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The Sea Wolf

By: Jack London

Excerpt: Chapter I; I SCARCELY know where to begin, though I sometimes facetiously place the cause of it all to Charley Furuseth?s credit. He kept a summer cottage in Mill Valley, under the shadow of Mount Tamalpais, and never occupied it except when he loafed through the winter months and read Nietzsche and Schopenhaver to rest his brain. When summer came on, he elected to sweat out a hot and dusty existence in the city and to toil incessantly. Had it not been my custom to run up to see him every Saturday afternoon and to stop over till Monday morning, this particular January Monday morning would not have found me afloat on San Francisco Bay. Not but that I was afloat in a safe craft, for the Martinez was a new ferrysteamer, making her fourth or fifth trip on the run between Sausalito and San Francisco. The danger lay in the heavy fog which blanketed the bay, and of which, as a landsman, I had little apprehension. In fact, I remember the placid exaltation with which took up my position on the forward upper deck, directly beneath the pilot-house, and allowed the mystery of the fog to lay hold of my imagination. A fresh breeze was bl...

Table of Contents: Chapter I, 1 -- Chapter II, 8 -- Chapter III, 14 -- Chapter IV, 24 -- Chapter V, 29 -- Chapter VI, 35 -- Chapter VII, 46 -- Chapter VIII, 49 -- Chapter IX, 55 -- Chapter X, 62 -- Chapter XI, 67 -- Chapter XII, 72 -- Chapter XIII, 80 -- Chapter XIV, 84 -- Chapter XV, 91 -- Chapter XVI, 96 -- Chapter XVII, 102 -- Chapter XVIII, 113 -- Chapter XIX, 119 -- Chapter XX, 125 -- Chapter XXI, 132 -- Chapter XXII, 136 -- Chapter XXIII, 139 -- Chapter XXIV, 143 -- Chapter XXV, 149 -- Chapter XXVI, 160 -- Chapter XXVII, 170 -- Chapter XXVIII, 177...

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Count-trouble : Issue 4: Eloquent Arro

By: Nao Akinari

Description: An self-proclaimed angel installed a timer on a boy s arm, which will count down every time the boy s heart beats from interacting with his crush starting from 10. At 0, the boy will confess everything he is thinking at that moment....

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The Lone Ranger: Issue 79

By: Fran Striker

Description: The Lone Ranger is an American, long-running, old-time radio and early television show created by George W. Trendle (with considerable input from station staff members), and developed by writer Fran Striker. The series also inspired numerous comic books, two movie serials, books, a live action television series (1949-1957) starring Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger (which is probably the best known treatment of the franchise.). The Lone Ranger received the full mass-merchandising treatment from the beginning ? box-top driven premiums on the radio show, toys thru the years, s series of novels published from 1936 to 1956, two daily comic strips (1938-71 and 1981-84), and even a recent video game. In 1948 Dell Comics launched a comic book series which lasted 145 issues. This originally consisted of reprints from the newspaper strips (as had all previous comic book appearances of the character, in various titles from David McKay Publications and from Dell); however, original content began with #7. Tonto got his own spin-off title in 1951, which lasted 31 issues, followed by Silver the horse in 1952, which ran to 34 issues...

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Fas Public Interest Report Journal of the Federation of American Scientists (Fas)

By: Robert M. Solow

Excerpt: Pondering a phone call from a friend in Taiwan asking about the Chinese missile threats, the FAS Executive Committee agreed to send me to Taiwan for au exploratory visit, to see if there that FAS could do. Something unexpected happened. On the way to Taiwan, I saw a new way of viewing the dilemma of reunification and independence, which I have nicknamed the strategy. Somewhat to my astonishment, this is provoking considerable interest among officials of the Taiwanese, i.e., Republic of China (ROC), government. Under this strategy, ROC would continue to pursue both its - goal of reunification and its deeply felt desire for “a reasonable international position prior to China’s unification” [Premier Lien Chau, August 1993]......

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Susie Rolliffe's Christmas

By: Edward P. Roe

Au Autobiography Two or three years ago the editor of Lippincott's Magazine asked me, with many others, to take part in the very interesting experience meeting begun in the pages of that enterprising periodical. I gave my consent without much thought of the effort involved, but as time passed, felt slight inclination to comply with the request. There seemed little to say of interest to the general public, and I was distinctly conscious of a certain sense of awkwardness in writing about myself at all. The question, Why should I? always confronted me....

