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Personal Narrative of Travels – Volume 1

Personal Narrative of Travels - Volume 1 by Alexander von Humboldt

Personal Narrative of Travels – Volume 1 by Alexander von Humboldt

In 1799, with extensive travel permissions from the Spanish government, Alexander von Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland departed for the Americas on a journey of exploration that would last well into 1804. In writing the “Personal Narrative…”, von Humboldt combined a description of the places and people of their travels with diverse scientific observations; but particularly of plants and animals, geology, weather and astronomy. von Humboldt’s narrative (and Thomasina Ross’s translation) of their adventures is marvelously well written and at times poetically descriptive. Volume I of the “Personal Narrative….”, covers their preparations, departure from Spain, and their travels to the Canary Islands, Tobago, Cumana and vicinity, and Caracas and vicinity in Venezuela. Alexander von Humboldt was a member of the Prussian aristocracy. He was well educated and as a young man worked as an inspector of mines. After receiving an inheritance from his Mother, he was able to follow his desire to explore and follow scientific pursuits, and was sufficiently wealthy to equip and fund his scientific expeditions. Although not a household name today (unless you live in one of the 18 places named after him), von Humboldt was the best known naturalist of his day, and his published observations and interpretations have a very important place in the history of science. For example, he strongly influenced Charles Darwin. He aimed to find the universal principles that integrate all aspects of nature (the Unity of Nature) rather than to just describe and as such is considered to be the founder of biogeography; and he is recognized as being among the first to describe the effect of human activity on climate.

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The Life of Cicero, Vol. 1

The Life of Cicero, Vol. 1 by Anthony Trollope

The Life of Cicero, Vol. 1 by Anthony Trollope

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) was an orator, statesman, philosopher and prolific correspondent, who rose as a ‘new man’ in Rome in the turbulent last years of its republican government. Anthony Trollope, best known as a novelist, admired Cicero greatly and wrote this biography late in life in order to argue his virtues against authors who had granted him literary greatness but questioned his strength as a politician and as a man. He takes a personal approach, affording us an insight into his own mind and times as well as those of his subject.

Volume I covers the period (up to the year 57BC) of Cicero’s education, his rise through the courts and offices of state to the Consulship, and his exile.

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The Making of a Nation: The Beginning of Israel’s History

The Making of a Nation: The Beginning of Israel's History by Charles Foster Kent

The Making of a Nation: The Beginning of Israel's History by Charles Foster Kent

Charles Foster Kent was one of the premier scholars in Jewish Studies. He was particularly well-known for his comparisons of early Christianity to its Jewish roots. He also wrote several distinguished histories of Israel, the Jewish people, Torah studies, and the development of oral Torah.

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The Three Cities Trilogy – Lourdes

The Three Cities Trilogy - Lourdes by Émile Zola

The Three Cities Trilogy – Lourdes by Émile Zola

This book describes a five day national pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Lourdes, where miracle cures are hoped for. The central character is a priest, Pierre, whose faith is faltering. He is accompanying his childhood sweetheart who has been stricken with paralysis and whose faith is strong. In the background of the great irony of this relationship, there are numerous sub-plots, some tragic, some whimsical, involving a large number of characters, set in the midst of organised chaos in the pilgrimage site. Through Pierre’s mental and spiritual experiences Zola explores the role of religious faith in a society coming to terms with science and reason.

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Java Head

Java Head by Joseph Hergesheimer

Java Head by Joseph Hergesheimer

Java Head is a novel of the American merchant marine at the beginning of the great clipper ship era. It is laid in Salem, when that city was still a port rich with the traffic of the East Indies; a story of choleric ship masters, charming girls, and an aristocratic Manchu woman in carmine and jades and crusted gold. There is a drama as secret and poisonous as opium, lovely old gardens with lilac trees and green lattices, and elm-shaded streets ending at the harbor with the brigs unloading ivory from Africa and the ships crowding on their topsails for Canton. It is a romantic novel-and yet true-rather than a study of drab manners; there is no purpose in it other than the pleasure to be found in the spectacle of life supported by high courage and made beautiful by women in peacock shawls.

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What’s Mine’s Mine – Volume 1

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 by George MacDonald

What's Mine's Mine – Volume 1 by George MacDonald

Set in the invigorating wilds of Scotland, clans are crumbling and emigrating as their homeland is bought out from under them. The characters quickly become your friends as you identify with and learn from their struggles and joys. Contrasts abound between true and false (or shallow) relationships, convictions, morals, and faith.

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Between the Larch-woods and the Weir

Between the Larch-woods and the Weir by Flora Klickmann

Between the Larch-woods and the Weir by Flora Klickmann

Flora Klickmann, a writer for the Girls’ Own Paper and The Flower-Patch Among the Hills, brings us another charming volume, combining nature description, anecdote, autobiography, religion, and her own brand of humor in these observations based on her country cottage, neighbors and household.

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The Soul of London

The Soul of London by Ford Madox Ford

The Soul of London by Ford Madox Ford

Most of us love places very much as we may love what, for us, are the distinguished men of our social lives. […] We are, all of us who are Londoners, paying visits of greater or less duration to a Personality that, whether we love it or very cordially hate it, fascinates us all. And, paying my visit, I have desired to give some such record. I have tried to make it anything rather than encyclopaedic, topographical, or archaeological. To use a phrase of literary slang I have tried to “get the atmosphere” of modern London — of the town in which I have passed so many days; of the immense place that has been the background for so many momentous happenings to so many of my fellows.’

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Podcasts you wouldn’t want to miss

All You Can Books: Podcasts Hub

2020 was an eventful year, will political unrest and pandemic outside our doors, it still wasn’t a bad year for podcasts. As 2021 rolls on, there’s a whole lot of good ‘casts for your earholes that you may have missed from the last tumultuous year. Plus, there are new podcats constantly turning up, Whether you’re into a political scandal, celebrity chit chat, or deep dives into history, here’s a list of excellent All You Can Books list of podcasts for you. 

LifeAfter by GE Podcast Theater

From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the producers of The Message, comes a new thriller, LifeAfter. The 10 episode series follows Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, who spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world. New episodes every Sunday.

The NoSleep Podcast by Creative Reason Media Inc.

The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.

Limetown by Two-Up

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.

In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”

Myths and Legends by Jason Weiser

Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

The Axe Files with David Axelrod by CNN

David Axelrod, the founder, and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.

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 cookbooks in part 1 and part 2

self-helpbooks of humor or Horror booksknow more about women authors and mystery/crime books.

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Hunting in Many Lands

Hunting in Many Lands

Hunting in Many Lands

The first volume published by the Boone and Crockett Club, entitled “American Big Game Hunting,” confined itself to sport on the American continent. This second volume presents a number of interesting sketches written by club members who have hunted big game in other lands. Essays include: Hunting in East Africa, To the Gulf of Cortez, A Canadian Moose Hunt, A Hunting Trip in India, Dog Sledging in the North, Wolf-Hunting in Russia, A Bear-Hunt in the Sierras, The Ascent of Chief Mountain, The Cougar, Big Game of Mongolia and Tibet, Hunting in the Cattle Country, Wolf-Coursing, Game Laws, and Protection of the Yellowstone National Park.

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