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A Book Of Scoundrels

  [english | 1897]  

Charles Whibley

Summary: [I found this book to be overly wordy and full of words that were in fashion a long time ago. It was of some interest if one is willing to wade through so much courtly verbiage. It may appeal to those who enjoy Shakespeare though it is not quite that convoluted.]
Genres: [history | biography | mysterydetectiveDownloads: 455

A Brief Account Of The Destruction Of The Indies

  [english | 1552]  

Bartolome De Las Casas

Summary: [A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is an account written by the Spanish Dominican friar Bartolome de las Casas in 1542 (published in 1552) about the mistreatment of Native Americans in colonial times and sent to then Prince Philip II of Spain. One of the stated purposes for writing the account is his fear of Spain coming under divine punishment and his concern for the souls of the ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 192

A Brief History Of Element Discovery Synthesis

  [english | 1963]  

Glen Watson

Excerpts: [... ELEMENT DISCOVERY, SYNTHESIS, and ANALYSIS. Glen W. Watson September 1963. [Illustration]. LAWRENCE RADIATION LABORATORY University of California ...... electron orbits to a once unknown Swiss patent clerk, Albert Einstein, and his now famous theories to Poland's Marie Curie who, in 1898, with her French ...... For example, gold and silver were supposedly different combinations of ...]
Genres: [science | history | post 1930Downloads: 417

A Brief History Of Panics

  [english | 1915]  

Clement Juglar

Excerpts: [... matter, I have condensed his theory as follows:. A Crisis or Panic may be defined as a stoppage of the rise of prices: that is to say, the period ...... the farmers had to sell fell away, and bills could not be met, and their troubles were added to those of the minority of the consumers of the country ...... or a panicky and impoverishing, state of general business. TABLE NO. 1....]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 273

A Burial Cave In Baja California

  [english | 1960]  

William Massey

Excerpts: [... the assistance of Mrs. Gene Marquez, whose services as a typist were provided by the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Florida. Above ...... of carrying 348 7. Detail showing insertion of feathers in hitches of carrying 349. [Illustration: Map 1. Baja California, showing location of Baha ...... along the gulf coast in the 16th century. Later there were ...]
Genres: [history | post 1930Downloads: 288

A Canadian Manor And Its Seigneurs

  [english | 1908]  

George Wrong

Summary: [A Canadian Manor And Its Seigneurs The Story Of A Hundred Years 1761 1861 by George M Wrong. With Illustrations]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 29

A Century Of Negro Migration

  [english | 1918]  

Carter Woodson

Excerpts: [... there was a decided reaction which soon blighted their hopes.[3] In the Northern commonwealths, however, the sentiment in behalf of universal freedom, ...... were not free to extend their operations throughout the colonies, they did much to enable the Negroes to reach free soil. As the Quakers believed in ...... the sea, especially on the slavery question.[33] The natural endowment ...]
Genres: [non fiction | history | african american studiesDownloads: 381

A Century Of Wrong

  [english | 1900]  

F Reitz

Summary: [Francis William Reitz Jr. (Swellendam 5 October 1844 - Cape Town 27 March 1934) was a South African lawyer politician statesman publicist and poet member of parliament of the Cape Colony Chief Justice and fifth State President of the Orange Free State State Secretary of the South African Republic at the time of the Second Boer War and the first president of the Senate of the Union of South Africa....]
Genres: [history | warDownloads: 13

A Chronicle Of London From 1089 To 1483

  [english | 1827]  


Excerpts: [... SHOE-LANE. [Illustration: ALERE FLAMMAM.]. [Illustration: Fac-simile of a page of the Chronicle of London in the Harleian M.S. 565, fol. 37. J. ...... aldermen, with the counseill and assent of alle the citee, and be othe sworne on the Evaungelies, that fro this tyme forth there schull never schirreves ...... nothyng worthy to be preysed. Also in this yere Reynold of Lanfare,[17] ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 144

A Complete Account Of The Settlement At Port Jackson

  [english | ]  

Watkin Tench

Excerpts: [... new country, aggravated by the miseries of bad diet, and incessant toil, will find few admirers. Nor were our exertions less unsuccessful than they ...... on board, he appeared neither afraid or ashamed of what he had done, but sat apart, melancholy and dispirited, and continued so until he saw the ...... to the surrounding country (which is a very common custom) the squirrels, ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 18

