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Acadian Reminiscences

  [english | 1907]  

Felix Voorhies


Summary: [The author... relates the story as it was told to him by his grandmother.]
Genres: [history | religionDownloads: 185

Achenwall Observations On North America

  [english | 1767]  

Gottfried Achenwall


Excerpts: [... One of them, essor Achenwall, published in the Hanoverian Magazine, in the volume beginning 1767, p. 258, etc., Some Observations on North America ...... sea. The coast of Florida is sandy and unfruitful, but the interior is good land. The native Indians consist of many small nations, each with its own ...... some of the principles of natural law and observe them even with their ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 457

Adrift In A Boat

  [english | 1869]  

W G Kingston


Summary: [Maxine Hong Kingston is a Chinese American author and Professor Emeritus at the University of California Berkeley where she graduated with a BA in English in 1962. Kingston has written three novels and several works of non-fiction about the experiences of Chinese immigrants living in the United States. She has contributed to the feminist movement with such works as her memoir The Woman Warrior ...]
Genres: [nautical | adventure | historyDownloads: 461

Adventures And Reminiscences Of A Volunteer

  [english | 1892]  

George Ulmer


Summary: [Adventures And Reminiscences Of A Volunteer Illustrated Edition by George T Ulmer. A book of reminscences of the American Civil War first published in 1892. The author served with Company H of the 8th Maine Vulunteers.]
Genres: [biography | war | historyDownloads: 117

Adventures In The Unknown Interior Of America

  [english | 1542]  

Alvar Nez Cabeza De Vaca


Excerpts: [... Became of the Others Who Went to the Indies. Afterword. Preface.Preface. THIS SIXTEENTH-CENTURY odyssey of Cabeza de Vaca's is one of ...... older and wiser, his consuming ambition was to go back to the region in which he had so frequently faced death, as first in command. A half-year's ...... but by accident, and not through anybody's fault but as the will of God. Thus the deeds ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 100

Aeroplanes And Dirigibles Of War

  [english | ]  

Frederick Talbot


Summary: [Useless not much detail.]
Genres: [war | non fiction | historyDownloads: 449

Against Apion

  [english | ]  

Flavius Josephus


Summary: [Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-389) and indexes.]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 55

Alexandre Herculano

  [english | 1900]  

Diogo Rosa Machado


Excerpts: [... em vituperar os vicios de todas as classes sociaes, que no vende a sua consciencia no mercado dos poderosos nem procura illudir a plebe ignorante e fanatica, ...... e scientificos venho hoje fallar-vos. Ninguem mais digno das nossas homenagens do que o eminente escriptor que se chamava Alexandre Herculano de Carvalho ...... poesia e na historia, que so os generos litterarios que ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 203

Alexandria And Her Schools

  [english | 1854]  

Charles Kingsley


Summary: [Sir Walter Raleigh and his time.--Plays and Puritans.--Burns and his school.--Hours with the mystics.--Tennyson.--The poetry of sacred and legendary art.--North Devon.--Phaethon.--Alexandria and her schools.--My winter-garden.--England from Wolsey to Elizabeth.]
Genres: [history | non fiction | philosophyDownloads: 213

Algonquin Indian Tales

  [english | 1903]  

Egerton Ryerson Young


Excerpts: [... TALES. COLLECTED BY EGERTON R. YOUNG. AUTHOR OF BY CANOE AND DOG-TRAIN, THE APOSTLE OF THE NORTH, THREE BOYS IN THE WILD NORTH LAND, ETC. [Illustration: ...... lived, solitary and alone, in a little bark wigwam. One day, when out shooting in his canoe, he was caught in some treacherous rapids and carried over ...... aside to gather the brilliant wild flowers. A scream of pain from ...]
Genres: [myth | historyDownloads: 345

Ali Pacha

  [english | 1840]  

Alexandre Dumas


Summary: [Ali Pacha by Alexandre Dumas. Alexandre Dumas was a French writer best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels including The Count of Monte Cristo The Three Musketeers Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 103

