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Eight Days In New Orleans In February 1847

  [english | 1847]  

Albert James Pickett


Excerpts: [... with an outfit of a thousand men, with arms, munitions, priests and chains. His object, the conquest of a country teeming with wealth and splendour, ...... to reach their native country, which he was never to see. To conceal his body from the brutalities of the natives, it was encased in an oaken trough, ...... property greatly augmented in value. But these pious adventurers were ...]
Genres: [essays | historyDownloads: 434

El Kab

  [english | 1897]  

J Quibell


Excerpts: [... four days had cleared out several of the uninscribed tombs in the famous hill, and had made them into a most comfortable house. Nothing in Egypt makes ...... one has a good view of the whole neighbourhood. The town lies at the mouth of a wide valley, flanked by broken ranges of sandstone hills. An hour's ...... were examined. The precise number cannot be given, for when the walls ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 301

Eleven Days In The Militia During The War Of The Rebellion

  [english | 1883]  

A Militiaman


Excerpts: [... which they originally inspired, the writer has been encouraged, after the lapse of nearly a generation, to undertake the pleasing and congenial task. Fidelity ...... very narration of them appears to savor more of humor than of valor-there were among their number multitudes who were animated by as warm a patriotism ...... on the 4th of September issued a proclamation recommending ...]
Genres: [history | warDownloads: 46

Elizabethan Sea Dogs

  [english | 1918]  

William Wood


Summary: [Bibliographical note: p. 241-245.]
Genres: [nautical | historyDownloads: 449

Elogio Historico Do Conde De Ficalho

  [english | 1906]  

Eduardo Burnay


Excerpts: [... de comparecer, por motivo felizmente destituido de gravidade, se acha para todos gratamente representado por Vossa Magestade e por Vossa Alteza Real-a ...... e que para mim se radicou em vinte annos de excellente camaradagem escolar. O justo elogio do Conde de Ficalho surgiu, pode dizer-se immediato, por ...... a sesso de hoje no lhe pertence exclusivamente: tem de repartil-a com o ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 113

Ely Cathedral

  [english | 1852]  

Anonymous


Summary: [The Fly in the Cathedral is a 2004 book by Brian Cathcart telling the story of how physicists around the world but particularly in the University of Cambridges Cavendish Laboratory split the atom in the 1930s. The title refers to the size of the atomic nucleus in relation to the size of the whole atom. Although this analogy was made in the very early 20th century many years before accurate ...]
Genres: [history | religionDownloads: 383

England

  [english | ]  

Charles Dudley Warner


Summary: [England Their England (1933) is an affectionately satirical comic novel of 1920s English rural society by the Scottish writer A. G. Macdonell. It is particularly famed for its portrayal of village cricket.]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 187

English Embroidered Bookbindings

  [english | 1899]  

Cyril James Humphries Davenport


Excerpts: [... have cut them as well. Making its start under these unfavourable conditions, the English book-trade was exposed at once to the full competition ...... Chippendale specimens seem to me the most pleasing of their kind, and certainly in our own day the work of Mr. Sherborn has no rival, except in that ...... pattern by hand, is another blot. Nevertheless, it is almost impossible to ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 431

English Travellers Of The Renaissance

  [english | ]  

Clare Howard


Excerpts: [... alone. I wish this essay were a more worthy result of his influence. CLARE HOWARD. BARNARD COLLEGE, NEW YORK. October 1913. Introduction.INTRODUCTION. Among ...... doctor of civil and canon law[27] or Anthony St Lieger, who, according to Lloyd, when twelve years of age was sent for his grammar learning with ...... honor by the experience of the world, Jones declares that he first ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 155

Essai Historique Sur Lorigine Des Hongrois

  [french | 1844]  

Auguste Grando


Excerpts: [... de la Juhrie[5] et il est constat que, si Rktzi ne tira pas alors des Russes les secours qu'il pouvait en attendre, ce fut parce qu'il se dfia de ...... du Vatican, ne furent pas les seules que les Magyars tentrent. Bonfinio crit que Mathias Corvin, ayant appris par des marchands qu'il y avait des ...... de la ddicace, oli. s tl vala. et c'tait l'hiver. [Note 17: Honny veut dire ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 342

Essays On The Materialistic Conception Of History

  [english | 1908]  

