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George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (Little Books of Wisdom)
George Washington

Applewood Books, 1989

Copied out by hand as a young man aspiring to the status of Gentleman, George Washington's 110 rules were based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. The first English edition of these rules was available in Francis Hawkins' Youths Behavior, or Decency in Conversation Amongst Men, which appeared in 1640, and it is from work that Washington seems to have copied. The rules as Washington wrote them out are a simplified version of ...


Common Sense (Little Books of Wisdom)
Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

Paine arrived in America from England in 1774. A friend of Benjamin Franklin, he was a writer of poetry and tracts condemning the slave trade. In 1775, as hostilities between Britain and the colonies intensified, Paine wrote Common Sense to encourage the colonies to break the British exploitative hold and fight for independence. The little booklet of 50 pages was published January 10, 1776 and sold a half-million copies, approximately equal to ...


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Robert May

Applewood Books, 1990

In 1939 Robert L. May, a copywriter working at Chicago's Montgomery Ward & Co., wrote a holiday story at the request of his employer. Almost two and a half million copies of the little tale about a reindeer with a shiny red nose were given away to all the children who visited Montgomery Ward stores that year. The rest is history. Over seventy years later, the beloved classic is once again available in a hardcover faithful facsimile of the 1939 ...


Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave
Josiah Henson

Applewood Books, 2002

The character Uncle Tom, fr om Harriet Beecher Stowe's bestselling novel, ""Uncle Tom's Cabin,"" is based on the life of Josiah Henson (1789-1882). Born in Maryland, Henson escaped and fled to Dresden, Ontario, Canada in 1830. In 1841, a group of abolitionists, including Henson, created a community/school for runaway slaves called the British-American Institute for Fugitive Slaves. On the 200 acre parcel, Henson and his friends built a grist ...


The Way to Wealth (Little Books of Wisdom)
Benjamin Franklin

Applewood Books, 1986

The first American book on personal finance, The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin is still the best and wisest money book ever written. Originally published in 1758 as the preface to Poor Richard's Almanack, this little gem has been through innumerable printings and sold millions of copies to those in search of smart but entertaining advice about hard work, earning and saving money and debt. As the 21st Century charges along and the ...


Strenuous Life (Little Books of Wisdom)
Theodore Roosevelt

Applewood Books, 1970

Teddy Roosevelt lived a full and accomplished life and shared many of his beliefs in this book, in which he tells how to live life to its most productive and fullest.


Fireless Cook Book: A Manual of the Construction and Use of Appliances for Cooking By Retained Heat : With ...
Margaret Mitchell

Applewood Books, 2008

This 1913 cookbook describes the methods for making and using fireless cookers and insulated boxes, as well as providing tested recipes--some original and some adapted from such famous works as Miss Farmer's ""Boston Cooking School Cook Book,"" Mrs. Lincon's ""Boston Cook Book,"" and Miss Ronald's ""Century Cook Book.""


American Frugal Housewife: Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy (Cooking in America)
Lydia Child

Applewood Books, 1989

Includes interesting recipes, remedies, advice on parenting, and tips for housekeepers. From 1832-1845, this popular book went through thirty-two editions.


Fortune Teller and Dreamer's Dictionary
Madame Le Marchand

Applewood Books, 2005

Originally published in 1863, The Fortune Teller and Dreamer's Dictionary by Madame LeMarchand, a "celebrated Parisian fortune teller," is a little gem of occult knowledge. Readers will learn to tell fortunes using dice or ordinary playing cards, read tea leaves and coffee grounds, interpret dreams, make charms, read palms, and much, much more. The contents include the "Lady's Love Oracle""for answering all of your questions about affairs of the ...


Language and Sentiment of Flowers
James McCabe

Applewood Books, 2003

This colorful Victorian book evokes an age gone by, before the days of email and overnight shipping, when communication between people was a very special occasion, made more difficult by time and space. To Victorian letter-writers of the West a new, exotic and secret language came from the East-communicating through flowers. The language of flowers became so refined in the nineteenth century that this dictionary was necessary. Using this source, ...


The Clue in the Diary (Nancy Drew, Book 7)
Carolyn Keene

Applewood Books, 1995

Nancy uses a lost diary to exonerate an innocent prisoner.


Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating Many Juvenile Virtues, etc.
Gelett Burgess

Applewood Books, 2005

""The Goops they lick their fingers,/And the Goops they lick their knives, /They spill their broth on the tablecloth -/Oh, they lead disgusting lives!"" The rhymes and drawings in this hilarious introduction to manners for children still amuse and educate 100 years later, providing lessons valuable today and shedding light on turn-of-the-century American mores.


Constitution of the United States (Little Books of Wisdom)

Applewood Books, 1995

The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States. This beautiful gift edition contains the complete ...


Declaration of Independence (Little Books of Wisdom)
Thomas Jefferson

Applewood Books, 1997

Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence summarizes America's founding political philosophy. At once a cherished symbol of liberty and an expression of Jefferson's monumental talents as a writer, the document captures in unforgettable phrases the ideals of individual liberty that formed the backbone of American's Revolutionary movement. In setting forth these ""self-evident truths"" alongside ...


How Girls Can Help Their Country: Handbook for Girl Scouts
W. J. Hoxie

Applewood Books, 2001

Originally published in 1913, this is a facsimile reproduction of the first American Girl Scout Handbook. The author, a naturalist, included segments on ecology and physical fitness as well as references to the arts of "housewivery." In 1916, it was this book that was adapted by Juliette Low in a newer version of the Girl Scout Handbook.


Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth

Applewood Books, 1986

Originally printed in 1622, this is the first published account of the coming of the Pilgrims to the New World to settle Plymouth Plantation.


Ronald Reagan (Quote Book) (Great American Quote Books)
Ronald Reagan

Applewood Books, 2013

Includes some 100 quotations about freedom, faith, war, government, and politics from America's 40th president, whose words have inspired many. The book features a classic portrait of ""the Great Communicator"" on the front cover with his signature printed below in gold foil.


Davy Crockett: His Own Story

Applewood Books, 1993

A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee. Written in 1834, this autobiography is like a tall tale of the life of a frontiersman, and established Davy Crockett as a larger-than-life American hero.


Great Pacific War: A History of the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-33
Hector Bywater

Applewood Books, 2002

This blow-by-blow fictional account of a war between the United States and Japan was a forerunner of actual events, written 16 years before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Bywater, the world's leading naval authority in the period between the two world wars, prophesied the following: A Japanese surprise attack attacks U. S. naval forces in the Pacific. Japanese troops simultaneously invade the Phillippines and Guam. Recognizing their limits, ...


Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy
Hannah Glasse

Applewood Books, 1998

The first American edition of this staple of the American household during the Revolutionary War. How to market. How to roast and broil and fry. Gravies, sauces, hashes, fricassees, ragouts.



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