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The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson

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The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson is written by Edward A. Moore. More than thirty years ago, at the solicitation of my kinsman, H. C. McDowell, of Kentucky, I undertook to write a sketch of my war experience. McDowell was a major in the Federal Army during the civil war, and with eleven first cousins, including Gen. Irvin McDowell, fought against the same number of first cousins in the Confederate Army.

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Spinifex and Sand

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Spinifex and Sand is written by David W. Carnegie. The following pages profess to be no more than a faithful narrative of five years spent on the goldfields and in the far interior of Western Australia. Any one looking for stirring adventures, hairbreadth escapes from wild animals and men, will be disappointed.

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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom is written by The Crafts. This book is not intended as a full history of the life of my wife, nor of myself; but merely as an account of our escape; together with other matter which I hope may be the means of creating in some minds a deeper abhorrence of the sinful and abominable practice of enslaving and brutifying our fellow-creatures.

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Roman life in the days of Cicero

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Roman life in the days of Cicero is written by Rev. Alfred J. Church. I have tried to group round the central figure of Cicero various sketches of men and manners, and so to give my readers some idea of what life actually was in Rome, and the provinces of Rome, during the first six decades--to speak roughly--of the first century B.C.

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Richard II

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Richard II is written by Jacob Abbott. Fresh and engaging story of a homely and determined young Scotchman's training in statesmanship and his original methods of courting.

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Rescuing the Czar

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Rescuing the Czar is written by James P. Smythe. Is the former Czar and his Imperial family still alive? There are millions of people in Europe and America who are asking this question. European governments have considered the question of sufficient interest to justify the investigation by official bodies of the alleged extinction of this ancient Royal Line.

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Reminiscences of a Rebel

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Reminiscences of a Rebel is written by Wayland Fuller Dunaway. It is my purpose to record some recollections of the Civil War, and incidentally to furnish some historical notices of the brigade to which I was attached. Here and there I have expressed, also, some opinions concerning the great events of that dreadful period, some criticisms of the conduct of battles and retreats, and some estimates of the abilities of prominent generals.

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Priestley in America

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Priestley in America is written by Edgar F. Smith. The writer, in studying the lives of early American chemists, encountered the name of Joseph Priestley so frequently, that he concluded to institute a search with the view of learning as much as possible of the life and activities, during his exile in this country, of the man whom chemists everywhere deeply revere.

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A Sailor of King George

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A Sailor of King George is written by Frederick Hoffman. In a memorial presented in 1835 to the Lords of the Admiralty, the author of the journals which form this volume details his various services.

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Pirates

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Pirates is written by Anonymous. The Lives and Adventures of Sundry Notorious Pirates.

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