By: G. E. Mitton
|Chelsea The Fascination of London|
|Hampstead and Marylebone The Fascination of London|
|The Children's Book of London|
By: G. F. (George Forrest) Browne (1833-1930)
|The Christian Church in These Islands before the Coming of Augustine Three Lectures Delivered at St. Paul's in January 1894|
By: G. F. (George Frederick) Abbott
|Greece and the Allies 1914-1922|
By: G. F. Davidson
|Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China.|
By: G. H. (George Herbert) Mair (1887-1926)
|English Literature: Modern|
By: G. Holden (Godfrey Holden) Pike (1836-)
|From Slave to College President Being the Life Story of Booker T. Washington|
By: G. J. (George John) Younghusband (1859-1944)
|The Story of the Guides|
By: G. K. Chesterton
A Short History of England
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interactions, and it may fairly be said he saw all of history as a battle between civilization and barbarism. So it has always been, and that remains true even today.“But it is especially in the matter of the Middle Ages that the popular histories trample upon the popular traditions. In this respect there is an almost comic contrast between the general information...
Orthodoxy is a book that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it." In it, Chesterton presents an original view of the Christian religion. He sees it as the answer to natural human needs, the "answer to a riddle" in his own words, and not simply as an arbitrary truth received from somewhere outside the boundaries of human experience.
What's Wrong With the World
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.” His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. The title of Chesteron’s 1910 collection of essays was inspired by a title given to him two years earlier by The Times newspaper, which had asked a number of authors to write on the topic: “What’s wrong with the world?”...
The Ballad of the White Horse
An English epic poem that follows the exploits of Alfred the Great in his defense of Christian civilization in England from the heathen nihilism of the North. Following a string of defeats at the hands of the invading Danes, a vision from heaven in the river island of Athelney fills Alfred with joy and hope. Though it gives no promise of victory in the coming struggle, it inspires him to rally his chieftains for a last stand against the invading hordes. His adventures lead throughout the country...
What I Saw in America
“Let me begin my American impressions with two impressions I had before I went to America. One was an incident and the other an idea; and when taken together they illustrate the attitude I mean. The first principle is that nobody should be ashamed of thinking a thing funny because it is foreign; the second is that he should be ashamed of thinking it wrong because it is funny.” (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)
The New Jerusalem
“On the road to Cairo one may see twenty groups exactly like that of the Holy Family in the pictures of the Flight into Egypt; with only one difference. The man is riding on the ass.” “The real mistake of the Muslims is something much more modern in its application than any particular passing persecution of Christians as such. It lay in the very fact that they did think they had a simpler and saner sort of Christianity, as do many modern Christians. They thought it could be made universal merely by being made uninteresting...
A Utopia of Usurers
“Now I have said again and again (and I shall continue to say again and again on all the most inappropriate occasions) that we must hit Capitalism, and hit it hard, for the plain and definite reason that it is growing stronger. Most of the excuses which serve the capitalists as masks are, of course, the excuses of hypocrites. They lie when they claim philanthropy; they no more feel any particular love of men than Albu felt an affection for Chinamen. They lie when they say they have reached their position through their own organising ability...
“The paradox of all this part of his life lies in this–that, destined as he was to be the greatest enemy of Mahomedanism, he was quite exceptionally a friend of Mahomedans.”
|The Victorian Age in Literature|
By: G. Lenotre (1855-1935)
|The House of the Combrays|
By: G. Lowes (Goldsworthy Lowes) Dickinson (1862-1932)
|Appearances Being Notes of Travel|
|A Modern Symposium|
By: G. MacLaren (George MacLaren) Brydon (1875-1963)
|Religious Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century The Faith of Our Fathers|
By: G. Melvin Herndon
|Tobacco in Colonial Virginia "The Sovereign Remedy"|
By: G. P. Cuttriss
|Over the Top With the Third Australian Division|
By: G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James (1801-1860)
|The King's Highway|
By: G. R. (George Robert) Gleig (1796-1888)
|Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II|
|The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815|
By: G. W. (George Warrington) Steevens (1869-1900)
|From Capetown to Ladysmith An Unfinished Record of the South African War|
By: G. Whitfield Ray
|Through Five Republics on Horseback, Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America|
By: G. Wyman (George Wyman) Bury (1874-)
By: Gaius Julius Caesar
Commentaries on the Gallic War
Commentarii de Bello Gallico (English: Commentaries on the Gallic War) is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, written as a third-person narrative. In it Caesar describes the battles and intrigues that took place in the nine years he spent fighting local armies in Gaul that opposed Roman domination.The work has been a mainstay in the teaching of Latin to schoolchildren, its simple, direct prose lending itself to that purpose. It begins with the frequently quoted phrase "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres", sometimes quoted as "Omnia Gallia in tres partes divisa est", meaning "All Gaul is divided into three parts".
