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Fighting France

  [english | 1918]  

Edith Wharton


Summary: [Fighting France Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton. AUGUST On the 30th of July 1914 motoring north from Poitiers we had lunched somewhere by the roadside under apple-trees on the edge of a field. Other fields stretched away on our right and left to a border of woodland and a village steeple. All around was noonday quiet and the sober disciplined landscape which the traveller s memory is apt to evoke ...]
Genres: [war | historyDownloads: 499

Figures Of Several Centuries

  [english | 1916]  

Arthur Symons


Excerpts: [... moments that his narrative moves, with a more reticent and effective symbolism than any other narrative known to me. They are the moments in ...... only Lamb, who was always wandering, never lost sense of direction, or failed to know how far he had strayed from the road. The quality which came ...... into his daily life at Dux, as in this note, scribbled on a fragment of paper ...]
Genres: [biography | historyDownloads: 270

Five Stages Of Greek Religion

  [english | 1951]  

Gilbert Murray


Summary: [George Gilbert Aim Murray (2 January 1866 ? 20 May 1957) was an Australian born British classical scholar and public intellectual with connections in many spheres. He was an outstanding scholar of the language and culture of Ancient Greece perhaps the leading authority in the first half of the twentieth century. He is the basis for the character of Adolphus Cusins in his friend Shaws play Major ...]
Genres: [religion | history | post 1930Downloads: 210

Flag And Fleet

  [english | 1919]  

William Wood


Excerpts: [... Logs of the Conquest of Canada Author of All Afloat: A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways Elizabethan Sea Dogs: A Chronicle of Drake and his Companions ...... words than Anglo-Saxon, which only names two of the five chief tribes from which most English-speaking people come, and which is not nearly so true ...... on their own account. So Henry recalled his Englishmen, lest they should ...]
Genres: [nautical | history | warDownloads: 82

For Name And Fame

  [english | ]  

G Henty


Summary: [The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Two: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time (1973) is an anthology edited by Ben Bova. It honors works published prior to the institution of the Nebula Awards in 1965. Twenty-two novellas first published between 1895 and 1961 were selected by the Science Fiction Writers of America as part of the same voting process that established the contents ...]
Genres: [adventure | history | fiction and literatureDownloads: 401

For The Liberty Of Texas

  [english | 1900]  

Edward Stratemeyer


Summary: [For The Liberty Of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer. This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks notations marginalia and flawed pages.]
Genres: [war | adventure | historyDownloads: 360

Formation Of The Union

  [english | 1892]  

Albert Bushnell Hart


Summary: [v. 1. Thwaites R. G. The colonies 1492-1750. 1891.--v. 2. Hart. A. B. Formation of the Union 1750-1829. 1892.--v. 3. Wilson W. Division and reunion 1829-1889. 1893.]
Genres: [politics | historyDownloads: 372

Fort Amity

  [english | 1904]  

Arthur Thomas Quiller Couch


Summary: [Another absolutely superb work by this author. To think Id never heard of him until recently and only stumbled across him because of this much-appreciated web site (manybooks.net)!]
Genres: [romance | history | fiction and literatureDownloads: 129

Four American Indians

  [english | 1904]  

Frances Perry


Summary: [An Introduction To The Mortuary Customs Of The North American Indians by C H Yarrow. Two such mounds have been described already in the county of Perry. Others have been found in various parts of the country. There is one at least in the vicinity of Licking River not many miles from Newark. There is another on a branch of Hargus s Creek a few miles to the northeast of Circleville. There were ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 164

Fragments Of Two Centuries

  [english | 1893]  

Alfred Kingston


Excerpts: [... as one half of it was concerned. Of the other half we may get some other glimpses hereafter. What were known during the present century as the Royston ...... rather than sentiment, and, cherishing that life-germ planted by Adam Smith, earned, not from the lips of Napoleon as is commonly supposed, but ...... with a series of four or five iron tires or hoops round the feloes, and the ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 324

Franco Gallia

  [english | 1721]  

Francis Hotoman


Summary: [Franco Gallia Or An Account Of The Ancient Free State Of France And Most Other Parts Of Europe Before The Loss Of Their Liberties by Francis Hotoman. Written originally in Latin in 1574.]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 308

French Pathfinders In North America

  [english | 1905]  

