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James Watt

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Andrew Carnegie

This biography of the inventor James Watt covers his early years, successes and failures, and legacy. (Summary by Bill Boerst)


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Leo Tolstoy

Youth is the third in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including Childhood and Boyhood, published in a literary journal d…


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Leo Tolstoy

Boyhood is the second in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including Childhood and Youth, published in a literary journal …

ABC of Vegetable Gardening

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Eben Eugene Rexford

This how-to book includes chapters on getting ready, mapping the garden, planting, seeds, early work, house plants, fruits, hot beds and col…

The Dixie Book of Days

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Page Andrews

The author used a yearly calendar to focus on pieces written by Southern authors. Many of these writers are little known, having created for…

Astounding Stories 14, February 1931

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Captain S. P. Meek

This issue includes "Werewolves of War" by D. W. Hall, "The Tentacles from Below" by Anthony Gilmore, "The Black La…

Astounding Stories 12, December 1930

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Captain S. P. Meek

This issue includes "Slaves of the Dust" by Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Part B of "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin, &qu…

The Verbalist

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Alfred Ayres

Osmun arranges usage problems alphabetically and treats certain areas in greater detail as he sees fit. For example, his first entry is A-AN…

Our Knowledge Box

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George Blackie

This practical guide to solving all sorts of problems includes secrets and discoveries covering the Liquor Trade, Druggists' Aids, Manufactu…

Astounding Stories 13, January 1931

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Sewell Peaslee Wright

This issue contains "The Dark Side of Antri" by Sewell Peaslea Wright, "The Sunken Empire" by H. Thompson Rich, "Th…

Stories from Virgil

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Alfred John Church

Alfred J. Church created 26 stories from the original Greek version of Virgil's Aeneid. He included well-known ones, such as "The Horse…


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Walter W. Bryant

This biography of Johannes Kepler begins with an account of what the world of astronomy was like before his time, then proceeds to a look at…


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Richard William Church

This investigation of Bacon the scholar and man of letters begins with a look at the early days and progresses to his relationships with Que…

Astounding Stories 17, May 1931

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Ray Cummings

This issue of the science-fiction magazine includes a novella by Charles W. Diffin titled "Dark Moon" and several short stories, i…

Aaron Trow

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Anthony Trollope

What is it like to be a fox hunted by hounds? We find out through the senses of an escaped convict as he struggles to free himself from woul…

Life's Enthusiasms

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David Starr Jordan

The words in this essay on positive thought sing like those in Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." The author praises joyous living and r…

Considerations on Representative Government

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John Stuart Mill

Mill's volume was published in 1861 as an argument favoring this form of governance. Mill covers what forms of government work best, includi…

John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works

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This biography is actually a series of essays by prominent personalities of the time that shed light on John Stuart Mill's life and areas of…

George Washington

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Calista McCabe Courtenay

In this biography for young people, Calista McCabe Courtenay takes the reader from George Washington the surveyor to his early military care…

A Guide to Stoicism

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St. George William Joseph Stock

This book is a primer on the philosophy of stoicism, resurrected from its origins in Greek and Roman philosophy. The original philosophy was…

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