A Concise History And Directory Of The City Of Norwich For

  [english | 1810]  

C Berry

Excerpts: [... it lies considerably eastward of the centre of the county of Norfolk, of which it is the capital, and indeed it may be considered as the principal city ...... first introduced in this Island, is not certain but it may be supposed it was early practised in Norfolk, from the circumstance of spinning with the ...... by a narrow jealousy and want of unanimity amongst the manufacturers. ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 374

A Daughter Of Raasay

  [english | 1902]  

William Macleod Raine

Excerpts: [... to a worthless cause, care has been taken to make the story agree with history. The writer does not of course indorse the view of Prince Charles' ...... the four assailants who hemmed him against the wall, his point flashing here and there with swift irregularity to daunt their valiancy. At the moment ...... grows late. The lady will lose her beauty sleep. Shall you and I go ...]
Genres: [history | fiction and literatureDownloads: 365

A Day In Old Athens

  [english | 1914]  

William Stearns Davis

Excerpts: [... and it is hoped no reader will be led into serious error. The year 360 B.C. has been selected for the hypothetical time of this visit, not because ...... staves. 10. The Gate and the Street Scenes.-The crowds grow denser as everybody approaches the frequented Peirus Gate, for nearly all of Attica ...... of easy gestures and flowing drapery who moves towards the Tholos. There is ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 85

A Forgotten Hero

  [english | 1883]  

Emily Sarah Holt

Summary: [A Forgotten Hero by Emily Sarah Holt. Excerpt from the book... Clarice with another courtesy and a murmur of thanks took her seat in the recess of the window where her mother was already sitting. For these two were mother and daughter a middle-aged comfortable-looking mother with a mixture of firmness and good-nature in her face and a daughter of some sixteen years rather pale and slender but ...]
Genres: [fiction and literature | history | romanceDownloads: 70

A Further Contribution To The Study Of The Mortuary Customs

  [english | ]  

C Yarrow

Excerpts: [... covered with two or three mats made of rushes or cane. The coffin is made of woven reeds or hollow canes tied fast at both ends. When everything is ...... the Pueblo Indians of San Geronimo de Taos, New Mexico, furnished by Judge Anthony Joseph, will show in a manner how civilized customs have become engrafted ...... usage. His reply was nearly in the following words: Our prophet ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 145

A Gold Hunter Experience

  [english | 1898]  

Chalkley Hambleton

Summary: [Reprint. Originally published: Chicago : Printed by R.R. Donnelley 1898.]
Genres: [biography | history | audiobookDownloads: 43

A Half Century Of Conflict Volume Ii

  [english | 1892]  

Francis Parkman Jr

Summary: [Francis Parkman (September 16 1823 - November 8 1893) was an American historian best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 443

A Historic Sketch Lest We Forget Company E 26th Ohio

  [english | 1909]  

Walden Kelly

Excerpts: [... Date: April 16, 2010 [EBook #32015]. A Historic Sketch. Lest We Forget. Company E 26th Ohio Infantry. In the War for the Union. 1861-65. By ...... George H. Thomas and skirmished lightly with the enemy, expecting orders, which never came, to attack. We listened to the roar of the battle to our ...... in the reserve and remained there during January 1, 1863. On the morning of ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 136

A History Of Art For Beginners And Students

  [english | 1887]  

Clara Erskine Clement Waters

Summary: [A History of is a 1971 non-fiction book by physicist Petr Beckmann that presents a laymans introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant Pi. Beckmann was a Czechoslovakian who fled the Communist regime to come to the United States his dislike of authority gives A History of a style that belies its dry title. For example his chapter on the era following the classical age of ancient ...]
Genres: [history | artDownloads: 391

A History Of Giggleswick School

  [english | 1912]  

Edward Allen Bell

Summary: [A History of is a 1971 non-fiction book by physicist Petr Beckmann that presents a laymans introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant Pi. Beckmann was a Czechoslovakian who fled the Communist regime to come to the United States his dislike of authority gives A History of a style that belies its dry title. For example his chapter on the era following the classical age of ancient ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 338
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