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The Mirror of the Sea

'The Mirror of the Sea' (1906) is a collection of autobiographical essays first published in various magazines between 1904 and 1906.Joseph Conrad lived an exciting and eventful li ...


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Moths of the Limberlost

Gene Stratton-Porter was a naturalist and fierce conservationist as well as an author, and one of the areas she held dearest was the Limberlost swamp. Indeed, she spent her income ...


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The Storm

"The Storm" (1704) is a founding document of modern journalism. It tells of the events of November 1703, when a hurricane struck Britain. It is composed of verbatim eyewitness acco ...


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On the Road : My Time at Scania and Volkswagen

For nearly four decades, Leif Östling worked for Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Scania. During that time, monumental historic events, leaps in technology, and the fast-paced tw ...


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The Uncommercial Traveller

"No landlord is my friend and brother, no chambermaid loves me, no waiter worships me, no boots admires and envies me."Let the character of The Uncommercial Traveller take you on a ...


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A Confession

"With all my soul I longed to be in a position to join with the people in performing the rites of their faith, but I could not do it. I felt that I would be lying to myself, mockin ...


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A Child's History of England

"There were two Popes at this time (as if one were not enough!), and their quarrels involved Europe in a great deal of trouble."If only history could always be this fun! Unlike Sha ...


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American Notes

"All that is loathsome, drooping, or decayed is here."In 1842 Dickens sailed to America to observe The New World that held such fascination for the English. He went to magnificent ...


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Sunday Under Three Heads

"Their good humour and delight know no bounds - for it is a delightful morning, all blue over head, and nothing like a cloud in the whole sky."Under the pseudonym of Timothy Sparks ...


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American Notes

'In American Notes', the Anglo-Indian Rudyard Kipling visits the USA, and the travel-diary that came out of it offers an interesting view of the America of the 1880's.Kipling affe ...


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My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard

In "My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard," Elizabeth Cooper offers the reader a translation of two series of letters by Kwei-li, the wife of a high-rank Chinese official.The first seri ...


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Fighting the Flying Circus

"Fighting the Flying Circus" is fighter ace Eddie Rickenbacker WWI memoir. He fought in and eventually became commander of the 94th 'Hat-in-the-Ring' Squadron, which ended the war ...


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Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

This posthumously published autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a very well written and interesting accounts of the life of one of the wealthiest self-made men in American history. ...


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Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War

In 'Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War: Bits of Autobiography,' Bierce recounts some of his experiences as a soldier. At the outset of the American Civil War, Bierce enlisted i ...


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Asylum: A refugee's paradoxical journey from Sharia Yemen to Rainbow Sweden...

Asylum is a woeful yet comical memoir by 27-year old Luai Ahmed about his first 5 years in Sweden. Being a reformist secular ex-Muslim writer, Ahmed found himself at a crossroads w ...


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The Origin of Heroes : A Story of Struggle, Patriotism and Sacrifice

Safar Safar was born in Midyat, Turkey in 1921and died in New Jersey, USA in 2000. He is the son of Abdel-Aziz Safar and the grandson of the legendary Syriac leader, Hanna Safar (w ...


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Once in a lifetime - Travel moments to remember

Once in a lifetime is a mosaic of unforgettable travel experiences: Kyoto of cherry blossoms, cool Brooklyn, mystical Marrakech and stylish Mallorca you were not expecting to meet. ...


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Total War

It is 03:14 on 22nd June 1941. Along a 1,800-kilometre front line that stretches from the Baltic Sea in the north, to Romania in the South, German soldiers are ready for battle. A ...


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Blitzkrieg 

On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland. The country needed to be subjugated quickly before Britain and France could intervene. Germany’s Panzer divisions proved unstoppable. B ...


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The Patagonia

The Patagonia is a story by Henry James, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest American authors of all time. In addition to the story, this ebook contains an essay on ...


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The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw is a story by Henry James, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest American authors of all time. In addition to the story, this ebook contains an e ...


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Owen Wingrave

Owen Wingrave is a story by Henry James, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest American authors of all time. In addition to the story, this ebook contains an essay on ...


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Sister on Borrowed Time

In November 2005 a young woman, Margaret, dies of leukemia. In this moving and personal book Margaret’s sister, the journalist and writer Anna Bridgwater, tells about the years lea ...


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I Visit the Soviets

I Visit the Soviets is a chronicle of three journeys to Russia in the aftermath of the Revolution, by English author E. M. Delafield.  Delafield's book on her experiences living in ...


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The Provincial Lady in Wartime

The Provincial Lady in Wartime is a largely autobiographical novel by English author E. M. Delafield. It takes the form of a journal of the life of an upper-middle class Englishwom ...