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The American Revolution - John Fiske

Sun Tzu - The Art of War artwork The Art of War
Sun Tzu
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.


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The Art of War - Sun Tzu

Walter Besant - The History of London artwork The History of London
Walter Besant
Genre: History
Publish Date: 08 June 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called "Lessons". However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both London's past and the government of the City at the time the book was written


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The History of London - Walter Besant

Victor Hugo - The History of a Crime artwork The History of a Crime
Victor Hugo
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a novel by Victor Hugo about Napoleon III's takeover of France.


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The History of a Crime - Victor Hugo

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 5
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

Adam Smith - An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations artwork An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1789
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He remembered how it had seemed to him to him, a priest sweet to die if he might die clasping unrebuked this woman in his arms. The blood throbbed in his temples as he recalled the wild thoughts that had swirled in a mad throng through his brain in those moments which had seemed like hours; the blood throbbed, too, in his wounded arm, so that a groan forced itself through his parched lips. He was constantly throwing himself to and fro as if to escape from some teasing thought, always to be by the sharp pang in his wound brought to a sense of his condition. The whole night passed in an agony of mind and body.


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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

David Murray - Japan artwork Japan
David Murray
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 31 December 1548
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is object of this book to trace the story of Japan from its beginnings to the establishment of constitutional government. Concerned as this story is with the period of vague and legendary antiquity as well as with the disorders of mediaeval time and with centuries of seclusion, it is plain that it is not an easy task to present a trustworthy and connected account of the momentous changes through which the empire has been called to pass.


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Japan - David Murray

Jacob Abbott - Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series artwork Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Jacob Abbott's classic historical text for younger readers gives a thorough account of the life of Genghis Khan, famed for his military exploits, supreme ferocity and bloodthirstiness, but also his loyalty, generosity and religious tolerance. It is also highly informative about the background of his life, the society and culture he lived in and the historical context of his extraordinary career.


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Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series - Jacob Abbott

James Fenimore Cooper - New York artwork New York
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The increase of the towns of Manhattan, as, for the sake of convenience, we shall term New York and her adjuncts, in all that contributes to the importance of a great commercial mart, renders them one of the most remarkable places of the present age. Within the distinct recollections of living men, they have grown from a city of the fifth or sixth class to be near the head of all the purely trading places of the known world. That there are sufficient causes for this unparalleled prosperity, will appear in the analysis of the natural advantages of the port, in its position, security, accessories, and scale.


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New York - James Fenimore Cooper

Thomas Carlyle - The French Revolution artwork The French Revolution
Thomas Carlyle
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1788
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book gives an insight of the French Revolution from 1789 to the height of the Reign of Terror (1793–94) and culminates in 1795. Thus it is considered to be an authoritative account of the early course of the Revolution.


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The French Revolution - Thomas Carlyle

King of England Henry VIII - The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn artwork The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
King of England Henry VIII
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1546
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These letters are really a must read. They are short and really important to history. Henry VIII hated writing letters with a passion, and here he is writing to Anne, often signing "your loving Sovereign and friend":). This can be treated as the short essays of history.


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The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn - King of England Henry VIII

Charles Rollin - The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, artwork The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians,
Charles Rollin
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1740
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Demetrius Phalereus in the government of that republick. His prudent administration. Eutne-- nes quits Nora. Various expeditions of Antigonusy Seleucus, Ptolemy, and other generals, againjl him. Olympias causes Aridaeus to beslain, and is murdered in her return by the orders of Cajander. The war between him and Polysperchon. The rc-ejlablshment of Thebes. Eumcnes is betrayed by his own troops, delivered up to Antigonus, and put to death.


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The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, - Charles Rollin

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - The Empire of Russia artwork The Empire of Russia
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 16 June 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book tells the path which Russia has trod from earliest infancy to the present hour. The career of this empire has been so wild and wonderful that the historian can have no occasion to call in the aid of fancy for the embellishment of his narrative.


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The Empire of Russia - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Henri Jomini - The Art of War artwork The Art of War
Henri Jomini
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 01 January 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Antoine-Henri Jomini's The Art of War, which is the foundation of professional military education in the Western world." - from the new introduction .Antoine Henri de Jomini's The Art of War is considered by many to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics. His impact on professional military thinking, doctrine and vocabulary is unparalleled by any other military theoretician.


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The Art of War - Henri Jomini

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Poems on Slavery artwork Poems on Slavery
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Genre: Americas
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more. Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time.


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Poems on Slavery - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Julius Caesar - "De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries
Julius Caesar
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 09 January 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries (The War Commentaries of Julius Caesar: The War in Gaul and The Civil War)' is a collection of war writings by Julius Caesar. Included in this volume are the first hand recollections of one the most important figures in the history of human civilization, Julius Caesar. 'The Gallic War (Books 1-8)' and 'The Civil War (Books 1-3)' as translated by W. A. Macdevitt are included in this volume.


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"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries - Julius Caesar

George Rawlinson - Ancient Egypt artwork Ancient Egypt
George Rawlinson
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 20 April 2005
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Surveys the land and people of Egypt before taking the development of the nation through historic chapters. Told in a level of detail to rival Breasted's classic work on Egypt, this earlier study makes fascinating reading.


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Ancient Egypt - George Rawlinson

Herodotus - An Account of Egypt artwork An Account of Egypt
Herodotus
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 25 February 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Herodotus wrote a nine volume series called The Histories. An Account of Egypt or Euterpe is the second in the series. This is an eyewitness account of life in Egypt written in a simple style which is pleasing to read.


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An Account of Egypt - Herodotus

Charlotte Mary Yonge - History of France artwork History of France
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1609
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Contains short articles about French history, starting with the earlier Kings up to the French Revolution and its outcomes.


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History of France - Charlotte Mary Yonge

Samuel Butler - The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography artwork The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography
Samuel Butler
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1838
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book the country south of this chain comprehended all that in ancient times was regarded as Greece or Hellas proper, but it also comprehended something more.


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The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography - Samuel Butler

Flavius Josephus - The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem artwork The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem
Flavius Josephus
Genre: History
Publish Date: 10 January 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Wars of the Jews (or The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, or as it usually appears in modern English translations, The Jewish War - original title: Phlauiou Iôsêpou historia Ioudaïkou polemou pros Rhômaious bibliona) is a book written by the 1st century Jewish historian Josephus. It is a description of Jewish history from the capture of Jerusalem by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 164 BC to the fall and destruction of Jerusalem in the First Jewish-Roman War in AD 70. The book was written about 75, originally in Josephus's "paternal tongue", probably Aramaic, though this version has not survived. It was later translated into Greek, probably under the supervision of Josephus himself.


