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The Cup of Trembling, and Other Stories By R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
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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: Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938) was an American author and... More > illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short stories and novels portraying life in the mining communities of the turn-of-the-century American West.Mary Hallock was born November 9, 1847, in Milton, New York, of English Quaker ancestry. A singular girl and youth, she attended the Female Collegiate Seminary in Poughkeepsie, New York, then studied art in New York City at the new Cooper Institute School of Design for Women. By her early twenties she had become established in New York City as an accomplished artist-illustrator for notable publishers there. In 1876 Hallock married a young mining engineer, Arthur De Wint Foote, then moved cross-continent to live with him at the New Almaden mine near San Jose, California. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Hallock_Foote< Less
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels -- Volume 12 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time By Amy Lowell
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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: Robert Kerr FRSE FSA FRCSE (20 October 1757 – 11 October... More > 1813) was a Scottish surgeon, writer on scientific and other subjects and translator.Kerr was born in 1757 in Bughtridge, Roxburghshire, the son of a jeweller. He was sent to the High School in Edinburgh.He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and practised at the Edinburgh Foundling Hospital as a surgeon. He translated several scientific works into English, such as Antoine Lavoisier's work of 1789, Traité Élémentaire de Chimie, published under the title Elements of Chemistry in a New Systematic Order containing All the Modern Discoveries, in 1790. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kerr_(writer)< Less
How To Be Unhappy By Andrew Rigg
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Despite the book's title, it's a tongue in cheek look at the choices we make to create unhappiness and offer pragmatic alternatives to create a life, living and reality that is happy and joyous. The... More > book is intended for people who are truly wishing to make changes that would allow them to finally and actually be happy and not have the pretence of happiness.< Less
The Middy and the Moors: An Algerine Story By Ernest Thompson Seton
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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: Arthur Twidle (?1865 to 26 April 1936) was an English illustrator... More > and artist best known for his illustrations of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books.Born in Rotherhithe, Surrey, in 1865, Arthur Twidle was the son of Alfred Twidle (a journeyman cooper and his wife Rachel (née Smith), who had married in 1855. In 1881, following the death of his mother,Twidle was living with an uncle and his occupation was described as draughtsman in wood.In 1885, Twidle married Annie Elizabeth Mason at St. Olave, Southwark. In 1891, the family—now including Annie Elizabeth (b. 1887) and Arthur (b. 1888) -- were living in Dulwich.On the death of Sidney Paget, who had illustrated Conan Dolyle's Sherlock Holmes stories in The Strand magazine, Twidle became one of Doyle's regular artists. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Twidle< Less