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The Winnowing Fan: Poems On The Great War

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Robert Laurence Binyon


This little gem of a book contains twelve poems about World War I. There is more to it than its intrinsic value as verse. Edward Elgar (18…

Sir Christopher Wren: Scientist, Scholar and Architect

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Lawrence Weaver


This 1923 monograph on the life and work of Sir Christopher Wren was written by Lawrence Weaver, an English architectural writer and editor.…

The Bishop's Secret

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Fergus Hume


Bishop Pendle is the Church of England bishop in a small fictitious English cathedral town. Several years into his work, he receives a visit…

Cape Cod Stories

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Joseph Crosby Lincoln


This book (eleven short stories) was also published under the title of “The Old Home House”. Joseph Crosby Lincoln (1870 – 1944) was an Amer…

The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel

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A. E. W. Mason


Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French Sûreté. He is said to have been the model for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, as w…

Yellowstone National Park: Six Early Pieces

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Various


Lost in the wilderness of The Yellowstone for over a month, nearly dying of starvation and wild animal attack, despairing of ever finding hi…

The Man Without A Country And Other Tales

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Edward Everett Hale


Edward Everett Hale was an American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman. Hale first came to notice as a writer in 1859, when he contri…

Modern Essays

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Christopher Morley


Thirty three essays by more or less well-known authors of Britain, the United States, and Canada, each fronted by an introductory paragraph.…

California History -- Two Pieces

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Various


Alfred Louis Kroeber (1876-1960) was an American cultural anthropologist who founded the anthropology department at the University of Calif…

California Sketches New And Old

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Oscar Penn Fitzgerald


Here we meet all sorts of characters and situations in California’s early history: gunmen, outlaws, lynch mobs, raging storms, mining camps,…

The Hurricane Hunters

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Ivan Ray Tannehill


This 1955 book by an acknowledged authority is an absorbing account of meteorology before the advent of weather satellites. “This is the li…

Pierrot, Dog Of Belgium

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Walter Alden Dyer


This 1915 novella was published as the First World War raged. "Belgium lies bleeding. Across her level, lush meadows the harsh-shod h…

Harmer John; An Unworldly Story

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Hugh Walpole


Hjalmar Johanson (novel, 1926) is a boyish unworldly Swedish body builder come to Walpole’s fictional cathedral town of Polchester. His name…

The Irish Nuns at Ypres: An Episode of the War

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Dame M. Columban


“…I have charged Dame M. Columban to give a detailed account of all that has befallen the Community, since the coming of the Germans to Ypre…

Post Mortem: Essays, Historical And Medical

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Charles MacLaurin and Charles Maclaurin


This 1922 collection of extensive essays comprises well written biographies of a few famous folk. The life narratives include analyses of me…

The Christmas Bishop

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Winifred M. Kirkland


This 1913 story is far more than a Christmas tale. It is a story about spiritual wisdom; the seeking of wisdom, the getting of wisdom, even…

The Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards

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Washington Irving


This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of…

Myths and Legends of the Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes

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Katharine Berry Judson


It is a loss to American literature that so much of the legendary history of these Indian tribes has gone, beyond hope of recovery. Exquisit…

Myths And Legends Of British North America

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Katharine Berry Judson


[The Native American] story tellers of the camp related, with dramatic gestures, stories of the Days of the Grandfathers, in the beginning o…

Custer Battlefield: A History And Guide To The Battle Of The Little Bighorn

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Robert Marshall Utley


It should be noted that this national park is now called the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. “The long, tragic history of Ind…

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