Anna Harriette Leonowens - English Governess at the Siamese CourtIn 1862 Anna Leonowens accepted an offer made by the Siamese consul in Singapore, Tan Kim Ching, to teach the wives and children of Mongkut, king of Siam. The king wished to give his 39 wives and concubines and 82...
10 hours 34 minutes
François Pierre Guillaume Guizot - Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 4François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King...
15 hours 49 minutes
Flavius Josephus - Antiquities of the Jews, Volume 2Antiquities of the Jews was a work published by the important Jewish historian Flavius Josephus about the year 93 or 94. Antiquities of the Jews is a history of the Jewish people, written in Greek for Josephus'...
12 hours 43 minutes
Alphonse Daudet - Tartarin of TarasconThe story tells the burlesque adventures of Tartarin, a local hero of Tarascon, a small town in southern France, whose invented adventures and reputation as a swashbuckler finally force him to travel to a very...
3 hours 30 minutes
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield - Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a GentlemanPhilip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, was at one time Ambassador to the Hague, negotiated the second Treaty of Vienna, was a founding governor of London’s Foundling Hospital, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, and Secretary...
28 hours 37 minutes
M. B. Synge - On the Shores of the Great SeaBook I of the «Story of the World» series. Focuses on the civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea from the time of Abraham to the birth of Christ. Brief histories of the Ancient Israelites, Phoenicians,...
4 hours 52 minutes
Gaston Maspero - History Of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Vol. 3History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria is the masterwork of one of the fathers of modern egyptology. This work, in twelve volumes, was translated from the French original, “Histoire ancienne des...
7 hours 38 minutes
Ruth Edna Kelley - Book of Hallowe'enThis book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year,—such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is...
2 hours 45 minutes
War & Military
John Frederick Bligh Livesay - Canada's Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 - Nov. 11, 1918. Part 2, ArrasThis is Part Two of Four of the incredible story of the actions of the men and women of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canada's contribution to the Great War 1914-1919, during the last 100 days of the First World...
2 hours 35 minutes
François Pierre Guillaume Guizot - Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 3François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (October 4, 1787 -September 12, 1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing...
13 hours 30 minutes
Francis Parkman, Jr. - Jesuits in North America in the 17th CenturyParkman has been hailed as one of America's first great historians and as a master of narrative history. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world. The American writer and literary critic Edmund...
12 hours 1 minute
Thomas Bulfinch - Legends of CharlemagneBulfinch (July 15, 1796 — May 27, 1867) explains the his work is «an attempt tell the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement. We have endeavored to tell them correctly, according...
9 hours 10 minutes