Memoirs

Mark Twain’s Journal Writings, Volume 2

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


This second collection of essays by Mark Twain is a good example of the diversity of subject matter about which he wrote. As with the essays…

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán, Vol. 2

Read by Sue Anderson


John Lloyd Stephens


The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood…

Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865

Read by Sue Anderson


Sarah Raymond Herndon


“We had spent almost all our money for toll, ferrying and other expenses on the road. It might be a serious matter to be in a strange place…

The Letters of Mark Twain, Complete

Read by James K. White


Mark Twain


These letters were arranged in two volumes by Albert Bigelow Paine, Samuel L. Clemens's literary executor, as a supplement to Mark Twain, A …

The Gold Hunters (Borthwick)

Read by Sue Anderson


John David Borthwick


This is a robust, rough and tumble, first-hand account of the early California gold rush years 1851-1854 by a Scottish adventurer and artist…

Confessions, volumes 5 and 6

Read by Martin Geeson


Jean-Jacques Rousseau


"She was more to me than a sister, a mother, a friend, or even than a mistress, and for this very reason she was not a mistress; in a w…

Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


Written for the Atlantic magazine in 1877, this is a collection of stories about a trip Mark Twain made with some friends to Bermuda. (Summa…

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

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John Henry Patterson


In 1898, during the construction of river-crossing bridge for the Uganda Railway at the Tsavo River, as many as 135 railway workers were att…

My Southern Home or, The South and Its People

Read by James K. White


William Wells Brown


William Wells Brown was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth, was a slave; his father was a white man who never ack…

The Story of Cole Younger, by Himself

Read by William A Crenshaw


Cole Younger


Autobiography of Cole Younger, American Civil War veteran and member of the Jesse James gang. Cole Younger was a member of Quantrill's Raide…

Boots and Saddles

Read by Sue Anderson


Elizabeth Bacon Custer


Elizabeth Custer has penned an engaging portrait of 1870’s life on a U.S. cavalry post in the Dakotas, just before her husband and his troop…

The Tosa Diary

Read by Availle


No Tsurayuki Ki


Ki no Tsurayuki was a Japanese waka poet of the Heian period. In 905, he was one of the poets ordered to compile the "Kokinshu - Collec…

Confessions, volumes 3 and 4

Read by Martin Geeson


Jean-Jacques Rousseau


“The smallest, the most trifling pleasure that is conveniently within my reach, tempts me more than all the joys of paradise.” Here again i…

Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days

Read by Michele Fry


Annie L. Burton


This is a short and simple, yet poignant autobiography of Annie Burton, who recounts her early carefree childhood as a slave on a southern p…

The Wound Dresser

Read by R. S. Steinberg


Walt Whitman


The Wound Dresser is a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington by Walt Whitman during the War of the Rebellion to The New…

Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

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Thomas Stevens


Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Franc…

The Underground Railroad, Part 3

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William Still


"Never before has the working of the Underground Railroad been so thoroughly explained. Here we have in complete detail the various met…

The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines

Read by William Tomcho


Isabel Anderson


Isabel Anderson has written a most interesting travelogue of Hawaii and The Philippines. Actually it is more of a history lesson. Anyone wit…

Army Life in a Black Regiment

Read by FNH


Thomas Wentworth Higginson


These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the …

A Voyage to the South Sea

Read by Tom Crawford


William Bligh


A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in Hi…

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