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Poems of Sappho

by Sappho & John Maxwell Edmonds Dover Publications (January 10, 2018)

Plato hailed her as "the Tenth Muse," and 2,500 years later her voice remains dazzling as well as direct and honest. Sappho, a lyric poet from the Greek island of Lesbos, wrote verse that sings to both sexes...


Old Celtic Romances

by P. W. Joyce Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

First published in 1879, this famous treasury of tales from Celtic mythology has long been regarded as a classic in the field. The book was compiled by a noted folklorist who selected and translated the tales...


The House in Good Taste

by Elsie de Wolfe Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

"Good taste can be developed in anyone, just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone. And good taste is as necessary as good manners," declared Elsie de Wolfe, the "first lady" of American interior...


The Naval War of 1812

by Theodore Roosevelt Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

Although only 23 years old at the time of publication, Theodore Roosevelt made his mark as a military scholar with this detailed analysis of naval combat between the United States and Great Britain from 1812–15....


Five Hundred Years of Printing

by S. H. Steinberg & Beatrice Warde Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

"A concise and scholarly but entertaining account of the relation between printing and civilization." — British Printer.

This highly readable survey traces the history of printing with movable type from its...


Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt

by John Burroughs Dover Publications (May 04, 2017)

In 1903, a renowned naturalist joined the President of the United States for a two-week camping trip to Yosemite. John Burroughs offers these delightful reminiscences of Theodore Roosevelt, which center on their...


Lost Islands

by Henry Stommel Dover Publications (May 03, 2017)

Hundreds of islands that once appeared on nautical charts and general atlases are now known to have vanished—or never even existed. How were they detected in the first place? Henry Stommel, an oceanographer...


Wake-Robin

by John Burroughs Dover Publications (March 02, 2017)

In the early spring, the blooming of the wildflower trillium — also known as "wake-robin" — heralds the return of migrating birds. In Wake-Robin: A Collection of Essays About the Birds, John Burroughs offers...


George Washington

by Woodrow Wilson Dover Publications (March 01, 2017)

A president-to-be chronicles the life and times of the historic first Chief Executive in this insightful biography. Before his entry into politics, Woodrow Wilson was a noted educator and historian, and his...


Democracy in America

by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve & Francis Bowen Dover Publications (March 01, 2017)

In the early 19th century, a French sociologist and political scientist undertook a seven-month journey throughout the newly formed United States. Alexis de Tocqueville surveyed the young nation's religious,...


Through the Brazilian Wilderness

by Theodore Roosevelt Dover Publications (February 24, 2017)

"Roosevelt has been able to add one more excellent volume to a list which is already a praiseworthy record." — The New York Times

"An exceedingly fascinating story of adventure. It is the best story ... that...


Cuba in War Time

by Richard Harding Davis & Frederic Remington Dover Publications (October 26, 2016)

Before the start of the Spanish-American War, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst sent star reporter Richard Harding Davis and acclaimed illustrator Frederic Remington to Cuba to cover the simmering rebellion....


Great Eulogies Throughout History

by James Daley Dover Publications (September 21, 2016)

Derived from the Greek for "word of praise," the eulogy is a longstanding tradition of recognition and remembrance. The speeches and essays gathered in this collection offer thought-provoking commemorations...


War Posters

by Martin Hardie & Arthur K. Sabin Dover Publications (September 21, 2016)

"Take up the sword of justice," commands a vengeful, blade-wielding sea goddess, while a ship resembling the Lusitania hovers on the horizon

"Keep all Canadians busy. Buy 1918 victory bonds," advises a poster...


Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

"All I have learned, I learned from books," declared Abraham Lincoln — and this book offers ample learning from the sixteenth president's wise and often witty remarks. Drawn from speeches, letters, and other...


The Waning of the Middle Ages

by Johan Huizinga Dover Publications (July 07, 2016)

This classic study of art, life, and thought in France and the Netherlands during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries ranks as one of the most perceptive analyses of the medieval period. A brilliantly creative...


Primitive Culture Volume I

by Edward Burnett Tylor Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

Use of the term "culture" as an expression of the full range of learned human behavior patterns began with this classic two-volume work, first published in 1871. Edward B. Tylor, the first Professor of Anthropology...


Primitive Culture, Volume II

by Edward Burnett Tylor Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

The first Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, Edward B. Tylor, defined the term "culture" for modern readers in this groundbreaking work. Initially published in 1871, this classic two-volume...


The Civil War: Great Speeches and Documents

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 17, 2016)

Memorable speeches, moving letters, and key reports are among the vital documents in this collection of historic records from the American Civil War. Even the most dedicated history buffs may find something...


Halloween

by David J. Skal Dover Publications (May 16, 2016)

Wonderfully well-written, outrageous, and provocative." — Booklist.

"Entertaining … and scholarly … Like a bag of Halloween candy, the book is a lot of fun." — Boston Globe.

"Fans of cultural history will...


Essays on Civil Disobedience

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

Inexpensive but substantial, this anthology ranges from Henry David Thoreau's great nineteenth-century polemics "Civil Disobedience" and "Slavery in Massachusetts" to more recent writings by Aung San Suu Kyi...


Essential Documents of American History, Volume II

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

This compact volume offers a broad selection of the most important documents in American history: the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which ratified women's right to vote; the Supreme Court's decision...


