By: Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
|President Wilson's Addresses|
|In Our First Year of the War Messages and Addresses to the Congress and the People, March 5, 1917 to January 6, 1918|
By: Richard D. Blackmore (1825-1900)
|Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War|
By: Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1844-1917)
|History of the United States, Volume 1|
By: F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909)
|Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome|
|Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome|
By: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
|The English Constitution|
By: John R. Lynch (1847-1939)
The Facts of Reconstruction
After the American Civil War, John R. Lynch, who had been a slave in Mississippi, began his political career in 1869 by first becoming Justice of the Peace, and then Mississippi State Representative. He was only 26 when he was elected to the US Congress in 1873. There, he continued to be an activist, introducing many bills and arguing on their behalf. Perhaps his greatest effort was in the long debate supporting the Civil Rights Act of 1875 to ban discrimination in public accommodations.In 1884 Lynch was the first African American nominated after a moving speech by Theodore Roosevelt to the position of Temporary Chairman of the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois...
By: Fay-Cooper Cole
The Tinguian. Social, Religious, and Economic Life of a Philippine TribeBy Fay-Cooper Cole INTRODUCTION It seems desirable, at the outset, to set forth certain general conclusions regarding the Tinguian and their neighbors. Probably no pagan tribe of the Philippines has received more frequent notice in literature, or has been the subject of more theories regarding its origin, despite the fact that information concerning it has been exceedingly scanty, and careful observations on the language and physical types have been totally lacking...
By: Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934)
The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain is a book of sketches which portray the high desert country of southern California, where the Sierras descend into the Mojave Desert. Mary Austin finds beauty in the harsh landscape: "This is the sense of the desert hills--that there is room enough and time enough. . . The treeless spaces uncramp the soul." Her story begins with the water trails that lead toward the few life giving springs--the way marked for men by ancient Indian pictographs. Life and death play out at these springs...
By: Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1865-1924)
|Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta Overland|
|Across Unknown South America|
|In the Forbidden Land An account of a journey in Tibet, capture by the Tibetan authorities, imprisonment, torture and ultimate release|
|Corea or Cho-sen The Land of the Morning Calm|
|An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet|
By: Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882)
|To Cuba and Back|
By: William Wells Brown (1814?-1884)
Three Years In Europe
William Wells Brown was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth, was a slave--his father a white man who never acknowledged his paternity. Brown escaped slavery at about the age of 20. For many years he worked as a steamboatman and as a conductor for the Underground Railroad in Buffalo, New York. In 1843, he became a lecturer for the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society, and was a contemporary of Frederick Douglass.Brown went to Europe in 1849 to encourage British support for the anti-slavery movement in the United States...
By: George Dunderdale (1822-1903)
The Book of the Bush
While the world was young, nations could be founded peaceably. There was plenty of unoccupied country, and when two neighbouring patriarchs found their flocks were becoming too numerous for the pasture, one said to the other: "Let there be no quarrel, I pray, between thee and me; the whole earth is between us, and the land is watered as the garden of Paradise. If thou wilt go to the east, I will go to the west; or if thou wilt go to the west, I will go to the east." So they parted in peace.(excerpt from book)
By: William Henry Holmes (1846-1933)
|A Study Of The Textile Art In Its Relation To The Development Of Form And Ornament|
|Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States|
|Prehistoric Textile Fabrics Of The United States|
|Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made During the Field Season of 1881Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology|
By: John Morley (1838-1923)
|The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859|
|Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3) Essay 1: Robespierre|
|Indian speeches (1907-1909)|
By: Willis J. Abbot (1863-1934)
|American Merchant Ships and Sailors|
|The Naval History of the United States Volume 1|
By: Edgar Fawcett (1847-1923)
|Some Reminiscences of old Victoria|
By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)
|Pathfinders of the West Being the Thrilling Story of the Adventures of the Men Who Discovered the Great Northwest: Radisson, La Vérendrye, Lewis and Clark|
By: Frederick W. Hamilton (1860-1940)
|Books Before Typography A Primer of Information About the Invention of the Alphabet|
By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)
|Vikings of the Pacific The Adventures of the Explorers who Came from the West, Eastward|
Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters
This, volume 22 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the exploration of the Canadian Pacific coast, British Columbia, and Alaska. It includes accounts of Bering, Cook, Vancouver, Mackenzie, Fraser, and Thompson.
