Memoirs

Recollections of the Civil War

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Charles Anderson Dana


Recollections of the Civil War records the events that took place during the American Civil war. It forms one of the most remarkable volumes…

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

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Isabella L. Bird


Isabella Lucy Bird was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was trave…

Mr. Harrison's Confessions

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


It is asserted that the inspiration for Elizabeth Gaskell's marvellous stories of Cranford was her childhood home of Knutsford, a small tow…

Outwitting The Hun; My Escape From A German Prison Camp

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Pat O'Brien


A true war narrative, published in 1918 while WWI was still going on. (Summary by David Wales)

Steep Trails

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John Muir


A collection of Muir's previously unpublished essays, released shortly after his death. "This volume will meet, in every way, the high …

The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner

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George-Günther Von Forstner


The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U…

Four Weeks in the Trenches

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Fritz Kreisler


A brief record of the fighting on the Eastern front in the great war by a participant in that great conflict (Summary by FNH)

Roughing It in the Bush

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Susanna Moodie


'Roughing It In the Bush' is Susanna Moodie's account of how she coped with the harshness of life in the woods of Upper Canada, as an Englis…

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

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Thomas De Quincey


“Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty Opium!”Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memori…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 1

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National Geographic Society


National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 1 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: Announcement by the National Geographic Society…

The Mutiny of the Bounty and Other Narratives

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William Bligh


In Bligh's own words, we hear about the lead-up to the famous mutiny and what happened afterwards with the mutineers and the castaways. This…

De Profundis

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Oscar Wilde


This short work of Wilde's was written during his two year incarceration for "gross indecency". This work is a letter which sorts …

The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

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Lawrence Beesley


This is a 1st hand account written by a survivor of the Titanic about that fateful night and the events leading up to it as well as the even…

Three Times and Out

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Nellie Mcclung


The true story of M. C. Simmons, a Canadian soldier captured by the German Army during the early days of World War I. We read of his sixteen…

The Journey of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

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Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca


Few stories of shipwreck and survival can equal that of the 16th century Spaniard Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca who, cast ashore …

High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France

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James Norman Hall


High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France by James Norman Hall; you will find this book although an exciting narrative has an unp…

The Diary of a Dead Officer

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Arthur Graeme West


Published posthumously in 1919, this collection of diary entries presents a scathing picture of army life and is said to be one of the most …

A Gold Hunter's Experience

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Chalkley J. Hambleton


"Early in the summer of 1860, I had an attack of gold fever. In Chicago, the conditions for such a malady were all favorable. Since t…

Twenty Years' Experience as a Ghost Hunter

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Elliott O'Donnell


After having a difficult time establishing a career as a novelist, O’Donnell discovered to his happy surprise that the reading public was ve…

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