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A Gold Hunter s Experience

“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...

Letters from Egypt

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.

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Lady Duff Gordon’s Letters...

American Idyll: The Life of Carlton H. Parker –by: Cornelia Stratton Parker

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.

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[Illustration: Carleton H. Parker]

AN AMERICAN IDYLL

THE LIFE OF CARLETON H. PARKER

By

CORNELIA STRATTON PARKER

[Illustrati...

Gallipoli Diary, Volume I –by: Ian Hamilton

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GALLIPOLI DIARY

BY GENERAL SIR IAN HAMILTON, G.C.B.

AUTHOR OF "A STAFF OFFICER'S SCRAP BOOK," ETC.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. I

NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY 1920 PRINTED BY UNWIN BROTHERS, LTD. WOKING ENGLAND

PREFACE

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 Royal Commissio...

The Lure of the Labrador Wild –by: Dillon Wallace

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...

The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775

“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”

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[Transcriber's note: Author's spelling has been retained.]

[Illustration: RUINS OF FORT TICONDEROGA (From Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution.)]

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Hospital Sketches –by: Louisa May Alcott

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.

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HOSPITAL SKETCHES

By

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

THESE SKETCHES ARE RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO HER FRIEND MISS HANNAH STEVENSON BY L.M.A.

CONTENTS

I. Obtaining Supplies II. A Forward Movement III. A Day IV. A Night V. Off Duty VI. A Postscript

CHAPTER I

OBTAINING SUPPLIES.

"I want something to do."

This r...

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

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 (1/2)

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JOURNAL D'UNE FEMME DE CINQUANTE ANS

1778 1815

Marquise de LA TOUR DU PIN

Publié par son arrière petit fils le Colonel Comte AYMAR DE LIEDEKERKE BEAUFORT

TOME I

PARIS

MARC IMHAUS & REN'E CHAPELOT 'EDITEURS

1913

TABLE DES MATI`ERES DU PREMIER TOME

PR'EFACE

CHAPITRE Ier

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...

How I Filmed the War

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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Transcriber's Note Obvious typographical errors have been corrected in this text. For a complete list, please see the bottom of this document. ...
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