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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...


My People The Sioux

by Luther Standing Bear

When it was first published in 1928, Luther Standing Bear's autobiographical account of his tribe and tribesmen was hailed by Van Wyck Brooks as “one of the most engaging and veracious we have ever had.”...


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...


Quo Vadis

by Henryk Sienkiewicz

A Narrative of the Time of Nero, also known as Quo Vadis, is a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz in Polish. "Quo vadis Domine" is Latin for "Where are you going, Lord?" and alludes to the apocryphal...


Abraham Lincoln the Practical Mystic

by Francis Grierson

A knowledge of the influences which ruled the life of Lincoln, the greatest of practical mystics, is essential now that a new form of paganism and slavery threatens humanity. In Lincoln's time the black slaves...


History of the Great War (All 6 Volumes)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

This book is a complete six-volume history of the First World War, written during the war by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle interviewed army generals, read their papers and diaries, and he also talked to numerous...


The Irish Guards in the Great War (Vol. 1&2)

by Rudyard Kipling

These volumes try to give soberly and with what truth is possible, the experiences of both battalions of the Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. The point of view is the battalions', and the facts mainly follow...


The Art of War

by Sun Tzu & Lionel Giles

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

Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)

The world’s most influential treatise on strategy

The Art of War' is an ancient Chinese military...


The Mongols

by Jeremiah Curtin

The Mongols erupted out of Central Asia in 1206 and soon controlled an empire stretching from Poland to Korea; although remembered as a destructive force, they united a great part of the world under one rule,...


The Victory at Sea

by William Sowden Sims & Burton J. Hendrick

This 1921 Pulitzer Prize awarded history has been written in response to a demand for some account of the generally very misunderstood German submarine campaign in the World War I and particularly of the means...


The Art of War in the Middle Ages

by Charles Oman

The Art of War has been very simply defined as 'the art which enables any commander to worst the forces opposed to him.' It is therefore conversant with an enormous variety of subjects: Strategy and Tactics...


Life Among the Piutes

by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

Life Among the Paiutes is considered the "first known autobiography written by a Native American woman." This is both an autobiographic memoir and history of the Paiute people during their first forty years...


We the People: The Foundation & Evolution of the U.S. Constitution

by James Madison, Helen M. Campbell, U.S. Congress & Center for Legislative Archives

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings...


The Debate That Made the Constitution of the United States

by James Madison

The Constitutional Convention took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The intention of many of its proponents, chief among them James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, was...


The Evolution of the U.S. Constitution

by James Madison, U.S. Congress , Center for Legislative Archives & Helen M. Campbell

James Madison introduced 12 amendments to the First Congress in 1789. Ten of these would go on to become what we now consider to be the Bill of Rights. One was never passed, while another dealing with Congressional...


Seven Roman Statesmen

by Charles Oman

THERE WAS A TIME, NOT so very long ago, when the taunt was true that history was written as if it were a mere string of anecdotal biographies of great men. But for the last forty years the pendulum has been...


Edward I

by Robert Seeley

On the night of June 17 - 18, 1239, Queen Eleanor, the consort of Henry the Third, presented her husband with a son, who was born in the Palace of Westminster, and who was instantly, says the old chronicler,...


Ten Days in a Mad-House (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

by Ten Days in a Mad-House & Prometheus Classics

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! Ten Days in a Mad-House is a book by newspaper reporter Nellie Bly. It was initially published as a series of articles...


The Complete Works of Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! The Comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream All's Well That Ends Well...


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...