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Free: 1907 Book on Parisian Social Revolutions

  Paris and the Social Revolution A Study of the Revolutionary Elements in the Various Classes of Parisian Society The author begins with a long preface explaining he is merely interested in, curious about, the revolutionary elements about which he writes, he is not much in sympathy with them, he is not a revolutionist or […]

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A Book is an Open Door

  The following is taken from the book Open That Door! (affiliate link) by Robert Sturgis Ingersoll, published in 1916. “I have a friend who is a great athlete,—an oarsman, mountain climber, big game hunter. He exults in a life of action, of doing big things, and yet withal, he is a tremendous reader and one […]

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Free Books- vintage American humour

All books are affiliate links, and are free at time of listing. Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop Excerpt; Susan had never married, for her father—a bedridden paralytic—had occupied her time day and night for years. He was a great care and as she did her duty by him with a thoroughness which was […]

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William Beebe, Naturalist, Explorer

Exploring with Beebe : selections for younger readers from the writing of William Beebe.. (this isn’t a free book, it’s just a nifty geography book I have, the link is an Amazon affiliate link, but I’d watch for it at thrift shops) Excerpt: Panama: The shallows of the second river alternated patches of soft green […]

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Isaac Watts, How We Learn

Previously Observation,Reading, Instruction by Lectures, Conversation, and Study: Compared THERE are five eminent means or methods whereby the mind is improved in the knowledge of things, and these are, observation, reading, instruction by lectures, conversation, and meditation; which last, in a most peculiar manner, is called study. Let us survey the general definitions or descriptions […]

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