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Knowledge and Inventions

In The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

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John Muir

"The only fire for the whole house was the kitchen stove, with a fire box about eighteen inches long and eight inches wide and deep,- s…

A Happy Hour's Command --- Sources of Character-Results-1860

In Specimen Days

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Walt Whitman

Specimen Days is essentially the great American poet Walt Whitman's scrap book. It documents most of his life's adventures, especially his e…

Winter Journal, Entry February 13, 1859

In Coffee Break Collection 003 - Nature

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Henry David Thoreau

This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) works in English suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. Th…

Johnny Appleseed - A Pioneer Hero

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 021

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W. D. Haley

A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…


In The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner

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George-Gunther Freiherr von Forstner and George-Günther Von Forstner

The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U…

June 6, 1857, from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau

In LibriVox 6th Anniversary Collection

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Henry David Thoreau

What do you do for a sixth anniversary? We challenged our readers to find any short works which had 'six' in the title - in any language. Th…

Emigration to America; Down the Ohio by Keelboat

In Recollections of Life in Ohio, from 1813-1840

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William Cooper Howells

Recollections of Life in Ohio is the autobiography of William Cooper Howells (1807-1894), father of the American novelist William Dean Howel…

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