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The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem - Flavius Josephus

William Taylor - Scenes and Adventures in Affghanistan artwork Scenes and Adventures in Affghanistan
William Taylor
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 31 December 1835
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history adventure book. As soon as the horses belonging to the cavalry, and the military stores had been landed, it was decided that we should advance upon Scinde in two divisions; the infantry under the command of Brigadier Sir Thomas Wiltshire, and the Cavalry under Brigadier Scott. Previous to our departure the troops were reviewed by Lieutenant-General Sir John Keane, who had followed us from Bombay in the Victoria steamer. Sir John expressed himself in terms of warm satisfaction at the high state of discipline and ardour of the men, who were eager to be led against the enemy. The usual precautions on entering hostile territories were now taken, the Cavalry being ordered to sharpen their sabres, and the Infantry served with sixty rounds of ball cartridge.


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Scenes and Adventures in Affghanistan - William Taylor

John Richard Green - History of the English People, Volume I artwork History of the English People, Volume I
John Richard Green
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 06 March 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story from the landing of Hengest, 449 To the Death of Elizabeth I, 1610. "Milton's couplet from the Sonnet to Cromwell might well describe Green's monumental work, the aim of which is so aptly defined by its full title, A Short History of the English People. This story of our island race from the year 449 to 1960 concentrates, more on the generations that have made up the realm than on a chronicle of its kings and battles"


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History of the English People, Volume I - John Richard Green

John Fiske - The Beginnings of New England artwork The Beginnings of New England
John Fiske
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains the substance of the lectures originally given at the Washington University, St. Louis, in May, 1887, in the course of my annual visit to that institution as University Professor of American History. The lectures were repeated in the following month of June at Portland, Oregon, and since then either the whole course, or one or more of the lectures, have been given in Boston, Newton, Milton, Chelsea, New Bedford, Lowell, Worcester, Springfield, and Pittsfield, Mass. ; Farmington, Middletown, and Stamford, Conn. ; New York, Brooklyn, and Tarrytown, N. Y. ; Philadelphia and Ogontz, Pa. ; Wilmington, Del. ; Chicago, 111. ; San Francisco and Oakland, Cal.


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The Beginnings of New England - John Fiske

John Adams - State of the Union Address artwork State of the Union Address
John Adams
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 03 July 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Although I can not yet congratulate you on the reestablishment of peace in Europe and the restoration of security to the persons and properties of our citizens from injustice and violence at sea, we have, nevertheless, abundant cause of gratitude to the source of benevolence and influence for interior tranquillity and personal security, for propitious seasons, prosperous agriculture, productive fisheries, and general improvements, and, above all, for a rational spirit of civil and religious liberty and a calm but steady determination to support our sovereignty, as well as our moral and our religious principles, against all open and secret attacks.


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State of the Union Address - John Adams

Juan Patricio Fernández - Relación historial de las misiones de indios chiquitos que en el Paraguay tienen los padres de la Compañía de Jesús artwork Relación historial de las misiones de indios chiquitos que en el Paraguay tienen los padres de la Compañía de Jesús
Juan Patricio Fernández
Genre: Latin America
Publish Date: 31 December 1732
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Es un estracto- De orden de V. A. he visto con gusto la Relación historial de los indios que llaman Chiquitos, etc., y me persuado que el ministro evangélico que fuere menos fervoroso, la leerá con sentimiento y rubor, comparando el apostólico celo de aquellos incomparables misioneros con su tibieza, y sólo sentirá alivio en su dolor pidiendo á Dios que por su infinita piedad se compadezca de los años que ha mal empleado en ociosidad.


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Relación historial de las misiones de indios chiquitos que en el Paraguay tienen los padres de la Compañía de Jesús - Juan Patricio Fernández

David Hume - The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. artwork The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A.
David Hume
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

David Hume brings the history to life with just the details needed to remember leaders & events as well as the general condition of society during each era. .


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The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. - David Hume

Niccolò Machiavelli - History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy artwork History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy
Niccolò Machiavelli
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1526
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Niccolo Machiavelli, the first great Italian historian, and one of the most eminent political writers of any age or country, was born at Florence, May 3, 1469. He was of an old though not wealthy Tuscan family, his father, who was a jurist, dying when Niccolo was sixteen years old. We know nothing of Machiavelli’s youth and little about his studies. He does not seem to have received the usual humanistic education of his time, as he knew no Greek. The first notice of Machiavelli is in 1498 when we find him holding the office of Secretary in the second Chancery of the Signoria, which office he retained till the downfall of the Florentine Republic in 1512. His unusual ability was soon recognized, and in 1500 he was sent on a mission to Louis XII. of France, and afterward on an embassy to Cæsar Borgia, the lord of Romagna, at Urbino. Machiavelli’s report and description of this and subsequent embassies to this prince, shows his undisguised admiration for the courage and cunning of Cæsar, who was a master in the application of the principles afterwards exposed in such a skillful and uncompromising manner by Machiavelli in his Prince.


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History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy - Niccolò Machiavelli

John Richard Green - History of the English People, Volume VIII artwork History of the English People, Volume VIII
John Richard Green
Genre: History
Publish Date: 06 March 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Short History of the English People, which appeared in 1874, and at once gave him an assured place in the first rank of historical writers.


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History of the English People, Volume VIII - John Richard Green

Thomas De Quincey - Miscellaneous Essays artwork Miscellaneous Essays
Thomas De Quincey
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is the collection of different type of essay. It is a historical book. What is to be thought of her? What is to be thought of the poor shepherd girl from the hills and forests of Lorraine, that--like the Hebrew shepherd boy from the hills and forests of Judaea--rose suddenly out of the quiet, out of the safety, out of the religious inspiration, rooted in deep pastoral solitudes, to a station in the van of armies, and to the more perilous station at the right hand of kings? The Hebrew boy inaugurated his patriotic mission by an act, by a victorious act, such as no man could deny. But so did the girl of Lorraine, if we read her story as it was read by those who saw her nearest.


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Miscellaneous Essays - Thomas De Quincey

Karl Gutzkow - Berlin — Panorama einer Weltstadt artwork Berlin — Panorama einer Weltstadt
Karl Gutzkow
Genre: History
Publish Date: 15 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Das Buch führt uns in das Berlin des 19. Jahrhunderts und setzt Kenntnisse aus Geschichte und Politik der damaligen Zeit voraus. Interessant ist, von Problemen in der damaligen Stadt zu lesen, die auch im 21. Jahrhundert nicht unbekannt sind wie zum Beispiel jahrelanges Warten auf die Fertigstellung eines Objektes. Gedanken über eine zukünftige Verfassung vor und nach der Revolution von 1848 sind für den Historiker durchaus beachtenswert. Auch Gedanken zu einem einheitlichen deutschen Nationalstaat unter der Führung Preußens fehlten als Grundproblem in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts nicht. Vielleicht interessiert das den Geschichtslehrer oder Lehrer für politische Weltkunde, der geeignete Texte für Klausurarbeiten benötigt. Eventuell hilft das Buch, vergessene Künstler und Schriftsteller neu zu entdecken. Das Panorama einer Weltstadt Berlin ist jedoch zu eng gezeichnet.


