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The Tope Family of Carroll, Gallia and Madison Counties, Ohio By Linda L. Tope-Trent
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A History of my Tope family from the US patriarch John Tope through his third great grandson Walton S. Tope. Including many early family photographs.
Mistress, Model, Muse and Mentor: Women in the Lives of Famous Painters By Robert Julian Hafner, MD
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Celebrates the largely unrecognized contribution of women to the lives and work of well-known painters. It includes aspects of the psychopathology of painters in relation to the creative process.
From Poland to the Lower East Side: Interviews By Dorothy McCurry
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An interview with Henry Kirschenbaum, a denizen of the Lower East Side of New York City in the early part of the 20th century. This book deals with the Kirschenbaum family and their immigration from... More > the "Pale of Settlement" in Eastern Europe to their time selling books on pushcarts in the Lower East Side of NYC. Later David Kirschenbaum, would go on to be a leading bookseller on New York's famed "Book Row" and the owner of the Carnegie Bookstore. These are raw interviews, with many long forgotten details of an old New York.< Less
The Castle of Otranto By Horace Walpole
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The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century... More > and early 19th century. Thus, Walpole, by extension, is arguably the forerunner to such authors as Charles Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and Daphne du Maurier.< Less
The Seat of Empire (Illustrated) By Charles Carleton Coffin
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“Last summer I cut loose from all care, and enjoyed a few weeks of freedom and recreation with a party of gentlemen on the frontier between Lake Superior and the Missouri River. I was charmed... More > by the beauty of the country, amazed at its resources, and favorably impressed by its probable future. Its attractions were set forth in a series of letters contributed to the Boston Journal.< Less
The Holy Roman Empire (Illustrated) By James Bryce
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“The object of this treatise is not so much to give a narrative history of the countries included in the Romano-Germanic Empire—Italy during the middle ages, Germany from the ninth... More > century to the nineteenth—as to describe the Holy Empire itself as an institution or system, the wonderful offspring of a body of beliefs and traditions which have almost wholly passed away from the world. Such a description, however, would not be intelligible without some account of the great events which accompanied the growth and decay of imperial power; and it has therefore appeared best to give the book the form rather of a narrative than of a dissertation; and to combine with an exposition of what may be called the theory of the Empire an outline of the political history of Germany, as well as some notices of the affairs of mediæval Italy.”< Less
The Histories of Polybius : Volume II (Illustrated) By Polybius
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“Fortune cast the life of Polybius in stirring times. His special claim to our admiration is that he understood the importance in the history of the world of the changes which were passing... More > under his eyes, and exerted himself to trace the events which immediately preceded them, and from which they sprang, while it was yet possible to see and question surviving participators in them; to examine places, before they had lost all marks of the great events of which they had been the scene; and records or monuments before time had cast a doubt upon their meaning or authenticity.”< Less
The Histories of Polybius : Volume I (Illustrated) By Polybius
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“Fortune cast the life of Polybius in stirring times. His special claim to our admiration is that he understood the importance in the history of the world of the changes which were passing... More > under his eyes, and exerted himself to trace the events which immediately preceded them, and from which they sprang, while it was yet possible to see and question surviving participators in them; to examine places, before they had lost all marks of the great events of which they had been the scene; and records or monuments before time had cast a doubt upon their meaning or authenticity.”< Less
Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates : Volume IV (Illustrated) By George Grote
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The present work is intended as a sequel and supplement to my History of Greece. It describes a portion of Hellenic philosophy: it dwells upon eminent individuals, enquiring, theorising, reasoning,... More > confuting, &c., as contrasted with those collective political and social manifestations which form the matter of history, and which the modern writer gathers from Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Both Sokrates and Plato, indeed, are interesting characters in history as well as in philosophy. Under the former aspect, they were described by me in my former work as copiously as its general purpose would allow. But it is impossible to do justice to either of them — above all, to Plato, with his extreme variety and abundance — except in a book of which philosophy is the principal subject, and history only the accessory.< Less
Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates : Volume III (Illustrated) By George Grote
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The present work is intended as a sequel and supplement to my History of Greece. It describes a portion of Hellenic philosophy: it dwells upon eminent individuals, enquiring, theorising, reasoning,... More > confuting, &c., as contrasted with those collective political and social manifestations which form the matter of history, and which the modern writer gathers from Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Both Sokrates and Plato, indeed, are interesting characters in history as well as in philosophy. Under the former aspect, they were described by me in my former work as copiously as its general purpose would allow. But it is impossible to do justice to either of them — above all, to Plato, with his extreme variety and abundance — except in a book of which philosophy is the principal subject, and history only the accessory.< Less