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The Rough Riders

by Theodore Roosevelt

Legendary outdoorsman, conservationist and U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt first rose to national prominence as a leader of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, the crack team of volunteers who represented...


Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography

by Theodore Roosevelt

The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt was a quintessential American whose bold personality shines through in every line of this deeply engaging memoir. In addition to detailing his contributions...


The Medieval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in the Middle Ages

by Henry Osborn Taylor

Lasting from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries AD, the medieval period was a crucial time of transformation and growth, setting the stage for the flowering of knowledge and culture that would come to pass...


Real Soldiers of Fortune

by Richard Harding Davis

Richard Harding Davis' career began in journalism, where he made his name as a daring front-line correspondent in several wars and conflicts. Later, he would translate his battlefield experience into a number...


The Story of the 6th Battalion: France, April 1915-November 1918

by Ralph Bignell Ainsworth

Military history buffs will appreciate this detailed account of the Durham Light Infantry, a prominent regiment of the British Army that fought bravely in every major battle in World War I. Focusing specifically...


Irish Witchcraft and Demonology

by St. John D. Seymour

Delve into the dark and mysterious practice of witchcraft throughout Irish history. Spanning centuries of practice from ancient Gaelic times to the turn of the twentieth century, this comprehensive look at pagan...


Stories of the Old World

by Alfred John Church

The Roman poet Virgil is regarded as one of the most significant literary figures of the ancient world. His major contribution was the epic poem of battle the Aeneid. In Stories of the Old World, author Alfred...


Freedom's Battle: Being a Comprehensive Collection of Writings and Speeches on the Present Situation

by Mahatma Gandhi

Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi dedicated his life to fighting British imperialism in his native country. The essays collected in Freedom's Battle offer a detailed account of Gandhi's political ideals and the...


Indian Home Rule

by Mahatma Gandhi

Activist Mahatma Gandhi is best remembered as the freedom fighter who brought the concepts of passive resistance and civil disobedience to the world's attention in his quest for Indian independence from British...


Florence Nightingale: The Angel of the Crimea, a Story for Young People

by Laura E. Richards

Florence Nightingale is best remembered as a "ministering angel" who selflessly served wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, but her lasting achievements extend far past her service on the battlefield. Though...


A Journey in Southeastern Mexico

by Henry Howard Harper

In this detailed travelogue, author Henry Howard Harper recounts his extended tour through the Mexican regions of Campeche, Tabasco, and Yucatan, conveying a vivid sense of the country's rugged landscape, vibrant...


What Is Coming?: A Forecast of Things After the War

by H. G. Wells

World War I forever altered the course of human history, and thinkers and activists around the globe were galvanized by the goal of developing ideas and means by which to avoid future conflicts. In What Is Coming?...


Hellenica

by Xenophon & H. G. Dakyns

Xenophon was a Greek soldier who played a key role in several military skirmishes and attacks throughout his life. Later in his life, he began to write down his recollections of these battles and other key political...


By-Ways of War: The Story of the Filibusters

by James Jeffrey Roche

Today, the term "filibuster" refers to a tactic used by loquacious lawmakers who seek to prevent a vote by delivering marathon-length speeches. But in the past, the term had a different meaning -- it referred...


The Apology: Of Socrates to the Jury

by Xenophon & H. G. Dakyns

One of the greatest and most influential thinkers in human history, Greek philosopher Socrates was ultimately sentenced to death after being convicted of impiety and corrupting the minds of Athens' youth. However,...


Roman de Brut: Arthurian Chronicles

by Wace & Eugene Mason

The poet Wace produced a remarkable epic poem known as "Roman de Brut" in the 1100s. The poem combined a sweeping history of Britain, along with elements of Arthurian legend and folktales. This twentieth-century...


The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates

by Xenophon, Edward Bysshe & Henry Morley

Ancient Greek historian and soldier Xenophon was a friend, admirer, and avid follower of the philosopher Socrates, perhaps the single most influential thinker of the period. As the two spent a great deal of...


The Frontier in American History

by Frederick Jackson Turner

The frontier has always been a quintessential part of what makes America unique, and according to renowned historian Frederick Jackson Turner, it did more than stoke the imaginations of early pioneers -- it...


Translations of Shakuntala: And Other Works

by Kalidasa & Arthur W. Ryder

Regarded as the most important figure in the Classical Sanskrit literary canon, Kalidasa was a poet and playwright who likely lived in the fifth century AD. This collection brings together some of Kalidasa's...


The Memorabilia: Recollections of Socrates

by Xenophon & H. G. Dakyns

The Greek philosopher Socrates was accused of and ultimately put to death for impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens. This extraordinary volume from his friend and follower Xenophon offers a spirited defense...