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Berlin — Panorama einer Weltstadt - Karl Gutzkow

William Henry Giles Kingston - Captain Cook artwork Captain Cook
William Henry Giles Kingston
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Before the return of these ships, another expedition was determined on, the immediate object of which was to observe a transit of Venus which it had been calculated by astronomers would occur in 1769.


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Captain Cook - William Henry Giles Kingston

Charles Warren Stoddard - A Bit of Old China artwork A Bit of Old China
Charles Warren Stoddard
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"It is but a step from Confucius to confusion", said I, in a brief discussion of the Chinese question. "Then let us take it by all means", replied the artist, who had been an indulgent listener for at least ten minutes. We were strolling upon the verge of the Chinese Quarter in San Francisco, and, turning aside from one of the chief thoroughfares of the city, we plunged into the busiest portion of Chinatown. From our standpoint the corner of Kearny and Sacramento Streets we got the most favorable view of our Mongolian neighbors. Here is a goodly number of merchant gentlemen of wealth and station, comfortably, if not elegantly, housed on two sides of a street that climbs a low hill quite in the manner of a tea box landscape. A few of these gentlemen lodge on the upper floors of their business houses, with Chinese wives, and quaint, old fashioned children gaudily dressed, looking like little idols, chatting glibly with one another, and gracefully gesticulating with hands of exquisite slenderness. Confucius, in his infancy, may have been like one of the least of these. There are white draymen and porters in the employ of these shrewd and civil merchants, and the outward appearance of traffic, as conducted in the immediate vicinity, is rather American than otherwise.


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A Bit of Old China - Charles Warren Stoddard

Robert Louis Stevenson - A Footnote to History artwork A Footnote to History
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is a historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson. describing the Samoan Civil War. Robert Louis Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889 and built a house at Vailima. He quickly became passionately interested, and involved, in the attendant political machinations. These involved the three colonial powers battling for control of Samoa - America, Germany and Britain - and the indigenous factions struggling to preserve their ancient political system. The book covers the period from 1882 to 1892. The book served as such a stinging protest against existing conditions that it resulted in the recall of two officials, and Stevenson for a time feared that it would result in his own deportation. When things had finally blown over he wrote to Sidney Colvin, who came from a family of distinguished colonial administrators, "I used to think meanly of the plumber; but how he shines beside the politician".


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A Footnote to History - Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan artwork Leviathan
Thomas Hobbes
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1678
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

I have tried to follow as closely as possible the original, and to give the flavour of the text that Hobbes himself proof read, but the following differences were unavoidable. Hobbes used capitals and italics very extensively, for emphasis, for proper names, for quotations, and sometimes, it seems, just because. The original has very extensive margin notes, which are used to show where he introduces the definitions of words and concepts, to give in short the subject that a paragraph or section is dealing with, and to give references to his quotations, largely but not exclusively biblical.


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Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes

John Lothrop Motley - Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a view of the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War, 1610a artwork Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a view of the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War, 1610a
John Lothrop Motley
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains information about Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland.


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Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a view of the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War, 1610a - John Lothrop Motley

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Souvenirs de la maison des morts artwork Souvenirs de la maison des morts
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 08 February 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le narrateur, Aleksandr Petrovich Goryanchikov, a été condamné à la peine la déportation en Sibérie et dix ans de travaux forcés pour le meurtre de sa femme. La vie en prison est particulièrement difficile pour Aleksandr Petrovich, car il est un «gentleman» et souffre la malice des autres prisonniers, dont presque tous appartiennent à la paysannerie. Peu à peu Goryanchikov surmonte sa répulsion à sa situation et ses collègues condamnés, subissant un réveil spirituel qui culmine avec sa libération du camp.


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Souvenirs de la maison des morts - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

François Guizot - A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1 artwork A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1
François Guizot
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 11 September 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government service to the "citizen king" Louis Philippe, as the Minister of Education, 1832-1837, ambassador to London, Foreign Minister 1840-1847, and finally Prime Minister of France from September 19, 1847 to February 23, 1848. His "Popular History of France" is an attractive and engrossing narrative, here presented in an easily readable English translation.


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A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1 - François Guizot

David Hume - The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. artwork The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C.
David Hume
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book deals with the enlightment of English history. A very detailed and researched historic book that covers the historical events and phases of England written in a unique writing style.


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The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. - David Hume

George Washington - State of the Union Address artwork State of the Union Address
George Washington
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 13 December 1799
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On the one hand the judiciary was pronounced to be stripped of its capacity to enforce the laws; crimes which reached the very existence of social order were perpetrated without control; the friends of Government were insulted, abused, and overawed into silence or an apparent acquiescence; and to yield to the treasonable fury of so small a portion of the United States would be to violate the fundamental principle of our Constitution, which enjoins that the will of the majority shall prevail.


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State of the Union Address - George Washington

Jules Michelet - Histoire de France artwork Histoire de France
Jules Michelet
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

C'est dans son palais d'Aix qu'il fallait voir Charlemagne. Ce restaurateur de l'Empire d'Occident avait dépouillé Ravenne de ses marbres les plus précieux pour orner sa Rome barbare. Actif dans son repos même, il y étudiait, sous Pierre de Pise, sous le Saxon Alcuin, la grammaire, la rhétorique, l'astronomie ; il apprenait à écrire, chose fort rare alors. Il se piquait de bien chanter au lutrin, et remarquait impitoyablement les clercs qui s'acquittaient mal de cet office. Il trouvait encore du temps pour observer ceux qui entraient ou sortaient de la demeure impériale. Des jalousies avaient été pratiquées à cet effet dans les galeries élevées du palais d'Aix-la-Chapelle. La nuit il se levait fort régulièrement pour les matines. Haute taille, tête ronde, gros col, nez long, ventre un peu fort, petite voix, tel est le portrait de Charles dans l'historien contemporain. Au contraire, sa femme Hildegarde avait une voix forte ; Fastrade qu'il épousa ensuite exerçait sur lui une domination virile. Il eut pourtant bien des maîtresses, et fut marié cinq fois ; mais à la mort de sa cinquième femme, il ne se remaria plus, et se choisit quatre concubines dont il se contenta désormais.


