Social Science

Early Greek Philosophy and Other Essays

Read by Jim Locke

Friedrich Nietzsche

The essays contained in this volume treat of various subjects. With the exception of perhaps one we must consider all these papers as fragme…

Damn! A Book of Calumny

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H. L. Mencken

Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (1880 – 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of Ameri…

The Chronicles of Newgate Vol 1

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Arthur Griffiths

Good against evil; right versus wrong; the judicial system against the criminal world. The struggle is as old as mankind. Sometimes the line…

What Dress Makes of Us

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Dorothy Quigley

A wickedly funny book of advice on women's dress. However old, fat or plain you are, Dorothy Quigley will tell you what not to wear. (Summar…

The Sexes in Science and History

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Eliza Burt Gamble

In this revised second edition of her first book "The evolution of woman" (1894), subtitled "An inquiry into the dogma of wom…

Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume 1

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Albert Bigelow Paine

Until recently, this work has been considered the "go-to" bio of Mark Twain. Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) …

Six Months In Mexico

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Nellie Bly

This is an account of Nellie Bly's travels through Mexico in 1885. The book was originally a series of individual articles that she submitte…

Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago

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Hannah Trager

Hannah Trager published Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago in 1926, so the book is a portrait of day to day life for a Jewish fami…

The Golden Bough: The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Volume 1

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James Frazer

The first volume in Frazer's seminal 12 volume set on anthropology and traditional systems of belief. Topics covered include extensive discu…

The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

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George Frederick Kunz

Full title is "The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, being a description of their sentiments and folklore, superstitions, symbolism, mys…

Human Nature and Conduct - Part 3, The Place of Intelligence In Conduct

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John Dewey

John Dewey, an early 20th Century American philosopher, psychologist, educational theorist, saw Social Psychology as much a physical science…

Feminism in Greek Literature

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Frederick Adam Wright

This study, published in 1923, examines the views regarding women's place in Ancient Greek society based especially on the writings of Homer…

Tea: Its Mystery and History

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Samuel Phillips Day

Samuel Phillips Day traces the history of tea from Asia to England, exploring some of the romance of this treasured drink and its place in B…

The Convivio

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Dante Alighieri

Convivio (The Banquet) is a work written by Dante Alighieri roughly between 1304 and 1307. This unfinished work of Dante consists of four tr…

The Night Side of New York

Read by Grant Hurlock


This nonfiction collection of sketches, by "members of the New York press," takes the reader on a tour of 1866 New York City after…

The Soul of London

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Ford Madox Ford

'Most of us love places very much as we may love what, for us, are the distinguished men of our social lives. [...] We are, all of us who ar…

The Business of Being a Woman

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Ida M. Tarbell

How were women's roles changing in the 1900's? Ida Tarbell explores this in a well written, witty and insightful series of essays. "T…

Following the Color Line

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Ray Stannard Baker

Subtitled "An Account of Negro Citizenship in the American Democracy", we are presented an in-depth and essentially non-opinionate…

Recollections of Imperial Russia

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Meriel Buchanan

In this memoir, Meriel Buchanan (9-5-1886 to 2-6-1959) links the history of Russia to powerful, lingering memories of her years living there…

Supreme Cases from 1803-2018

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United States Supreme Court

These cases involved questions that came before the Supreme Court that needed answers. The questions in order of appearance in this project …

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