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By: Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

Book cover President Wilson's Addresses
Book cover 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)

Book cover Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

By: Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1844-1917)

Book cover History of the United States, Volume 1

By: F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909)

Book cover Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome
Book cover Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

By: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)

Book cover The English Constitution

By: John R. Lynch (1847-1939)

Book cover 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 by Fay-Cooper Cole The Tinguian

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 by Mary Hunter Austin 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)

Book cover Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta Overland
Book cover Across Unknown South America
Book cover In the Forbidden Land An account of a journey in Tibet, capture by the Tibetan authorities, imprisonment, torture and ultimate release
Book cover Corea or Cho-sen The Land of the Morning Calm
Book cover An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet

By: Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882)

Book cover To Cuba and Back

By: William Wells Brown (1814?-1884)

Three Years In Europe by William Wells Brown 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 by George Dunderdale 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)

Book cover A Study Of The Textile Art In Its Relation To The Development Of Form And Ornament
Book cover Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States
Book cover Prehistoric Textile Fabrics Of The United States
Book cover 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)

Book cover The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859
Book cover Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3) Essay 1: Robespierre
Book cover Indian speeches (1907-1909)

By: Willis J. Abbot (1863-1934)

Book cover American Merchant Ships and Sailors
Book cover The Naval History of the United States Volume 1

By: Edgar Fawcett (1847-1923)

Book cover Some Reminiscences of old Victoria

By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)

Book cover 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)

Book cover Books Before Typography A Primer of Information About the Invention of the Alphabet

By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)

Book cover Vikings of the Pacific The Adventures of the Explorers who Came from the West, Eastward
Book cover 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.

Book cover 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.

Book cover The Canadian Commonwealth

By: Allen L. Churchill and Francis J. Reynolds (1867-1937)

Book cover World's War Events, Vol. I

By: John Charles Van Dyke

A Text-Book of the History of Painting 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)

Book cover 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)

Book cover The Good Old Songs We Used to Sing, '61 to '65
Book cover The Poets' Lincoln Tributes in Verse to the Martyred President

By: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

Book cover 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)

Book cover Heart of the Sunset

By: Rex Beach (1877-1949)

Book cover Flowing Gold

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)

Book cover The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01

By: Sidney Lee (1859-1926)

Book cover Shakespeare and the Modern Stage with Other Essays

By: Leonard W. King (1869-1919)

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

By: Edward V. Lucas (1868-1938)

Book cover A Wanderer in Venice
Book cover A Wanderer in Holland
Book cover A Wanderer in Florence

By: Raphael Holinshed (-1580?)

Book cover 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
Book cover Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (3 of 8)
Book cover Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (4 of 8) The Fovrth Booke Of The Historie Of England
Book cover Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6) England (1 of 12) William the Conqueror
Book cover Chronicles 1 (of 6): The Historie of England 5 (of 8) The Fift Booke of the Historie of England.
Book cover Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV
Book cover Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (8 of 8) The Eight Booke of the Historie of England
Book cover Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (7 of 8) The Seventh Boke of the Historie of England
Book cover 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)

Book cover Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess

By: William Carleton (1794-1869)

The Black Prophet - A Tale of Irish Famine by William Carleton 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.

Book cover One Way Out A Middle-class New-Englander Emigrates to America

By: Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)

Book cover The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation
Book cover The Botanic Garden. Part II. Containing the Loves of the Plants. a Poem. With Philosophical Notes.

By: Confucius (551 BCE-479 BCE)

Confucian Analects by Confucius Confucian Analects

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)

Book cover 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)

Book cover The Evolution of an English Town
Book cover Yorkshire
Book cover Beautiful Britain: Canterbury
Book cover Normandy, Illustrated
Book cover Yorkshire—Coast and Moorland Scenes
Book cover What to See in England A Guide to Places of Historic Interest, Natural Beauty or Literary Association
Book cover Beautiful Britain—Cambridge

By: Isabella L. Bird (1831-1904)

Book cover 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...

Book cover 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.

Book cover The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither
Book cover The Hawaiian Archipelago

By: Rupert Hughes (1872-1956)

Book cover Contemporary American Composers Being a Study of the Music of This Country

By: Dion Clayton Calthrop (1878-1937)

English Costume by Dion Clayton Calthrop English Costume

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)

Book cover 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)

Book cover Indian Boyhood
Book cover Wigwam Evenings Sioux Folk Tales Retold
Book cover Indian To-day

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)

Book cover The Spirit of Rome
Book cover The Countess of Albany

By: Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931)

Book cover The Psychology of Revolution

By: Marmaduke William Pickthall (1875-1936)

Book cover Oriental Encounters Palestine and Syria, 1894-6

By: Gertrude Burford Rawlings

Book cover 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)

Book cover The Frontier in American History
Book cover Rise of the New West, 1819-1829
Book cover The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin

By: Wayne Whipple (1856-1942)

Book cover 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)

Book cover White Lies

By: Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920)

Book cover South American Fights and Fighters And Other Tales of Adventure
Book cover A Little Traitor to the South A War Time Comedy With a Tragic Interlude
Book cover For Love of Country A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution

By: Peter Fisher (1782-1848)

Book cover 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)

Book cover Roughing it De Luxe

By: Milburg F. Mansfield (1871-)

Book cover Dickens' London
Book cover Royal Palaces and Parks of France
Book cover The Automobilist Abroad
Book cover The Cathedrals of Northern France

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