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Histoire de France - Jules Michelet

Nathaniel Hawthorne - A Book of Autographs artwork A Book of Autographs
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: History
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

We have before us a volume of autograph letters, chiefly of soldiers and statesmen of the Revolution, and addressed to a good and brave man, General Palmer, who himself drew his sword in the cause. They are profitable reading in a quiet afternoon, and in a mood withdrawn from too intimate relation with the present time; so that we can glide backward some three quarters of a century, and surround ourselves with the ominous sublimity of circumstances that then frowned upon the writers. To give them their full effect, we should imagine that these letters have this moment been brought to town by the splashed and way-worn postrider, or perhaps by an orderly dragoon, who has ridden in a perilous hurry to deliver his despatches. They are magic scrolls, if read in the right spirit. The roll of the drum and the fanfare of the trumpet is latent in some of them; and in others, an echo of the oratory that resounded in the old halls of the Continental Congress, at Philadelphia; or the words may come to us as with the living utterance of one of those illustrious men, speaking face to face, in friendly communion. Strange, that the mere identity of paper and ink should be so powerful. The same thoughts might look cold and ineffectual, in a printed book. Human nature craves a certain materialism and clings pertinaciously to what is tangible, as if that were of more importance than the spirit accidentally involved in it. And, in truth, the original manuscript has always something which print itself must inevitably lose. An erasure, even a blot, a casual irregularity of hand, and all such little imperfections of mechanical execution, bring us close to the writer, and perhaps convey some of those subtle intimations for which language has no shape.


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A Book of Autographs - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Leslie Stephen - English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century artwork English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century
Leslie Stephen
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a history book. We may hold that the historian should confine himself to giving a record of the objective facts, which can be fully given in dates, statistics, and phenomena seen from outside. But if we allow ourselves to contemplate a philosophical history, which shall deal with the causes of events and aim at exhibiting the evolution of human society--and perhaps I ought to apologise for even suggesting that such an ideal could ever be realised--we should also see that the history of literature would be a subordinate element of the whole structure. The political, social, ecclesiastical, and economical factors, and their complex actions and reactions, would all have to be taken.


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English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century - Leslie Stephen

James Anthony Froude - History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II. artwork History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.
James Anthony Froude
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 19 October 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Historical book which tells the History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. The revolution through which Scotland and England were passing was visibly modified by it ; it perplexed the counsels and complicated the policy of the great Catholic Powers of the Continent ; while the ultimate verdict of history on the character of the greatest English statesmen of the age must depend upon the opinion which the eventual consent of mankind shall accept on the share of the Queen of Scots herself in that transaction. If the Queen of Scots was the victim of a conspiracy, which at the present day and with an imperfect case before us can nevertheless be seen through and exposed, it is impossible to believe that men like Sir William Cecil, Sir Nicholas Bacon, or Lord Bedford were deceived by so poor a contrivance ; and as the vindication of the conduct of the English Government proceeds on the assumption of her guilt, so the determination of her innocence will equally be the absolute condemnation of Elizabeth and Elizabeth's advisers. Yet the difficulty of the investigation has been occasioned only by the causes which make it necessary. Had the question been no more than personal, it would long ago have been decided; but we have to do with a case on which men have formed their opinions, not on the merits of the evidence, but through the . passions or traditions of the party to which they have belonged. The interests of the Catholics required at the time that a plea of innocence on behalf of the Queen of Scots should formally be preferred before the world.


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History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II. - James Anthony Froude

James Anthony Froude - The Reign of Mary Tudor artwork The Reign of Mary Tudor
James Anthony Froude
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The memory of no English sovereign has been so execrated as that of Mary Tudor. For generations after her death her name, with its horrid epithet clinging round it like the shirt of Nessus, was a bugbear in thousands of Protestant homes.


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The Reign of Mary Tudor - James Anthony Froude

Leopold von Ranke - A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) artwork A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)
Leopold von Ranke
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a Historical book. There is an especial charm in following, century after century, the history of the English nation, in considering the antagonism of the elements out of which it is composed, and its share in the fortunes and enterprises of that great community of western nations to which it belongs; but it will be readily granted that no other period can be compared in general importance with the epoch of those religious and political wars which fill the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


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A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) - Leopold von Ranke

Samuel Rawson Gardiner - History of England artwork History of England
Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 23 February 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Covering 55 B.C. through the late Middle Ages, Gardiner’s massive work introduces all the major figures, wars, and other important historical events of this period.


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History of England - Samuel Rawson Gardiner

James Anthony Froude - The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3) artwork The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)
James Anthony Froude
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 19 October 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In periods like the present when knowledge is every day extending and the habits and thoughts of mankind are perpetually changing under the influence of new discoveries it is no easy matter to throw ourselves back into a time in which for centuries the European world grew upon a single type in which the forms of the father's thoughts were the forms of the son's and the late descendant was occupied in treading into paths the footprints of his distant ancestors.


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The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3) - James Anthony Froude

John Addington Symonds - Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) artwork Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)
John Addington Symonds
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Though these books taken together and in the order planned by the author form one connected study of Italian culture at a certain period of history, still each aims at a completeness of its own, and each can be read independently of its companions. That the author does not regard acquaintance with any one of them as essential to a profitable reading of any other has been shown by the publication of each with a separate title-page and without numeration of the volumes, while all three bear the same general heading of "Renaissance in Italy".


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Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) - John Addington Symonds

William Hutton - An History of Birmingham (1783) artwork An History of Birmingham (1783)
William Hutton
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1814
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The word Birmingham, is too remote for certain explanation. During the last four centuries it has been variously written Brumwycheham, Bermyngeham, Bromwycham, Burmyngham, Bermyngham, Byrmyngham, and Birmingham; nay, even so late as the seventeenth century it was written Bromicham.


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An History of Birmingham (1783) - William Hutton

John Addington Symonds - Renaissance in Italy Volume 3 artwork Renaissance in Italy Volume 3
John Addington Symonds
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
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A volume from Symonds' major work, Renaissance in Italy, which appeared in seven volumes at intervals between 1875 and 1886. Contents: The Spirit of the Renaissance; Italian History; The Age of the Despots; The Republics; The Florentine Historians; The Prince of Machiavelli; The Popes of the Renaissance; The Church and Morality; Savonarola; and Charles VIII.


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Renaissance in Italy Volume 3 - John Addington Symonds

Francis Parkman - France and England in North America; a Series of Historical Narratives — Part 3 artwork France and England in North America; a Series of Historical Narratives — Part 3
Francis Parkman
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Valleys of the Mississippi and the Lakes, is a portion of our history hitherto very obscure. Those magnificent regions were revealed to the world through a series of daring enterprises, of which the motives and even the incidents have been but partially and superficially known.


