History

The Shadow of Black Wings

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James Calbraith


It is the Sixteenth Year of Queen Victoria. In the powerful empire of Dracaland, Bran, a young dragon rider, joins his father on a military …

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 1: The Borgias and The Cenci

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Alexandre Dumas


Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language--has minced no words--to describe the violent …

Anticipations

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H. G. Wells


Wells considered this book one of his most important, a natural follow-up to such works as his Man of the Year Million and The Time Machine.…

Ulysses S. Grant

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Owen Wister


Ulysses S. Grant was the great hero (for the North) in the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. This short biography is on…

Famous Men of the Middle Ages

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John Henry Haaren


“THE study of history, like the study of a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in me…

The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

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M. M. Pattison Muir


A light journey through the history of chemistry, from its start in the obscure mysteries of alchemy to what was, for the author, the cuttin…

Commentaries on the Gallic War

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Gaius Julius Caesar


Commentarii de Bello Gallico (English: Commentaries on the Gallic War) is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, written as a…

Claus Störtebeker

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Georg Engel


Claus Beckera, besser bekannt als Claus Störtebeker, war schon zu Lebzeiten eine Legende: Gemeinsam mit Heino Wichmann und Gödeke …

Libro I de la Historia de Heródoto

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Herodotus


Las Historias (en griego antiguo ἱστορίαι historíai 'aproximaciones, investigaciones') de Heródoto de Halicarnaso (484–despu&e…

Foxe's Book of Martyrs Vol 1, A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphan…

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John Foxe


The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, many of whom had died for their beli…

The Wars of the Jews

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Flavius Josephus


The Wars of the Jews (or The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, or as it usually appears in modern English translations, The Jewish Wa…

Comic History of England

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Bill Nye


Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye (1850 – 1896) was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist. Jim “jimmowatt” …

Women of History

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Anonymous


An intriguing look at well known women in history from BC 500 to the mid 1800's. Each chapter is a brief overview of one woman's life. An in…

William the Conqueror

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Jacob Abbott


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

Introduction to The Philosophy of History

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


The introduction to Hegel's lectures on the philosophy of world history is often used to introduce students to Hegel's philosophy, in part b…

The Heroines of History

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John S. Jenkins


A look at some of the famous women in European history. Includes biographies on Cleopatra; Isabella of Castile; Joan of Arc; Maria Theresa; …

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

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Isabella L. Bird


Isabella Bird began travelling while in her early twenties to help alleviate illness that had plagued her since childhood. She was a single …

This Country of Ours, Part 1

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Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall’s book of stories from the history of the United States begins with acco…

Our Island Story, Part 2

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Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles…

The History of the Peloponnesian War

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Thucydides


The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led …

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