophical writings of Laozi and the poetic narrative of Zhuangzi...

By: lieutenant-colonel (Ninian) Pinkney (1776-1825)

Book cover Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808

By: Lilian Whiting (1847-1942)

Book cover Italy, the Magic Land

By: Lionel James (1871-1955)

Book cover On the Heels of De Wet

By: Livy

Book cover The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08
Book cover The History of Rome, Books 09 to 26
Book cover Roman History, Books I-III
Book cover The History of Rome, Books 27 to 36

By: Logan Marshall

The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters by Logan Marshall The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

Logan Marshall's book "The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters" gives readers a first-hand account of the greatest sea disaster of all time straight from the survivors of the ill-fated sunken ship. Unlike many of the books about the Titanic that was written recently, Logan Marshall was fortunate that he was able to interview the survivors of the Titanic and access to all the important documents about the ship, including the diagrams, maps and actual photographs related to the disaster...

Book cover A History of the Nations and Empires Involved and a Study of the Events Culminating in the Great Conflict
Book cover The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado

By: London Missionary Society [Editor]

Book cover Fruits of Toil in the London Missionary Society

By: Lord Dufferin (1826-1902)

Book cover Letters from High Latitudes

By: Lord Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860)

Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1 by Lord Thomas Cochrane Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1

This two volume work is the autobiography of Lord Cochrane, a naval captain of the Napoleonic period. His adventures are seminal to the development of naval fiction as a genre. Marryat sailed with Cochrane, while later writers borrowed incidents from this biography for their fictions. Most notable among these is Patrick O'Brian, three of whose novels have clear parallels to incidents in the life of Cochrane. This first volume covers Cochrane's earlier life, during which he is most active militarily. (Introduction by Timothy Ferguson)

By: Lothrop Stoddard (1883-1950)

Book cover The New World of Islam

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