Category: Presidents & Heads of State

Yesterdays With Authors

Chapters of reminiscence composing Yesterdays With Authors (1871) in which are recorded the author’s personal friendship with Wordsworth, Thackeray, Dickens, Hawthorne and others. James Thomas Fields was an American publisher and author. At the age of seventeen, he went to Boston as clerk in a bookseller’s shop. Afterwards he wrote for the newspapers, and in […]


George Washington Sears (1821-1890) was a sportswriter for Forest and Stream magazine in the 1880s and an early conservationist. His stories, appearing under the pen name, ‘Nessmuk’ popularized self-guided canoe camping tours of the Adirondack lakes in open, lightweight solo canoes and what is today called ultralight camping. Canoeing had been popularized by Scottish lawyer […]

Un Hiver a Majorque

George Sand, écrivain française, est le pseudonyme d’Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin (1804-1876), plus tard baronne Dudevant. Elle écrivit des romans, des nouvelles, des contes, des pièces de théâtre, une autobiographie, des critiques littéraires et des textes politiques. Elle est née a Paris, mais a passé la plus grande partie de son enfance a Nohant dans […]

Three Score and Ten in Retrospect

I have known Mr. Hooper for more than twenty-five years. During this time his work has been in the immediate vicinity of Syracuse, and I have seen him frequently, in school and out. He is not only a man of scrupulous veracity, who would cut off his right hand sooner than make an intentional mistatement, […]

T. De Witt Talmage, As I Knew Him

Reverend Thomas De Witt Talmage (1832-1902), was an American Presbyterian preacher. He was educated at the University of the City of New York and at the Reformed Dutch Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1856. He was pastor of the Second Reformed Dutch Church. In 1869, he removed to the Central Presbyterian Church in […]

Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier

After living at Puttihee for two years, I was transferred to another out-factory in the same concern, called Parewah. There was here a very nice little three-roomed bungalow, with airy verandahs all round. It was a pleasant change from Puttihee, and the situation was very pretty. A small stream, almost dry in the hot weather, […]

Some Reminiscences

William Lawrence Royall (1844-1911) was a lawyer and journalist. He was born at the Mount Ephraim plantation in Fauquier County, Virginia. Royall attended private school and studied law. In 1880 he started his own newspaper, The Commonwealth. After 1884 he resumed writing for the Richmond Times (now the Times-Dispatch), and for a time served as […]

A Small Boy and Others

Henry James (1843-1916), was an American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is primarily known for novels, novellas and short stories based on themes of consciousness and morality. He significantly contributed to the criticism of fiction, particularly in his insistence that writers be allowed the greatest freedom possible […]

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