Proceedings of the International Conference Volume 3

Proceedings of the International Conference Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...scholars, philosophers, and men of studious life; nor will mere sentimental works like the latest sensational novels answer. But the books should be adapted to the tastes of practical men of common sense, who are grappling with the stern realities of life, and who want to devote their spare moments to reading which will help to advance them in their work, or give them agreeable pastime. The aim should be to make the library exert an elevating influence on the men. In order to do this the grade of books should be a little above the average grade of the readers, not below them. It will then be educating in its influence. We will not attempt, here, to specify the works on general literature, science, etc., which should characterize such a library, but will content ourselves with naming some of the standard histories of the leading nations, and works on the Bible, and pass to consider that class of books which will be especially practical in a railroad library, and interesting to railroad men. The following works in general history will make a good foundation in this class of literature: History. Arnold, s History of Rome, also Later Commonwealth. Bancroft, s History, United States. Bryant, s History, United States. Count of Paris, History of the Civil War. Coxe, s History of the House of Austria. Grote, s History of Greece. Guizot, s History of France. Green, s History of England. Gibbon, s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Hildreth, s History of the United States. Kelly, s History of Russia, a Compilation. Knight, s Popular History of England. Kohlrausch, s History of Germany. Lossing, s Field Book of the Revolution; also. Civil War in America, . Merivale, s History of Rome Under the Empire. Macaulay, s History of England, Menzel, s Histoshow more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772164
  • 9781236772169