• Biography,  War

    Over the top by Arthur Guy Empey (Biography) PDF book 1917 WWI

    Over the top  by Arthur Guy Empey  (Biography) PDF book 1917 Arthur Guy Empey was an American soldier, author, actor, and filmmaker. He served with the British Army during World War I, and upon his return wrote a popular autobiographical book, Over the Top, which sold over a quarter-million copies He left the United States at the end of 1915 frustrated at its neutrality in the conflict at that point and traveled to London, England, where he voluntarily enlisted with the 1st London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), T.F., of the British Army, going on to serve with it in the 56th (London) Division on the Western Front as a bomber and…

  • Biography,  Business,  Success

    Personal reminiscences of Robert Bennet Forbes (1882) PDF book

    Personal reminiscences of Robert Bennet Forbes (1882) PDF book Captain Robert Bennet Forbes (September 18, 1804 – November 23, 1889), was an American sea captain, China merchant and ship owner. He was active in ship construction, maritime safety, the opium trade, and charitable activities, including food aid to Ireland, which became known as America’s first major disaster relief effort. Excerpt: Since publishing the foregoing Reminiscences, it has been suggested that some account of those with whom I have been intimately associated in China, and especially a sketch of the history of Russell & Co., with the tragedies and comedies which are now fast passing away from memorj’, may be useful…

  • Animals,  Biography,  Psychology

    Natural history sketches among the carnivora, wild and domesticated,(1885) by Arthur Nicols

    Natural history sketches among the Carnivora, wild and domesticated, with observations on their habits and mental faculties PDF book Excerpt from the book’s introduction: The favourable reception accorded, both by the Press and tbe Public, to my former volume — ” Zoological Notes” —  emboldens me to bope that the present book may also be acceptable to that large class of cultivated readers who take more than a passing and superficial interest in Natural History. My grateful acknowledgments must be expressed to those distinguished Naturalists, travellers, artists, and competent observers who have responded to my inquiries on special points, and have furnished me with numerous valuable facts and incidents.  I…

  • Biography,  Classic Books,  English Literature,  Novels

    Download Walden; a story of life in the woods (1900) PDF ebook by Henry David Thoreau

    Walden; a story of life in the woods (1900) PDF ebook by Henry David Thoreau Walden is a book by American transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is a part of a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, a voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance. Walden details Thoreau’s experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau used this time (July 4, 1845 – September 6, 1847)…

  • Biography,  Orison Swett Marden,  Self-Help,  Success

    Rising in the world, or, Architects of fate (1897) PDF book by Orison Swett Marden (success)

    Rising in the world, or, Architects of fate (1897) PDF book by Orison Swett  Marden (success) Inspiration to character-building and worthy achievement is the keynote of the present volume; its object, to arouse to honorable exertion youth who are drifting without aim, to awaken dormant ambitions in those who have grown discouraged in the struggle for success, to encourage and stimulate to higher resolve those who are setting out to make their own way, with perhaps neither friendship nor capital other than a determination to get on in the world. Nothing is so fascinating to youth with high purpose, life, and energy throbbing in his young blood as stories of…

  • Biography,  Self-Help

    An American Bible;(Self-Help) PDF book by Alice Hubbard

    An American Bible;(Self-Help) PDF book by Alice Hubbard Contents of the book Benjamin Franklin.–Thomas Jefferson.–Thomas Paine.–Abraham Lincoln.–Walt Whitman.–Robert Ingersoll.–Ralph Waldo Emerson.–Elbert HubbardNaturally, when a book was made, there was a desire to put into it all the wisdom the writer could gather together. Long years were required to make one copy of the Old and the New Testament, and the book was very precious. The men who worked upon it were set apart for this sacred task. Reverence for the man and his work increased as he continued to give his life for it. he who could read possessed secrets which ordinary men could not know. In England, a few…

  • Biography,  History

    Diaz the dictator : a story of international intrigue and politics by Charles Lincoln Phifer,

    Diaz the dictator: a story of international intrigue and politics by  Charles Lincoln Phifer, PDF book (1910) José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori was a Mexican general and politician who served seven terms as President of Mexico, a total of 31 years, from 17 February 1877 to 1 December 1880 and from 1 December 1884 to 25 May 1911. The entire period 1876–1911 is often referred to as the Porfiriato I believe this story is true in the same sense that Shakespeare’s historical plays are true, that is, it is interpreting history rather than writing it. It is admitted that conversation is invented in order to bring out certain…

  • American History,  Biography,  History

    A narrative of the life of David Crockett 1834 (CREEK WAR) PDF BOOK

    A narrative of the life of David Crockett 1834 (CREEK WAR) David Crockett was an American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier”. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution Excerpt:In the following pages, I have endeavored to give the reader a plain, honest, homespun account of my state in life, and some few of the difficulties which have attended me along its journey, down to this time. I am perfectly aware, that I have related many small and, as I fear, uninteresting circumstances; but if so,…

  • Biography,  Novels

    The “goldfish” : being the confessions of a successful man by Arthur Cheney Train( 1914)

    The “goldfish”: being the confessions of a successful man by  Arthur Cheney Train( 1914) The book is a story about a rich man’s life morals and ethics. I do not know if it is fiction or not, since the write is nonfiction author.From the book’s introduction: We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. We have lost the power of even imagining what the ancient idealization of poverty could have meant the liberation from material attachments; the unbribed soul; the manlier indifference; the paying our way by what we are or do, and…

  • Biography,  France,  History,  Napoleon

    New letters of Napoleon I, ( 1897) PDF book: omitted from the edition published under the auspices of Napoleon III;

    New letters of Napoleon I, ( 1897) PDF book: omitted from the edition published under the auspices of Napoleon III; New letters of Napoleon I Napoleon Bonaparte, born Napoleone di Buonaparte, byname “Le Corse” or “Le Petit Caporal”, was a French statesman and military leader who became notorious as an artillery commander during the French Revolution [Download This PDF Book ##download##]