By: Russell Herman Conwell (1843-1925)
Acres of Diamonds
Text of famous inspirational lecture and biography of Russell Conwell, a Baptist minister and Temple University Founder
By: Ruth Edna Kelley
The Book of Hallowe'en
This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe’en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year,—such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is illustrated by selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe’en ideas.
By: S. A. Reilly
|Our Legal Heritage|
By: S. Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
Curious Myths of the Middle Ages
This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-Gould's most successful publications.
By: S. C. (Stephen Cullen) Carpenter (-1820?)
|The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 4, April 1810|
By: S. L. (Stephen Lincoln) Goodale (1815-1897)
|The Principles of Breeding or, Glimpses at the Physiological Laws involved in the Reproduction and Improvement of Domestic Animals|
By: Saint Therese (1873-1897)
The Story of a Soul
Marie Francoise Therese Martin, affectionately known as ‘The Little Flower’, was born on January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France to Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin. She was the youngest and one of five surviving sisters of the nine Martin children. When Therese was 3, her mother died. Louis Martin moved his family to Lisieux to be closer to his late wife’s brother and his family. It was there that Therese’s sister, Pauline, entered the Carmel at Lisieux on October 2, 1882. Therese at that time also heard the Divine Call to religious life...
By: Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Summa Theologica, Pars Prima
More than nine hundred years after it was first written, this unfinished work of a scholar saint still has the power to move our minds and hearts and set us thinking on the really important questions of life. Summa Theologica or simply the Summa as it is known, was written some time between 1265-74. It is a work that has had a profound and enduring influence on Western thought and literature. Designed to provide answers to Catholic theologians about the teachings of the Church, Thomas Aquinas' book instead goes far beyond its stated purpose...
By: Sam R. Watkins (1839-1901)
'Co. Aytch,' Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big Show
Samuel “Sam” Rush Watkins (June 26, 1839 – July 20, 1901) was a noted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. He is known today for his memoir Company Aytch: Or, a Side Show of the Big Show, often heralded as one of the best primary sources about the common soldier's Civil War experience....Sam’s writing style is quite engaging and skillfully captures the pride, misery, glory, and horror experienced by the common foot soldier. Watkins is often featured and quoted in Ken Burns’ 1990 documentary titled The Civil War. (Introduction from Wikipedia)
By: Samuel D. Gordon (1859-1936)
Quiet Talks on Prayer
An open life, an open hand, open upward, is the pipe line of communication between the heart of God and this poor befooled old world. Our prayer is God’s opportunity to get into the world that would shut Him out. (From the first chapter)
Quiet Talks about Jesus
So far as I can find out, I have no theory about Jesus to make these talks fit into. I have tried to find out for myself what the old Book of God tells about Him. And here I am trying to tell to others, as simply as I can, what I found. It was by the tedious, twisting path of doubt that I climbed the hill of truth up to some of its summits of certainty. I am free to confess that I am ignorant of the subject treated here save for the statements of that Book, and for the assent within my own spirit to these statements, which has greatly deepened the impression they made, and make...
By: Samuel Edward Dibble (1882-)
|Elements of Plumbing|
By: Samuel J. Record
|The Mechanical Properties of Wood Including a Discussion of the Factors Affecting the Mechanical Properties, and Methods of Timber Testing|
By: Samuel McHarry
|The Practical Distiller An Introduction To Making Whiskey|
By: Samuel Pegge (1704-1796)
|The Forme of Cury A Roll of Ancient English Cookery Compiled, about A.D. 1390|
By: Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)
Lives of the Engineers (George and Robert Stephenson)
George Stephenson did not invent the steam engine, that was due to Newcomen and later to James Watt. He did not invent the steam locomotive, that was due to a number of people including Cugnot, Trevithick and others. He did not invent the Railway. Railways or tramways had been in use for two hundred years before Stephenson.The reason why Stephenson was known as ‘The father of the steam locomotive’ was that he took a primitive, unreliable and wholly uneconomic device and turning it into an efficient...
|Men of Invention and Industry|
|Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers|
By: Samuel W. (Samuel William) Johnson (1830-1909)
|Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel|
By: Samuel White Baker (1821-1893)
|Wild Beasts and Their Ways, Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa and America — Volume 1|
By: Sara Cone Bryant (1873-?)
How to Tell Stories to Children, and Some Stories to Tell
Sara Cone Bryant was an educator and storyteller who wrote several books on the importance of oral storytelling to children, and stories to tell children. This volume expounds on her theories and practices of telling stories to children, and provides several examples. Her conversational writing style makes this work as relevant for parents and teachers as it was 90 years ago.
|Stories to Tell to Children|
|Stories to Tell Children Fifty-Four Stories With Some Suggestions For Telling|
By: Sara Ware Bassett (1872-1968)
|The Story of Silk|
|Steve and the Steam Engine|
Story of Wool
Mr. Clark and Donald spend a year out west to the Crescent Ranch in Idaho learning about raising sheep.
|The Story of Sugar|
By: Sarah Knowles Bolton
Lives of Girls Who Became Famous
This book is a collection of short biographies of notable women, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Florence Nightingale, and many others.
Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous
These characters have been chosen from various countries and from varied professions, that the youth who read this book may see that poverty is no barrier to success. It usually develops ambition, and nerves people to action. Life at best has much of struggle, and we need to be cheered and stimulated by the careers of those who have overcome obstacles.If Lincoln and Garfield, both farmer-boys, could come to the Presidency, then there is a chance for other farmer-boys. If Ezra Cornell, a mechanic, could become the president of great telegraph companies, and leave millions to a university, then other mechanics can come to fame...
By: Sarah Morgan Dawson (1842-1909)
A Confederate Girl's Diary
Sarah Morgan Dawson was a young woman of 20 living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she began this diary. The American Civil War was raging. Though at first the conflict seemed far away, it would eventually be brought home to her in very personal terms. Her family's loyalties were divided. Sarah's father, though he disapproved of secession, declared for the South when Louisiana left the Union. Her eldest brother, who became the family patriarch when his father died in 1861, was for the Union, though he refused to take up arms against his fellow Southerners...
By: Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer (1849-1937)
|Many Ways for Cooking Eggs|
|Ice Creams, Water Ices, Frozen Puddings Together with Refreshments for all Social Affairs|