By: Raphael Holinshed (-1580?)
|Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (8 of 8) The Eight Booke of the Historie of England|
|Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (7 of 8) The Seventh Boke of the Historie of England|
|Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (6 of 8) The Sixt Booke of the Historie of England|
By: Henry W. (Henry William) Fischer (1856-1932)
|Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|
By: William Carleton (1794-1869)
The Black Prophet - A Tale of Irish Famine
A story about the Irish, just before the onset of the famine of 1847, with all the color and dialogue of a man who lived it.
|One Way Out A Middle-class New-Englander Emigrates to America|
By: Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)
|The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation|
|The Botanic Garden. Part II. Containing the Loves of the Plants. a Poem. With Philosophical Notes.|
By: Confucius (551 BCE-479 BCE)
The Analects, or Lunyu (simplified Chinese: 论语; traditional Chinese: 論語; pinyin: Lún Yǔ; literally "Classified/Ordered Sayings"), also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BC - 221 BC), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today...
By: James Legge (1815-1897)
|The Chinese Classics: with a translation, critical and exegetical notes, prolegomena and copious indexes (Shih ching. English) — Volume 1|
By: Gordon Cochrane Home (1878-1969)
|The Evolution of an English Town|
|Beautiful Britain: Canterbury|
|Yorkshire—Coast and Moorland Scenes|
|What to See in England A Guide to Places of Historic Interest, Natural Beauty or Literary Association|
By: Isabella L. Bird (1831-1904)
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan
Isabella Lucy Bird was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her sister during her 7 months sojourn in Japan in 1878. Her travels there took her from Edo (now called Tokyo) through the interior - where she was often the first foreigner the locals had met - to Niigata, and from there to Aomori...
Among the Tibetans
Isabella L. Bird was an English traveller, writer and natural historian. She was travelling in the Far East alone at a time when such endeavours were risky and dangerous even for men and large, better equipped parties. In "Among the Tibetans", Bird describes her tour through Tibet with her usual keen eye: From descriptions of the landscape and flora to the manners, customs and religion of the local people we get a fascinating account of a world long past.
|The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither|
By: Rupert Hughes (1872-1956)
|Contemporary American Composers Being a Study of the Music of This Country|
By: Dion Clayton Calthrop (1878-1937)
The world, if we choose to see it so, is a complicated picture of people dressing and undressing. The history of the world is composed of the chat of a little band of tailors seated cross-legged on their boards; they gossip across the centuries, feeling, as they should, very busy and important. As you will see, I have devoted myself entirely to civil costume—that is, the clothes a man or a woman would wear from choice, and not by reason of an appointment to some ecclesiastical post, or to a military calling, or to the Bar, or the Bench. Such clothes are but symbols of their trades and professions, and have been dealt with by persons who specialize in those professions.
By: Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939)
Indian Child Life
The author was raised as an American Indian and describes what it was like to be an Indian boy (the first 7 chapters) and an Indian Girl (the last 7 chapters). This is very different from the slanted way the white man tried to picture them as 'savages' and 'brutes.'Quote: Dear Children:—You will like to know that the man who wrote these true stories is himself one of the people he describes so pleasantly and so lovingly for you. He hopes that when you have finished this book, the Indians will seem to you very real and very friendly...
By: Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939)
|Wigwam Evenings Sioux Folk Tales Retold|
Based in part upon the author's own observations and personal knowledge, it was the aim of the book to set forth the status and outlook of the North American Indian. He addressed issues such as Indian schools, health, government policy and agencies, and citizenship in this book. In connection with his writings, Eastman was in steady demand as a lecturer and public speaker with the purpose of interpreting his race to the present age.
By: Vernon Lee (1856-1935)
|The Spirit of Rome|
|The Countess of Albany|
By: Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931)
|The Psychology of Revolution|
By: Marmaduke William Pickthall (1875-1936)
|Oriental Encounters Palestine and Syria, 1894-6|
By: Gertrude Burford Rawlings
The Story of Books
Rawlings follows the development of printing from the origins of writing to modern printing. Some of the earliest records are ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman recordings on papyrus and wax tablets. However, Rawlings acknowledges the sparse nature of this first fragile evidence, and limits speculation.Later, libraries of religious books grew in Europe, where monks copied individual books in monasteries. The "block printing" technique began with illustrations carved in wood blocks, while the text needed to be written by hand...
By: Frederick Jackson Turner (1861-1932)
|Rise of the New West, 1819-1829|
|The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin|