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Hacker Cracker

by Ejovi Nuwere & David Chanoff

Like other kids in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Ejovi Nuwere grew up among thugs and drug dealers. When he was eleven, he helped form a gang; at twelve, he attempted suicide. In his large,...


Bliss and Other Stories

by Katherine. Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction. Here is a collection of her short stories including Bliss, The Wind Blows, Psychology, Pictures, The Man Without a Temperament, Mr. Reginald...


A Critical Examination of Socialism

by W. H. Mallock

A Critical Examination of Socialism - Mallock, W. H. Originally published in 1908, for the Conservative Thought society. Probably the best refutation of the economic, logical, and psychological errors of socialism...


Warriors Without Weapons

by Gordon Macgregor

A fascinating and in-depth look at the social and personality development of the Pine Ridge Sioux. This book contains original images which may contain imperfections or be slightly blurry/pixelated.


English Men of Letters - Tennyson

by Sir Alfred Lyall

A beautiful biography of one of Britain's most popular poets. Alfred Tennyson was the poet laureate of Great Britain and Ireland for most of the reign of Queen Victoria, a complex and brilliant man, this is...


Sergei Koussevitzky and His Epoch

by Arthur Lourie

Arthur-Vincent Lourié was a significant Russian composer. Lourié played an important role in the earliest stages of the organization of Soviet music after the 1917 Revolution but later went into exile. His...


Casey Jones - Epic of the American Railroad

by Fred J. Lee

There is a wide difference between the saturated steam locomotives of the late nineteenth century and the sleek aluminum, streamlined Diesel and electric engines of today capable of developing speeds up to two...


Interrupted Melody - The Story of My Life

by Marjorie Lawrence

This is the autobiography of Marjorie Florence Lawrence, an Australian soprano, noted for her interpretations of Richard Wagner's operas. She was the first soprano to perform the immolation scene in Götterdämmerung...


Melville Weston Fuller - Chief Justice of the United States 1888-1910

by Willard L. King

A fascinating biography of the man who rose to become the eighth Chief Justice of the United States of America. A great read for any fan of political or legal history.


Lawrence of Arabia

by R. H. Kiernan

In a letter which I received from Lawrence on the day of his fatal accident, he wrote, Most children are fed up with the war and the inclination among its survivors to treat it as a matter of significance. I...


Personal Religion and the Life of Devotion

by W. R. Inge

William Ralph Inge was an English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, which provided the appellation by which he was widely known, "Dean Inge." In Inge's...


To the Heart of the Nile

by Pat Shipman

In 1859, at age fourteen, Florence Szász stood before a room full of men and waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder. But slavery and submission were not to be her destiny: Sam Baker, a wealthy English...


The Last Romantics

by Graham Hough

Brilliantly written biographies of the great romantics of Europe from Ruskin to Yeats.


From Workhouse To Westminster - The Life Story Of Will Crooks, M.P.

by George Haw

A fascinating biography of a man who came from the poorest class in 19th century London, who rose up through society and became the first working class Mayor of London.


Foch - The Man of Orleans

by B.h. Liddell Hart

This book provides a study of the military leadership of Marshall Foch, the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War I. This has a fantastic introduction to the politics of coordination of war among the...


Imperial Twilight - The Story of Karl and Zita of Hungary

by Bertita Harding

The start of World War I is seen as the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria but who came after him in the line of succession. This is fascinating historical love story of the couple thrust into...


Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1975

by Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Blue Ridge valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "mystery, death, beauty, violence."...


Lafayette Comes to America

by Louis Gottschlk

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette or known better to history as simply Lafayette was one of the great generals of the American Revolution and is still hailed as a hero in the United...


Adventure in Red River - Report on the Exploration of the Headwaters of the Red River by Captain Randolph Marcy and Captain McClellan

by Grant Foreman

Any fan of exploration will find this diary of two soldiers exploring the western United States trying to map territory to place a reservation. Some of the language and attitudes in this book are hard to read...


Why I Am a Jew

by Edmond Fleg

A delightful book written from a grandfather to his unborn grandchild about life growing up as a Jewish male in an increasingly secular France. Written with warmth and humor this is a real treat of a book.