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A Journey through Texas: Or a Saddle-Trip on the Southwestern Fro...
by Frederick Law Olmsted

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English

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352

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September 30, 2018

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<h2><b>“One of the 50 best books of all time on the American West.” <em>True West</em></b></h2><br /><br />In 1856 Frederick Law Olmsted began a journey into the heart of Texas.<br /><br />His account of the Lone Star State just a few years before the beginning of the Civil War is one of the most remarkable books ever to have been published about the American West.<br /><br />He travelled on horseback through small towns, across plains and down canyons in his quest to speak, listen and record what early Texans thought, saw and said.<br /><br />Olmstead spent over a year speaking to everyone he met, from runaway slaves to housewives, from Native American chiefs to German emigrants going to Texas to begin their new lives. <br /><br />“Olmstead’s appeal was attributable to his readable and unvarnished reportage of places and events to which few Easterners had direct access. . . . [It] provides a credible glimpse of life in Texas in the mid-1850s, as well as insights into the contemporary debate over the institution of slavery. . . . it remains a basic source for historians of the region and the period.” <em>Southwest Book Views</em><br /><br />"intelligent, lively, readable book, packed with keen observation and lightened by a delicate strain of humor." Larry McMurty<br /><br />“The peculiar institution was more peculiar in Texas than in other states, and Olmsted’s eye for the weirdness makes Journey, a page turner. So does his use of sprightly travelogue to make the serious argument that slavery was ruining Texas. . . . Olmsted’s word portraits of mid-19th-century Texas are as good as the best modern travelogues.” Debbie Nathan, <em>Texas Observer</em><br /><br />“Some of the most interesting works that have been written on America … are the production of a native, Mr. F. L. Olmsted.” <em>The British Quarterly Review</em><br /><br />“Praise for this book has been almost universal (in the North at least) since its publication in 1857 and continues to this day.” <em>Southwestern Historical Quarterly</em><br /><br />The works of Frederick Law Olmsted have been hailed as some of the most convincing and influential anti-slavery arguments, his work was widely praised with London’s <em>Westminster Review</em> declaring, “it is impossible to resist his accumulated evidence.”<br /><br />Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He was particularly famous for assisting in the design of many of America’s most loved parks, including Central Park in New York City, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and Elm Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. He wrote three different accounts of his travels across America. <em> A Journey through Texas: Or a Saddle-Trip on the Southwestern Frontier</em> was first published in 1857 and he passed away in 1903.<br /><br />
Bible History: Old Testament
by Alfred Edersheim

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English

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1024

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December 03, 2017

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<b><h2>The Old Testament is one of the most fascinating texts that the world has ever seen.</h2><br /><br />Drawn from the Hebrew Bible it forms the basis of all Christian denominations, whether Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox, they all refer to the Old Testament in some form.</b><br /><br />Alfred Edersheim, in this fascinating study, uncovers the Old Testament, removing layers of mystery, allowing readers to more fully engage with the text.<br /><br />He analyzes the books, chapter-by-chapter, thus providing a chronological history of the Jewish people.<br /><br />This work is split into seven volumes to make it manageable for the reader to understand each major period that is covered in the Old Testament. Volume One covers The World Before the Flood, and The History of the Patriarchs, Volume Two: The Exodus and The Wanderings in the Wilderness, Volume Three: Israel In Canaan Under Joshua And The Judges, Volume Four: The History of Israel under Samuel, Saul, and David, Volume Five: Birth of Solomon to Reign of Ahab, Volume Six: The Reign of Ahab to the Decline of the Two Kingdoms, and Volume Seven: From the Decline of the Two Kingdoms to the Assyrian and Babylonian Captivity.<br /><br />Edersheim, at the outset of the book, stated his objective: “I have endeavored to write in a a form so popular and easily intelligible as to be of use to the Sunday-school teacher, the advanced scholar, and the Bible-class; progressing gradually, in the course of this and the next volume, from the more simple to the more detailed.” He certainly achieves this aim in this magnificent study that is worthy of being read by all.<br /><br /><b>Alfred Edersheim</b> (1825-89) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. Among his most widely read works are <em>The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services,</em> and <em>Bible History Old Testament.</em><br /><br />
The Indian War of 1864
by Eugene Fitch Ware

