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The Autobiography of a Clown

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Isaac Marcosson

This "as told to" autobiography of Jules Turnour is based on a popular article that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1909.…

The Smoke Eaters

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Harvey Jerrold O'Higgins

This book vividly brings to life the unimaginable risks of fire-fighting and the bravery and personal interactions of Captain Meaghan and th…

The Essentials of Spirituality

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Felix Adler

This recording contains four addresses of Felix Adler (1851-1933) concerning spirituality from the perspective of Ethical Culture, an educat…

Nothing of Importance

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John Bernard Pye Adams

Fighting in France during the Great War, Bernard Adams, an officer with a Welsh battalion, was moved to chronicle what he saw and experience…

The Flying U's Last Stand

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B. M. Bower

Settlers are lured to Montana by a land boom syndicate in a scheme that encroaches on the Flying U Ranch. Members of the Flying U attempt to…

In the Village of Viger

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Duncan Campbell Scott

These ten superb short stories of Duncan Campbell Scott, published in 1896, portray humorous, farcical, and tragic aspects of life in the fi…

Black Pawl

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Ben Ames Williams

This riveting novel takes place on a whaling ship, where its captain, Black Pawl, has a troubled relationship with the first mate, his son. …

A Slav Soul and Other Stories

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Aleksandr Kuprin

Novelist and short story writer Alexandr Ivanovich Kuprin (1870-1938) was one of the most widely read authors of his time. Nabokov called hi…

Out of Mulberry Street

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Jacob A. Riis

These riveting accounts by Jacob A. Riis are from the late 19th century, when lower Manhattan was teeming with struggling, near-starving imm…


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Joseph Patterson

Cinematic in style and rich in characterization, this novel is set in early 20th century Chicago – in a barroom, at home, and in the workpla…

Washington and the Riddle of Peace

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H. G. Wells

As an observer at the WASHINGTON CONFERENCE FOR THE LIMITATION OF ARMAMENTS held in 1921 and attended by the victorious nations of The Great…

Pitching in a Pinch

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Christy Mathewson

In this book Mathewson is telling the reader of the game as it is played in the Big Leagues.... It’s as good as his pitching and some exciti…

The Heir

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Vita Sackville-West

This collection’s title is taken from its first story, a novella, which is followed by four shorter tales, all expertly and sensitively draw…

The Making of an American

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Jacob A. Riis

Jacob Riis was an esteemed reporter and documentary photographer in New York City. In his autobiography he movingly recounts his early life …

The Lonely Warrior

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Claude Washburn

An idealistic American enlists and fights in The Great War. This novel focuses on his life after returning to the US “hard-boiled” and cynic…

Little Masterpieces of Autobiography: Actors

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George Iles

The playwright gives a play its plot, characters, dialog and form, but its sense of living reality is conveyed by the art of the actor. This…

Moments With Mark Twain

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Mark Twain

These selections from the works of Mark Twain are presented in chronological order. They include the memorable whitewashing of the fence in …

Summer Days in Shakespeare Land

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Charles George Harper

"Some delights of the ancient town of Stratford-upon-Avon and the country round about, together with a sketch of the life of Mr. Willia…

War the Creator

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Frank Gelett Burgess

Gelett Burgess, an American writer, penned this gripping account of the profound change that war caused in a young Frenchman he knew. “Becau…


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John Galsworthy

Brief plot lines of these 16 stories by Nobel Prize winning author John Galsworthy: 01, 02, 03 "A Feud" The breaking of an engagem…

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