• Applied Psychology,  Philosophy,  Psychology,  Teach yourself

    Thinking as a Science PDF book (1916) by Henry Hazlitt

    Thinking as a Science PDF book (1916) by Henry Hazlitt Excerpt: Every man knows there are evils in the world that need setting right. Every man has pretty definite ideas as to what these edls are. But to most men, one, in particular, stands out vividly. To some, in fact, this stands out with such startling vividness that they lose sight of other evils, or look upon them as the natural consequences of their own particular evil-in-chief. To the Socialist this evil is the capitalistic system; to the prohibitionist it is intemperance; to the feminist, it is the subjection of women; to the clergyman, it is the decline of religion;…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  Clothes,  Editor's Picks,  Teach yourself

    Costume design and illustration PDF book by Ethel Traphagen (1918)

    Download  Costume design and illustration PDF book by Ethel  Traphagen (1918) With Illustrations and Examples Costume Design and Costume Illustration are not always looked upon as distinctly different branches of what is termed fashion work, but in truth, there is a marked difference between them. Contents of the book: I. Sketching 1  II. Drawing without Models …. 13  III. Methods 27  IV. Color 63  V. Design 75  VI. The Fashion Silhouette ….. 83  VII. Period Fabric Design 91  VIII. Outline of Historic Costume … 99  IX. Bibliography .127  X. A Reading and Reference List of  Costume, Arranged Alphabetic-  ally 137  XI. Artists whose Work Has Bearing  ON Period Fabrics or…

  • Teach yourself,  Writer,  Writing

    Hints for young writers (1914) PDF book by Orison Swett Marden (writing)

    Hints for young writers (1914) PDF book by Orison Swett Marden Contents: The Writer To-Day 7  Live, Then Write 11  The Personality in Your Book  26 Fixed Habit of Work  35 Choosing the Right Word  39 Use Simple Language  49 Conciseness  59 Readability  72 Keep Close to Life  83 Observation and Self-Expression 89  The Capacity for Taking Pains  99 Style and Spirit  120 Commercialization of the Literary Profession 128 The Reserve Behind Expression 134 For centuries it was thought that oratory was the greatest human achievement, the most perfect expression of personal power. It was long supposed that no other form of self-expression developed a man so thoroughly and so…

  • Philosophy,  Teach yourself

    ABC of philosophy by Grace Frieda Landsberg (1909) PDF book

    ABC of philosophy by Grace Frieda Landsberg (1909) PDF book The book illustrates the name of philosophers with a short biography and their ideas, Excerpt from the author’s introduction: About three years ago, when I was read- ing or rather working through Goethe’s Faust (it took me over six months), with my dear friend and teacher Fraulein A. Goetze, I found that I could not appreciate and understand half of what I read, owing to the fact that I knew nothing at all of Philosophy — I am mistaken when I say “nothing at all.” I wish it had been so! — No, I had the usual erroneous ideas of…

  • Logic,  Philosophy,  Teach yourself

    Easy lessons on reasoning by Richard Whately (1872) PDF book

    Download Easy lessons on reasoning by Richard Whately 1872 PDF book The subject treated of in the following pages is one which has not usually been introduced into the course of elementary studies for young persons of all classes. It is supposed by some, that the difference between a better and a worse reasoner depends either wholly on natural ability, or on that combined with practice, or on each man’s greater or less proficiency in the subjects he is treating of. And ‘others again consider a systematic study of the principles of Reasoning as suitable only to a few persons of rare endowments, and of a peculiar turn of mind; and…

  • Short Stories,  Teach yourself,  Writing

    The art of story-writing (1919) by J. Berg Esenwein PDF book

    The art of story-writing (1919) by J. Berg  Esenwein PDF book The present volume is based on actual experience in teaching the art of story-writing to several thousand pupils, both in the classroom and by correspondence. The standards of the text and its methods of approach are doubtless modified by the editorial and the story-writing practice of the authors, but always the chief thing in their minds has been to guide the student in the most effective and direct way to the actual fictional narration. For this reason, much insistence upon theory has been avoided — one of the author’s works, “Writing the Short-Story,” covers that ground quite fully. The…

  • Literature,  Short Stories,  Teach yourself,  Writing

    Short story writing; a practical treatise on the art of the short story (1917) by Charles Raymond Barrett,

    Short story writing; a practical treatise on the art of the short story (1917) by Charles Raymond Barrett. THIS book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of practical assistance to the novice in short story writing, from the moment the tale is dimly conceived until it is completed and ready for the editor’s judgment. The…

  • Public Speaking,  Self-Help,  Teach yourself

    Dickson’s How to speak in public; (1913) PDF book

    Dickson’s How to speak in public; (1913) PDF book  ORATORY supplies the most sublime gratification which the gods have to give. To subdue the audience and blend mind with mind affords an intoxication beyond the ambrosia of Elysium. When Sophocles pictured the god Mercury seizing upon the fairest daughter of earth and carrying her away through the realms of space, he had in mind the power of the orator, which through love lifts up humanity and sways men by a burst of feeling that brooks no resistance. Oratory is the child of democracy: it pleads for the weak, for the many against the few, and no great speech was ever…

  • Logic,  Philosophy,  Teach yourself

    A text-book of logic (1915) by Arthur Ernest Davies

     A text-book of logic (1915) by Arthur Ernest Davies PDF book The time has not arrived when it is possible or desirable to write a text-book of logic for elementary students which departs vary considerably from the course that has been defined by university requirements in various parts of the world. Both in Eu- rope and in America instruction in this subject has to a large extent been controlled by what may be called the classical tradition of which Aristotle and Mill are the two fountain heads. In some quarters this fact has operated as a hardship, and has led to open, if rather one-sided, criticism of the subject’s educational…

  • Ethics,  Philosophy,  Teach yourself

    Practical ethics, by William De Witt Hyde (1892) PDF book

    Practical ethics, by William De Witt Hyde (1892) PDF book The steady stream of works on ethics during the last ten years, rising almost to a torrent within the past few months, renders it necessary for even the tiniest rill to justify its slender contribution to the already swollen flood. On the one hand, treatises abound which are exhaustive in their presentation of ethical theory.  On the other handbooks is plenty which gives good moral advice with great elaborateness of detail. Each type of work has its place and function. The one is excellent mental gymnastic for the mature; the other admirable emotional pabulum for the childish mind. Neither, however,…