By: Alfred Hopkinson (1851-1939)
|Rebuilding Britain A Survey of Problems of Reconstruction After the World War|
By: Alfred John Church (1829-1912)
|Stories From Livy|
|Roman life in the days of Cicero|
Stories from Virgil
Alfred J. Church created 26 stories from the original Greek version of Virgil's Aeneid. He included well-known ones, such as "The Horse of Wood" and "The Love and Death of Dido," as well as many others perhaps less well-known, such as "King Evander" and "The Funeral Games of Anchises."
Henry the Fifth
A brief history of the life Henry the Fifth. - Summary by KevinS
By: Alfred Kingston
|Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King|
By: Alfred M. (Alfred Marston) Tozzer (1877-1954)
|Animal Figures in the Maya Codices|
By: Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)
|The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise|
By: Alfred S. (Alfred Seelye) Roe (1844-1917)
|John Brown: A Retrospect Read before The Worcester Society of Antiquity, Dec. 2, 1884.|
By: Alfred Sidgwick (1854-1934)
|Home Life in Germany|
By: Alfred W. Pollard (1869-1948)
|A Short History of the Great War|
|The History of England - a Study in Political Evolution|
By: Alfred William Benn (1843-1915)
History of Modern Philosophy
This book is a brief, but cogent discussion of Western philosophy-- from Francis Bacon and Giordano Bruno through Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, Hume, Berkeley and Kant, the German idealists and Hegel, and ending with such nineteenth century luminaries as Mill, Spencer, and Nietzsche. Enchanted with Copernicus, Bruno goes to the stake for positing an infinity of inhabited worlds. Descartes, a professed skeptic, manages to justify everything the Jesuits taught him at La Flèche, while Spinoza, in mystical awe, envisions a pantheistic cosmos in which thought and extension are one and the same thing--God...
By: Alfredo d'Escragnolle Taunay (1843-1899)
Innocencia: a story of the prairie regions of Brazil
The story of Innocencia, an 18-year-old girl who lives in the prairies of Brazil, is a twist on the traditional love triangle. The plot has been compared to the more famous "Paul and Virginie" and "Romeo and Juliet", but it takes place on the dropback of the loneliness of the sparsely populated backregions in 19th century Brazil, visited by a German naturalist in search of new species of insects, Dr. Meyer, who unsuspectedly finds himself caught in a complicated maze of jealousy, love and distrust. Inocencia was the first book by a Brazilian writer to be translated into English, as the translator states in his preface. - Summary by Leni
By: Algernon Bastard
|The Gourmet's Guide to Europe|
By: Algot Lange (1884-)
|In the Amazon Jungle Adventures in Remote Parts of the Upper Amazon River, Including a Sojourn Among Cannibal Indians|
By: Alice Birkhead
|Heroes of Modern Europe|
By: Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) Fletcher (1838-1923)
|Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs|
By: Alice J. Knight
|Las Casas 'The Apostle of the Indies'|
By: Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911)
|Two Centuries of Costume in America, Volume 1 (1620-1820)|
Home Life in Colonial Days
CHAPTER I HOMES OF THE COLONISTS When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable. The colonists found a land magnificent with forest trees of every size and variety, but they had no sawmills, and few saws to cut boards; there was plenty of clay and ample limestone on every side, yet they could have no brick and no mortar; grand boulders of granite and rock were everywhere, yet there was not a single facility for cutting, drawing, or using stone...
|Customs and Fashions in Old New England|
Child Life in Colonial Days
The accounts of oldtime child life gathered for this book are wholly unconscious and full of honesty and simplicity, not only from the attitude of the child, but from that of his parents, guardians, and friends. The records have been made from affectionate interest, not from scientific interest; no profound search has been made for motives or significance, but the proof they give of tenderness and affection in the family are beautiful to read and to know.
By: Alice Prescott Smith
By: Alice Turner Curtis (1863-??)
A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter
Sylvia Fulton is a ten-years-old girl from Boston who stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, before the opening of the civil war. She loves her new home, and her dear friends. However, political tensions are rising, and things start to change. Through these changes, Silvia gets to know the world better: from Estrella, her maid, she starts to understand what it is to be a slave, from her unjust teacher she learns that not all beautiful people are perfect, and from the messages she carries to Fort Sumter she learns what is the meaning of danger. However, this is a lovely book, written mostly for children.
|A Little Maid of Old Maine|
|A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony|
|A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia|
Little Maid of Province Town
Plucky eight year old Anne Nelson, living in Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod, is determined to bring the Revolutionary War to an end so that she can be reunited with her soldier father. Will she succeed in carrying an important message from Boston to Newburyport, warning the American troops to be prepared, or will she be caught by the English ships patrolling the harbor?
|A Little Maid of Ticonderoga|
By: Allan F. (Allan Ferguson) Westcott (1882-)
|A History of Sea Power|
By: Allan Fea (1860-1956)
Secret Chambers and Hiding Places
“Secret Chambers and Hiding Places” is a collection of concealments and their uses, almost all within England, although a very few passages and chambers in continental Europe are mentioned, Jacobite hidey holes in Scotland, while the final chapter of the book covers Bonnie Prince Charlie’s wanderings around Scotland, among caves and other hiding places. Most chapters are devoted to historical events; such as the the seventeenth century persecution of roman catholics (with many large houses having specially constructed “priests’ holes”), or various unpopular monarchs and their hiding places...
