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Free History Books
  1. A Biography of Maurice F. O'Connell: The Story of an American Hero by Perry T. Ryan (illustrated HTML at

  2. A Doctor's Diary in Damaraland (London: E. Arnold, 1917) by Henry Francis Bell Walker (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  3. Aleutian Islands by George L. MacGarrigle (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  4. A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island by Robert J. Cressman (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  5. Ambassador Morgenthau's Story (Doubleday, Page, 1918) by Henry Morgenthau (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  6. Ambulancing on the French Front by Edward Royal Coyle (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  7. Americans of Foreign Birth in the War Program for Victory by Earl G. Harrison (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  8. American Women and the World War (Appleton, 1918) by Ida Clyde Clarke (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  9. An Account of Egypt by Herodotus, trans. by G. C. Macaulay (Gutenberg text; unofficial until 30 Apr 2000)

  10. Assassins of Memory: Essays on the Denial of the Holocaust by Pierre Vidal-Naquet, trans. by Jeffrey Mehlman (HTML at

  11. A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on Rivers and Lakes of Europe by John MacGregor (illustrated HTML at Eldritch Press)

  12. A Village in Picardy (Dutton, 1918) by Ruth Gaines (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  13. Command Decisions by United States Army (HTML at US Army CMH)

  14. Dere Mable: Love Letters of a Rookie (Stokes, 1918) by Edward Streeter, illust. by G. William Breck (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  15. Essays on World War I: Total War and Peacemaking, A Case Study on Trianon, ed. by Bela K. Kiraly, Peter Pastor, and Ivan Sanders (HTML at

  16. A Treasure of War Poetry: British and American Poems of the World War, 1914-1917, ed. by George Herbert Clarke (HTML at GeoCities)

  17. Community Government in War Relocation Centers by United States War Relocation Authority (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  18. Cross-Channel Attack by Gordon A. Harrison (HTML at US Army CMH)

  19. Cruise Books of the United States Navy in World War II: A Bibliography by Dean L. Mawdsley (HTML at

  20. Democracy and Japanese Americans by Norman Thomas (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  21. Did Six Million Really Die? by Richard E. Harwood (HTML with commentary at

  22. England's Effort: Letters to an American Friend by Mrs. Humphry Ward (local illustrated HTML)

  23. Europe in Retrospect: A Brief History of the Past Two Hundred Years by Raymond F. Betts (preliminary HTML at

  24. Executive Order 9066: The Internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans, ed. by Maisie Conrat and Richard Conrat (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  25. Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo by Edward Shepherd Creasy (MS Word and jpegs at

  26. Fighting France by Edith Wharton (local illustrated HTML)

  27. First Offensive: The Marine Campaign for Guadalcanal by Henry I. Shaw (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  28. Foundations of Psychohistory by Lloyd DeMause (illustrated HTML at

  29. German Antiguerrilla Operations in the Balkans, 1941-1944 by Robert M. Kennedy (HTML at US Army CMH)

  30. Helping France: The Red Cross in the Devastated Area (Dutton, 1919) by Ruth Gaines (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  31. Historical Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley (Gutenberg text)

  32. Historical Materialism and the Economics of Karl Marx by Benedetto Croce, trans. by C. M. Meredith (HTML at McMaster)

  33. History of the 19th Century in Political Cartoons (based on a 1904 book, with edits) by Arthur Bartlett Maurice and Frederic Taber Cooper, ed. by Jim Zwick (JavaScript-dependent illustrated HTML at

  34. History of the Thirty Years' War by Friedrich Schiller, trans. by A. J. W. Morrison (Gutenberg text (864K))

  35. Hitler's War by David Irving (PDF at

  36. Infamous Day: Marines at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941 by Robert J. Cressman and J. Michael Wenger (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  37. In the Heart of German Intrigue (Houghton Mifflin, 1918) by Demetra Vaka (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  38. Learning Lessons in the American Expeditionary Forces by Kenneth Earl Hamburger (HTML at US Army CMH)

  39. Letters and Diary of Alan Seeger (Scribner's, May 1917) by Alan Seeger (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  40. Library of Congress European Collections: An Illustrated Guide by Library of Congress (illustrated HTML at LOC)

  41. "Mademoiselle Miss": Letters from an American Girl Serving with the Rank of Lieutenant in a French Army Hospital at the Front by Mademoiselle Miss (HTML at Kansas)

  42. Marines at Midway by R. D. Heinl (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  43. Memoirs of a Southerner, 1840-1923 by Edward J. Thomas (illustrated HTML and TEI at UNC)

  44. Mobilization: The U.S. Army in World War II-- The 50th Anniversary by Frank N. Schubert (HTML at US Army CMH)

  45. Mobilizing Woman-Power by Harriot Stanton Blatch (illustrated HTML at LOC)

  46. Mons, Anzac and Kut by Aubrey Herbert (HTML at Kansas)

  47. "My Beloved Poilus" by Agnes Warner (HTML at Kansas)

  48. Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields: The Wartime Contributions of Canada's First Peoples by Veterans Affairs Canada (HTML at Kansas)

  49. Naval Aviation in World War I by Adrian O. Van Wyen (PDF files at

  50. Nazi-Soviet Relations, 1939-1941: Documents from the Archives of the German Foreign Office by German Foreign Office, ed. by Raymond James Sontag and James Stuart Beddie (HTML at UNC)

