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Our Heritage: The Volga Germans By Carole M. Hayden
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The story of the author's family. Invited by Catherine the Great of Russia during the 1760s, many Germans left their homeland for a new opportunity on the steppes of Russia. One hundred years later... More > many descendants of those first settlers then immigrated to America.< Less
War and Peace By Leo Tolstoy
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The novel begins in the year 1805 during the reign of Tsar Alexander I and leads up to the 1812 French invasion of Russia by Napoleon. The era of Catherine the Great (from 1762–1796), when the... More > royal court in Paris was the centre of western European civilization, is still fresh in the minds of older people. Catherine, fluent in French and wishing to reshape Russia into a great European nation, made French the language of her royal court. For the next one hundred years, it became a social requirement for members of the Russian nobility to speak French and understand French culture. This historical and cultural context in the aristocracy is reflected in War and Peace.< Less
Washington Square By Henry James
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"Washington Square" is a novel by Henry James. It is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father.... More > The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. The four principal characters are Catherine, a sweet-natured woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, mentally dull, Dr. Sloper, Catherine's father, Mrs. Penniman, Catherine's widowed aunt, and Morris Townsend, a tall, handsome man of about thirty.< Less
Washington Square By Henry James
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Washington Square is a novel by Henry James. It is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The plot of... More > the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. The four principal characters are Catherine, a sweet-natured woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, mentally dull, Dr. Sloper, Catherine's father, Mrs. Penniman, Catherine's widowed aunt, and Morris Townsend, a tall, handsome man of about thirty.< Less
Northanger Abbey By Jane Austen
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The story’s unlikely heroine is Catherine Morland, a remarkably innocent seventeen-year-old woman from a country parsonage. While spending a few weeks in Bath with a family friend, Catherine... More > meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney, who invites her to visit his family estate, Northanger Abbey. Once there, Catherine, a great reader of Gothic thrillers, lets the shadowy atmosphere of the old mansion fill her mind with terrible suspicions. What is the mystery surrounding the death of Henry’s mother? Is the family concealing a terrible secret within the elegant rooms of the Abbey? Can she trust Henry, or is he part of an evil conspiracy? Catherine finds dreadful portents in the most prosaic events, until Henry persuades her to see the peril in confusing life with art. Executed with high-spirited gusto, Northanger Abbey is the most lighthearted of Jane Austen’s novels, yet at its core this delightful novel is a serious, unsentimental commentary on love and marriage.< Less
Northanger Abbey By Jane Austen
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Northanger Abbey is often referred to as Jane Austen’s “Gothic parody.” Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers give the story an... More > uncanny air, but one with a decidedly satirical twist. The story’s unlikely heroine is Catherine Morland, a remarkably innocent seventeen-year-old woman from a country parsonage. While spending a few weeks in Bath with a family friend, Catherine meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney, who invites her to visit his family estate, Northanger Abbey. Once there, Catherine, a great reader of Gothic thrillers, lets the shadowy atmosphere of the old mansion fill her mind with terrible suspicions. What is the mystery surrounding the death of Henry’s mother? Is the family concealing a terrible secret within the elegant rooms of the Abbey? Can she trust Henry, or is he part of an evil conspiracy? Catherine finds dreadful portents in the most prosaic events, until Henry persuades her to see the peril in confusing life with art.< Less
Thoughts and Counsels of the Saints for every Day of the Year By Anonymous
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This is a collection of quotations from ST. ALPHONSUS ST. ANSELM ST. ANTONINUS ST. BENEDICT ST. BERNARD ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA ST. GREGORY THE GREAT ST. IGNATIUS ST. MECHTILDIS ST. TERESA ST. THOMAS... More > AQUINAS ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ST. VINCENT FERRER BL. ALBERT THE GREAT BL. HENRY SUSO BL. JORDAN OF SAXONY VEN. BARTHOLOMEW OF MARTYRS VEN. JOHN TAULER VEN. JULIENNE MOREL VEN. LOUIS DE BLOIS VEN. LOUIS DE GRANADA< Less
The Story of Russia By R. Van Bergen, M.A.
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The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen, M.A. published in 1905. This ebook starts with the realm of the Czar and continues with various events in Russia's history e.g. the Norsemen in Russia; Russia... More > under the Mongol yoke; Lithuania and Moscow; the Tartar Power; Ivan III; Ivan IV; Feodor; Peter the Great; CAtherine II; Russia during the wars of Napoleon; Alexander II; Russia loses her prestige etc.< Less
The Catamans Volume 6 By Anna Marie
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Catherine takes David, Elizabeth, and Katy to the Cataman village to see the newest attraction, the Holo-Cat, a Holographic Computerized and Autonomous Teacher. New and wondrous things await our... More > young friends in this strange environment. Go with David and the gang as they tour through the digestive system in the Holo-Cat. It’s a great way to learn and have fun reading at the same time.< Less
The Catamans Volume 4 By Anna Marie
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Our friend David is learning new things every day. Join him as he journeys through the solar system in the Calico Cat, the fastest ship in the galaxy. Meet the pilot, Bast, who will guide David,... More > Catherine, and Katy as they explore the many wonders of our planet Earth. It’s a great way to learn and have fun reading at the same time.< Less

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