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Young Folks' History of Rome By Charlotte M. (Charlotte Mary) Yonge
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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: Charlotte Mary Yonge (11 August 1823 – 24 May 1901) was an... More > English novelist known for her huge output, now mostly out of print.Charlotte Mary Yonge was born in Otterbourne, Hampshire, England, on 11 August 1823 to William Yonge and Fanny Yonge, née Bargus. She was educated at home by her father, studying Latin, Greek, French, Euclid and algebra. Her father's lessons could be harsh:He required a diligence and accuracy that were utterly alien to me. He thundered at me so that nobody could bear to hear it, and often reduced me to tears, but his approbation was so delightful that it was a delicious stimulus... I believe, in spite of all breezes over my innate slovenliness, it would have broken our hearts to leave off working together. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Mary_Yonge< Less
Young Folks’ History of England By Charlotte M. Yonge
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A classic history of England for young adults. Most appropriate for Grades 10-12 and great for high school level homeschooling too!
Bayou Folk By Kate Chopin
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ONE agreeable afternoon in late autumn two young men stood together on Canal Street, closing a conversation that had evidently begun within the club-house which they had just quitted. ... More > "There 's big money in it, Offdean," said the elder of the two. "I would n't have you touch it if there was n't. Why, they tell me Patchly 's pulled a hundred thousand out of the concern a'ready."< Less
Bayou Folk By Kate Chopin
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ONE agreeable afternoon in late autumn two young men stood together on Canal Street, closing a conversation that had evidently begun within the club-house which they had just quitted. ... More > "There's big money in it, Offdean," said the elder of the two. "I wouldn't have you touch it if there was n't. Why, they tell me Patchly's pulled a hundred thousand out of the concern a'ready." "That may be," replied Offdean, who had been politely attentive to the words addressed to him, but whose face bore a look indicating that he was closed to conviction. He leaned back upon the clumsy stick which he carried, and continued: "It's all true, I dare say, Fitch; but a decision of that sort would mean more to me than you 'd believe if I were to tell you. The beggarly twenty-five thousand's all I have, and I want to sleep with it under my pillow a couple of months at least before I drop it into a slot."< Less
Common Folk By Mark Lester
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This is a book is a literal "smorgasbord" of short stories written about everyday people. I have made a feeble attempt to share their stories. A portion of the book is devoted to the... More > Asdell family, my maternal ancestors, who emigrated from Antrim County Ireland at the turn of the 19th century moving westward down the Ohio River and settling in the Greene and Daviess County areas in southern Indiana. This book shares the stories of the "ordinary common Americans" who perform "extraordinary deeds" outside the "limelight". These are life stories we can all identify with from our own histories.< Less
Common Folk By Mark Lester
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This is a book is a literal "smorgasbord" of short stories written about everyday people. I have made a feeble attempt to share their stories. A portion of the book is devoted to the... More > Asdell family, my maternal ancestors, who emigrated from Antrim County Ireland at the turn of the 19th century moving westward down the Ohio River and settling in the Greene and Daviess County areas in southern Indiana. This book shares the stories of the "ordinary common Americans" who perform "extraordinary deeds" outside the "limelight". These are life stories we can all identify with from our own histories.< Less
Bristol Folk By Mark Jones
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Bristol Folk includes detailed histories for all known folk musicians working in Bristol in the 1960 and 1970s who made records during that period. Many of those on the scene provided memories and... More > several, including the late Fred Wedlock, wrote special sections, which are included in addition to their main profiles. These help to put the current folk scene in context, as do the sections on the folk club scene and local folk-friendly record labels, which included Village Thing, now recognised as the UK's first 'alternative folk' label. They even described themselves as such way back in the early 1970s! Please note that this electronic edition of 'Bristol Folk' does not include the images as included in the full price paperback version. It does, however, include new material on Shortwaveband, who were missed out of the original version on the erroneous belief that they were from Bath! The paperback version can be purchased by following the link to Bristol Folk Publications in the Author's Spotlight.< Less
Jungle Folk Indian Natural History Sketches By Douglas Dewar
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Folks – Book One: History Repeats Itself By Adam Umak
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When the settlement of Roanoke, Virginia and its citizens mysteriously vanish, Benjamin Franklin assembles a team of extraordinarily gifted and talented individuals to solve the disappearance of the... More > lost city. The world's most antisocial giant lumberjack, Paul Bunyan, joins former slave and invulnerable steel drivin' man, John Henry, on an adventure across the purple mountain’s majesty and fruited plains of America to discover who or what is causing it all to disappear. But, these two would-be heroes have a perilous road ahead of them. While on the trail for clues, Paul and John Henry are met with a legion of honorable and infamous Americans lost in time adding more intrigue to the secret of Roanoke than they ever thought possible. Along the way they’ll fight corrupt clergy at the Salem Witch Trials, hazard fine dining with the Donner Party, and hug trees with Johnny Appleseed. Join Paul Bunyan and John Henry on a ridiculous romp through America's secret past in this historical whodunnit.< Less
Fashionable Folks-Hair By Maureen Taylor
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Is there anyone who hasn't had a bad hair day or obsessed about the right hairdo for a special event? Probably not, and this obsession is far from a modern phenomenon. Using the clues explained in... More > this book, you can learn a surprising amount about your ancestors by studying their portraits.< Less