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Bits about Home Matters By by Helen Hunt Jackson
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Bits about Home Matters by Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885
Ulysses S. Grant By Henry Fielding
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Vicksburg Chattanooga Overland Petersburg AppomattoxPresident of the United StatesFirst TermSecond TermPost-Presidency Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23,... More > 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77). As Commanding General of the United States Army (1864–69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and support economic prosperity nationwide. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Ulysses S. Grant By Walter Allen
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Vicksburg Chattanooga Overland Petersburg AppomattoxPresident of the United StatesFirst TermSecond TermPost-Presidency Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23,... More > 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77). As Commanding General of the United States Army (1864–69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and support economic prosperity nationwide. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Menotah: A Tale of the Riel Rebellion By John Trevena
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Ernest George Henham was a Canadian-British author who wrote... More > novels at the beginning of the 20th Century about Dartmoor and Devon, England. He also published literary works under the pseudonym John Trevena.Ernest G. Henham was born in 1870 and his writings include a series of novels based on Dartmoor, the moorland in Devon, England, where he lived much of his life. He created a pseudonym, John Trevena, for many of his books. It was probably no coincidence that the surname he chose was the original name for Tintagel, the legendary location of King Arthur's castle.Henham wrote more than two dozen books, which were published between 1897 and 1927. He was considered a recluse, but often used people he encountered in real life for the characters in his work. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_George_Henham< Less
Poems By Victor Hugo
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Poems and Prayers is Mohammed Fairouz's third symphony. It sets texts in Arabic, Aramaic and Hebrew for choir, solo voices and orchestra and explores the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The symphony was... More > commissioned by the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development at Northeastern University. It was completed in 2010.The symphony is scored orchestra, a mixed choir and two soloists (mezzo-soprano and baritone).The piece consists of four movements and two interludes:Poems and Prayers lasts 60 minutes. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poems_and_Prayers Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
What Men Live By and Other Tales By Leo Tolstoy
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What Men Live By and Other Tales contains four short stories by Leo Tolstoy. This collection of stories was originally published in 1885 and as well as “What Men Live By” also includes... More > “The Three Questions“, “The Coffee-House of Surat”, and “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” The stories are translated from Russian into English by Aylmer and Louise Maude. This edition also features a brief Biography of Leo Tolstoy and a Bibliography with ideas for further research into Leo Tolstoy and his works.< Less
Life in the Clearings versus the Bush By Susanna Moodie
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Susanna Moodie (born Strickland; 6 December 1803 – 8 April... More > 1885) was an English-born Canadian author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada, which was a British colony at the time.Susanna Moodie was born in Bungay, on the River Waveney in Suffolk. She was the younger sister of a family of writers, including Agnes Strickland, Jane Margaret Strickland and Catharine Parr Traill. She wrote her first children's book in 1822, and published other children's stories in London, including books about Spartacus and Jugurtha. In London she was also involved in the Anti-Slavery Society, transcribing the narrative of the former Caribbean slave Mary Prince. On 4 April 1831, she married John Moodie, a retired officer who had served in the Napoleonic Wars. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanna_Moodie< Less
The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman By Anne (Anne Burrows) Gilchrist
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Anne Gilchrist (1828 – 29 November 1885), née... More > Burrows, was an English writer, best known for her connection to American poet Walt Whitman.She came from a distinguished Essex family, and married the art and literary critic Alexander Gilchrist in 1851. Five years later, in Chelsea, west London, the couple became next-door neighbours of Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh Carlyle, both of them notable writers. The Gilchrists' marriage, one of intellectual equals, was cut short when Alexander died of scarlet fever in 1861.She and Alexander had four children: Percy, Beatrice, Herbert, and Grace. One of the reasons for the family's move to Philadelphia in 1876 was Beatrice's desire to attend medical school. Beatrice eventually became a physician in Edinburgh, but she killed herself shortly thereafter. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Gilchrist_(writer)< Less
Sea and Sardinia By D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
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Sea and Sardinia is a travel book by the English writer D. H. Lawrence. It describes a brief excursion undertaken in January 1921 by Lawrence and Frieda, his wife aka Queen Bee, from Taormina in... More > Sicily to the interior of Sardinia. They visited Cagliari, Mandas, Sorgono, and Nuoro. His visit to Nuoro was a kind of homage to Grazia Deledda but involved no personal encounter. Despite the brevity of his visit, Lawrence distils an essence of the island and its people that is still recognisable today. Extracts were originally printed in The Dial during October and November 1921 and the book was first published in New York, USA in 1921 by Thomas Seltzer, with illustrations by Jan Juta. A British edition, published by Martin Secker, came out in April 1923. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_and_Sardinia Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Arms and the Man By Bernard Shaw
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Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw, whose title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid, in Latin: Arma virumque cano ("Of arms and the man I sing").The play was... More > first produced on 21 April 1894 at the Avenue Theatre and published in 1898 as part of Shaw's Plays Pleasant volume, which also included Candida, You Never Can Tell, and The Man of Destiny. Arms and the Man was one of Shaw's first commercial successes. He was called onto stage after the curtain, where he received enthusiastic applause. Amidst the cheers, one audience member booed. Shaw replied, in characteristic fashion, "My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many? Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_and_the_Man Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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