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Myths of the Origin of Fire - An Essay

by Newman Flower

Sir James George Frazer OM FRS FRSE FBA (1854 - 1941), was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. He is often considered...


The Armfields' Animal Book - With 8 Illustrations In Colour by Maxwell Armfield

by John Coleman

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Karel Capek Fairy Tales - With One Extra as a Makeweight and Illustrated by Joseph Capek

by R.G. Burton

Capek's glorious fairy tales contain all sorts of supernatural beings, fairies, elves, and talking animals; their plots stem from folk traditions where the innocent triumph. At the same time, Capek infuses these...


The Secrets of Houdini

by John Bunyan

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Silkworms

by Charles D. Brown

Silkworms. Originally published in 1892. This book presents an account of the history of silk culture and many detailed chapters of the life, growth and rearing of the silkworm. Includes a wealth of information...


The Mind in Action

by BERNARD BERENSON

The object of this book is to make the dynamics of the human mind intelligible to those who are more interested in understanding nature than in using big words or memorizing definitions. I have attempted to...


The Freaks of Mayfair

by Mela Isabel Bennett

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

by Rosamond Randall Beirne

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day (1910), written by Arnold Bennett, is part of a larger work entitled How to Live. In this volume, he offers practical advice on how one might live (as opposed to just existing)...


Lola Montez - Influential Women in History

by Anon.

This book is part of a series on historical female figures. It features Lola Montez, a dancer and actress born Eliza Gilbert in Ireland who made a career as a Spanish dancer and courtesan. Her elopement and...


George Sand (Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin) - Influential Women in History

by Anon.

This book is part of a series on historical female figures. It features Baroness Dudevant who was best known by her pseudonym George Sand. She was the first female writer to become famous in France and was as...


Emily Dickenson - Influential Women in History

by Anon.

This book is part of a series on historical female figures. It features the American poet, Emily Dickenson (1830-1886) who is often considered as an eccentric and whose poetry was published, in the main, posthumously....


Kon-Tiki

by Thor Heyerdahl

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea...


VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave

by Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman & Alan Hunter

MTV’s original VJs offer a behind-the-scenes oral history of the early years of MTV, 1981 to 1987, when it was exploding, reshaping the culture, and creating “the MTV generation.”

Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman,...


Being Poppy: A Portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush

by Richard Ben Cramer

The most intimate portrait of George H.W. Bush ever published.

George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first president of the United States and the patriarch of America’s most powerful political dynasty, never...


The Conversion of Herman the Jew: Autobiography, History, and Fiction in the Twelfth Century

by Jean-Claude Schmitt & Alex J. Novikoff

Jean-Claude Schmitt examines a unique and controversial conversion narrative to explore its meaning within the society and culture of its period as well as what it has to tell us about the way historians think...


The Epitome of Perfection: The Step-by-Step Guide to Being a Great Human Being

by Ryan Reynolds

Born into the cruel and unforgiving streets of the Cornton. Young Ryan overcame adversity, overcame the slums, overcame the norm and overcame life. In this book, Reynolds reveals how he leaped over all obstacles....


Louis D. Brandeis: A Life

by Melvin Urofsky

The first full-scale biography in twenty-five years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court–a book that reveals Louis D. Brandeis the reformer, lawyer, and jurist,...


Old-Time Stories Told By Master Charles Perrault - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

by Charles Francis Adams

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History

by Erik H. Erikson

In this psychobiography, Erik H. Erikson brings his insights on human development and the identity crisis to bear on the prominent figure of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther.


Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight [Acts] Pets

by Nick Trout

“The lessons that these animals taught me have been subtle, startling, and inspirational, playing a small but vital part in helping to shape the person you see with the stethoscope around his neck.” —Dr....