  51. Ode on the Sailing of Our Troops for France by John Jay Chapman (HTML and SGML at Michigan)

  52. Omaha Beachhead (6 June - 13 June, 1944) by United States War Department (HTML at US Army CMH)

  53. Opening Moves: Marines Gear Up for War by Henry I. Shaw (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  54. Operations of Encircled Forces: German Experiences in Russia by United States Army (HTML at US Army CMH)

  55. Outpost in the North Atlantic: Marines in the Defense of Iceland by James A. Donovan (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  56. Philippine Islands by Jennifer L. Bailey (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  57. Rear Area Secutriy in Russia: The Soviet Second Front Behind the German Lines by United States Army (HTML at US Army CMH)

  58. Relocation of Japanese-Americans by United States War Relocation Authority (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  59. Report of Army Pearl Harbor Board by United States Army (HTML at UNC)

  60. Report of the Committee on Alleged German Outrages (aka the Bryce Report; 1915) by Great Britain Committee on Alleged German Outrages (HTML at Kansas)

  61. Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War by Emmett J. Scott (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  62. Secrets, Lies and Democracy by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian (HTML at

  63. Shoah: The Paradigmatic Genocide: Essays in Exegesis and Eisegesis by Zev Garber (frame and cookie-dependent page images at

  64. Soldier and Dramatist: Being the Letters of Harold Chapin, American citizen, Who Died for England at Loos on September 26th, 1915 by Harold Chapin (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  65. St-Lo (7 July - 19 July, 1944) by United States War Department (HTML at US Army CMH)

  66. Suitors and Suppliants: The Little Nations at Versailles by Stephen Bonsal (HTML at

  67. Summary Report (European War) by United States Strategic Bombing Survey (HTML at

  68. Summary Report (Pacific War) by United States Strategic Bombing Survey (HTML with commentary at

  69. Surgeon Grow: An American in the Russian Fighting (New York: Stokes, 1918) by Malcolm Cummings Grow (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  70. The Aleutians Campaign, June 1942 - August 1943 by United States Navy (HTML at UNC)

  71. The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge by Hugh M. Cole (HTML at US Army CMH)

  72. The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Manhattan Engineer District (Gutenberg text)

  73. The British War Blue Book by Great Britain Foreign Office (HTML at UNC)

  74. The Chronicles of Froissart by Jean Froissart, trans. by John Bourchier Berners (HTML at Virginia)

  75. The Cross at the Front: Fragments from the Trenches (Revell, 1917) by Thomas Tiplady (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  76. The Defense of Wake by R. D. Heinl (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  77. The Dentist of Auschwitz: A Memoir by Benjamin Jacobs (illustrated HTML at Nizkor)

  78. The Displaced Japanese-Americans by American Council on Public Affairs (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  79. The Economic Interpretation of History (original journal version) by Edwin Seligman (HTML at McMaster)

  80. The Falcon on the Baltic by E. F. Knight (HTML at

  81. The Fall of the Philippines by Louis Morton (illustrated HTML at UNC)

  82. The French Yellow Book: Diplomatic Documents (1938-1939) by France Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres (HTML at UNC)

  83. The German Campaigns in the Balkans (Spring 1941) by George E. Blau (HTML at US Army CMH)

  84. The Great Push: An Episode of the Great War by Patrick MacGill (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  85. The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian by Diodorus (HTML at Perseus; 1.5 MB)

  86. The History of Herodotus by Herodotus, trans. by George Rawlinson (HTML at Internet Classics)

  87. The Junius Pamphlet by Rosa Luxemburg (HTML with commentary at

  88. The Neutrality of Belgium (Funk and Wagnalls, 1915) by Alexander Fuehr (HTML at Kansas)

  89. The Origin and Deeds of the Goths by Jordanes, trans. by Charles C. Mierow (HTML at Calgary)

  90. The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian (HTML at

  91. The Rooseveltian Concentration Camps for Japanese-Americans, 1942-46 by Austin J. App (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  92. The Ruins: or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires; and The Law of Nature by Constantin-Francois Volney (Gutenberg text)

  93. The Story Behind Ambassador Morgenthau's Story by Heath W. Lowry (HTML in Turkey)

  94. The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Van Loon
    1. illustrated HTML at Virginia
    2. Gutenberg text; 770K

  95. The Truth About the Treaty (Bobbs-Merrill, 1921) by André Tardieu, contrib. by Georges Clemenceau (HTML at Kansas)

  96. The Valet's Tragedy, and Other Studies by Andrew Lang (Gutenberg text; unofficial until 29 Feb 2000)

  97. The Vanguard of American Volunteers in the Fighting Lines and in Humanitarian Service, August, 1914 - April, 1917 (Scribner's, 1919) by Edwin W. Morse (HTML at Kansas)

  98. The War With Germany: A Statistical Summary (second edition, 1919) by Leonard P. Ayres (illustrated HTML at Kansas)

  99. Titoist Atrocities in Vojvodina, 1944-1945: Serbian Vendetta in Bacska by Tibor Cseres (HTML at

  100. Travels Through France and Italy by Tobias Smollett (Gutenberg text; unofficial until 30 Sep 2000)

  101. United States Naval Chronology, World War II (with additional material) by United States Navy (HTML at UNC)

  102. U.S. Army Special Operations in World War II by David W. Hogan (HTML at US Army CMH)

  103. U. S. Naval Aviation in the Pacific by United States Navy (PDF at; 2.7 MB)

  104. Utah Beach to Cherbourg (6 June - 27 June, 1944) (HTML at US Army CMH)

  105. War and the Future: Italy, France and Britain at War by H. G. Wells (Gutenberg text)

  106. When Heaven's Vault Cracked: Zagreb Memories by Zdenka Novak (HTML at