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The Autobiography of a Quack

By: S. Weir Mitchell

INTRODUCTION: Both of the tales in this little volume appeared originally in the ‘ Atlantic Monthly’’ as anonymous contributions. I owe to the present owners of that journal permission to use them. ‘ The Autobiography of a Quack ’’ has been recast with large additions....

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The Poetical Works of O.W. Holmes, Volume 12

By: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Excerpt: These verses have always been printed in my collected poems, and as the best of them may bear a single reading, I allow them to appear, but in a less conspicuous position than the other productions. A chick, before his shell is off his back, is hardly a fair subject for severe criticism. If one has written anything worth preserving, his first efforts may be objects of interest and curiosity. Other young authors may take encouragement from seeing how tame, how feeble, how commonplace were the rudimentary attempts of the half?fledged poet. If the boy or youth had anything in him, there will probably be some sign of it in the midst of his imitative mediocrities and ambitious failures. These ?first verses? of mine, written before I was sixteen, have little beyond a common academy boy?s ordinary performance. Yet a kindly critic said there was one line which showed a poetical quality....

Table of Contents: The Poetical Works of O. W. Holmes, Volume 12, 1 -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr, 1 -- FROM THE ?COLLEGIAN, ? 1830, ILLUSTRATED ANNUALS, ETC, 2 -- FIRST VERSES, 2 -- TRANSLATION FROM THE ENEID, BOOK I, 3 -- THE MEETING OF THE DRYADS, 3 -- THE MYSTERIOUS VISITOR, 6 -- THE TOADSTOOL, 9 -- THE SPECTRE PIG, 10 -- TO A CAGED LION, 14 -- THE STAR AND THE WATER?LILY, 15 -- ILLUSTRATION OF A PICTURE, 16 -- A ROMAN AQUEDUCT, 17 -- FROM A BACHELOR'S PRIVATE JOURNAL, 19 -- LA GRISETTE, 20 -- OUR YANKEE GIRLS, 21 -- L'INCONNUE, 22 -- STANZAS, 22 -- LINES BY A CLERK, 23 -- THE PHILOSOPHER TO HIS LOVE, 24 -- THE POET'S LOT, 25 -- TO A BLANK SHEET OF PAPER, 26 -- TO THE PORTRAIT OF ?A GENTLEMAN, 28 -- THE BALLAD OF THE OYSTERMAN, 30 -- A NOONTIDE LYRIC, 31 -- THE HOT SEASON, 32 -- A PORTRAIT, 33 -- AN EVENING THOUGHT, 34 -- THE WASP AND THE HORNET, 35 -- ?, Q, U, I. .V, I, V, E, ?, ?, 367 -- The Poetical Works of O. W. Holmes, Volume 12. -- i...

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Bill Barnes Takes a Holiday

By: George L. Eaton

Excerpt: From the June 1938 Air Trails Magazine From across the bleak reaches of the Atlantic came an S.O.S. In a crisis demanding the most of man and machine. Bill frustrates a ruthless plot BILL BARNES slowly pushed back the chair in which he was sitting in the living?room of his bungalow on Barnes Field, Long Island, got to his feet and moved over to a window overlooking the myriad concrete and tarvia runways that crisscrossed the field. The transverse bands of yellow?and?black pigment painted across the runways, to aid in night or fog landings, gleamed in the glare of the morning sun. He gazed across the field with eyes that were red and swollen. He did not even see the electrified wire fence that contained burglar alarms in the strategically placed guard posts, or the armed guards patrolling their beats. He didn?t see anything because he was close to complete exhaustion....

Table of Contents: Bill Barnes Takes a Holiday, 1 -- A Complete Air Novel By George L. Eaton, 1 -- II?S.O.S, 5 -- III?TRIPLE ATTACK, 7 -- IV?TELLTALE MANEUVER, 10 -- V??HE MUST BE SILENCED!?, 14 -- VI?BOUND FOR CROYDON, 18 -- VII?SPY SYSTEM, 21 -- VIII?THE QUIVERING KNIFE, 23 -- IX??LEAVE ENGLAND!?, 25 -- X?FINAL TRICK, 29...