Alida

  [english | 1840]  

Amelia Stratton Comfield


Excerpts: [... those whose beneficent feelings were in accordance with their own, in testifying their gratitude to their Creator for daily benefits, blended with a ...... day. He gave his hand to Theodore with seeming warmth of friendship. If it was reciprocated, it must have been affected. There was no alteration in ...... around were mild, sociable, moral, and diligent. The produce of their own ...]
Genres: [history | fiction and literatureDownloads: 213

Aljaska En De Canada Spoorweg

  [dutch | 1892]  

Anonymous


Excerpts: [... Indi te gelooven want slechts zeer zelden toont de Atlantische Oceaan zich zoo vriendelijk. Op zondag, 20 Juli, om vier uur is Long-Island aan stuurboordzijde ...... uiteinde van het George-meer, te Caldwell, van waar de stoomboot direct na aankomst van den trein vertrekt. Daar dichtbij staat een reuzengroot ...... maakt goede zaken. Buiten de groote lijn omvat haar spoorweg groote ...]
Genres: [history | travelDownloads: 9

All Afloat

  [english | 1915]  

William Wood


Excerpts: [... by the end of the century, with the opening of the Canadian 'Soo,' the last artificial link was finished and direct navigation was established between ...... day that it is as easy to move a hundred tons by water as ten tons by rail or one ton by road and this rule, in spite of many local exceptions, is fairly ...... made, with birch-bark. At least three kinds of tree are necessary ...]
Genres: [history | nautical | canadian literatureDownloads: 405

American Boy Life Of Theodore Roosevelt

  [english | 1904]  

Edward Stratemeyer


Excerpts: [... YOUNG EXPLORERS OF THE ISTHMUS. YOUNG EXPLORERS OF THE AMAZON. Great American Industries Series. Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.00, ...... ever sober. He gave the lad some money to replace the amount lost, and the next day sent word to Mr. Brace that he would do all he possibly could toward ...... And in this he was right Theodore Roosevelt knew exactly what he was trying ...]
Genres: [biography | history | politicsDownloads: 498

American Scenes And Christian Slavery

  [english | 1849]  

Ebenezer Davies


Summary: [Electronic reproduction.]
Genres: [essays | historyDownloads: 377

Amerigo Vespucci

  [english | 1907]  

Frederick Ober


Excerpts: [... VOYAGE 101. VIII. WITH OJEDA THE FIGHTER 126. IX. CANNIBALS, GIANTS, AND PEARLS 138. X. FAMOUS FELLOW-VOYAGERS 148. XI. ON THE COAST OF BRAZIL ...... you another letter which, some days since, I wrote to a friend of mine, a servant of the King of Portugal before the wars of Castile, in answer to another ...... quarter of the century in which the first-named of this distinguished ...]
Genres: [history | biographyDownloads: 98

An Account Of The Foxglove And Some Of Its Medical Uses

  [english | 1785]  

William Withering


Summary: [An Account Of The Foxglove And Some Of Its Medical Uses With Practical Remarks On Dropsy And Other Diseases Dodo Press by William Withering. William Withering 1741-1799 was an English botanist geologist chemist physician and the discoverer of digitalis. In 1776 he published The Botanical Arrangement of all the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain an early and influential British Flora. ...]
Genres: [health | science | historyDownloads: 219

An Account Of The Proceedings On The Trial Of Susan B

  [english | 1874]  

Anonymous


Excerpts: [... SUSAN B. ANTHONY. DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,. IN AND FOR THE. NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. * * *. At a stated ...... that judgment, her offering her vote and its being received makes a criminal offence-a proposition to me most abhorrent, as I believe it will be equally ...... of Georgia (2 Dallas, 419-471), although the learned Chief Justice had of course no ...]
Genres: [women studies | historyDownloads: 134

An Analysis Of The Lever Escapement

  [english | 1910]  

H Playtner


Summary: [An Analysis Of The Lever Escapement by H R Playtner. The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects Antiques]
Genres: [non fiction | historyDownloads: 320
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