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Newsies & Bootblacks, the role-playing game By Miguel de Luis
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The adventures of a bunch of kids earning their pluck on their own in an Edwardian world filled with crazed inventors, fagins, strange conspiracies and exotic foreigners. From page v of the... More > rulebook: A game of imagination, role-playing and wonder by Miguel de Luis. Play along with the adventures of a bunch of kids earning their pluck on their own in an Edwardian world filled with crazed inventors, fagins, strange conspiracies and exotic foreigners from countries you’ve never heard about. Oh, and there’s an ounce of steampunk, too. Try by accident a flying machine and check to see if the moon is on fire! Dodge bullies and pickpockets. Expose corrupt politicians. Find the true story of your real family. Look for treasure in the sewers; mind the living statues. Live at the Newsboy Lodge. Travel to exotic locations. And much more.< Less
Ragged Dick: Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks By Horatio Alger
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Ragged Dick is a well-told story of street-life in New York, that will, we should judge, be well received by the boy-readers, for whom it is intended. The Hero is a boot-black, who, by sharpness,... More > industry, and honesty, makes his way in the world, and is, perhaps, somewhat more immaculate in character and manners than could naturally have been expected from his origin and training. We find in this, as in many books for boys, a certain monotony in the inculcation of the principle that honesty is the best policy, a proposition that, as far as mere temporal success is concerned, we believe to be only partially true. However, the book is very readable, and we should consider it a much more valuable addition to the Sunday-school library than the tales of inebriates and treatises on the nature of sin, that so often find place there.< Less
Little Lord Fauntleroy By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Little Lord Fauntleroy was the first book written specifically for children by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story begins in a run-down area of New York where young Cedric Errol lives a life of... More > poverty with his mother, his father having recently died. Much to his and his mother’s amazement he is contacted by his English grandfather, a crusty old aristocrat, who wants the boy to return to the land of his ancestors and assume his rightful title as a Lord. A lovely tale of rags to riches with more than a few twists on the way. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Ragged Dick By Horatio Alger Jr.
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Mr. Alger's stories are pure in tone, inspiring in influence, and are as popular now as when they were first published, because they were written about real boys who did honest things successfully.
Ragged Dick By Horatio Alger Jr.
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Mr. Alger's stories are pure in tone, inspiring in influence, and are as popular now as when they were first published, because they were written about real boys who did honest things successfully.
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall By William Riordon
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PLUNKITT OF TAMMANY HALL BY GEORGE WASHINGTON PLUNKITT A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, Delivered by Ex-senator George Washington Plunkitt, the Tammany Philosopher, from... More > His Rostrum—the New York County Court House Bootblack Stand RECORDED BY WILLIAM L. RIORDON< Less
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall By William Riordon
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PLUNKITT OF TAMMANY HALL BY GEORGE WASHINGTON PLUNKITT A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, Delivered by Ex-senator George Washington Plunkitt, the Tammany Philosopher, from... More > His Rostrum—the New York County Court House Bootblack Stand RECORDED BY WILLIAM L. RIORDON< Less