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Anthologie du Journalisme

By: Paul Ginisty

INTRODUCTION: I Du premier numero de la Gazette de Theophraste Renaudot au journal actuel, quel chemin parcouru par la Presse! La fondation de la Presse, en France, date veritablement de cette petite feuille hebdomadaire qui commença a paraître le 30mai 1631 (1) sur quatre pages in-4°, au -- Bureau d'adresses, autre invention de l'ingenieux Renaudot, a l'enseigne du Grand Coq, «sortant du Marche-Neuf, pres le Palais. Debuts modestes, mais quelle idee etait plus grosse d'avenir? [ (1) Les premiers numeros ne portaient d'autre indication qu'un signe alphabetique. C'est par induction, une date apparaissant en tete du sixieme numero (4juillet 1631) qu'on a etabli, pour le numero initial, celle du 30 mai.]......

· INTRODUCTION · LES ÉCUEILS DU JOURNALISTE · LA COULEUVRE DU DAUPHINÉ · UN PROGRAMME · LA RÉVOLUTION · MIRABEAU · LA LIBERTÉ DELA PRESSE · ÉLYSÉE LOUSTALOT · CONTRE LA PEINE DE MORT · CONDORCET (1743-1794) · MES PRINCIPES · RIVAROL · UN ENNEMI DE LA RÉVOLUTION. · CAMILLE DESMOULINS · SPARTIATES ET ATHENIENS · LE COMITÉ DE CLÉMENCE (1) · MAXIMILIEN ROBESPIERRE (1759-1794) · DES FÊTES NATIONALES ET DES HONNEURS PUBLICS · ANDRÉ CHÉNIER · DES MANOEUVRES DES JACOBINS · MARAT (1743-1798) · RÉVEILLONS-NOUS, IL EN EST TEMPS · HÉBERT (1757-1794) · LA PLUS GRANDE DE TOUTES LES JOIESDU PÈRE DUCHESNE · GRACCHUS BABEUF · LES MOEURS DU JOUR · MALLET DU PAN · LA DICTATURE · ROEDERER · D'UNE NOUVELLE MALADIE DE LA JEUNESSE · MmeDE GENLIS · LES VALETS DE COMÉDIE · ANGE PITOU · LA MORT DU GENRE HUMAIN · J.FIÉVÉE...

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Fas Public Interest Report Journal of the Federation of American Scientists (Fas)

By: Robert M. Solow

Excerpt: Tension in South Asia has been high for decades, partly to the Chinese annexation of Tibet in the 1950s and tc>territorial disputes among China, India and Pakistan. It is this tension that provides the impetus for the slow upward spiral of today’s South Asian armaments race- of which missiles have become a recent, highly visible component....

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Fas Public Interest Report Journal of the Federation of American Scientists (Fas)

By: Robert M. Solow

Excerpt: The retirement of the SR-71 “Blackbird,” coupled with a spate of sightings of “lights in the sky,” has led to considerable speculation both in the trade and popular press of the existence of new secret aircraft. Word of a successor or follow-onto the SR-71 appeared in print almost simultaneously with the initial AII Force moves to end the program. Reports suggesting that a follow- on, a more capable successor to the Blackbird, had been flying since early 1987 derived at least in part from the need to explain the proposed termination of the SR-71....

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Fas Public Interest Report Journal of the Federation of American Scientists (Fas)

By: Robert M. Solow

Excerpt: I had spent 20 years as on activist policy physicist- mostly on nuclear nonproliferation control issues. All my work was done :is an “outsider. “I never had a clearance and, with the exception of providing analytical ammunition to......

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New Collected Rhymes

By: Andrew Lang

PREFACE: This poor little flutter of rhymes would not have been let down the wind: the project would have been abandoned but for the too flattering encouragement of a responsible friend. I trust that he may not live to rue the day, like Keith of Craigentolly in the ballad. The Loyal Lyrics on Charles and James and the White Rose must not be understood as implying a rebellious desire for the subversion of the present illustrious dynasty....