By: Gaius Sallustius Crispus (Sallust) (86-34 BC)
The Catiline Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War
The Catiline Conspiracy and The Jugurthine War are the two separate surviving works of the historian commonly known as “Sallust”. Nearly contemporary to the events he describes, he is supposed to have been a retired officer of Caesar’s army. “Catiline” contains the history of the memorable year 63. Sallust describes Catiline as the deliberate foe of law, order and morality (although party politics may have influenced his view). Still, Sallust does recount Catiline’s noble traits, including his courage in the final battle...
By: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c75 - c160 AD)
The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire. The work was written in 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, while Suetonius was Hadrian’s personal secretary. On the Life of the Caesars concentrates on the acts and personalities of the Julio-Claudians and their immediate successors. Together with Tacitus’ Annals, this work is a major source for the historical details in Robert Graves’ novels “I Claudius” and “Claudius the God”.
By: Galen Clark (1814-1910)
|Indians of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity Their History, Customs and Traditions|
By: Garrick Mallery (1831-1894)
|Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples|
By: Gaston Derreaux
|The Sun King|
By: Gaston Maspero (1846-1916)
History Of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria
History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria is the masterwork of one of the fathers of modern egyptology. This work, in twelve volumes, was translated from the French original, “Histoire ancienne des peuples de l’Orient classique” and published in 1903-1904. Maspero was a largely self-taught master of hieroglyphic translation. In November 1880, he was placed at the head of a French archeological mission, which developed later into the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale...
Manual of Egyptian Archaeology and Guide to the Study of Antiquities in Egypt
A handbook of Egyptian archaeology, issued by the British Museum, considered suitable for British tourists travelling to Egypt in the 19th Century. (Introduction by Timothy Ferguson)
By: Gay Montague Moore
|Seaport in Virginia George Washington's Alexandria|
By: Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)
|The Rubaiyat of Omar Cayenne|
By: Gen. George A. Custer (1839-1876)
My Life on the Plains
George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876), one of the most mythologized figures in American history, was an United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. He eventually met his fate in the battle of Little Big Horn in one of the most notable defeats of American armed forces.My Life on the Plains is an autobiographical first-hand account of the Indian Wars of 1867-1869, detailing the winter campaign of 1868 in which Custer led the 7th US cavalry against the Cheyenne Indians...
By: General Sir John Miller Adye (1819-1900)
Indian Frontier Policy, an Historical Sketch
“The subject of our policy on the North-West frontier of India is one of great importance, as affecting the general welfare of our Eastern Empire, and is specially interesting at the present time, when military operations on a considerable scale are being conducted against a combination of the independent tribes along the frontier. It must be understood that the present condition of affairs is no mere sudden outbreak on the part of our turbulent neighbours. Its causes lie far deeper, and are the consequences of events in bygone years”. (From the author’s Preface, 1897).
By: Geneve L. A. Shaffer
|The Log of the Empire State|
By: Geoffrey H. Malins (1887-1943)
How I Filmed the War
An account of World War I and the experience of filming it by an early cinematographer (and, after the war, successful director) who was there.
By: Geoffrey Keith Rose (1889-)
|The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry|
By: Georg Ebers (1837-1898)
Ledscha, living in ancient Egypt, has lost her betrothed and all hope of love. But the gods see otherwise. She now loves a Greek sculptor, who only wanted her for a model, but even that will not happen. She has been replaced by another woman for the statue of Arachne. Who do the gods see her with? Is it the Greek, or someone else? This work is the last written and published in German by Georg Ebers before he died in 1898. He wrote many novels set it ancient Egypt, which sparked the general interest in and popularity of Egyptology that still thrives today. This book was translated into English also in 1898.
|An Egyptian Princess|
|Uarda : a Romance of Ancient Egypt|
Hosea is a commander in Pharaoh's army... and a Hebrew. As he returns home from war, he finds that there has been a great pestilence in Egypt and his people are being blamed for it. Hosea receives a message from his father to follow his people to Succoth, but he is hesitant to give up his position in the army. Someone else also sends a message, containing a new name for him from God. There is much intrigue in this retelling of the Exodus, both among the Hebrews and in the court of Pharaoh.
|A Thorny Path|
|The Burgomaster's Wife|
|A Word, Only a Word|
By: Georg Jellinek (1851-1911)
|The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens|
By: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)
Introduction to The Philosophy of History
The introduction to Hegel’s lectures on the philosophy of world history is often used to introduce students to Hegel’s philosophy, in part because Hegel’s sometimes difficult style is muted in the lectures, and he discourses on accessible themes such as world events in order to explain his philosophy. Much of the work is spent defining and characterizing Geist or spirit. Geist is similar to the culture of people, and is constantly reworking itself to keep up with the changes of society, while at the same time working to produce those changes through what Hegel called the “cunning of reason”...
By: George A. (George Alfred) Lawrence (1827-1876)
|Border and Bastille|
By: George A. Birmingham (1865-1950)
|The Northern Iron|