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San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake

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William Henry Irwin, Willi Irwin and Will Irwin


As all but Martians know (and who knows, perhaps even they), the city of San Francisco, California, was destroyed by massive earthquake and …

Never: A Handbook For The Uninitiated And Inexperienced Aspirants To Refined So…

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Nathan Dane Urner


An 1883 tongue-in-cheek spoof of manners and mannerisms of “society”. ‘the “Open Sesame” to that jealously-guarded realm,—good society,—in …

The City That Was

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Stephen Smith


This 1911 history of the public health revolution that transformed New York City in the nineteenth century is also about every city and town…

Benjamin Britten: Source Stories of Twelve Operas

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Various


Britten's operas are firmly established in the international repertoire: according to Operabase, they are performed worldwide more than thos…

An Apache Campaign In The Sierra Madre

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John Gregory Bourke


An account of the expedition [of the U.S. Army] in pursuit of the hostile Chiricahua Apaches in the spring of 1883. (Book subtitle) Bourke w…

Letters From America

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Rupert Brooke


"[Rupert Brooke] started in May 1913 on a journey to the United States, Canada, and the South Seas, from which he returned next year at…

Christmas Tales Of Flanders

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Andre De Ridder


“The Christmas Tales Of Flanders presented in this volume are popular fables and legends current in Flanders and Brabant, which have for cen…

How We Elected Lincoln; Personal Recollections of Lincoln and Men of His Time

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Abram J. Dittenhoefer


Dittenhoefer as a young man campaigned for Lincoln in 1860 and was an elector for Lincoln in the presidential election of 1864. Born in Cha…

Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples…

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Giovanni Battista Belzoni


Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778 – 1823) was an Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. He is known for his remo…

Theodore Roosevelt; An Address Delivered Before The Congress Of The United Stat…

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Henry Cabot Lodge


A biographical encomium delivered on the occasion of Roosevelt's death. Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. (1858 – 1919) was an Amer…

A Child's Book Of The Seasons

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Arthur Ransome


This book is part of the author’s "Nature Books For Children" series (three books), which is probably the best indication of its t…

The Pentecost of Calamity

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Owen Wister


Nonfiction. Appalled by the savagery of World War I, Owen Wister in 1915 published an attempt to move the United States out of neutrality in…

Jeremy And Hamlet: A Chronicle Of Certain Incidents In The Lives Of A Boy, A Do…

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Hugh Walpole


Hamlet is Jeremy’s dog. This 1923 book is Hugh Walpole’s second volume in his Jeremy semi-autobiographical trilogy (Jeremy (1919 available a…

Combat Lessons Number 1: Rank And File In Combat: What They're Doing, How They …

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United States Army War College


This 1942 Army manual, published during the course of World War II, consists of quotations from soldiers in the field concerning their exper…

The British Soldier: His Courage And Humour

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Edward John Hardy


The Reverend Edward John Hardy, ordained in the Church Of Ireland, was a chaplain in the British army for thirty one years. His 1915 collec…

The House Of The Arrow

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A. E. W. Mason


A young English girl is accused in Dijon of murdering her French aunt. Hanaud to the rescue! Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French S&uc…

Ghosts And Family Legends; A Volume For Christmas

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Catherine Crowe


Fifteen ghost stories to hear around the Yule log. "It happened that I spent the last winter in a large country mansion, in the north o…

Jeremy

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Hugh Walpole


With affectionate humor, Mr. Walpole tells the story of Jeremy and his two sisters, Helen and Mary Cole, who grow up in Polchester, a quiet …

Shandygaff

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Christopher Morley


A number of most agreeable Inquirendoes upon Life & Letters, interspersed with Short Stories & Skits, the whole most Diverting to th…

The Characters Of Theophrastus

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Theophrastus


Theophrastus ( c. 371 – c. 287 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic School. He wrote on many to…

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