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The First Battle of Bull Run

Read by Mark F. Smith


Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard


General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was one of the senior commanders of Southern forces during the Civil War. It was he who initiated …

Tom Swift and His War Tank

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Victor Appleton


Tom Swift, that prolific youthful inventor, is engaged in trying to help the Allies win WWI. After reading newspaper accounts of the British…

The Young Railroaders

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Francis Lovell Coombs


While aimed at youths, this series of tales of the just-opening West makes a rollicking good story for adults, too. Three teen-age boys, tra…

The Battle of Life

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Charles Dickens


While "The Battle of Life" is one of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books - his annual release of a story just before Christmas - this…

Little Wars

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H. G. Wells


A Game for Boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books…

The Outline of Science, Vol 1 (Solo)

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J. Arthur Thomson


In The Outline of Science, Thomson gives us a window into scientific thinking as it stood in 1922 on the big, the little, and the biological…

The Point of Honor

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Joseph Conrad


Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this story features two French Hussar officers, D'Hubert and Feraud. Their quarrel over an initially minor i…

Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard

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Howard R. Garis


Uncle Wiggily Longears, an old bunny gentleman now stricken with rheumatism and getting around with a cane, still is quite active. In these …

Conquest Over Time

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Michael Shaara


Pat Travis, a spacer renowned for his luck, is suddenly quite out of it. His job is to beat his competitors to sign newly-Contacted human ra…

The Royal Book of Oz

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Ruth Plumly Thompson


The Royal Book of Oz (1921) is the fifteenth in the series of Oz books, and the first to be written by Ruth Plumly Thompson after L. Frank B…

The Magnificent Ambersons (Growth Trilogy Vol 2)

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Booth Tarkington


In a world where a gentleman’s life is defined more “by being, rather than by doing,” a family’s reputation can be compromised if it is not …

The Calico Cat (version 2)

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Charles Miner Thompson


The consequences of letting your irritation get the better of you are humorously portrayed in this story of a self-important man who fires a…

Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest

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William Henry Hudson


"Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest" is a narration of his life story by Abel, a Venezuelan, to a comrade. Once a we…

Nightmare Abbey

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Thomas Love Peacock


Deep in the fens of the British coast sits the gloomy mansion that goes by the name Nightmare Abbey. It is inhabited by persons of very low …

Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 (version 2)

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Abner Doubleday


Abner Doubleday was a busy man. He rose to be a major general during the American Civil War, started the first cable car company in San Fran…

When We Were Very Young

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A. A. Milne


A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Wer…

From the Earth to the Moon, Version 2

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Jules Verne


Jules Verne takes aim at some amusing stereotypes of Americans in this story of a pre-rocketry attempt to shoot a cannonball to the Moon. Th…

New Discoveries at Jamestown

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John L. Cotter


Chances are, you are reading this because you are aware that Jamestown, Virginia, celebrated its 400th birthday in 2007. It was the first &q…

The Burial of the Guns

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Thomas Nelson Page


This is a book of short stories centered around the Civil War and its aftermath. The author was a prominent Virginian in his day, and his wr…

Round the Moon (Version 2)

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Jules Verne


Jules Verne’s sequel to his “From the Earth to the Moon” begins with a short chapter to catch you up, if you missed the first book.Then we j…

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