· PREFACE · IN AUGUSTINUM DOBSON—JAM RUDE DONATUM · HOW THE MAID MARCHED FROM BLOIS · LONE PLACES OF THE DEER · AN OLD SONG—1750 · JACOBITE AULD LANG SYNE.—LOCHIEL'S REGIMENT, 1747 · THE PRINCE'S BIRTHDAY—ROME, 31ST DECEMBER, 1721 · THE TENTH OF JUNE, 1715 · WHITE ROSE DAY—JUNE 10, 1688 · RED AND WHITE ROSES · THE BONNIE BANKS O' LOCH LOMOND—1746 · KENMURE—1715 · CULLODEN · THE LAST OF THE LEAL—DECEMBER 31, 1787 · JEANNE d'ARC · TO HELEN · BALLADE OF DEAD CRICKETERS · BRAHMA—AFTER EMERSON · GAINSBOROUGH GHOSTS—IN THE GROSVENOR GALLERY · A REMONSTRANCE WITH THE FAIR · RHYME OF RHYMES · RHYME OF OXFORD COCKNEY RHYMES—(EXHIBITED IN THE OXFORD MAGAZINE) · ROCOCO · THE FOOD OF FICTION · A HIGHLY VALUABLE CHAIN OF THOUGHTS · MATRIMONY · PISCATORI PISCATOR—IN MEMORY OF THOMAS TOD STODDART · THE CONTENTED ANGLER · OFF MY GAME · THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN WHO HAS GIVEN UP COLLECTING · THE BALLADE OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS SELF · BALLADE OF THE OPTIMIST · ZIMBABWE · LOVE'S CRYPTOGRAM · TUSITALA...

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The Bomb

By: Frank Harris

Excerpt: An Introduction by John Dos Passos [1896?1970] [1963] Frank Harris was an objectionable little man. He was sallow as a gypsy. He had bat ears, dark hair with a crinkle in it that grew low on the forehead, and a truculent mustache. People remarked on the richness of his bass voice. His charm was great, particularly for the opposite sex. He had the gift of gab to a sublime degree and a streak of deep scoundrelism that was the ruin of him. A natural storyteller, tall tales so permeated his private life that his biographers were hard put to it to disentangle any facts at all from the web of fiction he spun about himself. Particularly in the twenties, when he was editing Pearson?s Magazine in New York, there used to be considerable journalistic searching for ?the real Frank Harris.? One wonders now if such a creature ever existed. He wrote some good short stories. He might have developed into a first?rate novelist if he hadn't been such a damn liar....

Table of Contents: The Bomb, 1 -- Frank Harris, 1 -- An Introduction by John Dos Passos, 1 -- Foreword, 6 -- Afterword, 7 -- Chapter I, 11 -- Chapter II, 26 -- Chapter III, 35 -- Chapter IV, 43 -- Chapter V, 53 -- Chapter VI, 59 -- Chapter VII, 65 -- Chapter VIII, 73 -- Chapter IX, 82 -- Chapter X, 92 -- Chapter XI, 97 -- Chapter XII, 104 -- Chapter XIII, 107 -- Chapter XIV, 112...

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Fas Public Interest Report Journal of the Federation of American Scientists (Fas)

By: Robert M. Solow

Excerpt: Announced a decade ago, the Strategic Defense missile systems lost some of its earlier religious fervor. This multi-billion dollar a year program has invested......

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Fas Public Interest Report Journal of the Federation of American Scientists (Fas)

By: Robert M. Solow

Excerpt: The 50th anniversary of the atomic era will take place in a world twice removed from the events themselves. The scientists who created the bomb during a hot war, and saw it manufactured in the tens of thousands during a Cold War, are about to be appraised, once more, in a novel period of post-Cold War....

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The second part of the mystry of Fox-craft, introduced with about thirty quotations truly taken from the Quakers books, and well attested by men learned and pious; proving all, and more than all the charges in F. Bugg's Bomb of half a sheet, which Mr. Tal

By: Leeds, Daniel, 1652-1720

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; American University Library Collection

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Wild Fowl Shooting

By: Leffingwell, William Bruce

Book digitized from the library of the New York Public Library.

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Sporting Firearms

By: Kephart, Horace, 1862-1931

Book digitized from the library of University of California.

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Women as munition makers; a study of conditions in Bridgeport, Connecticut

By: Hewes, Amy, 1877-1970; Walter, Henriette Rose, 1890-; Great Britain. Ministry of Munitions

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; American University Library Collection; Bibliograhy: p. 156-158

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