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The Wreck of the Titan
by Morgan Robertson - The Quinn & Boden Co. Press , 1898
Once seen as a prediction of the sinking of the Titanic, The Wreck of the Titan was written fourteen years before that ill-fated event of 1912. In this 1898 novella, John Rowland has taken employment as a lowly deck hand aboard the largest ship ever.
Startaker: Under the Shadow of Thy Wings
by Marian Goddard - Smashwords , 2013
There's no light on Earth that shines brighter than the truth. From the mystery schools of Egypt, Chaldea, Persia and India, there has been carried through the ages a gnosis, grounded in nature and informed by the high ideals of service to humanity.
The Sorceress of Rome
by Nathan Gallizier - L.C. Page & Company , 1907
The darkness of the tenth century is dissipated by no contemporary historian. Monkish chronicles alone shed a faint light over the chaos of the Italian world. The seat of empire had shifted from the banks of the Tiber to the shores of the Bosporus.
On the Road to Bagdad
by F. S. Brereton - Blackie & Son Ltd. , 1917
Major Joseph Douglas could not fail to see that danger, perhaps death, lay before him in those deserts. Yet he took ship for the Persian Gulf without hesitation, and, having landed at the township of Basra, disappeared entirely.
From Kingdom to Colony
by Mary Devereux - Little, Brown, and Co. , 1899
When William, Duke of Normandy, invaded England in 1066, and achieved for himself the title of 'Conqueror', one of those who accompanied him was Robert D'Evreux, younger son of Earl of Rosmar, feudal owner of the town of his name in Normandy...
Change of Heart
by Fran Shaff - Smashwords , 2010
1850s Nebraska: Marietta Randolf travels from Chicago to Nebraska to collect her orphaned nephew Zack. When a snow storm delays her return trip, she finds herself stranded in an unappealing land with a very appealing rancher, Jase Kent.
For King and Country
by Oliver Ma - Smashwords , 2013
Told from the eyes of Charles Stuart, the Prince of Wales, For King and Country tells a story of England during the English Civil War (1642 - 1651). Can Charles help his father the king to remain on the Throne of England?
by Robert J. Shea , 1981
Beautiful young Taniko struggles under oppression as the mistress of the cruel Kublai Khan, and Jebu, a young monk, is transformed into a fierce warrior, in a saga of the ancient Orient during a time of bloodshed and magic.
by Wu Ming - Verso , 2009
1775 -- The conflict between the British Empire and the American colonies erupts in all-out war. Rebels and loyalists to the British Crown compete for an alliance with the Six Nations of the Iroquois, the most powerful Indian confederation...
Lords of the World
by Alfred John Church - Blackie & Son ltd. , 1898
The year 146 B.C. was an annus mirabilis in the development of Roman dominion. I have attempted in this story to group some picturesque incidents round the person of a young Greek who struggles in vain to resist the destiny of the conquering race.
Faith and Jamestown
by Stacy Duplease - Smashwords , 2012
A saga about the life and times of a real-life married couple who move from England to Jamestown in 1613 and start a new life in America. Why did they move and what kept them there? Did they survive? What was the legacy they left behind?
Time Management for Mercenaries
by Dai Alanye - Feedbooks , 2012
A mismatched team is recruited for primitive military action in a third world country. It is eventually revealed that they will, in fact, be journeying to the past. They run into many difficulties both before and after reaching their destination.
The Coming of the King
by Bernie Babcock - ManyBooks , 1921
This story of the little house at Behtany is worthy of a place among the few really great novels based on the New Testament -- Ben-Hur, Saul of Tarsus, Quo Vadis must admit The Coming of the King to their select company.
The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island
by Louis Becke - Feedbooks , 1898
The tale of the mutiny of HMS Bounty, which led to the founding of the Pitcairn community, is well known. Casting adrift the Commander in the ship's boat, the mutineers sailed the Bounty back to Tahiti, then to Tubuai in the Austral Group ...
The Story of the Champions of the Round Table
by Howard Pyle - ManyBooks , 1905
The book details the early adventures of Sir Launcelot, Sir Tristram, and Sir Percival. It is frought with adventure, chivalry, and Pyle's own version of Old English to go with it. Highly recommended for those interested in tales of the Round Table.
The Princess Dehra
by John Reed Scott - Lippincott , 1908
For the first time the Castle of Lotzen was entertaining its lord. He had come suddenly, a month before, and presently there had followed rumors of strange happenings in Dornlitz, in which the Duke had been concerned to please the King ...
School of Athens
by Archer McCormick - Smashwords , 2012
The grisly killing of an elderly school master is only the beginning of plot by a shadowy gang of thinkers to systematically murder off a rival group of rogue philosophers in this tale of power, lust, treachery, war and murder!
