“Early in the summer of 1860, I had an attack of gold fever. In Chicago, the conditions for such a malady were all favorable. Since the panic of 1857 there had been three years of general depression, money was scarce, there was little activity in business, the outlook was discouraging, and I, like hundreds of others, felt blue.”
Thus Chalkley J. Hambleton begins his pithy and engrossing tale of participation in the Pike’s Peak gold rush.
Four men in partnership hauled 24 tons of mining equipment by ox cart across the Great Plains from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Denver, C...
As a girl, Lady Duff-Gordon was noted both for her beauty and intelligence. As an author, she is most famous for this collection of letters from Egypt. Lady Duff-Gordon had tuberculosis, and went to Egypt for her health. This collection of her personal letters to her mother and her husband. By all accounts everyone loved her, and the letters are very personal in style and content. The letters are as much an introduction to her person as a record of her life on the Upper Nile.
Lady Duff Gordon’s
In a memoir marked by joy, love, and an unbending sense of adventure, Cornelia Stratton Parker reveals the heart of a unique man and their life together. As a member of California's turn-of-the-20th-century Immigration and Housing Commission, Carlton H. Parker came to understand the problems surrounding migrant camps and the labor movement in general. In this volume she recounts his undertakings in that regard and their family life.
[Illustration: Carleton H. Parker]
AN AMERICAN IDYLL
THE LIFE OF CARLETON H. PARKER
CORNELIA STRATTON PARKER
BY GENERAL SIR IAN HAMILTON, G.C.B.
AUTHOR OF "A STAFF OFFICER'S SCRAP BOOK," ETC.
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS
IN TWO VOLUMES
NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY 1920
PRINTED BY UNWIN BROTHERS, LTD. WOKING ENGLAND
On the heels of the South African War came the sleuth hounds pursuing
the criminals, I mean the customary Royal Commissions. Ten thousand
words of mine stand embedded in their Blue Books, cold and dead as so
many mammoths in glaciers. But my long spun out intercourse with the
The Lure Of The Labrador Wild is a account of a expedition by Leonidas Hubbard, an adventurer and journalist to canoe the system Naskaupi River - Lake Michikamau in Labrador and George River in Quebec. His companions on this journey were his friend, New York lawyer Dillon Wallace and an Indian guide from Missannabie, George Elson. From the start, the expedition was beset with mistakes and problems. Instead of ascending the Naskaupi River, by mistake they followed the shallow Susan Brook. After hard long portaging and almost reaching Lake Michikamau, with food supplies running out, on September...
“Perceiving that much of the intrinsic value of these Journals would consist in a proper understanding of the historical facts to which allusions are made in them, I prevailed upon Mr. Lossing, the well-known author of the “Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution” to illustrate and elucidate these diaries by explanatory notes. His name is a sufficient guaranty for their accuracy and general usefulness”
[Transcriber's note: Author's spelling has been retained.]
[Illustration: RUINS OF FORT TICONDEROGA (From Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution.)]
Alcott in 1862 served as a nurse in Georgetown, D.C during the Civil War. She wrote home what she observed there. Those harrowing and sometimes humorous letters compiled make up Hospital Sketches.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
ARE RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
TO HER FRIEND
MISS HANNAH STEVENSON
I. Obtaining Supplies
II. A Forward Movement
III. A Day
IV. A Night
V. Off Duty
VI. A Postscript
"I want something to do."
Born in slavery, but being fortunate enough to be owned by a benevolent mistress, her life takes a tragic turn when her parents and her benefactor die. The new heir to the property (and slaves) is a cruel and lewd man who begins to make inappropriate advances to the lovely young slave-girl. In a bid to escape, she becomes entangled in a relationship with a neighboring landowner who promises a better life, and she even has two children. However, things become worse for her when her cruel owner decides to punish her by sending her and her children to a distant cotton plantation to be “broke...
JOURNAL D'UNE FEMME DE CINQUANTE ANS
Marquise de LA TOUR DU PIN
Publié par son arrière petit fils le Colonel Comte AYMAR DE
MARC IMHAUS & REN'E CHAPELOT 'EDITEURS
TABLE DES MATI`ERES DU PREMIER TOME
I. Dessein de l'auteur. II. Milieu où Mlle Dillon passa ses premières
années. Son grand oncle Arthur Dillon, archevêque de Narbonne. Son
père Arthur Dillon, 6e colonel propriétaire du régiment de Dillon. Sa
mère, dame du Palais. Sa grand'mère Mme de Rothe...
An account of World War I and the experience of filming it by an early cinematographer (and, after the war, successful director) who was there.
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