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Pope Adrian IV; An Historical Sketch

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Richard Raby


Pope Adrian IV (c. 1100-1159, pope 1154-1159) was the only English pope. Written by a Catholic in 1849, this biography of the pope appeare…

Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland

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Frederick Herman Tilberg


The American Civil War battle at Antietam, Maryland,(called Sharpsburg by the Confederacy) on 17 September 1862, has been called the bloodie…

Blazed Trail Stories and Stories Of The Wild Life

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Stewart Edward White


Thirteen short stories by a popular writer of the early 20th century (not to be confused with an earlier book Blazed Trail). White's books …

Tales Of The Trail; Short Stories Of Western Life

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Henry Inman


This 1898 collection of thirteen previously published articles exhibits the acute perception of one of the most popular writers of the late …

The Grim Smile Of The Five Towns

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Arnold Bennett


The Grim Smile of the Five Towns (1907) is the second major collection of stories written by Arnold Bennett. (The first is Tales Of The Five…

Clergymen Of The Church Of England

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Anthony Trollope


This 1866 book was published in a time of great change in the Church of England. Trollope began as a High Church adherent and then worked h…

Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance

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Ford Madox Ford


Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though…

The Village and The Library

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George Crabbe


The Village is Crabbe’s corrective to the rosy-tinted view of English village and rural working class life. He was a stark realist, as a pri…

An Alabama Student And Other Biographical Essays

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Sir William Osler


Here are thirteen biographical sketches of physicians penned by one of the founders of modern medicine, William Osler, published in 1908. &…

Cupid's Cyclopedia

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Oliver Herford


This 1910 short work is by the English-born American humorist, satirist, and illustrator Oliver Herford, aided by another caricaturist and i…

The Luck Of Roaring Camp And Other Sketches

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Bret Harte


Bret Harte (1836 – 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.... He moved to …

In Exile and Other Stories

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Mary Hallock Foote


Six short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short stories…

Use Of The Dead To The Living

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Thomas Southwood Smith


In 1827 Thomas Southwood-Smith published The Use of the Dead to the Living, a pamphlet which argued that the current system of burial in the…

A Touch of the Sun and Other Stories

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Mary Hallock Foote


Four short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short storie…

Stories of the Ships

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Lewis R. Freeman


While most associate the "Great War" with trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, and poison gas, ships played roles in the military …

Full Speed Ahead: Tales From The Log Of A Correspondent

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Henry Beston


“These tales are memories of several months spent as a special correspondent attached to the forces of the American Navy on foreign service……

The Wooden Horse

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Hugh Walpole


Walpole’s first novel (1909), The Wooden Horse is the story of the Trojans, a family which accepted tranquilly the belief that they were the…

The Causes Of The American Civil War

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John Lothrop Motley


John Lothrop Motley (1814 – 1877) was an American author and popular diplomat, who helped to prevent European intervention on the side of th…

Two American Slavery Documents

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James Mars


This recording contains two original documents. 1) Life of James Mars, a Slave Born and Sold in Connecticut, by James Mars (1869). James …

Doctor Quintard, Chaplain C.S.A. And Second Bishop Of Tennessee Being His Story…

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Charles Todd Quintard


Charles Quintard (1824-1898) was an Episcopal priest who, in spite of his pro-Union stance, volunteered to be a chaplain in the Confederate …

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