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The County Regiment

The County Regiment by Dudley Landon Vaill

The County Regiment by Dudley Landon Vaill

A sketch of the second regiment of Connecticut volunteer heavy artillery, originally the Nineteenth Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War.

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The Log of a Cowboy

The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams

The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams

The Log of a Cowboy is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana in 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is firmly based on Adams’s own experiences on the trail, and it is considered by many to be the best account of cowboy life in literature. Adams was disgusted by the unrealistic cowboy fiction being published in his day; The Log of a Cowboy was his response. It is still in print, and even modern reviewers consider it a compelling classic.

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The Storm

The Storm by Daniel Defoe

The Storm by Daniel Defoe

The Storm holds a special place in the writings of Daniel Defoe. Widely considered a founding document of modern journalism, The Storm narrates the calamitous events of November 1703 that are framed by the author in the first four chapters. These are followed by verbatim eyewitness accounts, solicited from survivors through a newspaper advertisement that Defoe placed shortly after the hurricane struck.

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History of Egypt, Syria, Babylonia – Vol 3

History of Egypt, Syria, Babylonia - Vol 3 by Gaston Maspero

History of Egypt, Syria, Babylonia – Vol 3 by Gaston Maspero

History 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 peuples de l’Orient classique”. Maspero was a largely self-taught master of hieroglyphic translation. In November 1880, he was placed at the head of a French archeological mission, which developed later into the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale. Maspero then succeeded Mariette as director-general of excavations and of the antiquities of Egypt.

“Aware that his reputation was then more as a linguist than an archaeologist, Maspero’s first work in the post was to build on Mariette’s achievements at Saqqara. He expanded their scope from the early Old Kingdom to the later, with particular interest in tombs with long and complete hieroglyphic inscriptions that could help illustrate the development of the Egyptian language. Selecting five later Old Kingdom tombs, he was successful in that aim, finding over 4000 lines of hieroglyphics which were then sketched and photographed.

“As an aspect of his attempt to curtail the rampant illegal export of Egyptian antiquities by tourists, collectors and agents for the major European and American museums, Maspero arrested the Abd al-Russul brothers from the notorious treasure-hunting village of Gorna, who confessed under torture to having found the great cache of royal mummies at Deir el-Bahri in July 1881. The cache was moved to Cairo as soon as possible to keep it safe from robbers.

“In 1886 he resumed work begun by Mariette to uncover the Sphinx, removing more than 65 feet of sand and seeking tombs below it (which he did not find, but have later been found but not opened).”

Maspero went on to sponsor and expand the system of national museums and presided over the growing collection of the Bulak Museum. Maspero gave a 17 year old Howard Carter his first Egyptological job – and it was he who recommended Carter to Lord Carnarvon. Carter and Carnarvon would go on to discover the tomb of King Tutankhaman.

In the third volume of this master work, Maspero tackles ancient Chaldea, her Gods and temples, and the civilization of Chaldea. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Life of Johnson – Volume 3

Life of Johnson - Volume 3 by James Boswell

Life of Johnson – Volume 3 by James Boswell

This is the third volume of the Biography of Samuel Johnson.

Samuel Johnson’s Life has been documented in great detail by his friends, this biography being originally published by James Boswell, and then edited several times by other persons, such as John Croker, who have been friends of both Samuel Johnson as well as James Boswell.

Already famous during his life time, Samuel Johnson’s biography attracted considerable attention when it was published after Johnson’s death, and continues to be read until today.

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Up from Slavery: an autobiography

Up from Slavery: an autobiography by Booker T. Washington

Up from Slavery: an autobiography by Booker T. Washington

Up From Slavery is the autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students.
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Johann Sebastian Bach : The story of the boy who sang in the streets

Johann Sebastian Bach : The story of the boy who sang in the streets by Thomas Tapper

Johann Sebastian Bach : The story of the boy who sang in the streets by Thomas Tapper

This is a collection of ten short, entertaining, informative picture-book biographies of famous composers. Each book tells about the childhood and great achievements of a composer, and includes a short musical example.

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The Rape of the Lock

The Rape of the Lock  by Alexander Pope

The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope. The poem satirizes a petty squabble by comparing it to the epic world of the gods.

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Comic History of the United States

Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye

Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye

This text takes the reader on a comical journey from the time of the first European settlement through the Civil War. The author’s caustic wit is evident throughout the book in his numerous sarcastic and humorous remarks. The reader will enjoy a “different” type of history book based on facts, yet caustically embellished for entertainment purposes.

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Stickeen

Stickeen by John Muir

Stickeen by John Muir

A great dog story, a well told tale — the naturalist and adventurer John Muir recounts how he and his companion, a dog named Stickeen, each, alone, confronted and conquered their fears of an icy Alaskan glacier.

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