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Henry Viii And His Court

  [english | 1911]  

Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Summary: [Nationality.--Advent of the middle class.--The new monarchy.--Henry VIII and the English reformation.--Parliament.--Social revolution.--Political ideas of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.--Church and state in England and Scotland.--Cromwellian constitutions.--Colonial expansion.--The University of London and the study of history.]
Genres: [history | biographyDownloads: 416

Herbert Hoover

  [english | 1920]  

Vernon Kellogg

Excerpts: [... and is now Mrs. Theodore Hoover. In those days she was known as Mildred of the berry-patches, as all the children for miles around associated her in ...... any other external influence in determining Hoover's later education and adopted ession. In Portland Herbert got a job in a real estate office as ...... promptly broke out on them in his forcible manner. What do you mean, he ...]
Genres: [history | biography | politicsDownloads: 442

Het Leven Van Hugo De Groot

  [dutch | 1785]  

J Elwe

Excerpts: [... OLDENBARNEVELD, met traanen van medelyden naar het verachtelyke schavot te vergezellen-zy die niet zonder innerlyke ontroering, dien grooten Vaderlander, ...... door onze Vaderlandsche Historieschryvers mede ten breedsten uitgemeeten wordt volgends BOXHORN, is de laatstgemelde geboren te Delft, in den jaare 1546: ...... verdienstelyk gekweeten moet hebben, aangezien hy, ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 104

Hilaire Belloc

  [english | 1916]  

C Creighton Mandell

Excerpts: [... Regents with whom to counter this generalization and when I came to think of it, it was quite true. I have noticed the same thing about many ...... of the force within him. So abundant is his vitality, that less forceful natures receive from him an access of energy. This vigour appears, in his person, ...... because in the studious leisure of vast endowments they have never felt ...]
Genres: [criticism | biographyDownloads: 14

Historic Boys

  [english | 1886]  

Elbridge Streeter Brooks

Summary: [Marcus of Rome.--Brain of Munster.--Olaf of Norwa.--William of Normandy.--Baldwin of Jersalem.--Frederick of Hobenstaufen.--Harry of Monmouth.--Givanni of Florence.--Ixtill of Tescuco.-Louis of Bourbon.--Charles of Sweden.--Van Rensselaer of Rensselaerswyck.]
Genres: [biography | historyDownloads: 277


  [english | 1904]  

Beatrice Fortescue

Summary: [Broken wings.--The Beldonald Holbein.--The two faces.--The tone of time.--The special type.--Mrs. Medwin.--Flickerbridge.--The story in it.--The beast in the jungle.--The birthplace.--The papers.]
Genres: [biography | artDownloads: 201

Holland And Germany

  [english | 1894]  

Giacomo Casanova

Summary: [Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt (April 2 1725 ? June 4 1798) was a Venetian adventurer and author. His main book Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life) part autobiography and part memoir is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. He was so famous as a womanizer that his name remains synonymous with the art of ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 347

Homer And His Age

  [english | 1906]  

Andrew Lang

Excerpts: [... poets must have archaeologised, must have kept asking themselves, Is this or that detail true to the past. which artists in uncritical ages never ...... which nothing is known in Iliad or Odyssey. The Little Iliad is dated about 700 B.C. (11) The Nostoi mentions Molossians, not named by Homer (which is ...... But they provide these heroes with the armorial bearings which came in ...]
Genres: [biography | historyDownloads: 465

Honore De Balzac

  [english | 1914]  

Albert Keim And Louis Lumet

Summary: [Honore De Balzac His Life And Writings by Mary F Sandars. Literary biography. According to Wikipedia Honore de Balzac May 20 1799 - August 18 1850 was a nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comedie humaine which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 170


  [english | 1905]  

William Tuckwell

Excerpts: [... Aristippus that subjective pleasure is the only happiness. His philosophy was never very strenuous, always more practical than speculative he ...... the obscene rites of witches, a haunt of dogs and vultures. He made it healthy and beautiful Horace celebrates its salubrity, and Augustus, when ...... tongue-tied and stammering, the great man reserved and haughty: they parted ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 485


  [english | 1916]  

Arthur Christopher Benson

Excerpts: [... 2006 [eBook #18615]. E-text prepared by Stacy Brown, Geoff Horton, and the (/). Note: also has an HTML version of this file which includes the ...... At the foot of the stairs a door on the right takes you into a small sitting-room, with a huge stone fireplace a big window looks south, past the ...... a story less characteristic both of Hugh's own attitude of mind as well as of the ...]
Genres: [biography | religionDownloads: 63

Hugh Bishop Of Lincoln

  [english | 1901]  

Charles Marson

Excerpts: [... perhaps one should say the end of the age of monastic influence. Pope Eugenius III., the great Suger and St. Bernard, all died when Hugh was a young ...... rough robe would rake the skin and flesh from young bones. The harsh discipline would crush the very frame of tender youth. The other monks were less ...... the chapter-house, milk for the auditorium. The secular people, if they ...]
Genres: [history | biography | religionDownloads: 26

I Married A Ranger

  [english | 1930]  

Dama Margaret Smith

Excerpts: [... lies a fascination a stranger without the gates can never share. I was the first woman ever placed in field service at the Grand Canyon, and the Superintendent ...... ease no banker ever toiled from dawn until all hours of the night, Sunday included. I made pothooks and translated them. I put figures down and added ...... him in Rainier Ranger West had met him at Glacier. He taught ...]
Genres: [romance | adventure | biographyDownloads: 6

In Bohemia With Du Maurier

  [english | 1896]  

Felix Moscheles

Summary: [Microfilm. Washington D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service 1985. 1 microfilm reel 35 mm.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 389

In The Boyhood Of Lincoln

  [english | 1898]  

Hezekiah Butterworth

Summary: [In The Boyhood Of Lincoln A Tale Of The Tunker Schoolmaster And The Times Of Black Hawk by Hezekiah Butterworth. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc. that were either part of the original artifact or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is ...]
Genres: [biography | history | fiction and literatureDownloads: 232

In The Claws Of The German Eagle

  [english | 1917]  

Albert Rhys Williams

Excerpts: [... with making his playhouse the center of distribution for the forbidden newspapers smuggled into Brussels. There was a Belgian soldier in uniform, woefully ...... first I had been taken in the morning. It was now turned into a trial chamber. Javert, as prosecutor, was seated on one side of the table, while around ...... the utter absurdity of the charge against me. And my defense ...]
Genres: [war | biography | espionageDownloads: 346

In The Footprints Of The Padres

  [english | 1911]  

Charles Warren Stoddard

Excerpts: [... he and I, through the streets of that old Monterey, old no longer save in memory, he would invariably take me to a certain high board fence, and looking ...... and so returned to the Star of the West for another load of passengers. There was mire at Machuca, and steaming heat but the path along the river-bank ...... came quite up to the tent when, sitting down, the king took off ...]
Genres: [biography | travel | historyDownloads: 148

In The Ranks Of The C I V

  [english | 1900]  

Erskine Childers

Summary: [Dornbusch C. E. King]
Genres: [war | biography | historyDownloads: 440

Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

  [english | ]  

Harriet Jacobs

Summary: [This was such a wonderful book about a woman who endured under the most trying circumstances. She was a true inspiration.]
Genres: [biography | african american studies | audiobookDownloads: 282

Indian Boyhood

  [english | 1902]  

Charles Eastman

Summary: [This is a true coming-of-age story that is a national treasure. It is autobiographical and gives a viewpoint like no other that I have read thus far.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 413
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