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France and England in North America; a Series of Historical Narratives — Part 3 - Francis Parkman

Giorgio Vasari - Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects artwork Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects
Giorgio Vasari
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1573
Publisher: Public Domain
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The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th-century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most-read work of the older literature of art", [1] "some of the Italian Renaissance's most influential writing on art", [2] and "the first important book on art history". [3] The title is often abridged to the Vite or the Lives.


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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - Giorgio Vasari

F. F. Arbuthnot - Arabic Authors artwork Arabic Authors
F. F. Arbuthnot
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Manual of Arabian History and Literature. The book is useful in study of Arabic. It gives some idea of the vast field of Arabian literature and thus introduces to its history and work.


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Arabic Authors - F. F. Arbuthnot

Marc Monnier - The Wonders of Pompeii artwork The Wonders of Pompeii
Marc Monnier
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book tells how Pompeii was like when it was being excavated over 100 years ago.


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The Wonders of Pompeii - Marc Monnier

Dutton Cook - A Book of the Play artwork A Book of the Play
Dutton Cook
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A book of criticism by the English dramatic critic and author, Edward Dutton Cook, in which he criticizes the transactions of the British theatre. The book includes collections and records of the histrionic life and every other thing related to the theatre.


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A Book of the Play - Dutton Cook

Benjamin Waterhouse - A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. artwork A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed.
Benjamin Waterhouse
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
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In December 1812, I found a schooner fitting out of Salem as a privateer. She had only four carriage guns and ninety men. By the fifth of January, 1813, she was ready to sail and only wanted some young man to go as assistant surgeon of her. The offer was made to me, when without much reflection or consultation of friends, I stepped on board her in that capacity, with no other ideas than that of a pleasant cruise and making a fortune. With this in view we steered for the coast of Brazil, which we reached about the first of February. Our first land-fall was not the most judicious, for we made the coast in the night, and in the morning found ourselves surrounded with breakers. Fortunately for us a Portuguese schooner was outside of us, and we hoisted out our boat and went on board her and received from her commander and officers directions for clearing ourselves from these dangerous breakers. We were then about sixty miles below Cape St. Roque. The captain of the Portuguese vessel kindly informed us where to get water, in a bay then before us. We had English colours flying, and all this time passed for a British vessel.


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A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. - Benjamin Waterhouse

Thomas Clarkson - The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) artwork The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)
Thomas Clarkson
Genre: History
Publish Date: 25 September 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The History of the Abolition which this volume contains, affords some means of appreciating the extent of his sacrifices and his labours in this cause. But after these, with the unwearied exertions of William Wilberforce, had conducted its friends to their final triumph, in 1807, they did not then rest from their labours.


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The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) - Thomas Clarkson

Thomas Hariot - A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia artwork A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
Thomas Hariot
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1620
Publisher: Public Domain
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Thomas Hariot made only one expedition, around 1585-86, and spent some time in the New World visiting Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina, expanding his knowledge by improving his understanding of the Carolina Algonquian language. As the only Englishman who had learned Algonkin prior to the voyage, Harriot was vital to the success of the expedition. His account of the voyage, named A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, was published in 1588 (probably written a year before). The Report contains an early account of the Native American population encountered by the expedition; it proved very influential upon later English explorers and colonists.


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A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia - Thomas Hariot

Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge artwork Barnaby Rudge
A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty
Charles Dickens
Genre: History
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
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Gathered round the fire at the Maypole Inn, in the village of Chigwell, on an evening of foul weather in the year 1775, are John Willet, proprietor of the Maypole, and his three cronies. One of the three, Solomon Daisy, tells a stranger at the inn a well-known local tale of the murder of Reuben Haredale which had occurred 22 years ago that very day.


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Barnaby Rudge - Charles Dickens

Homer - The Odyssey artwork The Odyssey
Homer
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 1997
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must test his bravery and native cunning to the full if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.


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The Odyssey - Homer

司马迁 - 史记 artwork 史记
司马迁
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

黄帝者,少典之子,姓公孙,名曰轩辕。生而神灵,弱而能言,幼而徇齐,长而敦敏,成而聪明。轩辕之时,神农氏世衰。诸侯相侵伐,暴虐百姓,而神农氏弗能征。于是轩辕乃惯用干戈,以征不享,诸侯咸来宾从。而蚩尤最为暴,莫能伐。炎帝欲侵陵诸侯,诸侯咸归轩辕。轩辕乃修德振兵,治五气,蓺五种,抚万民,度四方,教熊罴貔貅貙虎,以与炎帝战于阪泉之野。三战,然后得其志。蚩尤作乱,不用帝命。于是黄帝乃征师诸侯,与蚩尤战于涿鹿之野,遂禽杀蚩尤。而诸侯咸尊轩辕为天子,代神农氏,是为黄帝。天下有不顺者,黄帝从而征之,平者去之,披山通道,未尝宁居。


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史记 - 司马迁

John Richard Green - History of the English People, Volume V artwork History of the English People, Volume V
John Richard Green
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story from the landing of Hengest, 449 To the Death of Elizabeth I, 1610. "Milton's couplet from the Sonnet to Cromwell might well describe Green's monumental work, the aim of which is so aptly defined by its full title, A Short History of the English People. This story of our island race from the year 449 to 1960 concentrates, more on the generations that have made up the realm than on a chronicle of its kings and battles"


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History of the English People, Volume V - John Richard Green

William John Wills - Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia artwork Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia
William John Wills
Genre: Australia & Oceania
Publish Date: 27 June 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia is a historical book. A life terminating before it had reached its meridian, can scarcely be expected to furnish materials for an extended biography. But the important position held by my late son, as second in command in what is now so well known as the Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition across the Island Continent of Australia; the complicated duties he undertook as Astronomer, Topographer, Journalist, and Surveyor; the persevering skill with which he discharged them, suggesting and regulating the march of the party through a waste of eighteen hundred miles, previously untrodden by European feet; his courage, patience, and heroic death; his self denial in desiring to be left alone in the desert with scarcely a hope of rescue, that his companions might find a chance for themselves; these claims on public attention demand that his name should be handed down to posterity in something more than a mere obituary record, or an official acknowledgment of services. A truthful, though brief, memoir of my son's short career, may furnish a stimulating example, by showing how much can be accomplished in a few years, when habits of prudence and industry have been acquired in early youth. He fell a victim to errors not originating with himself; but he resigned his life without a murmur, having devoted it to science and his country. His death, with the circumstances attending it, furnishes an application of the lines of a favourite poet, which he often quoted with admiration.