By: Allen French (1870-1946)
|The Siege of Boston|
Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow
Rolf, a youth in early Christian Iceland, loses first his father, then his property, and finally his freedom to the schemes of a greedy neighbor. Outlawed from Iceland, Rolf travels abroad, meeting with shipwreck, enslavement, Viking berserkers, and many other dangers and adventures. All the while, Rolf searches for a way to prove his father was killed unjustly and win back his own property and freedom. Even more difficult, Rolf must end the cycle of enmity, vengeance, and pride that hangs like a curse over his family. - Summary by Erin Schellhase
By: Allen Glasser (1908-1971)
The water was evaporated by the ever-shining sun until there was none left for the thirsty plants. Every year more workers died in misery. A stranger from another world comes and experiences the attempts by two different cultures with different languages to understand what the other wants. Not all educated cultures are cordial or sympathetic to new arrivals. This book explores one potential outcome of the meeting of alien races. - Summary by Paul Harvey
By: Allen Johnson (1870-1931)
|Union and Democracy|
By: Allen L. Churchill (1873-)
|The Story of the Great War, Volume 1 Introductions; Special Articles; Causes of War; Diplomatic and State Papers|
By: Allen L. Churchill and Francis J. Reynolds (1867-1937)
|World's War Events, Vol. I|
By: Allen Mawer (1879-1942)
This is a concise history of the Vikings by Allen Mawer, MA, Professor of English Language and Literature in Armstrong College, University of Durham: late Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. It includes the following chapters: I.Causes of the Viking movement; II.The Viking movement down to the middle of the 9th century; III.The Vikings in England to the death of Harthacnut ; IV.The Vikings in the Frankish Empire to the founding of Normandy ;V. The Vikings in Ireland to the battle of Clontarf ; VI...
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 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|
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 and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
Two American Slavery Documents
This recording contains two original documents. 1) Life of James Mars, a Slave Born and Sold in Connecticut, by James Mars . James Mars was born in Connecticut in 1790 and spent the better part of his youth a slave working for various owners—once fleeing to the woods with his family to avoid being relocated to the South. At age twenty-five he became a free man and moved to Hartford, Connecticut, where he became a leader in the local African American community. His memoir is one of the more famous accounts of slave life in early New England...
By: American Tract Society
|Step by Step; or Tidy's Way to Freedom|
By: Amice MacDonell
Robin Hood (Dramatic Reading)
One May Day, Robin Hood and his Merry Men sit in Sherwood Forest, waiting for a traveller to share their dinner. Enter a distraught Knight with his fair daughter Marian, who owe money to the Sheriff of Nottingham, and have not the means by which to pay it. Meanwhile the greedy Sheriff is visited by the Baron of the Black Castle, who plots to silence the famous outlaw once and for all! This version of the Robin Hood legend was written, and now recorded, as a play, entertaining for children and adults alike...
Saxon and Norman
Edward the Confessor is very weak and will die soon. But with no son to succeed him, who will gain the throne? The common folk and loyal Saxon barons in England want Harold, while the Norman barons and the people in Normandy, France want Duke William. They claim Edward gave William the throne. Who is right? Will Britain be Normanized? - Summary by Esther ben Simonides Cast List King Edward the Confessor: Beth ThomasHarold, Earl of Wessex: Adele de PignerollesGyrth, brother to Harold; Cecilia, daughter...
Story of the Armada
It's the summer of 1588, and all is not well in England. Citizens are plotting to betray their queen for Spanish gold, and the dreaded Armada is coming closer and closer. It's up to Lord Burleigh and brave Sir Francis Drake to stop them, but will they succeed in convincing Queen Elizabeth that such action is necessary? And when the Spanish ships finally arrive, what will happen to the queen and the citizens of London? Cast List:William Cecil, Lord Burleigh: Tomas Peter Sir Walter Raleigh: Todd Sir Francis Drake: K...
Enterprise of the ''Mayflower''
"Welcome to all! We show the story of how, nearly three hundred years ago, when this country was not so happy as it is now, some people driven by persecution out of England went on a long and dangerous voyage in a ship called the Mayflower, and made for themselves a home across the Atlantic Ocean." Cast List: Stage Directions read by MaryAnnMaster William Brewster: SpiderScientistMaster William Bradford: ToddHWMaster John Carver: aravagarwalMaster John Alden: JamesMcAndrewMaster John Robinson: Alex...