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Bring the Jubilee

Bring the Jubilee

Ward Moore | History
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Granpa lost an arm on the Great Retreat to Philadelphia after the fall of Washington to General Lee’s victorious Army of Northern Virginia, so his war ended some six months before the capitulation at Reading and the acknowledgment of the independence of the Confederate States on July 4, 1864...

Forty Years of It

Forty Years of It

Brand Whitlock | History
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The history of democracy’s progress in a mid-Western city—so, to introduce this book in specific terms, one perhaps inevitably must call it. Yet in using the word democracy, one must plead for a distinction, or, better, a reversion, indicated by the curious anchylosis that, at a certain point...

The Druidess: A Story for Boys and Others

The Druidess: A Story for Boys and Others

Florence Gay | History
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As this story touches upon history to a certain extent, perhaps too much licence has been taken with Ethelbert’s movements in bringing him as far west as the Severn Valley. The union between the Britons and Saxons was suggested by the historical league formed between the Britons and those Saxons...

Peru: A land of contrast

Peru: A land of contrast

Millicent Todd Bingham | History
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Any statement regarding Peru implies a contrary statement equally valid. Contrast is its characteristic quality, true as to the general aspects of the country and ramifying through remote details. It is the obvious point of view from which to study Peru.

First Theater in America

First Theater in America

Charles P. Daly | History
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Dunlap, the historian of the American Stage, informs us that the drama was introduced in this country by William Hallam, the successor of Garrick in Goodman’s Field Theatre, who formed a joint stock company and sent them to America under the management of his brother Lewis Hallam in the year...

Mandalay to Momien

Mandalay to Momien

John Anderson | History
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Seven years have elapsed since the date of the expedition which furnishes the subject of the larger portion of this work. Its results have been recorded, but can hardly be said to have been published, in the official reports of the several members, printed in India, and not accessible to the...

Stories from the Crusades

Stories from the Crusades

Janet Harvey Kelman | History
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The stories in this book are of heroes who lived hundreds of years ago. They caught sight of a beautiful dream and lived and died to make it come true.

Ancient Archers

Ancient Archers

Lonnie Goff | History
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The bow-and-arrow was invented in South Africa almost 80,000 years ago.  Ancient archers carried this weapon worldwide.  They forever altered the arc of human history.

The Lone Swallows

The Lone Swallows

Henry Williamson | History
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Along the trackless and uncharted airlines from the southern sun they came, a lone pair of swallows, arriving with weakly and uncertain flight from over the wastes of the sea. They rested on a gorse bush, their blue backs beautiful against the store of golden blossom guarded by the jade spikes.

The Truth About Congo Free State

The Truth About Congo Free State

F. Starr | History
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When I returned to America, I had decided to express no opinion upon the public and political questions of the Congo Free State. Having found conditions there quite different from what I had expected, it was impossible for me to state my actual impressions without danger of antagonizing or...