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English

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356

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April 01, 2018

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<h2>“One of the basic source books of western history … an exciting and authentic account of an officer's experiences on the plains in the Indian Wars of 1864-1865” <em>Kirkus Reviews</em></h2><br /><br />Much has been written of the civil war that raged across the eastern seaboard, but much less is known of the conflict and turmoil that arose during these years throughout many more western states.<br /><br />Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming all suffered great depredations and saw much bloodshed through the years of the civil wars as army regiments clashed with Native American tribes.<br /><br />Eugene F. Ware, captain of “F” company, Seventh Iowa Cavalry, fought within this area of conflict and provides vivid insight into battles and campaigns that tore through the Midwest.<br /><br />"The dust, the heat, the frigid cold, can all be felt in his pages. . . . This is a vivid book." <em>New York Herald Tribune</em><br /><br />“[He] was a superb reporter. The big country of plains and mountains spreads out in his pages, and he sketches the army and Indian camps in strong colors. There is an abundance of spirited detail ... this rich book should appeal to all western history fans." <em>Chicago Sunday Tribune</em><br /><br />"Filled with colorful and exciting incident, as much comic and touching as it is startling and dramatic, [this] is an unforgettable chronicle of the West that has become a legend, written by a man with a vivid imagination and a gifted pen who is at the same time remarkably accurate." <em>Salt Lake City Tribune</em><br /><br />"Ware's reminiscence convey a spacious sense of two American epics: offstage, the war between the North and the South, and, under his eyes, the broad stream of migration to the Far West, with wagon trains fifteen miles long passing by-eight or nine hundred teams of oxen a day. His book suggests the grandeur of history, and yet it is an intimate, personal communication — fresh, spirited, and delightful reading." <em>New Yorker</em><br /><br />This book is essential reading for anyone interested in finding out more about some of the less well-known areas of conflict during the Civil War period as well as the westward expansion of the United States.<br /><br />Eugene F. Ware was born in 1841. His family moved to Burlington, Iowa when he was a young boy. He enlisted in an Iowa regiment at the beginning of the Civil War. He entered the regiment a private and at the end of his service in 1867 was a captain. He worked for many years as a lawyer. His book <em>The Indian War of 1864</em> was first published in 1911, which was also the year in which he passed away.<br /><br />
The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky
by James O. Pattie

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English

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272

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August 06, 2018

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<h2>James O. Pattie’s <em>Personal Narrative</em> is a prime source for the history of the Southwest during the 1820s.</h2><br /><br />He, and a group of fur trappers, set out on a journey from St. Louis to California and back.<br /><br />After Jed Smith’s trip this journey, which began in 1824, is the second known expedition to California.<br /><br />This remarkable book records an eyewitness account of what the West was like before the great swathes of migration occurred.<br /><br />Pattie’s book fully explores the dangers of life as a trapper in the wilderness of the far west, including during one episode after Pattie and a group of French trappers were attacked and only three of them survived.<br /><br /><em>Personal Narrative</em> provides fascinating insight into the earliest clashes that were beginning to occur between citizens of the travelers from the east, Native Americans and Mexicans as United States began its great westward expansion.<br /><br />Yet, Pattie also demonstrates how there was great cooperation between groups, for example when he aided Mexicans, Native Americans, missionaries and settlers with smallpox vaccinations.<br /><br />It is essential reading for anyone interested in finding out more about the Old West and life of this fascinating American frontiersman.<br /><br />James O. Pattie first published his account <em> The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky</em> in 1831 and he passed away in 1851.<br />
Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivi...
by Herman Lehmann