William Henry Johnson


Excerpts: [... Europe when it had a climate like that of Greenland. The lamented {6} Dr. John Fiske puts the case thus strongly: The stone arrow-heads, the sewing-needles, ...... still runs through it, and kinship is the bond that holds together all the members. {21}. Now, this was just the stage of social progress that the ...... now some solemn ceremony to propitiate the spirits who were ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 268

From Capetown To Ladysmith

  [english | 1900]  

G Steevens


Excerpts: [... A COLUMN ON THE MOVE-THE NIMBLE GUNS-GARRISON GUNNERS AT WORK-THE VELDT ON FIRE-EFFECTIVE SHRAPNEL-THE VALUE OF THE ENGAGEMENT. ...... by Tinta Inyoni, was a low, stony ridge this the Gloucesters lined on the left. The Devons, who led the column, fell naturally on to the right ...... also comparatively harmless. There were also one or two of their field-guns opposite the ...]
Genres: [history | warDownloads: 331

From The Rapidan To Richmond And The Spottsylvania Campaign

  [english | 1920]  

William Meade Dame


Summary: [From The Rapidan To Richmond And The Spottsylvania Campaign by William Meade Dame. Formatted for Kindle. Linked Contents footnotes and Index. Illustrations. A Sketch in Personal Narrative of the Scenes a Soldier Saw By William Meade Dame Private First Company Richmond Howitzers CONTENTS Introduction I. Sketch of Camp Life the Winter Before the Spottsylvania Campaign II. Battle of the Wilderness ...]
Genres: [war | history | biographyDownloads: 106

From The St

  [english | 1916]  

Frederic Curry


Excerpts: [... known as the drill season, the results obtained are good. General French, in his report of a few years ago, described our horses as half-broken ...... of a typical Militia battalion during the several days covered by this mysterious term manoeuvres.. The General Idea has been received the night before ...... their opinion, with true Canadian freedom, as to their usefulness. This ...]
Genres: [history | warDownloads: 112

From Xylographs To Lead Molds A D 1440 A D 1921

  [english | 1921]  

H Forster


Summary: [From Xylographs To Lead Molds A D 1440 A D 1921 by H C Forster. FROM XYLOGRAPHS TO LEAD MOLDS AD 1440AD 1921 Copyright 1921 The Rapid Electrotype Company Cincinnati Ohio FOREWORD Printing has been called the art preservative of all arts. The invention of individual movable cast-metal type between A. D. 1440 and 1446 made printing a commercial possibility. The subsequent rapid spread of the art ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 189

Frontier Service During The Rebellion

  [english | 1885]  

George Pettis


Summary: [Frontier Service During The Rebellion by George H Pettis. FRONTIER SERVICE DURING THE REBELLION OR A HISTORY OF COMPANY K FIRST INFANTRY CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS. BY GEORGE H. PETTIS ]
Genres: [history | warDownloads: 467

Froude History Of England

  [english | 1890]  

Charles Kingsley


Excerpts: [... History of England. Etext Froude's History of England, by Kingsley #10 in our series by Charles Kingsley. Title: Froude's History of ...... has passed for three hundred years since the fall of Wolsey is most likely to be (and, indeed, may be proved to be) one huge libel on the whole nation, ...... men have painfully worked out as second-hand capital for hustings-speeches and ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 129

Ftes Et Coutumes Populaires

  [french | 1911]  

Charles Le Goffic


Excerpts: [... GRAVURES. Librairie Armand Colin. Rue de Mzires, 5, PARIS. 1911. MA PETITE HERVINE. Introduction. Les ftes et les coutumes populaires. L'admirable ...... la partie religieuse de leurs solennits: ce qui avait t l'lment essentiel de la fte n'en tait plus que l'accessoire. On finit, dans certains corps ...... est le prtexte d'une scne piquante. Pendant l'aprs-midi du premier de l'An, ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 192

Galba

  [english | ]  

C Suetonius Tranquillus


Excerpts: [... the Villa of the Hens [640]. The laurel groves flourished so much, that the Caesars procured thence the boughs and crowns they bore at their triumphs. ...... and Brutus in the conspiracy against him, for which he was condemned by the Pedian law. From him were descended the grandfather and father of the emperor ...... that when he came once, amongst other boys of his own age, to pay ...]
Genres: [history | biographyDownloads: 285
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