• God Wills It-The First Crusade

    God Wills It-The First Crusade


    The First Crusade was the sacrifice of France for the sins of the Dark Ages. Alone of all the Crusades it succeeded, despite its surrender of countless lives. No Richard of England, no St. Louis led; its heroes were the nobles and peasants of France and Norman Italy, who endured a thousand perils...

  • History of Rome to 476 AD

    History of Rome to 476 AD


    This compilation is designed to be a companion to the author's History of Greece. It is hoped that it may fill a want, now felt in many high schools and academies, of a short and clear statement of the rise and fall of Rome, with a biography of her chief men, and an outline of her...

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Peculiar

    Sherlock Holmes: The Peculiar


    Tobacco millionaire John Vincent Harden has barely arrived in London when strange things start happening to him. The clerk at his hotel swears that Harden has checked out and taken his luggage with him. Then Harden receives a wire calling him home to his plantation in Kentucky – which it turns...

  • The Man City Quiz Book

    The Man City Quiz Book


    Are you a loyal supporter of Manchester City Football Club? Never missed a match? Do you know all there is to know about your favourite football team? Then the time has come to test your memory of the events that have shaped City with this exciting new quiz book containing 250 thought-provoking...

  • Historic Girls

    Historic Girls


    When looking at equality and the rights of woman, it is well to remember that there have been in the distant past women, and girls even, who by their actions and endeavors proved themselves the equals of the men of their time in valor, shrewdness, and ability.This volume seeks to tell for the...

  • Five weeks in a Balloon

    Five weeks in a Balloon


    An explorer, scholar, hunter and a manservant set out to travel across Africa in a hot air balloon at a time when many parts fo Africa were still undiscovered. This is no ordinary balloon it has some very special functions to gain and lose altitude. During their trip they have numerous...

  • Swords for a Dead Lady

    Swords for a Dead Lady



    Swords for a Dead Lady is perhaps best thought of as a fantasy adventure. There is the discovery of the naked body of a woman hastily buried in a marsh, the quest to discover her identity and hunt down her killer leads our protagonists into ambush, civil strife and even light opera. Please...

  • How Good an Historian Shall I

    How Good an Historian Shall I


    R.G. Collingwood’s name is familiar to historians and history educators around the world. Few, however, have charted the depths of his reflections on what it means to be educated in history. In this book Marnie Hughes-Warrington begins with the facet of Collingwood’s work best known to...

  • Signs of Life

    Signs of Life


    Not everything in Heaven and Earth should be taken too seriously. Including death. It turns out that the afterlife is uncomfortably like this one, with the same sort of idiots running it. Moreover, the Angels have a Plan for humanity - a very bad one. Our heroes set out to sabotage it and improve...

  • Run Away Laughing

    Run Away Laughing



    MARGARET OTTLEY FLUCK was into her forty-fist year of life, but she had been thirty eight years of age for the past three years… She was well aware the she was no oil panting, but as with most women, she considered she had something in her make up and appearance that might attract a man into her...

  • Twin Hells

    Twin Hells


    The following pages treat of hell—A Kansas hell and a Missouri hell. I was an inmate of the Kansas penitentiary for sixteen months, and make mention of what came under my own observation in connection with what I experienced. While an inmate of this prison I occupied cells at various times with...

  • Ireland, A Very Peculiar Histo

    Ireland, A Very Peculiar Histo


    Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' looks at a myriad brillliant Britons and their...

  • An account of Egypt

    An account of Egypt


    HERODOTUS was born at Halicarnassus, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor, in the early part of the fifth century, B. C. Of his life we know almost nothing, except that he spent much of it traveling, to collect the material for his writings. He died in 424 B. C. Among these descriptions of...

  • History of Florence

    History of Florence


    Niccolo Machiavelli, the first great Italian historian, and one of the most eminent political writers of any age or country, was born at Florence, May 3, 1469. He was of an old though not wealthy Tuscan family, his father, who was a jurist, dying when Niccolo was sixteen years old. We know...

  • How I Found Livingstone

    How I Found Livingstone


    Sir Henry Morton Stanley is famously quoted for saying “Dr Livingstone, i Presume?”. Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United States at the age of 18, and eventually became an overseas correspondent for the New York Herald. In 1869 Stanley was told by James Gordon Bennett Jr to find...

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