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English

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115

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September 24, 2017

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<h3><b>"Lehmann's memoir is quite fantastic-sounding at times, but is regarded as one of the best of that rare breed of book, the first-person 'captivity story' . . . One of the values of Lehmann's book is its no-holds-barred, unapologetic tone." <em>Rocky Mountain News</em></b></h3><br /><br />As a young child, Herman Lehmann was captured by a band of plundering Apache Indians and remained with them for nine years. This is his dramatic and unique story. <br /><br />His memoir, fast-paced and compelling, tells of his arduous initial years with the Apache as he underwent a sometimes torturous initiation into Indian life. Peppered with various escape attempts, Lehmann’s recollections are fresh and exciting in spite of the years past. <br /><br />Lehmann provides us with a fascinating look at Apache, and later, Comanche culture. He tells of their rituals, medicinal practices and gives an insight into Native American manufacture of arrow-heads, saddles and shields.<br /><br />After a few years, Lehmann became completely integrated into the warrior life, joining in on raids throughout the South-West and Mexico. <em>Nine Years with the Indians</em> tells of violent clashes with white rangers and other Native American tribes, scalpings and the violence of life in nineteenth century western America. <br /><br />"A fascinating account of [Lehmann's] subsequent life among both the Apache and Comanche people. . . . this is an engaging read." - <em>German Life</em> <br /><br />"Lehmann's true-life story features suspense and excitement that surpass even the skill of the most imaginative fiction writer." - <em>Books of the Southwest</em><br /><br /><b>Herman Lehmann</b> (June 5, 1859 – February 2, 1932) was captured as a child by Native Americans. He lived first among the Apache and then the Comanche but eventually returned to his family later on in his life. The phenomenon of a "white boy" raised by "Indians" made him a notable figure in the United States. He published his autobiography, <em>Nine Years Among the Indians</em> in 1927.
French Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the French Revolution, ...
by Captivating History

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English

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143

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January 07, 2019

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<h2>If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of French Revolution, then keep reading...</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br /><b>two captivating manuscripts in one book:</b><br /><ul><li>The French Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Ten-Year Revolution in France and the Impact Made by Napoleon Bonaparte</li><li>Marie Antoinette: A Captivating Guide to the Last Queen of France Before and During the French Revolution, Including Her Relationship with King Louis XVI</li></ul>Few historical events are as greatly revered and entirely misunderstood as the French Revolution that began in 1789. The memory of this complicated and lengthy political, violent uprising has been generally painted in broad—and oversimplified—strokes. <br /><br />While the French Revolution was certainly centered around two lavish monarchs and an enlightened common class, there was so much more going on behind the scenes. Even after the abolition of the French monarchy, France struggled to find a balance between public self-governance and European stability. A fragile government, merely a shell of its former self following the Reign of Terror under Robespierre, was no match for the military and political prowess of Napoleon I. <br /><br /><b>Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:</b><br /><ul><li>A Brief History of the French Monarchy</li><li>Philosophies of the Times</li><li>France in the 18th Century</li><li>Marie Antoinette, Madame Deficit</li><li>Taxes, Famine, and the Enlightenment</li><li>Sieyes’ “What is the Third Estate?”</li><li>The National Assembly</li><li>Death of the Dauphin</li><li>Bastille Day</li><li>The First Mayor of Paris</li><li>Declaration of the Rights of Man…and The Women’s March</li><li>France at War</li><li>The Flight to Varennes</li><li>Storming the Tuileries</li><li>The Monarchy is Outlawed</li><li>The Fate of the Colonies</li><li>The Louisiana Purchase</li><li>The Reign of Terror</li><li>The New French Calendar</li><li>Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte</li><li>In the Days and Years Afterward</li><li>And much, much more!</li></ul><b>Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:</b><ul><li>An Archduchess is Born</li><li>Maria Antonia Becomes Marie Antoinette</li><li>The Dauphine</li><li>Queen at Nineteen</li><li>A Marriage at Odds with Itself</li><li>The Issue of Heirs</li><li>Madame Deficit</li><li>Count Axel von Ferson</li><li>The Lost Children</li><li>The Diamond Necklace Scandal</li><li>Queen of Fashion</li><li>The French Revolution</li><li>The October Chapter</li><li>Anxious Days at the Tuileries</li><li>An Attempt to Flee</li><li>Death of the Monarchy</li><li>And much more!</li></ul><b>So if you want to learn more about the French Revolution, click the "add to cart" button!</b>
The Fighting Cheyennes
by George Bird Grinnell

