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From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
Captain A. T. Mahan From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
  • History
  • English
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Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy admiral, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century."[1] His concept of "sea power" was based on the idea that count... Read more...

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The Honorable Miss
L. T. Meade The Honorable Miss

A Story of an Old-Fashioned Town

  • Essay
  • English
  • 85139 Words
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L. T. Meade was the pseudonym of Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith (1844–1914), a prolific writer of girls' stories. She was born in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland, daughter of Rev. R. T. Meade, of Nohoval, County Cork.[1] She later moved to London, where she married Alfred Tou... Read more...

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Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • English
  • 198986 Words
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Charles James Lever (31 August 1806 – 1 June 1872) was an Irish novelist. Lever was born in Amiens Street, Dublin, the second son of James Lever, an architect and builder, and was educated in private schools. His escapades at Trinity College, Dublin (1823–1828), where he to... Read more...

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Our Little English Cousin
Blanche McManus Our Little English Cousin
  • Adventure
  • English
  • 16544 Words
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Blanche McManus (1869–1935)[1] was an American writer and artist. She and her husband, Milburg Francisco Mansfield, wrote a series of illustrated travel books, many of which contained automobiles which were new at the time. She was born in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana i... Read more...

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Tics and Their Treatment
Henry Meigne, E. Feindel Tics and Their Treatment
  • Fiction
  • English
  • 124184 Words
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At the time when the plan of our book was being sketched we decided to introduce the subject with several characteristic clinical documents, since it appeared to us indispensable to preface our definitions with an illustration of the type of affection and of patient that we had in view.

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The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson,1834-1872, Vol.
Thomas Carlyle , Ralph Waldo Emerson The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson,1834-1872, Vol.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts t... Read more...

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The Heart of Rachael
Kathleen Norris The Heart of Rachael
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  • 127344 Words
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Kathleen Norris in Vermont in 1969, Norris became arts administrator of the Academy of American Poets, and published her first book of poetry two years later.[1] In 1974 she inherited her grandparents' farm in Lemmon, South Dakota, moved there with her husband, David Dwyer,... Read more...

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Mediæval Byways
Louis F. Salzmann Mediæval Byways
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  • English
  • 31058 Words
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Louis Francis Salzman CBE (26 March 1878 - 4 April 1971) was a British economic historian who specialised in the medieval period. He was born in Brighton in 1878, the son of Dr. F.W. Salzmann, and educated at Haileybury College and Pembroke College, Cambridge.[1] He studie... Read more...

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The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson
Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • English
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To arrive at a full understanding of the complex and unusual character of Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, which perhaps played as large a part as her beauty and intellectual charm in drawing to her the affections of one of the greatest romance writers of our day, one must ... Read more...

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Eric
S. B. C. Samuels Eric

Under the Sea

  • Travel
  • English
  • 24783 Words
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Only scanty biographical information is available about Susan Blagge Caldwell, who published one juvenile series under her married name, Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels. She was born in Dedham, Massachusetts, on 21 October 1846, to Comm. Charles Henry Bromedge Caldwell and Judith Emm... Read more...

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