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The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason

Thomas Paine

This edition includes The Age of Reason, Parts 1, 2 and 3. The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology is a deistic pamphlet, written by eighteenth-century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, that criticizes institutionalized religion and challenges the legitimacy of the Bible, the central sacred text…

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All Things Considered

All Things Considered

G. K. Chesterton

A collection of essays dealing with various topics, such as human nature, current affairs, science and religion. Chapters include: The Case For The Ephemeral; Cockneys And Their Jokes; The Fallacy Of Success; On Running After One’s Hat; The Vote And The House; Conceit And Caricature; Patriotism And Sport; An Essay On Two Cities; French And English; The…

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American Notes

American Notes

Rudyard Kipling

An interesting view of America in the 1880’s, as Rudyard Kipling visits and writes of his experiences. A short book with ‘notes’ on Chicago, the American Army and the like, Kipling can’t help hide his snobbery at times. He writes of the Chicago slaughterhouses, American women and men, visits Utah and San Francisco and seems to have a jolly good time…

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Anarchism and Other Essays

Anarchism and Other Essays

Emma Goldman

Chapters include: Anarchism: What It Really Stands For; Minorities Versus Majorities; The Psychology Of Political Violence; Prisons: A Social Crime And Failure; Patriotism: A Menace To Liberty; Francisco Ferrer And The Modern School; The Hypocrisy Of Puritanism; The Traffic In Women; Woman Suffrage; The Tragedy Of Woman’s Emancipation; Marriage…

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Anticipations

Anticipations

H. G. Wells

In 1901, H. G. Wells attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts, (development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage), and wild misses, including the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews at sea.

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Coffee in the Gourd

Coffee in the Gourd

J. Frank Dobie

A selection of articles which reflect the cultural diversity of Texas, including articles on African-American, Tejano, German and Native American folklore. Also included is an interview with W.C. Handy, ‘the father of the blues.’ The articles vary widely from academic to amateur in tone. As usual, the original text has been transcribed…

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The Collected Articles of Ida Craddock

The Collected Articles of Ida Craddock

Ida Craddock

Ida C. Craddock (1857 – 1902) was a 19th-century American advocate of free speech and women’s rights. She wrote many serious instructional tracts on human sexuality and appropriate, respectful sexual relations between husband and wife. Aleister Crowley reviewed ‘Heavenly Bridegrooms’ in the pages of his journal The Equinox, stating that it was…

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