Great Chicago Fire - audiobook
Charles Cole HINE (1825 - 1897)
Historical information relating the nature, extent, and consequences of The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the insurance losses, and the relief costs. A brief interlude of comic relief is inserted midway in the form of a poem regarding the event.. - Summary by lubee930
Genre(s): Single author, Modern (19th C)
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)
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The Metal Monster - audiobook
Abraham MERRITT (1884 - 1943)
The Metal Monster is an Abraham Merritt fantasy novel. Dr. Goodwin is on a botanical expedition in the Himalayas. There he meets Dick Drake, the son of one of his old science acquaintances. They are witnesses of a strange aurora-like effect, but seemingly a deliberate one. As they go out to investigate, they meet Goodwin's old friends Martin and Ruth Ventnor, brother and sister scientists. The two are besieged by Persians as Darius III Read more [...]
Free Air - audiobook
Sinclair LEWIS (1885 - 1951)
This road trip novel is set in the early twentieth century and follows the experiences of an aristocratic New Englander and her father as they travel by automobile from Minneapolis to Seattle. She is wooed and won by a noble but simple commoner she meets along the way. Lewis is at his usual wryly humorous self, poking fun at the upper class and treating the common people only slightly better. Summary by Hollis Hanover.
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Science and Hypothesis - audiobook
Henri POINCAR? (1854 - 1912)
Jules Henri Poincar? (1854 -- 1912) was one of France's greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists, and a philosopher of science.
As a mathematician and physicist, he made many original fundamental contributions to pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics and celestial mechanics. He was responsible for formulating the Poincar? conjecture, one of the most famous problems in mathematics. In his research on the three-body Read more [...]
The Dragon and the Raven: Or The Days of King Alfred - audiobook
G. A. HENTY (1832 - 1902)
During the reign of King Alfred, Danish forces have invaded the English countryside. Although the English try to repulse these attacks, they are overrun by the savagery and sheer numbers of the Danes.
One of those deeply touched by these attacks is young Edmund. As a boy, he watched as his father was slain in battle fighting the Danes. Although young, he was intelligent, and noted the mistakes made on Read more [...]
The Jumping Frog - audiobook
Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910)
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain. It was also published as "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog." In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler, at the Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, about the gambler Jim Smiley. Upon discovering a French translation of this story, Twain re-translated the story, word Read more [...]