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Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia - William John Wills

Thomas De Quincey - The Caesars artwork The Caesars
Thomas De Quincey
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a historical book. The condition of the Roman Emperors has never yet been fully appreciated; nor has it been sufficiently perceived in what respects it was absolutely unique. There was but one Rome: no other city, as we are satisfied by the collation of many facts, either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivalled this astonishing metropolis in the grandeur of magnitude; and not many if we except the cities of Greece, none at all in the grandeur of architectural display. Speaking even of London, we ought in all reason to say the Nation of London, and not the City of London; but of Rome in her palmy days, nothing less could be said in the naked severity of logic. A million and a half of souls that population, apart from any other distinctions, is per se for London a justifying ground for such a classification; à fortiori, then, will it belong to a city which counted from one horn to the other of its mighty suburbs not less than four millions of inhabitants at the very least, as we resolutely maintain after reviewing all that has been written on that much vexed theme, and very probably half as many more. Republican Rome had her prerogative tribe; the earth has its prerogative city; and that city was Rome.


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The Caesars - Thomas De Quincey

Jacob Abbott - Cyrus the Great artwork Cyrus the Great
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus the Elder, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia and the Caucasus. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen.


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Cyrus the Great - Jacob Abbott

Henry Wager Halleck - Elements of Military Art and Science artwork Elements of Military Art and Science
Henry Wager Halleck
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An interesting insight into the state of the American military profession in general and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in particular in the mid-19th century, and those are my current professional research interests.


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Elements of Military Art and Science - Henry Wager Halleck

Edward William Watkin - Canada and the States artwork Canada and the States
Edward William Watkin
Genre: Americas
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Within the period from 1851 to 1886, history on the North American Continent has been a wonderful romance. Never in the older stories of the world's growth, have momentous changes been effected, and, apparently, consolidated, in so short a time, or in such rapid succession.


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Canada and the States - Edward William Watkin

Watkin Tench - A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay artwork A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay
Watkin Tench
Genre: Australia & Oceania
Publish Date: 31 December 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Captain Tench has here given a very satisfactory general account of the voyage of the fleet appointed for the conveyance of the convicts to Botany Bay. --On their arrival there, finding no eligible spot for the intended settlement, they proceeded to Port Jackson, only a few hours sail northward from the bay, and where they found an excellent harbour. Here they fixed, and here perhaps, has been laid the foundation of a great and flourishing state.


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A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay - Watkin Tench

Richard Henry Bonnycastle - Canada and the Canadians artwork Canada and the Canadians
Richard Henry Bonnycastle
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a history book. That is, to those portions of the London and western district where American settlers abound, who have so generously repaid the fostering care which Governor Simcoe originally extended to them. One of those rabid folks indebted to the British government, who kept an inn, pad locked his pumps lately when a regiment was marching through Woodstock in hot dusty weather, that the soldiers might not slake their thirst. If they be Scotch Radicals, the most uncompromising and the most bitter of all politicians, they seek Canada only with the ultimate hope of revolutionizing it. But the latter are more than balanced by the respectable Scotch, who emigrate occasionally upon the same principles which actuate the respectable portion of the English emigrants, and by the hardy Highlanders already settled in various parts of the colony, whose proverbial loyalty is proof against the arts of the demagogue.


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Canada and the Canadians - Richard Henry Bonnycastle

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Madame Roland, Makers of History artwork Madame Roland, Makers of History
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: History
Publish Date: 16 June 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Madame Roland, Makers of History is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.


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Madame Roland, Makers of History - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Alexandre Dumas - The Borgias artwork The Borgias
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 01 January 1981
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

His works show an intimate knowledge of the characters, and they are written without sparing the details. The subjects are of historical importance and show the semi-lawlessness that was typical of Europe in the Middle Ages. The 'Celebrated Crimes' series were an instant hit and Dumas was inundated with suggestions of other celebrated criminals to write about.


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The Borgias - Alexandre Dumas

James Mackintosh - A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations artwork A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations
James Mackintosh
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a social history book. These and many other causes conspired to unite the nations of Europe in a more intimate connexion and a more constant intercourse, and of consequence made the regulation of their intercourse more necessary, and the law that was to govern it more important. In proportion as they approached to the condition of provinces of the same empire, it became almost as essential that Europe should have a precise and comprehensive code of the law of nations, as that each country should have a system of municipal law.


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A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations - James Mackintosh

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Belagerung von Mainz artwork Belagerung von Mainz
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Der alte freie Weg nach Mainz war gesperrt, ich mußte über die Schiffbrücke bei Rüsselsheim; in Ginsheim ward gefüttert; der Ort ist sehr zerschossen; dann über die Schiffbrücke auf die Nonnenaue, wo viele Bäume niedergehauen lagen, sofort auf dem zweiten Teil der Schiffbrücke über den größern Arm des Rheins.


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Belagerung von Mainz - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Grover Cleveland - A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents artwork A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
Grover Cleveland
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 23 June 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a history book. In the administration of a government pledged to do equal and exact justice to all men there should be no pretext for anxiety touching the protection of the freedmen in their rights or their security in the enjoyment of their privileges under the Constitution and its amendments. All discussion as to their fitness for the place accorded to them as American citizens is idle and unprofitable except as it suggests the necessity for their improvement. The fact that they are citizens entitles them to all the rights due to that relation and charges them with all its duties, obligations, and responsibilities. These topics and the constant and ever-varying wants of an active and enterprising population may well receive the attention and the patriotic endeavor of all who make and execute the Federal law.


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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Grover Cleveland

Stephen Crisp - A Short History of a Long Travel from Babylon to Bethel artwork A Short History of a Long Travel from Babylon to Bethel
Stephen Crisp
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1691
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Writings of the first Quakers, even minor writings, often kindle in us today an ardor to seek what they sought and to find what they found. The excellent book by Luella M. Wright entitled "The Literary Life of the Early Friends, 1650-1725" is a pleasant and convenient introduction to these numerous and often lengthy productions of which 2600 have been listed for the first 75 years. Among them all, Luella Wright singles out one allegory; the only one, and it remained unpublished fully two decades after its composition. Why was this? Was it because, though the author was as sound a thinker and as persuasive an author as any among the followers of George Fox, an imaginary pilgrimage was inherently suspect, while the record of actual experiences in the form of a journal was not? Be this as it may, the slight loosening of standards with the opening of the eighteenth century allowed the "Second Day's Morning Meeting". which then censored Quaker manuscripts, to approve for printing "A Short History of a Long Travel from Babylon to Bethel". It was put out in 1711. How entertaining it would be to know the number of copies that were printed in that first edition


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A Short History of a Long Travel from Babylon to Bethel - Stephen Crisp

John Lothrop Motley - Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a view of the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War — Complete (1609-15) artwork Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a view of the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War — Complete (1609-15)
John Lothrop Motley
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is based on the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War — Complete (1609-15).