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English

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351

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September 02, 2018

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<b><h2>The Cheyenne were one of the most important Native American tribes of the Great Plains.</b></h2><br /><br />Through they course of the nineteenth century they became involved in some of the bloodiest conflicts to occur in the heart of the American continent.<br /><br />They were swift in the adoption of horse culture and quickly became skilled and powerful mounted warriors.<br /><br />Men would gain rank within their society by performing and accumulating various acts of bravery in battle, known as coups.<br /><br />George Bird Grinnell charts the development of the Cheyenne people through the course of the nineteenth century and how they were forced to become increasingly militaristic, both with other tribes and the ever-encroaching United States government, in order to protect themselves and their culture.<br /><br />Although Grinnell states that “This book deals with the wars of the Cheyennes”, he spends a great deal of time explaining their culture more deeply to provide a more complete picture of this fascinating tribe.<br /><br />Rather than simply relying on the words of various United States troops who had fought the Cheyennes at various encounters such as Washita River and Little Bighorn, Grinnell interviews many aging Native Americans to allow them to tell their own stories in their own ways.<br /><br />“Mr. Grinnell has always shown a deep personal feeling for the Indian of the Plains, in contrast to the mere professional attitude of many anthropologists. This is particularly true in the present work.” Clark Wissler, <em>American Anthropologist</em><br /><br /> “The principal events in Cheyenne history … are sketched in interesting fashion, chiefly from Indian reminiscence, with occasional reference to other sources of information. … we get the Indian viewpoint and incidentally much valuable light upon Indian belief and custom.” James Mooney, <em>The American Historical Review</em><br /><br />“In his books… Mr. George Bird Grinnell has portrayed [the Native Americans] with a master hand; it is hard to see how his work can be bettered.” Theodore Roosevelt<br /><br />This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Native American history and one of the most famous tribes to have lived on the Great Plains.<br /><br />George Bird Grinnell was an American anthropologist, historian, naturalist, and writer. Grinnell wrote many of the first articles dealing with conservation, the protection of the buffalo, and the American West. His book <em>The Fighting Cheyennes</em> was first published in 1915 and he passed away in 1938.<br />
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the No...
by George Catlin

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English

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759

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July 09, 2018

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<b>In 1832 George Catlin set out on a journey into the wild regions of North America.<br /><br />He travelled widely across the western frontier to meet and live with some of the most remote and fascinating Native American tribes.</b><br /><br />During this period Native Americans were under severe pressure as the U.S. government was implementing policies which forced many of them off their ancestral lands and onto reservations west of the Mississippi River.<br /><br />Catlin’s remarkable collection of letters are a brilliant study of the forty-eight different tribes that he spent time with.<br /><br />His work provide a vivid depiction of how various Native Americans lived, covering their homes, their weapons, their stories and jokes, their religious beliefs, how they treated the dead, their appearances, their celebrations and ceremonies.<br /><br />Catlin met many prominent Native American chiefs during the course of his travels and gives many fascinating biographies of their lives.<br /><br />This edition includes both volumes of Catlin’s in one. The first volume covers Catlin’s journey among the peoples of the Great Plains, including the Crow, Blackfeet and Mandan tribes. The second volume concentrates on tribes in Arkansas, Texas and Florida.<br /><br />“His task was to rescue ‘from oblivion the looks and customs of the vanishing races of native men in America,’ a task to which he dedicated his life and his energies. This volume helps us to appreciate the significance of the cause — and the varied achievements of a remarkable man who accepted his own challenge.” James T. Forrest, <em>The Western Historical Quarterly</em><br /><br />George Catlin was an American author and traveller who was particularly famous for his portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Travelling to the American West five times during the 1830s, Catlin was the first white man to depict Plains Indians in their native territory. His book <em>Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians</em> was first published in 1841 and Catlin passed in 1872.<br />
The Wars of the Roses: A Captivating Guide to the English Civil W...
by Captivating History