Chronicles of Canada Volume 23 - The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia
Between the California and Yukon/Klondike gold rushes was the Cariboo Gold Rush in what would become northern British Columbia. The first discovery was made in 1859, but the rush didn't get underway in earnest until 1861. This short work documents the story of this lesser-known era and how it directly affected the development of British Columbia.
|The Canadian Commonwealth|
By: Allen L. Churchill and Francis J. Reynolds (1867-1937)
|World's War Events, Vol. I|
By: John Charles Van Dyke
A Text-Book of the History of Painting
A TEXT-BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF PAINTINGBY JOHN C. VAN DYKE, L.H.D.PREFACE.The object of this series of text-books is to provide concise teachable histories of art for class-room use in schools and colleges. The limited time given to the study of art in the average educational institution has not only dictated the condensed style of the volumes, but has limited their scope of matter to the general features of art history. Archaeological discussions on special subjects and aesthetic theories have been avoided...
By: William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)
Sherman’s Recollections of California, 1846-1848, 1855-1857, from his Memoirs
This librivox recording comprises three chapters from American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Memoirs. The chapters deal with a posting to California in his pre-Civil War military career in the years 1846-1848. While many of his colleagues saw action in the Mexican-American War, Sherman performed administrative duties in the captured territory of California. Along with fellow Lieutenants Henry Halleck and Edward Ord, Sherman embarked from New York on the 198-day journey around Cape Horn aboard the converted sloop USS Lexington...
By: Osborn H. Oldroyd (1842-1930)
|The Good Old Songs We Used to Sing, '61 to '65|
|The Poets' Lincoln Tributes in Verse to the Martyred President|
By: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)
Preface to Politics
This is the first book in the bibliography of Walter Lippmann, written three years after emerging from Harvard where he studied under the pragmatists Santayana and James. Although the work is a century old, the reader of today may still find in it, with its focus on practical human needs, a refreshing view towards the fundamental purpose (and persistent flaws) of politics, and indeed government itself, just as relevant and meaningful today as when it was written.
By: Rex Ellingwood Beach (1877-1949)
|Heart of the Sunset|
By: Rex Beach (1877-1949)
Unfairly given a dishonorable discharge from the army, Calvin Gray goes to Dallas, where he manages to win the trust of a jeweler and is able to sell a number of diamonds to the newly oil rich Briskows. He makes friends with the family and helps them adjust to their newly found riches. The Briskows, in turn, help him prove false the charges that caused his dismissal from the army.
By: Rossiter Johnson (1840-1931)
|The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01|
By: Sidney Lee (1859-1926)
|Shakespeare and the Modern Stage with Other Essays|
By: Leonard W. King (1869-1919)
|History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria in the Light of Recent Discovery|
By: Edward V. Lucas (1868-1938)
|A Wanderer in Venice|
|A Wanderer in Holland|
|A Wanderer in Florence|
By: Raphael Holinshed (-1580?)
|Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (1 of 8)From the Time That It Was First Inhabited, Vntill the Time That It Was Last Conquered|
|Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (3 of 8)|
|Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (4 of 8) The Fovrth Booke Of The Historie Of England|
|Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6) England (1 of 12) William the Conqueror|
|Chronicles 1 (of 6): The Historie of England 5 (of 8) The Fift Booke of the Historie of England.|
|Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV|
|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|
|The Hawaiian Archipelago|
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)
|The Frontier in American History|
|Rise of the New West, 1819-1829|
|The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin|
By: Wayne Whipple (1856-1942)
Story of Young Abraham Lincoln
This is a careful and fascinating collection of interviews with people who knew Lincoln as a boy and young man. A glimpse into the type of person he was from the very beginning. "All the world loves a lover"—and Abraham Lincoln loved everybody. With all his brain and brawn, his real greatness was in his heart. He has been called "the Great-Heart of the White House," and there is little doubt that more people have heard about him than there are who have read of the original "Great-Heart" in "The Pilgrim's Progress...
By: Charles Reade (1814-1884)
By: Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920)
|South American Fights and Fighters And Other Tales of Adventure|
|A Little Traitor to the South A War Time Comedy With a Tragic Interlude|
|For Love of Country A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution|
By: Peter Fisher (1782-1848)
History of New Brunswick
Originally published in 1825 under the title: Sketches of New Brunswick : containing an account of the first settlement of the province, with a brief description of the country, climate, productions, inhabitants, government, rivers, towns, settlements, public institutions, trade, revenue, population, &c., by an inhabitant of the province. The value of this history is in the fact that it was written when the Province was still in its infancy. Although there had been a few small settlements established in New Brunswick prior to 1783, the main influx of settlers were Loyalists who chose to remove to the area from the United States following the American Revolution.
By: Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944)
|Roughing it De Luxe|
By: Milburg F. Mansfield (1871-)
|Royal Palaces and Parks of France|
|The Automobilist Abroad|
|The Cathedrals of Northern France|