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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...

Through Colonial Doorways

Through Colonial Doorways

Anne Hollingsworth Wharton | History
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The revival of interest in Colonial and Revolutionary times has become a marked feature of the life of to-day. Its manifestations are to be found in the literature which has grown up around these periods, and in the painstaking individual research being made among documents and records of the past...

The Mirror of the Graces

The Mirror of the Graces

Unknown | History
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In discoursing on the degree of consequence, in the scale of creation, that may be allowed to the human body, two extremes are generally adopted. Epicureans, for obvious reasons, exalt our corporeal part to the first rank; and Stoics, by opposite deductions, degrade it to the last. But to neither...

The River of London

The River of London

Hilaire Belloc | History
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Through the flats that bound the North Sea and shelve into it imperceptibly, merging at last with the shallow flood, and re-emerging in distant sandbanks and less conspicuous shoals, run facing each other two waterways far inland, which are funnels and entries, as it were, scoured by the tide.

Winchester Painted

Winchester Painted

Telford Varley | History
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The following volume treats in somewhat fuller detail the Winchester sections of the larger work on Hampshire published last year under similar auspices. Where much of the ground traversed is identical much has been necessarily repeated, and a considerable portion of what follows is little more...

The Irish Nuns at Ypres: An Episode of the War

The Irish Nuns at Ypres: An Episode of the War

Dame M. Columban | History
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Ypres has been one of the chief centres of the terrible struggle which is now proceeding on the Continent, and it is well known that this same old Flemish town has figured again and again in the bloody contests of the past.