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Interpreters

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Interpreters is written by Carl Van Vechten. The career of Olive Fremstad has entailed continuous struggle: a struggle in the beginning with poverty, a struggle with a refractory voice, and a struggle with her own overpowering and dominating temperament.

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George Washington

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George Washington is written by Calista McCabe Courtenay. The twenty-second day of February is a national holiday in America because, as everybody knows, it is the anniversary of George Washington's birthday. All loyal Americans love and honor him, the greatest man in the history of the Republic.

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Dave Ranney

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Dave Ranney is written by Dave Ranney. The autobiography which this book contains is that of a man who through the wonderful dealings of Providence has had a most remarkable experience. I have known the writer for about seventeen years, and always most favorably.

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The Great Intendant

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The Great Intendant is written by Thomas Chapais. The hour was auspicious for the entreaties of New France. Petitions and statements were addressed to the king by Mgr de Laval, the head of ecclesiastical affairs in the colony, by the governor Avaugour, and by the Jesuit fathers; and Pierre Boucher, governor of the district of Three Rivers, was sent to France as a delegate to present them.

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Super Women

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Super Women is written by Albert Payson Terhune. You will discover her in almost every generation, in almost every country, in almost every big city-- the Super-Woman. She is not the typical adventuress; she is not a genius. The reason for her strange power is occult.

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The Education of Henry Adams

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The Education of Henry Adams is written by Henry Adams. At the utmost, the active-minded young man should ask of his teacher only mastery of his tools. The young man himself, the subject of education, is a certain form of energy; the object to be gained is economy of his force; the training is partly the clearing away of obstacles, partly the direct application of effort.

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The Story of an American Singer

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The Story of an American Singer is written by Geraldine Farrar. The intimate and inspiring life-story of an American girl whose magic art and fascinating personality have made her the idol of two continents. Every one who has ever heard Miss Farrar sing or seen her act should own this absorbing book.

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Andrew Melville

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Andrew Melville is written by William Morison. The best justification of the struggle carried on during the period from Melville to the Revolution (1574-1688) to preserve the Presbyterian system in the Church is to be found in the benefits which that system has conferred upon the country. It has penetrated the whole Christian people with a sense of their individual responsibility in connection.

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Andrew Marvell

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Andrew Marvell is written by Augustine Birrell. Lines of Marvell's poetry have secured the final honours, and incurred the peril, of becoming "familiar quotations" ready for use on a great variety of occasion. We may, perhaps, have been bidden once or twice too often to remember how the Royal actor.

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Overbeck

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Overbeck is written by J. Beavington Atkinson. In offering to the public the first complete biography yet attempted of the painter Overbeck, I wish to give a few words in explanation. The task has been far from easy: the materials, though the reverse of scanty, are scattered: reminiscences of the artist and criticisms on his works lie as fragments dispersed over the current literature of Germany.

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