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Edward MacDowell

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Edward MacDowell is written by Elizabeth Fry Page. An expansion and completion of the biography which Mr. Gilman wrote four years ago for the "Living masters of music" series. "The biographical part is almost wholly new, and is rich in details that throw an interesting light upon MacDowell's development, upon the incidents of his life, and especially upon his work as professor of music at Columbia university. There is thoughtful and sympathetic consideration of his character as a man.

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Ranching, Sport and Travel

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Ranching, Sport and Travel is written by Thomas Carson. This book is somewhat in the nature of an autobiography, covering as it does almost the whole of the Author's life. The main portion of the volume is devoted to cattle ranching in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The Author has also included a record of his travels abroad, which he hopes will prove to be not uninteresting; and a chapter devoted to a description of tea planting in India.

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A Warwickshire Lad

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A Warwickshire Lad is written by George Madden Martin. A picture of the early home life of William Shakespeare.

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Washington and his Comrades in Arms

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Washington and his Comrades in Arms is written by George M. Wrong. The author is aware of a certain audacity in undertaking, himself a Briton, to appear in a company of American writers on American history and above all to write on the subject of Washington.

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William Bradford of Plymouth

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William Bradford of Plymouth is written by Albert Hale Plumb. It is a pleasing task to record afresh the life course of one of those whom the poet Whittier characterized as "the noblest ancestry that ever a people looked back to with love and reverence." The leading authorities, particularly the Pilgrim narrators themselves and those more nearly contemporary with them, have contributed to this biography.

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Under the Dragon Flag

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Under the Dragon Flag is written by James Allan. "The following narrative is a record of my experiences during the late memorable war between China and Japan. Now it is all over I wonder more and more at the slightness of the hazard which suddenly placed me at such a period in so strange an experience."

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True to His Home

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True to His Home is written by Hezekiah Butterworth. This volume is an historical fiction, but the plan of it was suggested by biography, and is made to include the most interesting and picturesque episodes in the home side of the life of Benjamin Franklin, so as to form a connected narrative or picture of his public life.

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Trail Tales

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Trail Tales is written by James David Gillilan. These few stories, culled from the répertoire of an active life of more than thirty years, are samples of personal experiences, and are taken almost at random from mining camp, frontier town and settlement, public and private life.

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Thomas Hariot

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Thomas Hariot is written by Henry Stevens. Very little is known of Thomas Hariot; his only published works are the 'Briefe and true report' and the posthumous 'Praxis', a handbook of algebra.

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Thirty-One Years on the Plains and In the Mountains

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Thirty-One Years on the Plains and In the Mountains is written by William F. Drannan. An authentic record of a life time of hunting, trapping, scouting and Indian fighting in the far West by Capt. William F. Drannan, who went on to the plains when fifteen years old.

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