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Harry A. Franck - Zone Policeman 88; A Close Range Study of the Panama Canal and Its Workers
Harry A. Franck was an American travel writer. After publishing Vagabond Journey Around the World , he spent 3 months in the Canal Zone of Panama as a census-taker and police officer. This work is a series of...
and 3 more
Frederick Treves - Elephant Man and other reminiscences
In 1884, Professor Treves saw Joseph Merrick (known as the «Elephant Man») in a shop across the road from the London Hospital. Being also a teacher at the University, he brought Merrick to the London Hospital as a...
and 3 more
Con Price - Memories of Old Montana
Con Price recalls the 1870s through the 1940s, growing up in Iowa and South Dakota before heading out on a cattle drive into Montana. Never dull, his life was full of experiences from cattle drives to Indian...
Travel & Geography
Rabindranath Tagore - Glimpses of Bengal
The book is a selection of letters written by Tagore, in various places in Bengal, India.
Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)
Meriel Buchanan - Recollections of Imperial Russia
In this memoir, Meriel Buchanan (9-5-1886 to 2-6-1959) links the history of Russia to powerful, lingering memories of her years living there. She was the daughter of the man who turned out to be the last British...
Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon - Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific-Expedition and the Telegraph Line Commission
The Roosevelt–Rondon Scientific Expedition was the famous survey that took place in 1913-14 to follow the path of the Rio da Dúvida («River of Doubt») in the Amazon basin. The expedition was jointly led by Theodore...
and 5 more
Howard Carter - Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen Vol. 1
On 26 November 1922, after eight years of work in the Valley of the Kings, archeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen, a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (around 1300 BCE). Different than all the tombs...
François-René de Chateaubriand - Memoirs of Chateaubriand Volume V
The memoirs of Chateaubriand continue in Volume 5, with the author, now a grand hommes des lettres, still in the thick of political events, telling his story with his trademark acerbity and melancholy, interspersed...
War & Military
Tickner Edwardes - With The Royal Army Medical Corps in Egypt
Throughout the First World War, members of the Royal Army Medical Corps provided constant support for British and Allied military troops whether they were fighting on the frontline or engaged in other operations...
Constance Campbell Petrie - Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland (dating from 1837). Recorded by his daughter.
Tom Petrie (1831-1910), explorer and grazier, arrived in the then convict settlement of Moreton Bay in 1837. His reminiscences of what was to become the colony of Queensland were recorded by his daughter, Constance,...
and 7 more
Nicolas-Joseph Thiéry de Menonville - Travels to Oaxaca
Botanical Piracy! A French botanist plots to steal red dye cochineal insects from Spanish Mexico and transplant them and their cacti hosts to the French Caribbean. The year is 1776. Nicolas-Joseph Thiéry de Menonville...
François-René de Chateaubriand - Memoirs of Chateaubriand Volume IV
After the extinction of Napoleon's comet on St Helena, Chateaubriand covers the Bourbon Restoration in this volume, meeting a dazzling array of literary and political figures, as his diplomatic career advances. —...
Stolen Bacillus and other stories
H. G. Wells
Eight Keys to Eden
Songs of Innocence and Experience (version 2)
Russian Realities and Problems: Lectures delivered at Cambridge in August 1916
Short Story Collection Vol. 081
Around the World with the Children
Frank G. Carpenter
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