The Scottish Chiefs
by Jane Porter - eBooks@Adelaide , 2011
Rooted in political controversy, violence, and revolution, this is the epic story of William Wallace's struggle for Scottish independence from English rule. After the cruel death of his wife, Wallace embarks on a patriotic crusade to free Scotland.
by Gustave Flaubert - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
A historical novel set in Carthage during the third century BCE, immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the First Punic War. The book is largely an exercise in sensuous and violent exoticism.
by William Lanter - Viewzone , 2010
Did the Nazis really lose the war? A story set in the era of World War Two, amid the struggles of good against evil, in an era of chaos, confusion, and upheaval, that still to this day captivates the minds, and the imagination of millions.
Direct Action: An Historical Novel
by Luke Hauser - GroundWork , 2003
More than 7000 people were arrested in nonviolent protests in California in 1980s, developing the art of direct action to a peak not reached again until Seattle in 1999, and in many ways never surpassed. Direct action is more than getting arrested.
Carry On! A Story Of The Fight For Bagdad
by Herbert Strang - Oxford University Press , 1917
Mesopotamia has been brought by Time's revolution once more into the foreground of the history of the world. The plains where the Arabs reared a civilization of their own, have become once more the battle-ground of opposing armies.
Jesus The Extraterrestrial: Origins
by Leo Mark - Smashwords , 2011
What is the true origin of Jesus? Who is the real Jesus Christ? Who is the real Satan? What is the true origin of mankind? These and many other questions will be answered in this novel which is based on historical documents.
Battle Ground Adventures
by Clifton Johnson - Houghton Mifflin Company , 1915
Here you see the terror and pathos, the hardships and tragedy, through the eyes of those who lived where some of the greatest conflicts occurred. You see how property was destroyed and how the people not directly concerned in the fighting suffered.
The Golden Hope
by Robert H. Fuller - MacMillan , 1905
A story covering the period of Alexander the Great's victories: at the Granicus River, at Issus, at Tyre (Siege and Capture), and at Arabela. Besides Alexander there are various historic figures including Aristotle, Demosthenes, and Darius III.
by Mary Roberts Rinehart - Feedbooks , 1919
The darkening storm of the first World War threatens to tear apart the lives of a group of friends. At the eye of the storm is Clayton Spencer, an ambitious businessman, who must risk everything to be with the woman he loves.
'Green Balls': The Adventures of a Night-Bomber
by Paul Bewsher - William Blackwood and Sons , 1919
I have tried to describe the sensations, fears, and the equally inexplicable fearlessness, of a desk-bound London youth, pitchforked in a moment into the turmoil of war, and into a hitherto unknown occupation -- bombing at night from the air.
The White Company
by Arthur Conan Doyle - Feedbooks , 1891
This novel is a historical adventure set during the Hundred Years' War. The story follows a young man as he leaves the shelter of an abbey in England and becomes involved with Edward, the Black Prince's campaign in Spain.
Antonina, or, The Fall of Rome
by Wilkie Collins - Feedbooks , 1850
Young Antonia had the misfortune to live in interesting times -- the days when mighty Rome was brought low by the terror of the Goths, from the period of the march of the invaders over the Alps to the close of the first barbarian blockade of Rome.
by William Le Queux - Project Gutenberg , 2011
The object of this book is to illustrate our utter unpreparedness for war from a military standpoint; to show how England can be successfully invaded by Germany; and to present a picture of the ruin which must inevitably fall upon us.
by Terry Persun - Booktrope , 2010
An archetypal American story of self-discovery, set against the turmoil of post-Civil War America. Sweet Song tells the story of the mixed race son of a white landowner, raised black but an outcast from both cultures, and a black house servant.
by Thomas Hoover - Booktrope , 2010
Caribbee is the story of the first American revolution, as English colonists pen a Declaration of Defiance against Parliament and fight a full-scale war for freedom against an English fleet -- with cannon, militia -- over a century before 1776.
The Storm Centre
by Charles Egbert Craddock - The MacMillan Company , 1905
The place reminded him then and later of the storm centre of a cyclone. Outside the tempests of Civil War raged. He could hear, as he sat in the quiet room, the turbulent drums fitfully beating in tented camps far down the Tennessee River.
by Pierre Loti - J. B. Lippincott Company , 1917
One evening a train full of Belgian refugees had just entered the railway station of one of our southern towns. Worn out and dazed, the poor martyrs stepped down slowly, one by one, on to the platform where Frenchmen were waiting to welcome them.
The Secret Battle
by A. P. Herbert - Methuen & co , 1919
A novel which draws upon author's experiences as a junior infantry officer in the WWI, and has been praised for its accurate and truthful portrayal of the mental effects of the war on the participants. It contains a detailed description of Gallipoli.
The Clash of Steel
by Carl Reutti Mason - The Abbey Press , 1901
Like the evening star, slowly mounting its zenith at the evening twilight, rose Napoleon's fortune, for awhile it set, sparkled and flashed, then slowly it began to pale behind the ominous clouds which long had been gathering on the horizon.
