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Japanese Folklore The Legend of Eternal Life

by Xenohikawa Sabrina

Long, long ago there lived a man called Sentaro. His surname meant "Millionaire," but although he was not so rich as all that, he was still very far removed from being poor. He had inherited a small fortune...


Condition Red

by Frederick J. Bell

“Condition Red” was an expression that we used to indicate the imminence of any type of engagement. Aboard the G it was a colloquialism that served to express the conviction that the next few hours or days...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Complete Version, Best Navigation, Active TOC) (A to Z Classics)

by Benjamin Franklin, AtoZ Classics & "Franklin, Benjamin"

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature.

Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of...


A Life of General Robert E. Lee

by John Esten Cooke

A Life of General Robert E. Lee is a fascinating character study of Lee written by a Civil War veteran who regularly observed the Confederate General in thought and action on the battlefield. John Esten Cooke’s...


Al-Qaeda & Islamic State: History, Doctrine, Modus Operandi and U.S. Strategy to Degrade and Defeat Terrorism Conducted in the Name of Sunni Islam

by Paul Kamolnick & Strategic Studies Institute

Dr. Kamolnick's book is a meticulously documented investigation and comparison of the al-Qaeda and the Islamic State across three key strategically relevant dimensions: essential doctrine, beliefs, and worldview;...


Twelve Years a Slave (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

by Solomon Northup & Prometheus Classics

This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's...


THE TRUE FORCE OF NORTH KOREA: Military, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Ballistic Missiles, Including Reaction of the U.S. Government to the Korean Military Treat

by Andrew Scobell, John M. Sanford, Daniel A. Pinkston & Strategic Studies Institute et al.

North Korea is a country of paradoxes and contradictions. Although it remains an economic basket case that cannot feed and clothe its own people, it nevertheless possesses one of the world's largest armed forces....


Nero (Serapis Classics)

by Jacob Abbott

Antium was situated on the sea-coast about thirty miles south of the Tiber. A bold promontory here projects into the sea, affording from its declivities the most extended and magnificent views on every side....


General Robert E. Lee: The True Story of the Infamous "Marble Man"

by John Esten Cooke & Robert E. Lee

This book reveals the incredible life of the legendary General, one of the most prominent figures of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. It also contains his personal writings which paint a full...


A Short History of France

by Mary Platt Parmele

From the times of the Gauls and Romans to the fall of Napoleon and beyond, Mary Platt Parmele’s A Short History of France is a fascinating chronicle of the events and forces that forged the nation.


The Gallic Wars

by Julius Caesar

Originally composed for propaganda purposes, Julius Caesar’s war diary is one of the earliest examples of a military science manual, detailing arms technology, tactical maneuvers, battlefield politics, espionage,...


La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

by Francis Parkman

René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687), one of the most legendary explorers of the New World, is best known for claiming the entire Louisiana Territory for France in 1682. Two years later, he was given...


Cleopatra

by Jacob Abbott

Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, was a mysterious and beguiling figure who has fascinated historians for thousands of years. In this detailed account of her life and influence, author Jacob Abbott...


A Short History of England, Ireland, and Scotland

by Mary Platt Parmele

In 1707 the three kingdoms of England, Ireland, and Scotland united to form Great Britain. "One of the most astonishing transformations in European history," in the words of historian Simon Schama. In A Short...


Dubliners

by James Joyce

The debut of Ireland's greatest author and one of the most influential voices in modern literature It took nine years for James Joyce to find a publisher for this vivid, uncompromising, and altogether brilliant...


Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809...


Apollo 11: How America Won the Race to the Moon

by The Associated Press

In this fascinating history of the Apollo 11 mission, The Associated Press chronicles America's journey to the moon.

In 1957 the Soviet Union sent Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into space. America took...


Fear and the Muse Kept Watch: The Russian Masters¿from Akhmatova and Pasternak to Shostakovich and Eisenstein¿Under Stalin

by Andy McSmith

In this dazzling exploration of one of the most contradictory periods of literary and artistic achievement in modern history, journalist Andy McSmith evokes the lives of more than a dozen of the most brilliant...


The Life of Cesare Borgia

by Rafael Sabatini

Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography...


A Short History of Scotland

by Andrew Lang

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a rich, diverse past. The nation’s recorded history began with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, when the province of Britannia reached...