• History,  Quotations,  Sayings

    Short sayings of great men. With historical and explanatory notes (1882) Samuel Arthur Bent, PDF Book

    Short sayings of great men. With historical and explanatory notes (1882)  Samuel Arthur  Bent, PDF Book  Of someone of the many thousand brief and pithy remarks which the great men and women of history have uttered, generally without premeditation, yet stamped with the seal of immortality, the question is often asked, “Who said it? “When was it said? Under what circumstances? ” These questions are to some extent answered in the follow- ing pages. Curiosity, if not gratitude, would wish to follow to their source words which have, during the centuries since their first appearance, come repeatedly to man’s aid in the sudden emergencies wherein history repeats itself. Many of…

  • Applied Psychology,  History,  Psychology

    Psyche’s lamp; by Robert Briffault (1921) PDF book

     Psyche’s lamp;  by  Robert Briffault (1921) PDF book a revaluation of psychological principles as the foundation of all thought Some review about the book  ” The opinions stated give but a vague idea of the extensive survey of evolution contained in the volume, the value of which from a literary or scientific standpoint cannot be over-estimated. … A production of outstanding importance.”  Edinburgh Evening News.  ” This is an astonishing book, a tour de force of rapid historical exposit. … In this masterly analysis of human progress . . . with a commanding vocabulary and an array of knowledge almost bewildering . . . Mr. Briffault rides a rough horse…

  • 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…

  • Editor's Picks,  History,  Mythology,  Mythology and Folklore

    An introduction to mythology (1921) by Lewis Spence PDF book

    An introduction to mythology by Lewis Spence PDF book This volume is an outline of the principles of mythology, chiefly with reference to its more modern developments. Hand in hand with the sister sciences of folklore and comparative religion, it has advanced so rapidly within the last twenty years and altered so greatly from its ancient aspect that it seems an entirely new science. Thirty years ago, if a student of myth had been asked who Janus was, he would probably have replied: ” A Roman god of origins.” To-day he might see in his development of the ‘ kirn-baby.’ So does the study of collected facts and analogies enable…

  • History,  Julius Caesar,  Roman Empire

    Caesar’s character; or, In defense of the standard of mankind by William Waddell ( 1907)

    Caesar’s character; or, In defense of the standard of mankind by William Waddell ( 1907)  This work has a single purpose. It was not written to display any merits (and if the latter exist it is the author’s wish that they are made subordinate to his cause) but was called forth by the good in humanity. The following incident will be of interest to those who may desire to know the circumstance that proved the immediate spur to the writing of this work.  One day at high school, the instructor in Latin, speaking of Caesar, said: Caesar’s character has never been satisfactorily explained, but undoubtedly he was one of the…

  • 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,…

  • Historical Novel,  History,  Novels

    The death of the gods by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky,(1901) PDF book (A forgotten masterpiece)

    The death of the gods by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky,(1901) PDF book This is a great historical novel in the reign of Hadrian  This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. It is historically informed, beautifully written (and beautifully translated by the poet Herbert Trench), and subtly conceived. Each character, even minor ones, are fully individuated and have their own motivations that pull them in the direction of Christianity or Hellenism (or both). It’s a sweeping, ravishing historical epic.  [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • 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##]

  • Comic Book,  England,  History,  Humor

    Bill Nye’s comic history of England (1906) PDF book with Illustrations

    Download Bill Nye’s comic history of England (1906) PDF book with Illustrations The readers of this volume will share our regret that the preface cannot be written by Mr. Nye, who would have introduced his volume with a characteristically appropriate and humorous foreword in perfect harmony with the succeeding narrative.  We need only say that this work is in the au- thor’s best vein, and will prove not only amusing, but instructive as well; for the events, successions, dates, etc., are correct, and the trend of actual facts is adhered to. Of course, these facts are “embellished,” as Mr. Nye would say, by his fancy, and the leading historical characters…

  • Bill Nye,  Editor's Picks,  History,  Humor

    Bill Nye’s history of the United States (Humour History) PDF book ( 1894)

    Bill Nye’s History of the United States (Humour History) PDF book ( 1894) With Funny Illustrations FACTS in a nude state are not liable criminally, any more than bright and beautiful children commit a felony by being born thus; but it is the solemn duty of those having these children in charge to put appropriate, healthful, and even attractive apparel upon them at the earliest possible moment. We, each of us, the artist and the author, respect facts. We have never, either of us, said an unkind word regarding facts. But we believe that they should not be placed before the public exactly as they were born. We want to…