Mozart, The Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words by Friedrich Kerst Translated by Henry Edward Krehbiel (1854-1923) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name is one of the most recognizable names in history and one of the most enduring of composers. At age 5, this "wunderkinder" took to the stage and began his life as a prolific and celebrated creator-genius of such luminous works the world has not known since. This collection of morsels taken from his personal letters is engaging and gives Read more [...]
The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry by M. M. Pattison Muir (d1931) A light journey through the history of chemistry, from its start in the obscure mysteries of alchemy to what was, for the author, the cutting edge of the development of modern atomic theory ... and whose developing blind ends we can now see with the advantage of hind sight. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)     Read more [...]
The History of England from the Accession of James the Second The History of England from the Accession of James the Second (1848) is the full title of the five volume work by Lord Macaulay (1800--1859) more generally known as The History of England. It covers the period from 1685 to 1702, encompassing the reign of James II, the Glorious Revolution, the coregency of William and Mary, and up to William III's death. Macaulay's approach to writing the History was innovative for his period. He Read more [...]
The Dawn of Canadian History by Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)   Chronicles of Canada Series Edited by G. M. Wrong (1868-1940) and H. H. Langton(1862-1953). Chronicles of Canada series These little books were designed to cover Canadian history in a scholarly and readable fashion.   Volume 1- The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock takes Canada from the beginning of existence to its first European discoverers and includes a brief Read more [...]
Popular History of France from the Earliest Times   Popular History of France from the Earliest Times by Francois Guizot (1787-1874), translated by Robert Black (1829-1915) Fran?ois Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787-1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government service Read more [...]