Murder Out Yonder

by Stewart H. Holbrook Dover Publications (April 06, 2016)

Praised by Kirkus Reviews as "a brisk, colorful, and cleverly recounted selection of ten crimes," this gripping book ventures into rural America to uncover true tales of homicide. From "Death and Times of a...


Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Dover Reader

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dover Publications (January 20, 2016)

Noted for his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden members of nineteenth-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881) has exercised immense influence on modern writers. His fiction, rich in...


A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

"I highly recommend reading this supplement in conjunction with Ms. Stowe's novel to gain a better understanding of the history of our nation." — The Literary South

In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle...


The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

by Charles Morris Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

In the wake of San Francisco's 1906 catastrophe, an enterprising publisher dispatched journalist Charles Morris to obtain firsthand narratives from survivors. Morris's gripping report was rushed to press a few...


The Story of American Railroads

by Stewart H. Holbrook Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

This richly comprehensive history by a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian features more than 100 photographs and contemporary prints of America's railway system. Stewart H. Holbrook presents a dramatic, highly...


The Life of Josiah Henson

by Josiah Henson Dover Publications (December 14, 2015)

Born into slavery on a Maryland farm, Josiah Henson (1789–1883) worked as a foreman, married, and became a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Faced with the prospect of separation from his family,...


James Joyce The Dover Reader

by James Joyce Dover Publications (November 11, 2015)

Influential and innovative, James Joyce (1882–1941) led the vanguard of twentieth-century fiction. Sooner or later, most undergraduates encounter him, and many scholars devote their entire careers to his exuberantly...


In Old New York

by Thomas A. Janvier Dover Publications (June 09, 2015)

This charming account of Manhattan's history extends from the arrival of Dutch colonists in the early 1600s through the late nineteenth century. Intriguing details, dozens of illustrations and maps, and historian...


Fashion Is Spinach: How to Beat the Fashion Racket

by Elizabeth Hawes & Alice Gregory Dover Publications (May 26, 2015)

After working as a stylist in Paris, Elizabeth Hawes (1903–71) launched one of the first American design houses in Depression-era New York. Hawes was an outspoken critic of the fashion industry and a champion...


Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown

by Henry Box Brown Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

After enduring more than 30 years of slavery, Henry "Box" Brown achieved freedom by having himself nailed inside a packing crate and shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia. Initially published in 1851, Brown's...


European Civil and Military Clothing

by Sir Frederic Stibbert Dover Publications (February 23, 2015)

Peerless archive of historical fashions features nearly 1,000 individual figures and accessories: priestesses and warriors of ancient Britain; elaborately coiffed ladies from the court of Versailles; knights...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...


Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014

by Paul E. Cohen, Robert T. Augustyn & Eric W. Sanderson Dover Publications (October 20, 2014)

More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city. This is Manhattan's first atlas of historical...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


It Shouldn't Happen (to a Dog)

by Don Freeman & Todd DePastino Dover Publications (September 15, 2014)

Army life didn't agree with GI Albert C. Bedlington, Jr. He felt like he was always crawling on all fours, and one day when the very thing he'd feared for months finally happened — he had become a dog! The...


Wit and Wisdom of America's First Ladies: A Book of Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (September 08, 2014)

"The one thing I do not want," quipped Jacqueline Kennedy, "is to be called First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." This lively collection includes more than 350 revealing and thought-provoking remarks by...


Great Speeches of the 20th Century

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (August 18, 2014)

A great speech can stir the soul — and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses. Writers...


The Merchant Bankers

by Joseph Wechsberg & Christopher Kobrak Dover Publications (July 28, 2014)

This fascinating chronicle of the world's great financial families offers candid profiles of the personalities behind seven legendary banking houses: Hambros, which now survives in name only; Barings, the oldest...


Buffalo Soldiers: The Colored Regulars in the United States Army

by T. G. Steward Dover Publications (May 10, 2014)

This history by a chaplain of the Twenty-fifth Infantry includes firsthand accounts of the Spanish-American War as well as an overview of African-American contributions to prior wars and conflicts.


New York in the Sixties

by Klaus Lehnartz & Allan R. Talbot Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Compelling photographs offer a vivid and varied tableau of daily life: shoppers, subways, Central Park, Coney Island, dozens of other revealing views of the city. 159 photographs by Lehnartz.


Medieval English Gardens

by Teresa McLean Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Illustrated survey of gardening lore from the Norman Conquest to the Renaissance reveals wealth of ancient secrets drawn from obscure sources, chronicling cultivation of pleasure gardens as well as herbariums,...


Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

by Mary S. Hartman Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen famous cases, offering illuminating details of the accused women's backgrounds, deeds, and trials. "Vividly written, meticulously researched."...


Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


On Lynchings

by Ida B. Wells-Barnett Dover Publications (April 01, 2014)

Three pamphlets by a civil rights pioneer chronicle some of the most regrettable incidents in American history. Wells's meticulous research and documentation of crimes from the 1890s offer priceless historical...


Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace: Techniques, Patterns, Instructions

by Thérèse de Dillmont Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Crocheters at every level of expertise will appreciate these versatile patterns and their complete instructions for 30 motifs, 12 intricate grounds, and a variety of traditional footings and borders. 100 photos....


Memoirs of a Revolutionist

by Peter Kropotkin & Nicolas Walter Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

A nonviolent anarchist of the 19th century discusses his philosophy of collective action as well as life in the court of the Tsar, military service in Siberia, imprisonment, and escape.


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup Dover Publications (February 22, 2014)

Now a major motion picture! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation...