Vietnam history books

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The Art of War - Sun Tzu

Francis Andrew March - History of the World War artwork History of the World War
Francis Andrew March
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 06 August 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is authentic narrative of the World's greatest war. Also it consists various remarkable accounts in history that occurred in the war.


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History of the World War - Francis Andrew March

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

John Fiske - The American Revolution artwork The American Revolution
John Fiske
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence. This book describes the causes and the history of the war.


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The American Revolution - John Fiske

封演 - 封氏聞見記 artwork 封氏聞見記
封演
Genre: History
Publish Date: 04 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

唐代"封演"撰。本书所涉及范围很广,既有科举、铨选等政治制度,又有壁记、烧尾等官场习俗,也有婚仪、服饰、饮食、打球、拔河、绳技等社会生活,此外还有碑碣、羊虎、纸钱、石鼓等名物的讲说,缘此常为研究唐代文化之所取材。


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封氏聞見記 - 封演

Woodrow Wilson - The New Freedom artwork The New Freedom
Woodrow Wilson
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 1956
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The New Freedom comprises the campaign speeches and promises of Woodrow Wilson in the 1912 presidential campaign. They constituted the reforms promoted by Wilson. They called for less government, but in practice as president he added new controls such as the Federal Reserve System and the Clayton Antitrust Act. More generally the "New Freedom" is associated with Wilson's first term as president (1913-1917). As President, Wilson focused on three types of reform.


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The New Freedom - Woodrow Wilson

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

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

Dairoku Kikuchi - A History of the Japanese People artwork A History of the Japanese People
Dairoku Kikuchi
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 18 August 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Captain Brinkley's great knowledge of Japanese life and language is admitted and admired by all. His independence of judgment is, however, weakened by his close official connection with the Japanese Government and by his personal interest in Japanese industry. His journal is regarded generally as a government mouth-piece, and he has succeeded in making himself a more vigorous advocate of the Japanese claims than even the Japanese themselves. It can safely be forecasted that whenever a dispute arises between Japanese and British interests, Captain Brinkley and his journal will play the part, through thick and thin, of defenders of the Japanese.


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A History of the Japanese People - Dairoku Kikuchi

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

Willis John Abbot - The Naval History of the United States artwork The Naval History of the United States
Willis John Abbot
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is explicitly biased for the US Navy. The author also unfolds the glory of naval battle thus forming an inspiration and motivation for the youth to take up Navy as a career.


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The Naval History of the United States - Willis John Abbot

Edward Channing - A Short History of the United States artwork A Short History of the United States
Edward Channing
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Channing's best known work, A History of the United States, is regarded as one of the most complete and accurate accounts of American history and received the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for History.


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A Short History of the United States - Edward Channing

Alice Morse Earle - Customs and Fashions in Old New England artwork Customs and Fashions in Old New England
Alice Morse Earle
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

From the hour when the Puritan baby opened his eyes in bleak New England he had a Spartan struggle for life. In summer-time he fared comparatively well, but in winter the ill-heated houses of the colonists gave to him a most chilling and benumbing welcome. Within the great open fireplace, when fairly scorched in the face by the glowing flames of the roaring wood fire, he might be bathed and dressed, and he might be cuddled and nursed in warmth and comfort; but all his baby hours could not be spent in the ingleside, and were he carried four feet away from the chimney on a raw winter's day he found in his new home a temperature that would make a modern infant scream with indignant discomfort, or lie stupefied with cold.


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Customs and Fashions in Old New England - Alice Morse Earle

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

班固 - 漢書 artwork 漢書
班固
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 19 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

由我国东汉时期的历史学家班固编撰,是中国第一部纪传体断代史.全书主要记述了上起西汉的汉高祖元年(公元前206年),下至新朝的王莽地皇四年(公元23年),共230年的史事。


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漢書 - 班固

脱脱 - 宋史 artwork 宋史
脱脱
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 24 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

太祖启运立极英武睿文神德圣功至明大孝皇帝讳匡胤,姓赵氏,涿郡人也。高祖朓,是为僖祖,仕唐历永清、文安、幽都令。朓生珽,是为顺祖,历藩镇从事,累官兼御史中丞。珽生敬,是为翼祖,历营、蓟、涿三州刺史。敬生弘殷,是为宣祖。周显德中,宣祖贵,赠敬左骁骑卫上将军。宣祖少骁勇,善骑射,事赵王王镕,为镕将五百骑援唐庄宗于河上,有功。庄宗爱其勇,留典禁军。汉干佑中,讨王景于凤翔,会蜀兵来援,战于陈仓。始合,矢集左目,气弥盛,奋击大败之,以功迁护圣都指挥使。周广顺末,改铁骑第一军都指挥使,转右厢都指挥,领岳州防御使。从征淮南,前军却,吴人来乘,宣祖邀击,败之。显德三年,督军平扬州,与世宗会寿春。寿春卖饼家饼薄小,世宗怒,执十余辈将诛之,宣祖固谏得释。累官检校司徒、天水县男。与太祖分典禁兵,一时荣之。卒,赠武清军节度使、太尉。


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宋史 - 脱脱

Catherine Gasquoine Hartley - The Truth About Woman artwork The Truth About Woman
Catherine Gasquoine Hartley
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author in this book depicts his faith in woman as the predominant and responsible partner in relation of the sexes.


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The Truth About Woman - Catherine Gasquoine Hartley

Thomas Frederick Tout - The History of England artwork The History of England
Thomas Frederick Tout
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Tout was the driving force behind the creation of the Manchester History School, which (influenced by European developments) strove to impart proper historical techniques to students, helped by the innovation of the special subject.


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The History of England - Thomas Frederick Tout

Jacob Israël de Haan - Jerusalem artwork Jerusalem
Jacob Israël de Haan
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 2000
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hamame, dat Duifje beteekent, is een van de Jemenietische dienstmeisjes van het jongensweeshuis. En zij gaat trouwen. Het wordt wel tijd, want Hamame is al meer dan twintig jaar. Maar zij is niet gelukkig in de liefde geweest. Dit is haar tweede verloofde, een weduwnaar. Het eerste huwelijk heeft Hamame laten afgaan. En dat heeft haar acht pond sterling gekost, gelijk in de verlovingsvoorwaarden was overeengekomen. Geen kleinigheid voor een Jemenietisch dienstmeisje van een jongensweeshuis. Achteraf blijkt Hamame, dat Duifje beteekent, zich te hebben vergist. Zij houdt eigenlijk niet van haren tweeden verloofde. Maar weer een huwelijk laten afgaan? Het zal haar weer acht pond kosten en iedereen zal haar uitlachen. Dus wordt overeengekomen, dat Hamame met den weduwnaar trouwen zal.


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Jerusalem - Jacob Israël de Haan

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

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

Otto Hermann Kahn - High Finance artwork High Finance
Otto Hermann Kahn
Genre: History
Publish Date: 29 March 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He urges those in the field to act with morality and in an ethical fashion and recognizes that the positive transformation of the character of financial professionals will be essential in restoring the image and worth of private finance in the eyes of the general public.


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High Finance - Otto Hermann Kahn

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

班固 - 汉书 artwork 汉书
班固
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 04 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

高祖,沛丰邑中阳里人也,姓刘氏。母媪尝息大泽之陂,梦与神遇。是时雷电晦冥,父太公往视,则见交龙于上。已而有娠,遂产高祖。 高祖为人,隆准而龙颜,美须髯,左股有七十二黑子。宽仁爱人,意豁如也。常有大度,不事家人生产作业。及壮,试吏,为泗上亭长,延中吏无所不狎侮。好酒及色。常从王媪、武负贳酒,时饮醉卧,武负、王媪见其上常有怪。高祖每酤留饮,酒雠数倍。及见怪,岁竟,此两家常折券弃责。


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汉书 - 班固

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

左丘明 - 国语 artwork 国语
左丘明
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

穆王将征犬戎,祭公谋父谏曰:“不可。先王耀德不观兵。夫兵戢而时动,动则威,观则玩,玩则无震。是故周文公之《颂》曰:‘载戢干戈,载櫜弓矢。我求懿德,肆于时夏,允王保之。’先王之于民也,懋正其德而厚其性,阜其财求而利其器用,明利害之乡,以文修之,使务利而避害,怀德而畏威,故能保世以滋大。


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国语 - 左丘明

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

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

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

Thomas Okey - The Story of Paris artwork The Story of Paris
Thomas Okey
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Very comprehensive history of Paris (and some other cities and countries, naturally, as they came into conflict or contact with it), from the Romans to Napoleon Bonaparte. It's not short but it's not burdensome either. The author does tell a story; a bunch of them, in fact, recounting legends and famous accounts of conquerors, barbarians, kings, and paupers.


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The Story of Paris - Thomas Okey

Willis John Abbot - Aircraft and Submarines artwork Aircraft and Submarines
Willis John Abbot
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book the author has sketched swiftly the slow stages by which in each of these fields of activity success has been attained. He has collated from the immense mass of records of the activities of both submarines and aircraft enough interesting data to show the degree of perfection and practicability to which both have been brought. And he has outlined so far as possible from existing conditions the possibilities of future usefulness in fields other than those of war of these new devices.


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Aircraft and Submarines - Willis John Abbot

Charles William Eliot - Four American Leaders artwork Four American Leaders
Charles William Eliot
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 22 August 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The facts about Franklin as a printer are simple and plain, but impressive. His father, respecting the boy's strong disinclination to become a tallow-chandler, selected the printer's trade for him, after giving him opportunities to see members of several different trades at their work, and considering the boy's own tastes and aptitudes. It was at twelve years of age that Franklin signed indentures as an apprentice to his older brother James, who was already an established printer. By the time he was seventeen years old he had mastered the trade in all its branches so completely that he could venture, with hardly any money in his pocket, first into New York and then into Philadelphia without a friend or acquaintance in either place, and yet succeed promptly in earning his living. He knew all departments of the business. He was a pressman as well as a compositor.


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Four American Leaders - Charles William Eliot

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

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

Frederick Arthur Mckenzie - Korea's Fight for Freedom artwork Korea's Fight for Freedom
Frederick Arthur Mckenzie
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about freedom on Korea. Before many years ago Korea fought very aggresively for their freedom and finaly they got their country back. It’s a very nice history to know about koreas freedom.


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Korea's Fight for Freedom - Frederick Arthur Mckenzie

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

Brooks Adams - The Theory of Social Revolutions artwork The Theory of Social Revolutions
Brooks Adams
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

American historian Brooks Adams critised capitalism and sort to explain the development of commercialism, he theorised a predictable rise and fall in commercial activities with the formation of commercial centres based on a need for such activities to be more easily practised.


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The Theory of Social Revolutions - Brooks Adams

Roald Amundsen - The South Pole artwork The South Pole
An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912 — Volume 1
Roald Amundsen
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Roald Amundsen's account of the expedition to the geographic South Pole is a fascinating read. Although Amundsen attributed the success of the expedition to "good luck", it seems obvious that the Norwegians were simply better prepared than Captain Scott and his crew. The equipment, the sledges with well-trained dogs, the supply depots with seal meat at regular intervals along the route, the sunglasses to avoid snow blindness; it was all thought of in advance. It is then perhaps not surprising that the expedition went so smoothly.


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The South Pole - Roald Amundsen

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

Carl Schurz - Report on the Condition of the South artwork Report on the Condition of the South
Carl Schurz
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 13 May 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These instructions confined my mission to the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and the department of the Gulf. I informed you, before leaving the north, that I could not well devote more than three months to the duties imposed upon me, and that space of time proved sufficient for me to visit all the States above enumerated, except Texas. I landed at Hilton Head, South Carolina, on July 15, visited Beaufort, Charleston, Orangeburg, and Columbia, returned to Charleston and Hilton Head; thence I went to Savannah, traversed the State of Georgia, visiting Augusta, Atlanta, Macon, Milledgeville, and Columbus; went through Alabama, by way of Opelika, Montgomery, Selma, and Demopolis, and through Mississippi, by way of Meridian, Jackson, and Vicksburg; then descended the Mississippi to New Orleans, touching at Natchez; from New Orleans I visited Mobile, Alabama, and the Teche country, in Louisiana, and then spent again some days at Natchez and Vicksburg, on my way to the north. These are the outlines of my journey.


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Report on the Condition of the South - Carl Schurz

Willis John Abbot - The Naval History of the United States artwork The Naval History of the United States
Willis John Abbot
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

EARLY EXPLOITS UPON THE WATER. — GALLOP'S BATTLE WITH THE INDIANS. — BUCCANEERS AND PIRATES. — MORGAN AND BLACKBEARD. — CAPT.  KIDD TURNS PIRATE. — DOWNFALL OF THE BUCCANEERS' POWER.


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The Naval History of the United States - Willis John Abbot

Elisha Benjamin Andrews - History of the United States, Volume 1 artwork History of the United States, Volume 1
Elisha Benjamin Andrews
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The authors… assume enough maturity in high school students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well…The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing.


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History of the United States, Volume 1 - Elisha Benjamin Andrews

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

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

Demetrius Charles Boulger - China artwork China
Demetrius Charles Boulger
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book we have an account of the causes which led to the breaking out of the war between China and Japan. Then it gives an account of the war, and the complications.


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China - Demetrius Charles Boulger

Herbert Allen Giles - The Civilization of China artwork The Civilization of China
Herbert Allen Giles
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a very common thing now-a-days to meet people who are going to "China," which can be reached by the Siberian railway in fourteen or fifteen days. This brings us at once to the question - What is meant by the term China? Taken in its widest sense, the term includes Mongolia, Manchuria, Eastern Turkestan, Tibet, and the Eighteen Provinces, the whole being equivalent to an area of some five million square miles, that is, considerably more than twice the size of the United States of America.


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The Civilization of China - Herbert Allen Giles

Margaret Bertha Synge - A Book of Discovery artwork A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha Synge
Genre: History
Publish Date: 20 October 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history book. Such was the spirit in which the exploration of the world was accomplished. It was the inspiration that carried men of old far beyond the sunrise into those magic and silent seas whereon no boat had ever sailed. It is the incentive of those to-day with the wander-thirst in their souls, who travel and suffer in the travelling, though there are fewer prizes left to win. This would explain the fact that this Book of Discovery has become a record of splendid endurance, of hardships bravely borne, of silent toil, of courage and resolution unequalled in the annals of mankind, of self-sacrifice unrivalled and faithful lives laid ungrudgingly down. Of the many who went forth, the few only attained. It is of these few that this book tells.


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A Book of Discovery - Margaret Bertha Synge

Lyon Gardiner Tyler - England in America, 1580-1652 artwork England in America, 1580-1652
Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 12 February 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume is a detailed study of the English settlement beginning with the unsucessful attempts to plant colonies, especially by Gilbert and Raleigh.


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England in America, 1580-1652 - Lyon Gardiner Tyler

Charles Francis Adams - "'Tis Sixty Years Since"
Charles Francis Adams
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book story related of civil war and napoleon war history. I have given the words Tis Sixty Years Since. As some here doubtless recall, Given to the world in 1814, hard on a century ago. I entered Harvard as a student in the year 1853 sixty years since! It may fairly be asserted that school life ends and what may in contradistinction thereto be termed thinking and acting life begins the day the young man passes the threshold of the institution of more advanced education. For him, life's responsibilities then begin. Prior to that confused, thenceforth things with him become consecutive, a sequence. Insensibly he puts away childish things. The day of individualism as it existed in the American ideal of sixty years since is over that of collectivism and possibly socialism has opened. The War of Independence, mistakenly denominated the Revolutionary War. It may, indeed, safely be asserted that up to 1815, the end of the Wars of Napoleon and the time of your Professor Lieber, steam even had not as yet practically affected the operations of man, while electricity, when not a terror, was as yet but a toy. I would substitute for the present brief tenure of the presidential office--a tenure well nough perhaps in the comparatively simple days which preceded our Civil War--a tenure sufficiently long to enable the occupant of the presidential chair to have a policy and to accomplish at least something towards its adoption.


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"'Tis Sixty Years Since" - Charles Francis Adams

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

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 2
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The frontispiece portrait of Gibbon is after Sir Joshua Reynolds, the three engraved folding maps are of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire, and a folding map of Constantinople. This book is a study of Rome which is based on what Gibbon wrote over two hundred years ago.


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

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

Elisha Benjamin Andrews - History of the United States, Volume 2 artwork History of the United States, Volume 2
Elisha Benjamin Andrews
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The authors… assume enough maturity in high school students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well…The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing.


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History of the United States, Volume 2 - Elisha Benjamin Andrews

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 1
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The great work of Gibbon is indispensable to the student of history. The literature of Europe offers no substitute for The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It has obtained undisputed possession, as rightful occupant, of the vast period which it comprehends. However some subjects, which it embraces, may have undergone more complete investigation, on the general view of the whole period, this history is the sole undisputed authority to which all defer, and from which few appeal to the original writers, or to more modern compilers.


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

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

Arthur Conan Doyle - The War in South Africa artwork The War in South Africa
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: History
Publish Date: 07 July 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Arthur Conan Doyle made his reputation as a novelist, but far stranger than fiction is the creator of Sherlock Holmes' tale of the Boer War in South Africa. The then 40-year-old novelist wanted to see the war first hand as a soldier, but the Victorian army balked at having a popular author wielding a pen in its ranks. The army did accept him as a doctor and Doyle was knighted in 1902 for his work with a field hospital in Bloemfontein. Doyle's vivid account of the battles is in part thanks to the eye-witness accounts he got from his patients. Doyle has thoroughly mastered the details of the campaign, and presents them in a form that can be easily understood. Furthermore, his descriptions of the various engagements are masterpieces of graphic writing.


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The War in South Africa - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Herbert Allen Giles - China and the Chinese artwork China and the Chinese
Herbert Allen Giles
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This series of lectures, published as “China and the Chinese”, was given at Columbia University in 1902, to mark the establishment of a Chinese professorship there. The lectures were not intended for the specialist, more to urge a wider and more systematic study of China and its culture, and to encourage new students into the field.


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China and the Chinese - Herbert Allen Giles

Joel Cook - England, Picturesque and Descriptive artwork England, Picturesque and Descriptive
Joel Cook
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 14 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

England, Picturesque and Descriptive is a Historical book. No land possesses greater attractions for the American tourist than England. It was the home of his forefathers; its history is to a great extent the history of his own country; and he is bound to it by the powerful ties of consanguinity, language, laws, and customs. When the American treads the busy London streets, threads the intricacies of the Liverpool docks and shipping, wanders along the green lanes of Devonshire, climbs Alnwick's castellated walls, or floats upon the placid bosom of the picturesque Wye, he seems almost as much at home as in his native land. But, apart from these considerations of common Anglo Saxon paternity, no country in the world is more interesting to the intelligent traveller than England. The British system of entail, whatever may be our opinion of its political and economic merits, has built up vast estates and preserved the stately homes, renowned castles, and ivy clad ruins of ancient and celebrated structures, to an extent and variety that no other land can show. The remains of the abbeys, castles, churches, and ancient fortresses in England and Wales that war and time together have crumbled and scarred tell the history of centuries, while countless legends of the olden time are revived as the tourist passes them in review. England, too, has other charms than these. British scenery, though not always equal in sublimity and grandeur to that displayed in many parts of our own country, is exceedingly beautiful, and has always been a fruitful theme of song and story.


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England, Picturesque and Descriptive - Joel Cook

Elisha Benjamin Andrews - History of the United States, Volume 5 artwork History of the United States, Volume 5
Elisha Benjamin Andrews
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The authors… assume enough maturity in high school students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well…The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing.


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History of the United States, Volume 5 - Elisha Benjamin Andrews

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

Elisha Benjamin Andrews - History of the United States, Volume 4 artwork History of the United States, Volume 4
Elisha Benjamin Andrews
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The authors… assume enough maturity in high school students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well…The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing.


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History of the United States, Volume 4 - Elisha Benjamin Andrews

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

Bayard Taylor - A History of Germany artwork A History of Germany
Bayard Taylor
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

When I assented to the request of the publishers that I would edit a new edition of the History of Germany, and write an additional chapter finishing the work down to the present date, I was fully aware of both my own shortcomings and the difficulty of the task. That I undertook it, nevertheless, is because I was strongly tempted to perform what I considered, in my case, an act of piety. Being naturally familiar with the aim and style of this book, I have tried to compile a new chapter in the simple narrative fashion by which the History has commended itself to its readers.


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A History of Germany - Bayard Taylor

Gustave Le Bon - The Psychology of Revolution artwork The Psychology of Revolution
Gustave Le Bon
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author through this book explores the mob mentality of revolutionaries-religious, scientific, and political-examines the motives of their leaders, and discusses how new forms of democratic belief and practice arise from popular movements.


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The Psychology of Revolution - Gustave Le Bon

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

Elisha Benjamin Andrews - History of the United States, Volume 3 artwork History of the United States, Volume 3
Elisha Benjamin Andrews
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The authors… assume enough maturity in high school students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well…The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing.


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History of the United States, Volume 3 - Elisha Benjamin Andrews

孙武 - 孙子兵法 artwork 孙子兵法
孙武
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 03 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

孙子曰:兵者,国之大事,死生之地,存亡之道,不可不察也。 故经之以五事,校之以计,而索其情:一曰道,二曰天,三曰地,四曰将,五曰法。 道者,令民与上同意,可与之死,可与之生,而不畏危也;天者,阴阳、寒暑、时制也;地者,远近、险易、广狭、死生也;将者,智、信、仁、勇、严也;法者,曲制、官道、主用也。凡此五者,将莫不闻,知之者胜,不知者不胜。


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孙子兵法 - 孙武

William Henry Ricketts Curtler - A Short History of English Agriculture artwork A Short History of English Agriculture
William Henry Ricketts Curtler
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 01 January 1925
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A HUSBANDMAN', said Markham', is the master of the earth, turning barrenness into fruitfulness, whereby all commonwealths are maintained and upheld. His labour giveth liberty to all vocations, arts, and trades to follow their several functions with peace and industrie. What can we say in this world is profitable where husbandry is wanting, it being the great nerve and sinew which holdeth together all the joints of a monarchy ? And he is confirmed by Young : Agriculture is, beyond all doubt, the foundation of every other art, business, and profession, and it has there- fore been the ideal policy of every wise and prudent people to encourage it to the utmost'. Yet of this important industry, still the greatest in England, there is no history covering the whole period.


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A Short History of English Agriculture - William Henry Ricketts Curtler

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

Elisha Benjamin Andrews - History of the United States, Volume 6 artwork History of the United States, Volume 6
Elisha Benjamin Andrews
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The authors… assume enough maturity in high school students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well…The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing.


2019-02-17T22:58:32-07:00

History of the United States, Volume 6 - Elisha Benjamin Andrews

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

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 4
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

They had become weak, outsourcing their duties to defend their Empire to barbarian mercenaries, who then became so numerous and ingrained that they were able to take over the Empire. Romans, he believed, had become effeminate, unwilling to live a tougher, "manly" military lifestyle.


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

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

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 3
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

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

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

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

Edwin Erle Sparks - The United States of America, Part 1 artwork The United States of America, Part 1
Edwin Erle Sparks
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 15 June 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It explores the history of United States of America and hence it offers and also explores period of history of the nation in 1783-1830.


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The United States of America, Part 1 - Edwin Erle Sparks

Warren Olney - "Shiloh" as Seen by a Private Soldier
Warren Olney
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 1921
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Very interesting descriptions of the great battles of the late war, written by prominent generals, have been lately published and widely read. It seems to me, however, that it is time for the private soldier to be heard from.


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"Shiloh" as Seen by a Private Soldier - Warren Olney

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Charles Augustin Coulomb - A School History of the Great War artwork A School History of the Great War
Charles Augustin Coulomb
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 22 August 1806
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An interesting take on the Great War as presented for students in English public schools since it was written as the war was still ongoing but nearing the end. Of course the viewpoint was primarily one sided but not as much as might be exprcted. It provids some good historic material. This brief history of the world's greatest war was prepared upon the suggestion of the National Board for Historical Service. Its purpose is to expand into an historical narrative the outline of the study of the war which the authors prepared for the Board and which was published by the United States Bureau of Education as Teachers' Leaflet No. 4 in August 1918.


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A School History of the Great War - Charles Augustin Coulomb

John Bach McMaster - A School History of the United States artwork A School History of the United States
John Bach McMaster
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1896
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

John Bach McMaster : It has long been the custom to begin the history of our country with the discovery of the New World by Columbus.


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A School History of the United States - John Bach McMaster

Arthur Conan Doyle - The White Company artwork The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1890
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The White Company is a historical adventure by Arthur Conan Doyle set during the Hundred Year's War. The story is set in England, France, and Spain, in the years 1366 and 1367, against the background of the campaign of Edward, the Black Prince to restore Peter of Castile to the throne of the Kingdom of Castile. The climax of the book occurs before the Battle of Nájera. Doyle became inspired to write the novel after attending a lecture on the Middle Ages in 1889. After extensive research, The White Company was published in serialized form in 1891 in Cornhill Magazine. Additionally, the book is considered a companion to Doyle's later work Sir Nigel, which explores the early campaigns of Sir Nigel Loring and Samkin Aylward.


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The White Company - Arthur Conan Doyle

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Edward Harper Parker - Ancient China Simplified artwork Ancient China Simplified
Edward Harper Parker
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is much repetition in the book, the same facts being presented, for instance, under the heads of Army, Religion, Confucius, and Marriages. This is intentional, and the object is to keep in the mind impressions which in a strange, ancient, and obscure subject are apt to disappear after perusal of only one or two casual statements.


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Ancient China Simplified - Edward Harper Parker

Allen Johnson - Union and Democracy artwork Union and Democracy
Allen Johnson
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history book. The title of this volume must be regarded as suggestive rather than as strictly accurate, for the beginnings of union are to be found farther back than 1783, and democracy in its largest sense has even yet been only imperfectly realized.


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Union and Democracy - Allen Johnson

Friedrich Max Müller - India: What can it teach us? artwork India: What can it teach us?
Friedrich Max Müller
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 31 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book about the portrays India, specially, the Vedic India, as an epitome of virtuosity and morality, whose glory is equal if not greater to the classical Greek or Roman Civilizations. Author urges the Westerners to come out of their supreme colonial mindset and admire and adopt the multi-dimensional efficacy that is inherent in India. Author espouses an amazing depth of love and reverence for India, and highlights such positive aspects about her that it compels the reader to look at his or her own country in a different positive light.


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India: What can it teach us? - Friedrich Max Müller

Harry Perry Robinson - The Twentieth Century American artwork The Twentieth Century American
Harry Perry Robinson
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There are already many books about America; but the majority of these have been written by Englishmen after so brief an acquaintance with the country that it is doubtful whether they contribute much to English knowledge of the subject. My reason for adding another volume to the list is the hope of being able to do something to promote a better understanding between the peoples, having as an excuse the fact that I have lived in the United States for nearly twenty years, under conditions which have given rather exceptional opportunities of intimacy with the people of various parts of the country socially, in business, and in politics. Wherever my judgment is wrong it is not from lack of abundant chance to learn the truth.


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The Twentieth Century American - Harry Perry Robinson

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

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

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

Thomas Crofton Croker - A Walk from London to Fulham artwork A Walk from London to Fulham
Thomas Crofton Croker
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1853
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Walk from London to Fulham is a Historical book. There have been many important changes between London to Fulham. On the road: time has continued to efface interesting associations; more old houses have been pulled down, new ones built up, and great alterations and improvements have taken place not contemplated a few years ago. It would be impossible, for example, that any one who has not visited the locality during the last few years could recognize the narrow lanes of yesterday in the fine roads now diverging beyond the South Kensington Museum, which building has so recently been erected at the commencement of Old Brompton; but modern improvements are seemingly endless, and have of late become frequent. It is in the belief that the following pages will be an interesting and acceptable record of many places no longer in existence, that they are submitted to the public in their present shape.


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A Walk from London to Fulham - Thomas Crofton Croker

Mary Platt Parmele - A Short History of Spain artwork A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

At the time of the sacking of Rome, this Gothic prince fell in love with Placidia, the sister of the Emperor Honorius; and after the fashion of his people, carried her away as his captive; not an unwilling one, we suspect, for we learn of her great devotion to her brave, strong wooer, with blond hair and blue eyes. Ataulf took his fair prize to the city of Narbonne in southern France, and made her his Queen.


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A Short History of Spain - Mary Platt Parmele

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

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

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

Le caractère commun de toute la race gallique, dit Strabon d'après le philosophe Posidonius, c'est qu'elle est irritable et folle de guerre, prompte au combat, du reste simple et sans malignité. Si on les irrite, ils marchent ensemble droit à l'ennemi, et l'attaquent de front, sans s'informer d'autre chose. Aussi, par la ruse, on en vient aisément à bout; on les attire au combat quand on veut, où l'on veut, peu importent les motifs; ils sont toujours prêts, n'eussent-ils d'autre arme que leur force et leur audace. Toutefois, par la persuasion, ils se laissent amener sans peine aux choses utiles; ils sont susceptibles de culture et d'instruction littéraire. Forts de leur haute taille et de leur nombre, ils s'assemblent aisément en grande foule, simples qu'ils sont et spontanés, prenant volontiers en main la cause de celui qu'on opprime'. Tel est le premier regard de la philosophie sur la plus sympathique et la plus perfectible des races humaines. Le génie de ces Galls ou Celtes n'est d'abord autre chose que mouvement, attaque et conquête; c'est par la guerre que se mêlent et se rapprochent les nations antiques. Peuple de guerre et de bruit, ils courent le monde l'épée à la main, moins, ce semble, par avidité que par un vague et vain désir de voir, de savoir, d'agir; brisant, détruisant, faute de pouvoir produire encore. Ce sont les enfants du monde naissant; de grands corps mous, blancs et blonds; de l'élan, peu de force et d'haleine; jovialité féroce, espoir immense. Vains, n'ayant rien encore rencontré qui tînt devant eux, ils voulurent aller voir ce que c'était que cet Alexandre, ce conquérant de l'Asie, devant la face duquel les rois s'évanouissaient d'effroi[5]. Que craignez-vous? leur demanda l'homme terrible. Que le ciel ne tombe, dirent-ils; il n'en eut pas d'autre réponse. Le ciel lui-même ne les effrayait guère; ils lui lançaient des flèches quand il tonnait. Si l'Océan même se débordait et venait à eux, ils ne refusaient pas le combat, et marchaient à lui l'épée à la main. C'était leur point d'honneur de ne jamais reculer; ils s'obstinaient souvent à rester sous un toit embrasé. Aucune nation ne faisait meilleur marché de sa vie. On en voyait qui, pour quelque argent, pour un peu de vin, s'engageaient à mourir; ils montaient sur une estrade, distribuaient à leurs amis le vin ou l'argent, se couchaient sur leurs boucliers, et tendaient la gorge.


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Histoire de France - Jules Michelet

Henry Abbott - The Chief Engineer artwork The Chief Engineer
Henry Abbott
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history book. A Chief Engineer (commonly referred to as 'ChEng', 'the Chief' or just 'Chief') is responsible for all operations and maintenance that has to do with any and all engineering equipment throughout the entire ship. Under many jurisdictions the Chief Engineer is of equal rank to the Captain, with responsibility being split between the two posts; the Chief Engineer taking responsibility for engine room and maintenance and the Captain taking responsibility for navigation and deck operations. The Chief Engineer also determines the fuel, lube oil, and other consumables required for a voyage. The duties of a Chief Engineer include: compiling an inventory for spare parts, overseeing the transfer of bunker, lube and slop oil, overseeing all major maintenance, preparing the engine room for inspection by local marine/safety authorities (e.g. U.S. Coast Guard) and is in charge of the engine room during emergency situations. This is the short list of a chief engineer's duties aboard a merchant vessel. The Chief's primary assistant, the first assistant engineer/second engineer, supervises the daily operation of the engine room and engine department and reports directly to the chief. Chief Engineer's licenses are divided into different types for the various types of engine- and power-plant found on ships. These are commonly divided as Steam, covering reciprocating (now almost obsolete) or turbine, and Motor covering Diesel, Diesel-Electric and Gas Turbine. These categories are further divided into power ranges, usually below 3,000kW is an inferior license. Obtaining a Chief Engineer's combined (Steam and Motor) License for unlimited horsepower is, by far, the highest achievement a licensed engineering officer can reach on a merchant vessel. Sailing as chief engineer is an immense undertaking of great responsibility.


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The Chief Engineer - Henry Abbott

Francis Parkman - A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I artwork A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I
Francis Parkman
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Francis Parkman (1823-1893) is one of the great nineteenth century United States historians along with William Prescott, John Lothrop Motley, George Bancroft, and Henry Adams. Parkman has been hailed as one of America's great historians and as a master of narrative history. He is most known for his The Oregon Trail and his seven volume work on the history of the French and English in North America. A Half Century of Conflict is the sixth volume of the series but was the last to be published in 1892.


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A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I - Francis Parkman

Mary Platt Parmele - A Short History of Russia artwork A Short History of Russia
Mary Platt Parmele
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Russia is the strange product of strange physical conditions. Nature was not in impetuous mood when she created this greater half of Europe, nor was the generous, except in the matter of space. She was slow, sluggish, but inexorable. No volcanic energies threw up rocky ridges and ramparts in Titanic rag, and the repentatly clothed them with lovely verdure as in Spain, Italy, and else where. No hungry sea rushed in and tore her coast into fragments.


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A Short History of Russia - Mary Platt Parmele


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