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Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper, serviceman, state legislator, lawyer, politician, Republican Party leader, and of course President. Along the way we learn about his days of hardship as a beginning lawyer, his love for Anne Rutledge, such myths as "Honest Abe," and his deep concerns over the issue of slavery. The author uses Lincoln's correspondence with others to show his personality traits and opinions about topics of his world.

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"How beautiful to...

Kepler

This biography of Johannes Kepler begins with an account of what the world of astronomy was like before his time, then proceeds to a look at his early years. Two chapters deal with his working relationship with Tycho Brahe. These are followed by a look at Kepler's laws and his last years.

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[Illustration: KEPLER]

Pioneers of Progress

Men of Science Edited by S. Chapman, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.

KEPLER

by WALTER W. BRYANT of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

1920

CONTENTS.

I. Astronomy Before Kepler

II. Early Life of Kepler

III. Tycho Brahe...

Steep Trails –by: John Muir

A collection of Muir's previously unpublished essays, released shortly after his death. "This volume will meet, in every way, the high expectations of Muir's readers. The recital of his experiences during a stormy night on the summit of Mount Shasta will take rank among the most thrilling of his records of adventure. His observations on the dead towns of Nevada, and on the Indians gathering their harvest of pine nuts, recall a phase of Western life that has left few traces in American literature. ... The landscapes that Muir saw ... will live in good part only in his writings, for fire, axe, p...

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater –by: Thomas de Quincey

“Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty Opium!”

Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memories, temporal digressions and random anecdotes, the Confessions is a work of immense sophistication and certainly one of the most impressive and influential of all autobiographies. The work is of great appeal to the contemporary reader, displaying a nervous (postmodern?) self-awareness, a spiralling obsession with the enigmas of its own composition and significance. De Quincey may be said to scrutinise his life, somewhat feverishly, in an effo...

Memoir of Jane Austen

“The Memoir of my Aunt, Jane Austen, has been received with more favour than I had ventured to expect. The notices taken of it in the periodical press, as well as letters addressed to me by many with whom I am not personally acquainted, show that an unabated interest is still taken in every particular that can be told about her. I am thus encouraged not only to offer a Second Edition of the Memoir, but also to enlarge it with some additional matter which I might have scrupled to intrude on the public if they had not thus seemed to call for it. In the present Edition, the narrative is s...

Alexander the Great –by: Jacob Abbott

Tutored by Aristotle, compelled to ascend the throne at the age of 20 when his illustrious father was assassinated, driven by a passion for expanding the borders of his tiny kingdom, Alexander of Macedon was one of the most towering figures of ancient history. He is brought to vivid life in this gripping volume by the American children's writer Jacob Abbott.

In his short but eventful life, the young Macedonian king went on to rule over one of the most powerful and largest empires in the ancient world, breaking the hegemony of the powerful Persian dynasty of Darius. Alexander's sudd...

Muistoja lapsen ja hopeahapsen 2 Kuvauksia

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MUISTOJA LAPSEN JA HOPEAHAPSEN

KUVAUKSIA

Kirjoittanut Anders Ramsay

Suomentanut Knut Sarlin

II osa

Ensimm"aisen kerran julkaissut Werner S"oderstr"om Osakeyhti"o 1908.

XIV.

HELSINKI NUORUUTENI P"AIVIN"A.

1849 50.

>>Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis>> (ajat muuttuvat ja me niiden kanssa), sanoivat >>vanhat>> jo pari tuhatta vuotta sitten, mutta mit"ah"an he sanoisivatkaan, jos voisivat vilkaista t"ah"an meid"an, h"oyryn ja s"ahk"on korkeapaineessa h"at"ailev"a"an ja hy"oriv"a"an aikaamme?

Kaikki muuttuu ajan pitk"a"an ...

Memories of Bethany

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MEMORIES OF BETHANY.

By the

REV. JOHN R. MACDUFF, D.D.

Author of

"MORNING AND NIGHT WATCHES," "WORDS OF JESUS," "MIND OF JESUS," "FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL," "FAMILY PRAYERS," "MEMORIES OF GENNESARET," "STORY OF BETHLEHEM," ETC.

NEW YORK: ROBERT CARTER & BROTHERS, No. 530 Broadway. 1861.

To MOURNERS IN ZION, with whom BETHANY...

Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I –by: John Ross

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Transcriber's note: Minor spelling inconsistencies, mainly hyphenated words, have been harmonised. Obvious printer errors have been repaired. The Latin number (i) in the text refers to a transcriber's note at the end of this e book.

MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE

OF

ADMIRAL LORD DE SAUMAREZ.

FROM ORIGINAL PAPERS IN POSSESSION OF THE FAMILY.

BY SIR JOHN ROSS, CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET, Publisher in Ordinary to her Majesty. 1838.

LONDON: PRINTED BY SAMUEL, BENTLEY,...

Claverhouse –by: Mowbray Morris

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English Worthies

Edited by Andrew Lang

CLAVERHOUSE

by

MOWBRAY MORRIS

New York D. Appleton and Company 1887

A LIST OF AUTHORITIES FOR THE LIFE OF CLAVERHOUSE.

"An Account of the Proceedings of the Estates in Scotland:" London, 1689.

Balcarres' "Memoirs touching the Revolution in Scotland:" printed for the Bannatyne Club, 1841.

Browne's "History of the Highlands and the Highland Clans:" 2nd ed., 1845.

Burnet's "History of My Own Time," ed. 1809.

Burt's "Letters from the North of Scotland," ed. 1818.

Burton's "History of Scotland," 2nd ed.

Can...

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