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English

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86

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October 08, 2018

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<h2>Explore the Captivating History of the Wars of the Roses</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />The Wars of the Roses were a complex set of battles, skirmishes, and kidnappings during the 15th century in England. They had their roots in the nearby Civil War of France, which greatly influenced English politics for years to come. Though there is no one universally-accepted start or end date for these wars, the major events throughout the wars occurred between 1455 and 1485.<br /><br />The central reason for the Wars of the Roses, otherwise referred to as the 15th century English Civil War, was a tug-of-war between two families for the throne of England. Though both families were in fact closely related, they had split half a century earlier. Instead of one unified Plantagenet family, the cousins became Lancasters and Yorks. While the Lancasters remained on the throne, the Yorks were overlooked in the succession of kings. The Yorks became jealous, given their equal relation to England’s ancient monarchy, and when the Plantagenet-Lancaster dynasty appeared tragically weakened by the succession of Henry VI, the royal cousins took the opportunity to demand a new ruler.<br /><br /><b>In <i>The Wars of the Roses: A Captivating Guide to the English Civil Wars That Brought down the Plantagenet Dynasty and Put the Tudors on the Throne</i>, you will discover topics such as</b><br /><ul><li>A Short History of the House of Plantagenet</li><li>Civil War in France</li><li>England’s Loss and a King’s Illness</li><li>Treason by the Duke of York</li><li>The Battle of Northampton</li><li>Margaret’s Army</li><li>Mortimer’s Cross and the Battle of Towton</li><li>York Takes the Throne</li><li>The King in the Tower</li><li>The Kingmaker Repents</li><li>The Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury</li><li>The Death of a King</li><li>The Final Plantagenet Kings</li><li>Richard III and the Princes in the Tower</li><li>The Battle of Bosworth</li><li>The Foundation of the Tudor Dynasty</li><li>Attempts on the Tudor Throne</li><li>The Sainthood and Cult of King Henry VI</li><li>The Legacy of the Wars of the Roses</li><li>And much, much more!</li></ul><b>So if you want to learn more about the Wars of the Roses, click "buy now"!</b>
The Temple: Its Ministry and Services as they were at the time of...
by Alfred Edersheim

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English

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231

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June 13, 2017

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<b></b><h2><b>“It has been my wish in this book, to take the reader back nineteen centuries; to show him Jerusalem as it was, when our Lord passed through its streets, and the Sanctuary, when He taught in its porches and courts.”</b></h2><br /><br />Alfred Edersheim’s timeless and classic account of the temple in Jerusalem in the times of Jesus Christ is an essential read for those interested in the histories of Christianity and Judaism. <br /><br />Told by one of the preeminent scholars of the origins of Christianity, <em>The Temple</em> is an account of the daily life, rituals and the people of Jerusalem for whom religion was the most important part of their lives. <br /><br />Edersheim also provides a detailed portrayal of the physical structure of the temple. <br /><br />The temple is a symbol of the significance of Israel’s and Jerusalem’s roles in the beginnings of two major world religions and Edersheim explores this through use of testimony from the Scriptures, providing context for some of the more difficult passages of the Old Testament. <br /><br /><em>The Temple: Its Ministry and Service</em> is a fascinating examination that focuses on the heart of Judaism. It is an enriching work that will provide any reader with thorough details of how the Jewish people functioned in the ancient world.<br /><br /><b>Alfred Edersheim</b> (1825-89) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. Among his most widely read works are <em>The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services,</em> and <em>Bible History Old Testament.</em><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

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