Boy Scout Book of Campfire Stories, The by VARIOUS

The Editor likes to think that quite a few of the stories found in the Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories present companions for the mind of this hardy sort, and hopes, whether boys read or are told these stories, they will prove to be such as exalt and inspire while they thrill and entertain. (from the Introduction)
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Twin-Rivals, The by FARQUHAR, George

“This comedy was produced at Drury Lane on December 14, 1702. It is the most accurate of all Farquhar’s productions. The plot, though improbable, is well constructed and sustained, the dialogue lively and entertaining, whilst the characters of the Younger Wouldbe, Mrs. Mandrake, and Teague are so naturally drawn as to appear real personages, dependent little upon the art of the actor or the imagination of the author for their creation.” (altro…)

Coppertop by GAZE, Harold

The story is about a little girl who meets all manner of strange gnomes, fairies and creatures after she goes to sleep at night. She also has two invisible brothers whom she created so as to not be alone while her parents travel for the Crown. The author here produces an alternative version of fairyland to the more traditional European form, that is bizarre, entertaining and funny at the same (altro…)

Biography of an American Bondman, By His Daughter by BROWN, Josephine

Josephine Brown’s Biography of an American Bondsman faithfully follows the trajectory of her father’s life as previously explored in his own narratives. She distills and summarizes the major revelatory moments of his autobiography while she also incorporates new anecdotal information and offers her own perspective on Brown’s life. Whereas her biography draws frequently from previously published autobiographical accounts, the narrative style and comic flourishes add interest and value to the text. (altro…)

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences by WELLS, H. G.

Select Conversations with an Uncle, published in 1895, was H.G. Wells’s first literary publication in book form. It consists of reports of twelve conversations between a fictional witty uncle who has returned to London from South Africa with “a certain affluence,” as well as two other conversations (one on aestheticism that takes place in a train, titled “A Misunderstood Artist,” and another on physiognomy, titled “The Man with a Nose”) – (altro…)

Old Adam, The by BENNETT, Arnold

Edward Henry Machin leads a comfortable life in the English midlands ‘Five Towns’. Yet when he unexpectedly gains three hundred and forty one pounds in a speculation on rubber shares, he realises that he doesn’t ‘feel so jolly, after all’. After a visit to the local music hall, he decides that a change is in order. He takes the morning train to London, where adventures in the theatrical world await. ( (altro…)

Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery, A by CORSON, Juliet

“This course of lectures is designed to meet the wants of two classes of persons:
First—Those who are experienced housekeepers, familiar with the principles and practice of cookery, but who desire information concerning the preparation of the finer dishes of the modern school.
Second—The young ladies in attendance at the University and others like them, who have had their time and attention so engrossed with studies and other duties that they have not (altro…)

Scenes in Europe, for the Amusement and Instruction of Little Tarry-at-Home Travellers by TAYLOR, Isaac

In this little volume, Isaac Taylor takes us on a tour of Europe, anno 1824. We travel once around the entire continent, starting in England, through Scandinavia, Russia, down to Turkey, over the Alps, France, Spain, and back to England. The tour is made with poems and prose, and should be of interest to all listeners. – Summary by Carolin
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Televisione liquida, 5G e algoritmi

Torniamo ad occuparci come promesso di giornalismo e dei temi della rivoluzione digitale così come sono stati ben definiti nel pieno dell’estate che ora volge al termine nelle relazioni annuali dei presidenti delle Autority per la privacy, per le comunicazioni e per il mercato.  Si tratta di riflessioni assai utili su  temi da sempre affrontati alle nostre latitudini. La scorsa settimana abbiamo estratto alcune parti, a nostro avviso significative dalla relazione (altro…)

Hermann and Dorothea by GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von

There are few modern poems of any country so perfect in their kind as the “Hermann and Dorothea” of Goethe. In clearness of characterization, in unity of tone, in the adjustment of background and foreground, in the conduct of the narrative, it conforms admirably to the strict canons of art; yet it preserves a freshness and spontaneity in its emotional appeal that are rare in works of so classical a perfection (altro…)

Sayings of Lao Tzu, The by TZU, Lao

Lao-Tzu, also known as Laozi was a Chinese philosopher believed to have lived in the 6th century BCE and is credited with writing the Tao-Te-Ching which centers around the idea that the way of virtue lies in simplicity and a recognition of a natural, universal force known as the Tao. He is traditionally regarded as the founder of Taoism. This book is a compilation of his most profound writings translated directly (altro…)

Way of Holiness, The by BRENGLE, Samuel Logan

Samuel Logan Brengle was a commissioner in the Salvation Army. His books are known for the practicality, joyfulness and authenticity. His life was spent working with people on the streets, so his insights into the work of the Holy Spirit are relevant to everyday life. His holiness was that of the street, the kitchen, and everyday life. His stories are of men and women living their daily lives. This is the (altro…)

Truth by BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime.

Elizabeth Barrett wrote poetry from about the age of six. Her mother’s collection of her poems forms one of the largest extant collections of juvenilia by any English writer. At 15 she became ill, suffering intense head and spinal pain for the rest of her life. Later in life she also (altro…)

Poet and The Baby, The by DUNBAR, Paul Laurence

What struck me in reading Mr. Dunbar’s poetry was what had already struck his friends in Ohio and Indiana, in Kentucky and Illinois. They had felt, as I felt, that however gifted his race had proven itself in music, in oratory, in several of the other arts, here was the first instance of an American negro who had evinced innate distinction in literature. (W.D. Howells in the Introduction to The Compete (altro…)

Causes Of The American Civil War: Secession Statements Of Five Confederate States (South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi) by VARIOUS

Some of the states who rebelled against the Federal Government in the American Civil War issued statements by nascent governing bodies explaining why they were attempting to leave. Here are the statements, published in 1860 and 1861, of South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia. – Summary by David Wales
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Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing by PRESIDENT’S TASK FORCE ON 21ST CENTURY POLICING

In light of recent events that have exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect and serve, on December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The President charged the task force with identifying best practices and offering recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust.

The task force recommendations, each (altro…)

Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by LANDA, Gertrude

“My desire is to give boys and girls something Jewish which they may be able to regard as companion delights to the treasury of general fairy-lore and childish romance.” from the preface. These tales deal with the boyish exploits of the great Biblical characters, Abraham, Moses, and David. “These I have rewritten from the stories in the Talmud and Midrash in a manner suitable for the children of to-day.”


Birds and Nature, Vol. XI, No 5, May 1902 by VARIOUS

“Birds and Nature” was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, “Birds,” “Birds and all Nature,” “Nature and Art” and “Birds and Nature.” – Summary by J. M. Smallheer
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Games for Hallow-e’en by BLAIN, Mary E.

This charming book starts with a brief history of Hallowe’en. There are sample invitations for a Halloween (or Hallowe’en) party, decorations, and then many party games. A number of them have to do with who your future mate might be, although there are games and activities for younger children as well. All games seem to utilize common household objects, like sewing needles, pencils and paper, apples, and pumpkins. There is (altro…)

Selected Poems of Francis Thompson by THOMPSON, Francis

Francis Thompson, an English poet and author, is best known for his poem “Hound of Heaven,” included in this selection of his poems. After submitting some poems to the magazine “Merrie England,” the editors, Wilfrid and Alice Meynell, became his benefactors and published his first volume, “Poems.” Wilfrid Meynell selected these poems form Thompson’s works and provides an enlightening biographical sketch. At the end of this volume (altro…)

We are not Charlie and we will never be.