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My Literary Passions

  [english | 1895]  

William Dean Howells


Summary: [William Dean Howells (March 1 1837 ? May 11 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.]
Genres: [biography | non fictionDownloads: 293

My Mark Twain

  [english | 1910]  

William Dean Howells


Excerpts: [... book just winning its way to universal favor. In this review I had intimated my reservations concerning the 'Innocents Abroad', but I had the luck, if ...... creature in the room Mrs. Clemens was somehow promptly at his side or hers she was always seeking occasion of kindness to those in her household ...... delight of his first acceptance among them did not renew itself till his ...]
Genres: [biography | audiobookDownloads: 442

My School Days

  [english | 1897]  

E Nesbit


Summary: [Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland 15 August 1858 - 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet whose childrens works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society a precursor to the modern Labour Party.]
Genres: [biography | non fictionDownloads: 85

My Service In The U S Colored Cavalry

  [english | 1908]  

Frederick Browne


Excerpts: [... He looked it over and said in a home-sick way, I would give $800 for that paper. I reported to Colonel Garrard, and for the first time saw this ...... board transports at Yorktown and sent up the James to City Point and Bermuda Hundred. The next day we went up the Peninsula, passing 6 and 12 Mile ...... approached Drewry's Bluff we were fired on by both infantry and artillery and ...]
Genres: [history | african american studies | biographyDownloads: 83

My Young Days

  [english | 1872]  

Anonymous


Excerpts: [... WHAT IT IS LIKE 33. V.-LITTLE COUSINS 46. VI.-WHAT ABOUT LESSONS 59. VII.-HURRAH FOR THE HOLIDAYS. 76. VIII.-THE COTTAGE ON THE CLIFF 90. IX.-SUSETTE ...... THAT CHASED THE CAT.]. It was when Uncle Hugh was a middy, and he had been sailing in a great big ship ever so long, till at last they came to some ...... funny dog-a nervous dog, Uncle Hugh called him-and he was quite afraid ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 136

Nancy Stair

  [english | 1904]  

Elinor Macartney Lane


Summary: [Verso of t.p.: Published May 1904.]
Genres: [biography | romanceDownloads: 394

Napoleon Et Alexandre Ier Tome Second

  [french | 1892]  

Albert Vandal


Summary: [Vol. 1 is 2d edition.]
Genres: [biography | historyDownloads: 38

Napoleon Et Alexandre Ier Vol 3

  [french | 1896]  

Albert Vandal


Summary: [Vol. 1 is 2d edition.]
Genres: [biography | historyDownloads: 45

Narrative Of The Life And Adventures Of Henry Bibb

  [english | 1847]  

Henry Bibb


Excerpts: [... preserved for inspection now. An examination of it will show that no alteration of sentiment, language or style, was necessary to make it what it now ...... He has labored much, and for very inadequate compensation. Lucrative offers for other quarters did not tempt him to a more itable field. His sincerity ...... weapons of any kind. The blows are made by kicking, knocking, and ...]
Genres: [biography | african american studiesDownloads: 176

Narrative Of The Voyages Round The World

  [english | 1788]  

A Kippis


Excerpts: [... revived, with the enlarged and benevolent design of promoting the happiness of the human species. A beginning of this kind was made in the reign of ...... committed by the inhabitants of Otaheite brought our voyagers into frequent difficulties, and it required all the wisdom of Lieutenant Cook to conduct ...... place of Opoony's residence, he went with our navigators to that island ...]
Genres: [travel | nautical | biographyDownloads: 86

Nathaniel Hawthorne

  [english | 1902]  

George Woodberry


Summary: [Havent read the book. However Mr. Homers review of this book seems to contain some false information. I am unable to verify any of it so far...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 98

Nero

  [english | ]  

C Suetonius Tranquillus


Summary: [The Minds of Marginalized Black Men is a non-fiction book written by Alford A. Young Jr. Young explores the lives of impoverished young black men living in the near New West Side of Chicago in order to get a better understanding of how they view their lives and what they want for their futures.]
Genres: [history | biographyDownloads: 276

Nicolas Foucquet Surintendant Des Finances

  [french | 1890]  

Arthur De Marsy


Excerpts: [... a initis la question si dlicate des Rvolutions des Pays-Bas, M. Pallain a dvoil une partie des secrets que renferme la correspondance de Talleyrand, ...... de Normandie pendant la Ligue, a su mettre it, dans son nouvel ouvrage, son exprience des affaires et les connaissances pratiques qu'il lui a ...... comme les De Haussy, de Pronne, les terriers et les archives particulires, M. J....]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 15

Niels Henrik Abel

  [french | ]  

G Mittag Leffler


Excerpts: [... ce qu'il y a de plus eleve et de plus profond dans la mathematique. Comme tant d'autres parmi les hommes les plus remarquables du nord scandinave, ...... pere d'Abel dans sa paroisse, fit graver sur la croix de sa tombe: Arrete-toi ici, voyageur, que cette tombe te rappelle Que parfois le ...... etait de la plus grande importance qu'il entrat de bonne heure en rapport avec les ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 85

Noah Webster

  [english | 1881]  

Horace Elisha Scudder


Summary: [Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Venusia December 8 65 BC ? Rome November 27 8 BC) known in the English-speaking world as Horace was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 390

Noble Deeds Of The World Heroines

  [english | 1903]  

Henry Charles Moore


Excerpts: [... she snatched up the second little girl, but the poor mite was terrified, and throwing her arms around Alice's neck cried piteously, 'Don't ...... would go round, uncalled, and if she found any lady too nervous to sleep she would stay and talk to her for a time. Only a few months before the Stella's ...... but to her great joy it was granted at once. A little later she went to live ...]
Genres: [women studies | biographyDownloads: 424

Noteworthy Families modern Science

  [english | 1906]  

Francis Galton


Excerpts: [... against which I still chafe in vain is the impracticability of ascertaining so apparently simple a matter as the number of kinsfolk of each person ...... believe his present ignorance of a particular person to be a proof that the person in question does not merit the title of noteworthy. I said what ...... Others are like the ordinary sailing ships of the present day-they are ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 47

O Infante D Henrique E A Arte De Navegar Dos Portuguezes

  [english | 1894]  

Vicente De Almeida De Ea


Excerpts: [... EDIO. REVISTA E AUGMENTADA COM ALGUMAS NOTAS. LISBOA. IMPRENSA NACIONAL. 1894. [Figura]. Vs aqui a grande machina do Mundo, Etherea, ...... da nao navegadora, a sua iniciativa enorme e absolutamente pessoal no commettimento dos mares nunca d'antes navegados. Quer a escola critica, qual ...... de Porto Santo e o das primeiras ilhas dos Aores foram devidos ao acaso. sempre uma ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 431

Observations Of A Retired Veteran

  [english | ]  

Henry Tinsley


Excerpts: [... simple courage of his life. It is for such friends that this book is published. ARMISTEAD C. GORDON. Staunton, Virginia. October, 1904. BIOGRAPHICAL ...... There would be no progress. Opinions are the lever that works the world. Precedents become mouldy, politicians change with the times, and creeds ...... their patronage that institution would do an amount of business very ...]
Genres: [biography | essaysDownloads: 376

Old Age And Death

  [english | 1894]  

Giacomo Casanova


Summary: [A Death in White Bear Lake is a true crime book by journalist Barry Siegel published in 1990. The book recounts one of the most notorious cases of child abuse ever prosecuted in the United States the murder of three year-old Dennis Jurgens by his adopted mother Lois Jurgens. The case was significant because the murder was committed in 1965 yet Lois Jurgens was not charged with the crime until ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 146
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