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Commentaries on the Laws of England

Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone

Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone

The Commentaries were long regarded as the leading work on the development of English law and played a role in the development of the American legal system. They were in fact the first methodical treatise on the common law suitable for a lay readership since at least the Middle Ages. The common law of England has relied on precedent more than statute and codifications and has been far less amenable than the civil law, developed from the Roman law, to the needs of a treatise. The Commentaries were influential largely because they were in fact readable, and because they met a need. The work is as much an apologia for the legal system of the time as it is an explanation; even when the law was obscure, Blackstone sought to make it seem rational, just, and inevitable that things should be how they were. (Summary from Wikipedia.)

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Kepler

Kepler by Walter W. Bryant

Kepler by Walter W. Bryant

This biography of Johannes Kepler begins with an account of what the world of astronomy was like before his time, then proceeds to a look at his early years. Two chapters deal with his working relationship with Tycho Brahe. These are followed by a look at Kepler’s laws and his last years.

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The Condition of the Working Class in England

The Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels

The Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels

This is Engels’ first book (since considered a classic account of England’s working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on the his observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period.

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The Art of the Moving Picture

The Art of the Moving Picture by Vachel Lindsay

The Art of the Moving Picture by Vachel Lindsay

This book by poet and sometime cultural critic Vachel Lindsay might have been the first to treat the then-new medium of moving pictures as an art form, one that was potentially as rich, complex, mysterious as far older ones, and whose physical and aesthetic properties were only starting to be understood.

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Boyhood

Boyhood by Leo Tolstoy

Boyhood by Leo Tolstoy

Boyhood is the second in Tolstoy’s trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including Childhood and Youth.

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For the Term of His Natural Life

For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke

For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke

For the Term of his Natural Life, written by Marcus Clarke. It is the best known novelization of life as a convict in early Australian history. Described as a “ripping yarn”, and at times relying on seemingly implausible coincidences, the story follows the fortunes of Rufus Dawes, a young man transported for a murder which he did not commit. The harsh and inhumane treatment meted out to the convicts, some of whom were transported for relatively minor crimes, is clearly conveyed. The conditions experienced by the convicts are graphically described. The novel was based on research by the author as well as a visit to the penal settlement of Port Arthur, Tasmania.

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The Dragon and the Raven

The Dragon and the Raven by G. A. Henty

The Dragon and the Raven by G. A. Henty

During the reign of King Alfred, Danish forces have invaded the English countryside. Although the English try to repulse these attacks, they are overrun by the savagery and sheer numbers of the Danes.

One of those deeply touched by these attacks is young Edmund. As a boy, he watched as his father was slain in battle fighting the Danes. Although young, he was intelligent, and noted the mistakes made on the battlefield. As he grew into a man, he put that knowledge into use and created a uniquely trained group of soldiers and built a new, stronger ship called the Dragon. Manning this ship with his special soldiers, Edmund joins the battle for freedom from Danish oppression. His adventures take him all throughout Europe and lead to glory, wealth, and eventually love.

Recommended for fans of Game of Thrones.

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The Go-Getter

The Go-Getter by Peter B. Kyne

The Go-Getter by Peter B. Kyne

A disabled veteran succeeds as a civilian with persistence and military focus.

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Early Kings of Norway

Early Kings of Norway by Thomas Carlyle

Early Kings of Norway by Thomas Carlyle

“The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fact, that any little history there is of the Norse Kings and their old tragedies, crimes and heroisms, is almost all due. The Icelanders, it seems, not only made beautiful letters on their paper or parchment, but were laudably observant and desirous of accuracy; and have left us such a collection of narratives (Sagas, literally “Says”) as, for quantity and quality, is unexampled among rude nations. Snorro Sturleson’s History of the Norse Kings is built out of these old Sagas; and has in it a great deal of poetic fire,. . . and deserves to be reckoned among the great history-books of the world. It is from these sources that the following rough notes of the early Norway Kings are hastily thrown together.”

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Omens and Superstitions of Southern India

Omens and Superstitions of Southern India by Edgar Thurston

Omens and Superstitions of Southern India by Edgar Thurston

This book deals mainly with some aspects of what may be termed the psychical life of the inhabitants of the Madras Presidency, and the Native States of Travancore and Cochin.(Summary by Edgar Thurston)

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