Antonio Labriola


Excerpts: [... themselves a monopoly of science we do not seek to maintain an abstract and generic thesis like lawyers or sophists, and we do not plume ourselves on ...... every one, that is to say, revolutionizing completely the form of production. Just as the League of the Just had become The Communist League ...... race. Often it happens that this sentiment in its pessimistic form operates ...]
Genres: [essays | historyDownloads: 182

Etudes Sur La Littrature Franaise Au Xixe Sicle

  [french | 1908]  

Alexandre Vinet


Excerpts: [... fvrier.-Leon (3e) sur l'Allemagne. 21 -Achev Madame de Stal. 4 mars.-Lettre de Madame de Stal. (Il s'agit d'une lettre de Mme Auguste de ...... attendait de l'autre ct de l'Atlantique le premier signal de la fortune. La France, je crois, lui en sut peu de gr, et M. de Talleyrand ne se piqua pas, ...... Comme je ne reviendrai pas sur cet crit, je dirai ici que l'excellente doctrine ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 332

Euphorion

  [english | 1882]  

Vernon Lee


Summary: [Professor David Vernon Williams is the deputy dean of the University of Aucklands Faculty of Law. He came from the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School. His formal tertiary education qualifications include undergraduate degrees in history and in law from Victoria University of Wellington a graduate degree in law from the University of Oxford England ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 53

Europe And The Faith

  [english | 1920]  

Hilaire Belloc


Summary: [Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc (27 July 1870 - 16 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He is most notable for his Catholic faith which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G.K. Chesterton. Recent ...]
Genres: [religion | historyDownloads: 135

Exiled For The Faith

  [english | 1898]  

W G Kingston


Summary: [Exiled For The Faith Illustrated Edition Dodo Press by W H G Kingston. William Henry Giles Kingston 1814-1880 was a writer of tales for boys. He was born in London but spent much of his youth in Oporto. His first book The Circassian Chief appeared in 1844. His first book for boys Peter the Whaler was published in 1851 and had such success that he retired from business and devoted himself entirely ...]
Genres: [history | religion | fiction and literatureDownloads: 425

Expedicion De Catalanes Y Argoneses Al Oriente

  [spanish | 1777]  

D Francisco De Moncada


Excerpts: [... en su afrenta y deshonor, tomaron las armas, y con aquel famoso hecho que comunmente llaman Vsperas Sicilianas, sacudieron de la cerviz pblica ...... los Scitas de Europa. Embiaron primero al Emperador su embajada ofreciendo servirle. Nicephoro Gregoras Autor Griego de aquellos tiempos refiere lo mucho ...... gobernada por Capitanes y Prncipes de valor, no de sangre, quien obedecan ...]
Genres: [travel | adventure | historyDownloads: 392

Familiar Letters Of John Adams And His Wife Abigail Adams

  [english | 1875]  

Abigail Adams


Summary: [--v. 1-3. Plays.--v. 4. The fathers or The good-natured man a comedy. The life of Jonathan Wild the Great. A journey from this world to the next]
Genres: [biography | correspondence | historyDownloads: 193

Famous Singers Of To Day And Yesterday

  [english | 1898]  

Henry Charles Lahee


Excerpts: [... her a pension of 2,400 livres, and ordered that apartments should be given her in the Htel d'Angevilliers. In 1803 she died in obscurity. Among ...... deep contralto. It was rich, round, and full, though of limited compass, being confined within about one octave of good natural notes. Her style was rich ...... sister was the once celebrated Grassini, a contemporary of Mrs. ...]
Genres: [music | historyDownloads: 107

Fiat Money Inflation In France

  [english | 1914]  

Andrew Dickson White


Excerpts: [... unlimited issue of silver dollars which cost really something when they could issue unlimited paper dollars which virtually cost nothing. In thus ...... be taken the issue was to be largely in the shape of notes of 1,000, 300 and 200livres too large to be used as ordinary currency, but of convenient ...... a political prophecy meet with more exact fulfillment in every line than the ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 87

Fifth Avenue

  [english | 1918]  

Arthur Bartlett Maurice


Excerpts: [... of John Mann, Jr., and Mary Mann. The latter must have been a landowner of some importance in her day, for the fragment of a chart runs into the margin ...... to whited sepulchres to the lake which burns with fire and brimstone. Of instrumental accompaniment there was none, and free scope was both given ...... comfort herself, in her home-sickness for the family, at ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 159
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