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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

by G. Suetonius Tranquillus Dancing Unicorn Books (September 27, 2018)

The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor...


The Greatest Books on War

by Sun Tzu Dancing Unicorn Books (September 27, 2018)

Collected here in this 4-in-1 omnibus are the most important books ever written on the art of war: 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu; 'On War' by Carl von Clausewitz; 'The Art of War' by Niccolò Machiavelli, and...


Hecuba

by Euripides Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have...


Black Rebellion

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson Dancing Unicorn Books (November 29, 2017)

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion...


The March of the Ten Thousand

by Xenophon Dancing Unicorn Books (May 07, 2017)

Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes. Xenophon,...


With Lee in Virginia

by G. A. Henty Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

In Henty's words, "The Great War between the Northern and Southern States of America possesses a peculiar interest for us, not only because it was a struggle between two sections of a people akin to us in race...


What’s Wrong with the World

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

In What's Wrong With The World Chesterton rightly points out that what people see as "wrong with the world" are only the symptoms of a deeper problem. He shows that our governments, be they capitalistic or socialistic,...


Twenty Years at Hull House

by Jane Addams Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

Hull-House is a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Located in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, Hull-House opened its doors to the...


Truth of a Hopi

by Edmund Nequatewa Dancing Unicorn Books (May 28, 2017)

In the Truth of a Hopi, Edmund Nequatewa relates the Hopis' myths, legends, belief systems, and oral history. Nequatewa's writings give us a glimpse into the psyche of the Hopi in the way that only a Hopi could....


The Writings of Niccolo Machiavelli

by Niccolo Machiavelli Dancing Unicorn Books (May 14, 2017)

Collected here are four of Niccolò Machiavelli's most important works. 'The Prince': It was Niccolò Machiavelli who essentially removed ethics from government. He did it with this book, when he asserted that...


The Yengishiki

by Fujiwara no Tokihira Dancing Unicorn Books (May 21, 2017)

Rituals reflecting Shinto culture and beliefs, many of them drawing on the mythology of Shinto as reflected in the earlier Kojiki. In most cases the rituals take the form of prayers, but in some instances the...


The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides Dancing Unicorn Books (April 30, 2017)

'The History of the Peloponnesian War' is a historical account of the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC), which was fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens)....


The Buccaneers of America

by John Esquemeling Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

Esquemeling served the Buccaneers as a barber-surgeon, and was present for all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true...


The Bacchae

by Euripides Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have...


The Athenian Constitution

by Aristotle Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Ancient accounts of Aristotle credit him with 170 Constitutions of various states; it is widely assumed that these were research for the Politics, and that many of them were written or drafted by his students....


The Articles of Confederation

by Continental Congress Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign...


Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson Dancing Unicorn Books (March 18, 2017)

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion...


The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams Dancing Unicorn Books (March 12, 2017)

'The Education of Henry Adams' is the Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography of Henry Adams. 'The Education' is much more a record of Adams's introspection than of his deeds. It is an extended meditation on the...


The Economic Consequences of the Peace

by John Maynard Keynes Dancing Unicorn Books (March 12, 2017)

The Economic Consequences of the Peace was written and published by John Maynard Keynes. After World War I, Keynes attended the Versailles Conference as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much...


The Furies

by Aeschylus Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

by Giacomo Casanova Dancing Unicorn Books (February 26, 2017)

Casanova was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th...


Critias

by Plato Dancing Unicorn Books (February 26, 2017)

'Critias,' one of Plato's late dialogues, contains the story of the mighty island kingdom Atlantis and its attempt to conquer Athens. 'Critias' is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, preceded by...


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

by Edward Gibbon Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are...


The Wars of the Jews

by Flavius Josephus Dancing Unicorn Books (February 05, 2017)

In 'The Wars of the Jews' Flavius Josephus gives us valuable insight into the first Jewish Roman War and the rebellions that followed thereafter. Josephus, having been an agent for both sides of the conflict,...


The Oresteia

by Aeschylus Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


The Rough Riders

by Theodore Roosevelt Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

The Rough Riders was the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry. Roosevelt had resigned as Assistant Secretary of the Navy to fight in the war, and his forceful personality and notoriety among...


The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus Dancing Unicorn Books (January 15, 2017)

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

by T. E. Lawrence Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

When T. E. Lawrence's 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' first appeared in 1922 it was immediately recognized as a literary masterpiece. In writing his extraordinary account of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 and his own...


Reflections on the Revolution in France

by Edmund Burke Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

Reflections on the Revolution in France is a 1790 book by Edmund Burke, one of the best-known intellectual attacks against the (then-infant) French Revolution. In the twentieth century, it much influenced conservative...


Parallel Lives: Complete

by Plutarch Dancing Unicorn Books (December 02, 2016)

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings....


On Generation and Corruption

by Aristotle Dancing Unicorn Books (November 25, 2016)

OUR next task is to study coming-to-be and passing-away. We are to distinguish the causes, and to state the definitions, of these processes considered in general-as changes predicable uniformly of all the things...


The Gallic Wars: The Commentaries of C. Julius Cæsar on his War in Gaul

by C. Julius Cæsar Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

Cæsar portrayed his invasion of Gaul as being a defensive pre-emptive action. Most historians agree that the wars were fought primarily to boost Cæsar's political career and to pay off his massive debts. Even...


The Historical Destiny of the United States: The Mystery of the American Money

by Emmet Fox Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

In order to understand the special work which the United States has been called upon to do in the history of Humanity, we have first to remember that the American people are, historically, that section of the...


The Life of Flavius Josephus: With Linked Table of Contents

by Flavius Josephus Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

The family from which I am derived is not an ignoble one, but hath descended all along from the priests; and as nobility among several people is of a different origin, so with us to be of the sacerdotal dignity,...


Against Apion: With Linked Table of Contents

by Flavius Josephus Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

I suppose that by my books of the Antiquity of the Jews, most excellent Epaphroditus, have made it evident to those who peruse them, that our Jewish nation is of very great antiquity, and had a distinct subsistence...