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Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a view of the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War — Complete (1609-15) - John Lothrop Motley

John Fiske - American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History artwork American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History
John Fiske
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He would find himself richly repaid for a sojourn in some insignificant place the very name of which is unknown beyond sea, --just as Mr. Mackenzie Wallace--whose book on Russia is a model of what such books should be--got so much invaluable experience from his months of voluntary exile at Ivánofka in the province of Novgorod.


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American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History - John Fiske

John George Bourinot - Canada artwork Canada
John George Bourinot
Genre: Americas
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In writing this story of Canada I have not been able to do more, within the limited space at my command, than briefly review those events which have exercised the most influence on the national development of the Dominion of Canada from the memorable days bold French adventurers made their first attempts at settlement on the banks of the beautiful basin of the Annapolis, and on the picturesque heights of Quebec, down to the establishment of a Confederation which extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Who has won the esteem and affection of all classes of the canadian people by the earnestness with which she has identified herself with every movement affecting the social and intellectual progress of the new dominion.


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Canada - John George Bourinot

John Richard Green - History of the English People, Index artwork History of the English People, Index
John Richard Green
Genre: History
Publish Date: 06 March 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Short History of the English People, which appeared in 1874, and at once gave him an assured place in the first rank of historical writers.


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History of the English People, Index - John Richard Green

Thomas Balch - Les Français en Amérique pendant la guerre de l'indépendance des États-Unis 1777-1783 artwork Les Français en Amérique pendant la guerre de l'indépendance des États-Unis 1777-1783
Thomas Balch
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La guerre que les colonies anglaises d'Amérique soutinrent contre leur métropole vers la fin du siècle dernier n'eut, au point de vue militaire, qu'une importance très-secondaire. Nous n'y trouvons ni ces troupes nombreuses dont les rencontres sanglantes font date dans l'histoire de l'humanité; ni ces noms retentissants de conquérants ou de guerriers que les générations se transmettent avec un sentiment d'admiration mêlé de terreur; ni ces élans passionnés, impétueux et destructeurs qui fondèrent sur des ruines les empires de l'antiquité ou du moyen âge; ni ces manoeuvres grandioses, rapides et savantes qui sont le caractère du génie militaire des temps modernes.


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Les Français en Amérique pendant la guerre de l'indépendance des États-Unis 1777-1783 - Thomas Balch

Heinrich von Treitschke - Die Gründung des Deutschen Zollvereins artwork Die Gründung des Deutschen Zollvereins
Heinrich von Treitschke
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ein Quellenbuch mit Urkunden, Briefen und sonstigen Aktenstücken zur Geschichte des Deutschen Zollvereins dürfte auf allgemeines Interesse kaum rechnen und müßte bei der Länge der Zeit, über die sich die Verhandlungen hinschleppten, nur ein kümmerlicher Torso sein, der niemand gefiele. Dagegen darf die klassische Darstellung, die Heinrich v. Treitschke in seiner Deutschen Geschichte im 19.  Jahrhundert dieser größten Schöpfung der Friedensregierung Friedrich Wilhelms III. gewidmet hat, selbst den Wert einer Quelle beanspruchen, da sie auf einem umfassenden Studium aller in Betracht kommenden Akten und Briefwechsel beruht, von denen die wenigsten der wissenschaftlichen Forschung bisher durch den Druck zugänglich gemacht sind.


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Die Gründung des Deutschen Zollvereins - Heinrich von Treitschke

Elizabeth Lynn Linton - About Ireland artwork About Ireland
Elizabeth Lynn Linton
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a novel book. During the last glacial period, and up until about 9000 years ago, most of Ireland was covered with ice, most of the time. Sea levels were lower and Ireland, like Great Britain, formed part of continental Europe. By 12,000 BC, rising sea levels due to ice melting caused Ireland to become separated from Great Britain. Later, around 5600 BC, Great Britain itself became separated from continental Europe. There is no evidence of any humans being in Ireland before Mesolithic people arrived by boat from Britain between 8000 BC and 7000 BC. From about 4500 BC Neolithic settlers arrived introducing cereal cultivars, a housing culture (similar to those of the same period in Scotland) and stone monuments. A more advanced agriculture was to develop. At the Céide Fields, preserved beneath a blanket of peat in present-day County Mayo, is an extensive field system, arguably the oldest in the world, dating from not long after this period. Consisting of small divisions separated by dry-stone walls, the fields were farmed for several centuries between 3500 BC and 3000 BC. Wheat and barley were the principal crops imported from the Iberian Peninsula.


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About Ireland - Elizabeth Lynn Linton

John Lawson - A New Voyage to Carolina artwork A New Voyage to Carolina
John Lawson
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 August 1711
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this work published in 1709, English explorer and naturalist John Lawson records his thoughts and observations about the New World from an expedition he took, beginning in 1700, to the region of what is now North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.


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A New Voyage to Carolina - John Lawson

Jacob Abbott - Darius the Great artwork Darius the Great
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Darius the Great was the third king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. He ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West Asia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, parts of the Balkans, portions of north and northeast Africa including Egypt eastern Libya, coastal Sudan, Eritrea, as well as most of Pakistan, the Aegean Islands and northern Greece/Thrace-Macedonia.


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Darius the Great - Jacob Abbott

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1, Complete artwork The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1, Complete
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Genre: History
Publish Date: 22 April 1616
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Don Quixote, errant knight and sane madman, with the company of his faithful squire and wise fool, Sancho Panza, together roam the world and haunt readers' imaginations as they have for nearly four hundred years.


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The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1, Complete - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Franz Liszt - Letters of Franz Liszt -- Volume 1 artwork Letters of Franz Liszt -- Volume 1
Franz Liszt
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is Letters of Franz Liszt Volume 1 From Paris to Rome Years of Travel as a Virtuoso. This is the twentieth time at least that we have tried to meet first at my house then here with the intention of writing to you and always some visit or some other unforeseen hindrance has occurred. I don't know whether Chopin will be strong enough to make excuses to you for my part it seems to me that we have been so unmannerly and impertinent that no excuses are now permissible or possible.