The Forgotten Prophecy
by Blaire Stull - Bibliotastic.com , 2010
For years there has been hatred between the monarchy and the rebels and war has devastated the lives of many. A prophecy was once made predicting the end of the war. Aiden and Aithne come from very different worlds and now those worlds have collided.
The Voodoo Gold Trail
by Walter Walden - Small, Maynard & Company , 1922
It was on a tropic sea, and night, that I heard a little scrap of a tale that had in it that which was destined to preserve my life. The waning moon had not yet risen; the stars were all out, the Milky Way more than commonly near.
Hell Comes on the Wind
by Antony E. Bradbury , 2003
Two young Frenchmen have their livelyhood decimated by the Normans in a cross border raid. The two Frenchmen, Alan and Philipe Domfront, have no alternative but to seek work for the Normans. On their journey to Cean, they have a shocking adventure.
Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia
by L. Muhlbach - Project Gutenberg , 2006
Profound silence reigned in the valleys and gorges of Jena and Auerstadt. The battles were over. The victorious French had marched to Jena to repose for a few days, while the defeated Prussians had fled to Weimar, or were wandering across the fields.
Zero the Slaver
by Lawrence Fletcher - Project Gutenberg , 2010
1,000 Pound Reward. The above-named Sum will be paid to any person giving information which will lead to the discovery of the whereabouts of a young Englishman named Richard Grenville, who was last seen at Durban on 15th December, 1877.
by Filson Young - Grant Richards ltd. , 1912
The symbols of Honour and Glory and Time that looked so handsome in the Titanic's stairway lie crushed into splinters beneath the tonnage of two thousand fathoms of ocean water. Time is no more for the fifteen hundred souls who perished with them.
The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales
by Arthur Conan Doyle - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
The drama of events from the past is captured in this collection of short stories. From the last desperate moments of a stricken Carthaginian galley to mutiny on board a pirate ship, Conan Doyle captures the excitement and color of the age.
The Last Days of Pompeii
by Edward Bulwer-Lytton - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
Classic Victorian tale of the last days of Pompeii, doomed city that lay at the feet of Mount Vesuvius. From poets to flower-girls, gladiators to Roman tribunes, here is a story of their lives, their loves, and the tragic fate that awaited them.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Project Gutenberg , 2004
The moving abolitionist novel that fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852 and melodramatically condemned the institution of slavery through such powerfully realized characters as Tom, Eliza, Topsy, Eva, and Simon Legree.
Mutiny on the Bounty
by C. Nordhoff, J. N. Hall - Project Gutenberg Australia , 1932
A thrilling account of the tragic voyage of HMS Bounty in 1788, which culminated in Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh. One of the greatest novels of the sea, of the 18th century sailing ships and the men who sailed them.
For The Term Of His Natural Life
by Marcus Clarke - eBooks@Adelaide , 2004
Forced to conceal his identity and forego his inheritance, Rufus Dawes is unjustly implicated in his father’s murder, convicted of theft and sentenced to be transported to Australia, where he encounters the brutality of the penal system.
Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ
by Lew Wallace - Project Gutenberg , 2000
A popular 19th century American novel. This tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds extraordinary redemption for himself and his family.
The Pirates Own Book
by Charles Ellms , 1837
Rare volume, based on actual documents, recounts in lurid detail the life, atrocities and bloody death of the infamous Black Beard as well as the cold-blooded exploits of Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Edward Low and scores of other maritime marauders.
by Henry T. Smith - Henry T Smith Productions , 1989
The story of the men of the Reichssicherheitsdienst, the doubles, and the doctor, who moved in the highest government circles as they carried out their duty: preserving Adolf Hitler's life, knowing that the price of failure could be their own death.
All Things Are Lights
by Robert Shea - Fontana Press , 1986
Historical fiction with romance, intrigue, spies, torture, war and the Knights Templar. It takes place during the Inquisition and France's religious crusade into Egypt. The book revolves around a wandering knight and the two women he has loved.
The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane - D. Appleton , 1896
This book is the benchmark for modern anti-war literature. Crane based this story of a soldier's experiences during the American Civil War on the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville. Critics consider its stylistic strength the mark of a literary classic.
by John Galt - T.N. Foulis , 1913
The Provost consists of the historical views of 18th century. Galt describes various interesting affairs in which the Provost is personally engaged during his magisterial life. This is truly engrossing book, heralded as author's true masterpiece.
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy - Project Gutenberg , 2001
Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace is a study of 19th-century Russian society. Concerned with the histories of aristocratic families during the war against Napoleon, realistic details and psychological analysis. One of the greatest classic novels.
by Jennie Hall - The Macmillan Company , 1922
I knew a boy who was digging a cave in a sandy place, and he found an Indian grave. With his own hands he uncovered the bones and skull of some brave warrior. That brown skull was more precious to him than a mint of money.