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Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail

by Arthur R. Thompson

Among my first passions was that for exploration. The Unknown—that region of mysteries lying upon the outskirts of commonplace environment—drew me with a mighty attraction. My earliest recollections are...


The Story of Mankind

by Hendrik Van Loon

For Hansje and Willem: WHEN I was twelve or thirteen years old, an uncle of mine who gave me my love for books and pictures promised to take me upon a memorable expedition. I was to go with him to the top of...


India under British Rule

by James Talboys Wheeler

A hundred years ago, when the lively Miss Frances Burney was weeping over the wrongs of Warren Hastings, and the learned and portly Gibbon was still lamenting that he had not entered on an Indian career, there...


"We who are so cosmopolitan"

by Sophie De Schaepdrijver, Bebooks Editions, Archives De L'Etat & Rijksarchief Un België

Constance Graeffe (1874-1950), the wife of an affluent businessman and a mother of five, lived in Brussels during World War One. Her background was English and French; her husband was of German descent. The...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, includes the original illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz). A Story of the French Revolution. Originally published in the periodical 'All the...


War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's...


The Passing of the Turkish Empire in Europe

by B. Granville Baker

TOWARDS the end of a dismal summer, when everybody who is anybody in the United Kingdom was departing for their annual holidays, dark clouds began to gather on the political horizon overshadowing that European...


The Colosseum

by Aavv, Aa. Vv. & Lozzi Roma

The Valley of Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, The Temple of Venus and Rome, the Domus Aurea


History of the Conquest of Mexico

by William Hickling Prescott

History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes By William Hickling Prescott. Illustrations from the Montezuma Edition....


The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

by Ernest Scott

The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott. Contains the full illustrations of the original. Captain Matthew Flinders (1774–1814) was a distinguished navigator and cartographer, who was the first...


Edgehill From the keyhole

by Edwin Alfred Walford

The Battle of EdgeHill of 22 October 1642 was the first great engagement of the English Civil War. It was fought in the open fields between the villages of Radway and Kineton in Warwickshire. At the end of the...


Vasco Nunez De Balboa

by Frederick A. Ober

Vasco Nunez De Balboa by Frederick A. Ober. Balboa is most famous for discovering the Pacific ocean, but this was but one incident in a swashbuckling life. After running amok in Hispaniola, Balboa escaped from...


The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition

by Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition, with almost two hundred illustrations. Marco Polo almost the first European man to reach the wonderful world of East Asia. The Travels...


The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia

by Sir William Alexander Craigie

The native religion of the ancient Scandinavians was in its main features only a special form of that common to all the Germanic peoples, and this again was only a particular development of primitive beliefs...


Maximilian Affair

by Sara Yorke Stevenson

Of all the Eye-Witness books the Sara Yorke Stevenson's Maximilian in Mexico: A Woman's Reminiscences of the French Intervention 1862 - 1867 is one of the most lucid, informed, and balanced. He write this reportage...


American Civil war 150 years and 150 photos

by Luca Stefano Cristini

This book is a terrific collection of finest re-coloured and restored shots of the men and soldiers of the Great American War. The American Civil War that start the April 12, 1861, it was, with the Crimean Conflict...


Medieval Europe

by H. W. C. Davis & Cbook

All divisions of history into periods are artificial in proportion as they are precise. In history there is, strictly speaking, no end and no beginning. Each event is the product of an infinite series of causes,...


American History Stories: Complete 4 Volumes

by Mara L. Pratt

American History Stories: Complete Four Volumes by Mara L. Pratt. Written for older grammar school children covers American History from Columbus through the French and Indian Wars. The voyages of Francis Drake,...


Salus Vienna Tua

by Henry Elliot Malden

splendid book this"Salus Vienna Tua", from the orginal work of British historian Henry Elliot Malden thet provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Malden’s...


The History of Herodotus

by Herodotus

The Histories of Herodotus is now considered as the founding work of history in Western literature. Written from the 450s to the 420s BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record...