The Great Boer War

The Great Boer War

Arthur Conan Doyle

A non-fiction work on the Boer War. From the Preface: ‘During the course of the war some sixteen Editions of this work have appeared, each of which was, I hope, a little more full and accurate than that which preceded it. I may fairly claim, however, that the absolute mistakes made have been few in number, and that I have never had occasion to reverse, and seldom to modify, the judgments which I have formed. In this final edition the early…

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History of the First Division During the World War, 1917-1919

History of the First Division During the World War, 1917-1919

The Society of the First Division

From the Introduction: In the following pages, it is intended to record briefly some of the accomplishments of the First Division in the World War. History cannot be written until the perspective of time unfolds to our vision the true relationship of events. It is proper, however, that those who participated in the stirring deeds of the Division, and those who were interested in its fortunes, should have the story of its life and progress…

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The Works of Julius Caesar

The Works of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

This a presentation of the works of Julius Caesar in English translation. This includes his Gallic Wars and Civil Wars, plus three shorter works. Beyond its importance as a source document for military and Roman history, Caesar’s clean prose style has long made his Gallic Wars the text of choice for second-year Latin. It is also of interest because…

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Hospital Sketches

Hospital Sketches

Louisa May Alcott

Writing under a pseudonym, Alcott recounts the six weeks she spent as a volunteer nurse for the Union Army during the American Civil War in Georgetown. A vivid and truthful portrait of an often overlooked aspect of the Civil War, this book remains among the most illuminating reports of the era’s medical practices as well as a moving testimonial to the war’s human cost.

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In the Ranks of the C.I.V.

In the Ranks of the C.I.V.

Erskine Childers

In the Ranks of the C. I. V., is an account of Erskine Childers’ experiences in the Boer War. He wrote it without any thought of publication: while serving with the Honourable Artillery Company in southern Africa he composed many long, descriptive letters about his experiences to his two sisters. They, together with Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of George Smith of the publishing house Smith, Elder and a friend of the family, edited…

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Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas

Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas

John Henry Brown

From the Preface: ‘The book leads the reader through the past to the present and here leaves him amid active and progressive men who are advancing, along with him, toward the future…The men whose deeds are recorded in this book were or are deeply identified with Texas, and the preservation in this volume in enduring form of some remembrance of them — their names, who and what they were — has been a pleasant task to one who feels…

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Cuba in War Time

Cuba in War Time

Richard Harding Davis

Dispatched by William Randolph Hearst to cover the guerilla war in Cuba for Hearst’s newspaper the New York Journal, Richard Harding Davis filed dramatic reports that may have brought the United States into the conflict, launching the Spanish-American War. A truly interesting account of war-torn Cuba.

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The Art of War

The Art of War

Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War, the oldest military treatise in the world, translated from the Chinese, with introduction and critical notes by Lionel Giles. Chapters; Laying Plans, Waging War, Attack By Stratagem, Tactical Dispositions, Energy, Weak Points And Strong, Maneuvering, Variation In Tactics, The Army On The March, Terrain, The Nine Situations, The Attack By Fire and The Use Of Spies.

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