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Letters of Franz Liszt -- Volume 1 - Franz Liszt

Matthew Arnold - Culture and Anarchy artwork Culture and Anarchy
Matthew Arnold
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The men of culture are the true apostles of equality. Matthew Arnold's famous series of essays, debate important questions about the nature of culture and society that are as relevant now as they have ever been. Arnold seeks to find out 'what culture really is, what good it can do, what is our own special need of it' in an age of rapid social change and increasing mechanization. He contrasts culture, 'the study of perfection', with anarchy, the mood of unrest and uncertainty that pervaded mid-Victorian England.


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Culture and Anarchy - Matthew Arnold

Thomas D'Arcy McGee - A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics - Volume 2 artwork A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics - Volume 2
Thomas D'Arcy McGee
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 06 April 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Thomas D'Arcy McGee : Ireland, lifting herself from the dust, drying her tears, and proudly demanding her legitimate place among the nations of the earth, is a spectacle to cause immense progress in political philosophy.


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A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics - Volume 2 - Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Pierce Egan - Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. artwork Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
Pierce Egan
Genre: History
Publish Date: 30 January 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

They order these things better in London". replied the Hon. Tom Dashall, to an old weather-beaten sportsman, who would fain have made a convert of our London Sprig of Fashion to the sports and delights of rural life. The party were regaling themselves after the dangers and fatigues of a very hard day's fox-chace; and, while the sparkling glass circulated, each, anxious to impress on the minds of the company the value of the exploits and amusements in which he felt most delight, became more animated and boisterous in his oratory—forgetting that excellent regulation which forms an article in some of the rules and orders of our "Free and Easies" in London, "that no more than three gentlemen shall be allowed to speak at the same time". The whole party, consisting of fourteen, like a pack in full cry, had, with the kind assistance of the "rosy god". become at the same moment most animated, not to say vociferous, orators.


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Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. - Pierce Egan

Félix de Azara - Correspondencia Oficial e Inedita sobre la Demarcacion de Limites entre el Paraguay y el Brasil artwork Correspondencia Oficial e Inedita sobre la Demarcacion de Limites entre el Paraguay y el Brasil
Félix de Azara
Genre: Latin America
Publish Date: 31 December 1820
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Colección de obras y documentos relativos a la Historia Antigua y Moderna de las provincias del Río de La Plata. Tomo Cuarto, Buenos Aires, Imprenta del Estado, 1836.


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Correspondencia Oficial e Inedita sobre la Demarcacion de Limites entre el Paraguay y el Brasil - Félix de Azara

Cicero - Cicero's Orations artwork Cicero's Orations
Cicero
Genre: History
Publish Date: 10 March 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Cicero's Orations - Cicero

Watkin Tench - A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson artwork A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson
Watkin Tench
Genre: Australia & Oceania
Publish Date: 31 December 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In May 1787 a fleet of ships carrying convicts left England bound for Botany Bay, New South Wales, where they were to establish a settlement. One of the crew on board the Charlotte was Watkin Tench (c. 1758–1833), who wrote about the voyage of what was later known as the First Fleet. He remained in New South Wales, living in Port Jackson (part of present-day Sydney) from 1788 to 1791, and in this work, published in 1793; he gives a vivid, first-hand account of the early years of British settlement. The chapters are chronologically organized and discuss the many challenges settlers in the fledgling colony faced in staying alive, such as illness and lack of food and other provisions. He also recounts the often violent encounters and 'unabated animosity' between the settlers and the aboriginal people, making this work an important source on the colonization of Australia.


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A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson - Watkin Tench

Alexandre Dumas - Ali Pacha artwork Ali Pacha
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: History
Publish Date: 04 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book about the history of beginning of the nineteenth century when Western Europe in turn submitted and struggled against a sub lieutenant who made himself an emperor, who at his pleasurre made kings and destroyed kingdoms, the ancient eastern part of the contient.


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Ali Pacha - Alexandre Dumas

William Blackstone - Commentaries on the Laws of England artwork Commentaries on the Laws of England
William Blackstone
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1765
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Commentaries is divided into four books. The first, introduced by Stanley N. Katz, deals with what Blackstone called "the rights of persons," what a modern lawyer would call constitutional law, the legal structure of government. Book II includes an introduction by A. W. Brian Simpson and describes the law of property. Book III, introduced by John H. Langbein, analyzes civil procedure and remedies. The last book, which is devoted to criminal law and procedure, includes an introduction by Thomas A. Green.


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Commentaries on the Laws of England - William Blackstone

Grant Allen - Anglo-Saxon Britain artwork Anglo-Saxon Britain
Grant Allen
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 24 October 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

According to the author’s introduction, this 1891 book offers “a brief sketch of Britain under the early English conquerors, rather from the social than from the political point of view.”


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Anglo-Saxon Britain - Grant Allen

Henry David Thoreau - A Plea for Captain John Brown artwork A Plea for Captain John Brown
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is an essay. It is based on a speech Thoreau first delivered to an audience at Concord, Massachusetts on October 30, 1859, two weeks after John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, and repeated several times before Brown’s execution on December 2, 1859.


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A Plea for Captain John Brown - Henry David Thoreau

Charlotte Mary Yonge - Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History artwork Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 23 May 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this little book the attempt has been to trace Greek History so as to be intelligible to young children. In fact, it will generally be found that classical history is remembered at an earlier age than modern history, probably because the events are simple, and there was something childlike in the nature of all the ancient Greeks. I would begin a child’s reading with the History of England, as that which requires to be known best; but from this I should think it better to pass to the History of Greece, and that of Rome (which is in course of preparation), both because of their giving some idea of the course of time, and bringing p. 4Scripture history into connection with that of the world, and because little boys ought not to begin their classical studies without some idea of their bearing.


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Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History - Charlotte Mary Yonge

Lucius Eugene Chittenden - A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention artwork A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention
Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Genre: History
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

If I had been guided by my judgment alone it is not probable that these notes of the debates in the Conference, held upon the invitation of Virginia, at Washington, in the month of February, 1861, would have been made public. From the commencement of its sessions, a portion of the members were in favor of the daily publication of the proceedings. I was disposed to go farther and have the sessions open to the public; but this proposition was opposed by a large majority.


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A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention - Lucius Eugene Chittenden

Jacob Abbott - Richard II artwork Richard II
Jacob Abbott
Genre: History
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There have been three monarchs of the name of Richard upon the English throne. Three Richards. Richard the Crusader. Richard I. is known and celebrated in history as Richard the Crusader. He was the sovereign ruler not only of England, but of all the Norman part of France, and from both of his dominions he raised a vast army, and went with it to the Holy Land, where he fought many years against the Saracens with a view of rescuing Jerusalem and the other holy places there from the dominion of unbelievers.


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Richard II - Jacob Abbott


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