Modern (20th C)

Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable

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Jean S. Remy


Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable is a halting account in presidential history - quite literally! From Washington to Jac…

The Pentecost of Calamity

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Owen Wister


Nonfiction. Appalled by the savagery of World War I, Owen Wister in 1915 published an attempt to move the United States out of neutrality in…

Stories of the Ships

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Lewis R. Freeman


While most associate the "Great War" with trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, and poison gas, ships played roles in the military …

England, Canada and the Great War

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Louis-Georges Desjardins


Mr. Desjardins was driven to write this work to refute statements uttered by the nationalist Henri Bourassa, which the former feared painted…

A History of the Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco

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Frank Aitken and Frank Aitkenandedward Hilton


Early in the morning of Wednesday, April 18, 1906, the San Francisco area was shaken by a massive earthquake. Over the course of the next fo…

Our Army at the Front

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Heywood Broun


During the US deployment in Europe in the final years of the Great War (WWI), the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) was accompanied by nota…

With the Judæans in the Palestine Campaign

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John Henry Patterson


From the Preface: The formation of a Battalion of Jews for service in the British Army is an event without precedent in our annals, and the …

Football Days: Memories of the Game and of the Men behind the Ball

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William Hanford Edwards


A book reminiscent of the days when football was gaining popularity in America. (summary by Ian Hatley)

The Columbia Accident Investigation Board Final Report, Volume 1

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Columbia Accident Investigation Board


In 1981, Columbia became the first spacecraft of its type to fly in Earth orbit and successfully completed 27 missions over more than two de…

The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia

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Kellogg Durland


Kellogg Durland spent a year in Russia as a journalist in 1906, during a seminal period in Russian history. This is a highly interesting rea…

The Martyrdom Of Belgium; Official Report Of Massacres Of Peaceable Citizens, W…

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George Cooreman


The title says it all. World War I narratives of German activities in Belgium after the German invasion of this neutral country. - Summary b…

San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake

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William Henry Irwin and Willi Irwin


As all but Martians know (and who knows, perhaps even they), the city of San Francisco, California, was destroyed by massive earthquake and …

Work Of The Sisters During The Epidemic Of Influenza October, 1918

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Francis Edward Tourscher


In 1918 over 2,000 Roman Catholic nuns left their convents in the Philadelphia area to nurse the sick and dying of the influenza epidemic. …

The Citizen's Almanac - Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the Unit…

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United States Department Of Homeland Security and United States Of America


New citizens of the United States were given this pamphlet when they became citizens. The Citizen's Almanac contains information on the hist…

The Last Secrets

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John Buchan


The author, John Buchan, maintains that "the main lines of the earth's architecture have been determined" during the first two dec…

Canada's Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 - No…

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John Frederick Bligh Livesay


This is Part Three of the incredible story of the actions of the men and women of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canada's contribution to…

Over There: War Scenes On The Western Front

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Arnold Bennett


Bennett's served in many capacities in the WWI war effort. After a visit to the Western Front he wrote this 1915 collection of essays about …

The Truth about the Titanic

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Archibald Gracie


Colonel Archibald Gracie was the first survivor of the sinking of the Titanic to die, and this first-hand account was published posthumously…

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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Various


During the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, newspaper reporters in the stricken city made a heroic effort to keep the public infor…

Full Speed Ahead: Tales From The Log Of A Correspondent

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Henry Beston


“These tales are memories of several months spent as a special correspondent attached to the forces of the American Navy on foreign service……

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