HALL, Holworthy The Man Nobody Knew
HALL, Jennie Our Ancestors in Europe
HALL, Jennie Viking Tales
HALLEY: Benjamin Franklin
HALLIBURTON, Richard: Glorious Adventure (no imprint info)
HALLIBURTON: New Worlds to Conquer
HAMILL, Katherine B. A Flower of Monterey
HAMILTON, Cosmo The Rustle of Silk
HAMILTON, M. McLeod of the Camerons
HAMMOND: Abraham Lincoln
HAMSUN, Knute Pan
HAND GRENADES: Hand Grenades
HARRIMAN, Ethel Romantic I Call It
HAWKES, Clarence Trails to Woods and Waters
HAY, Ian Snapshots of Valor
HEATH: Heath's French Dictionary
HEATHCOTE: My Wanderings in the Balkans
HEDIN, Sven Anders: My Life as an Explorer
HENNEQUINE, M.A., Al: French Verbs - New Treatise
HENRY: O Henry Anthology (4 volumes)
HENRY, O. Cabbages and Kings
HENRY, O. Heart of the West
HENRY, O. Roads of Destiny
HENRY, O. Rolling Stones
HENRY, O: Rolling Stones
HENRY, O. The Four Million
HENRY, O. The Trimmed Lamp
HENRY, O. The Voice of the City
HENRY, O. Whiligigs
HERGESHEIMER, Joseph Balisand
HERGESHEIMER, Joseph Java Head
HERSEY, Harold When the Boys Come Home
HICKS, Hopwood The Sleepy King
HILL, Grace Livingston Ariel Custer
HILL, Grace Livingston Tomorrow About This Time
HIRST, J. Crowther: Is Nature Cruel?
HITLER, Adolf: Mein Kampf (1940)
HOHMAN, Elmo: The American Whaleman
HOLDEN, C.F. & G.H. Holden's Book on Birds
HOPKINS, Albert. A., ed. Scientific American Cyclopedia of Receipts, Notes and Queries. New York: Munn and Company, Publishers, 1898.
HOUGH, Emerson The Covered Wagon
HOUGH, Emerson The Magnificent Adventure
HOWELLS, William Dean A Chance Acquaintance
HUDSON, W. H. Far Away and Long Ago
HUGHES, Thomas Tom Brown's School Days
HUGO, Victor: William Shakespeare
HULL, E. M. The Shadow of the East
HULL, E. M. The Sheik
HUNT, Clara Whitehill About Harriet
HUNT, Rockwell D. California the Golden
HURLEY, Frank: Pearls and Savages (2 copies)
HURST, Fannie Just Around the Corner
|Sophie C. Hadida
|Pitfalls in English ~ c1927 ~ NY G.P. Putnam's Sons ~ 381 pages
Hillman Library Special Collections Nietz 5014616
|Our Ancestors in Europe
Viking Tales1902 Rand McNally & Co - Chicago. Illustrated by Victor R. Lambdin
|Glorious Adventure ~ 1927 ~ Garden City
New Worlds to Conquer ~ 1929 ~ 70 pictures and 368 pages
Halliburton was a man of great adventure. In this book Seven League
Boots, he travels in the tracks of Hannibal as he rides his elephant over
the Alps, through the 8000 foot Great St. Bernard Pass--because he thought
it would be amusing. This preposterous, extravagant journey, the grandest
most original of all Halliburton adventures, caused a sensation throughout
Europe. Annihilating distance with his Seven League Boots, Halliburton
strode to Yekaterinburg, in Siberia. Here he found one of the chief assassins
who had carried out the massacre of Czar Nicholas the second and all six
members of his family. Under extraordinary circumstances the assassin,
half dead from a throat malady, revealed to the Author the complete and
final truth about this world-famous tragedy. Not one smallest of details
was withheld. The reckless confession of the dying Bolshevik, the elephant
ride over the Alps which astonished the world in general and the Italian
Army in particular, are but two of the exciting episodes in the recent
travels of this incurable seeker after romantic adventure. From "Devil's
Island" in America (Fort Jefferson) to Cuba, Haiti, the Holy Land,
Istanbul, Mt. Athos, Ancient Knossos, Machaerus. etc. In the 1930s
the author was commissioned to go anywhere in the world he wished and write
about whatever pleased him.
|Cosmo Hamilton 1879-1942
|The Rustle of Silk ~ 1922 ~ Boston, MA Little Brown & Co
~ Illustrated by George Wright
Film Version 1923: A long-time admirer of British M. P. Arthur Fallaray, Lola De Breze takes a position as maid to Arthur's wife, Lady Feo, who prefers a gay life with newspaper owner Paul Chalfon to the political ambitions of her husband. When word comes that Fallaray has been injured in a hunting accident, Lola goes to his side and Lady Feo discovers love letters written--but never mailed--by Lola to Fallaray. On the pretense of forcing Fallaray to allow Feo to divorce him, Chalfon obtains the letters from Lady Feo and publishes them. Feo burns the original letters in anger, while Lola confesses her love to Fallaray and persuades him to continue in politics rather than ruin his career by marrying her. Fallaray becomes prime minister; Lola returns to her father and trusts to the future for her happiness.
|Cosmo Hamilton: Writer, Composer, Director ~ Broadway Star ~ Screenwriter [The Exile (1947)]
|Knute Hamsun 1859 - 1952
Hamsun (1859-1952) was born in Lom (Fossbergom) in Oppland county
at the entrance of Bøverdalen where the Sognefjell-road from Otta
(in Gudbrandsdalen) continues SW up Leirdalen through Jotunheimen, past
the highest mountains in Norway into Sogn og Fjordane passing the picturesque
tourist spots Turtagrø and Fortun ending at Skjolden: the innermost
part of Sognefjorden - this arm of the fjord being called Lustrafjorden.
When he was 3 years old, his parents moved to the farm named Hamsund on
Hamarøy in Nordland where Hamsun grew up and started working as
anassistant to the local shopkeeper on Tranøy and went on to odd
jobs as travelling salesman, country policeman (lensmannsbetjent) etc.
in NorthernNorway. His first writings were published in Tromsø 1877
(by Knud Pedersen) and Bodø in 1878 (by Knud Pedersen Hamsund).
In Hardanger in thesummer of 1879 he wrote the story "Frida", but couldn't
find a publisher and spent the winter in Christiania before going to America
in 1882 where he stayed till 1884 - and again from 1886, working as a tram
conductor in Chicago and journalist in Minneapolis. He went to Copenhagen
in 1888 where he wrote and published the beginning of his most famous novel
"Sult" (Hunger) - the book was first published in Copenhagen in 1890 signalling
something totally new in Norwegian literature. The year before Hamsun had
published his disrespectful studies "From the cultural life of modern America"
etc. In 1891 Hamsun caused offence by his aggressive lectures about Norwegian
litterature, aimed at "the 4 great", Henrik Ibsen in particular. Following
a couple of writings - among them a critical review on the cultural attitude
of young Norwegian writers - Hamsun went to live in Paris where he wrote
the poem in prose "Pan" and several plays which were staged in Christiania.
He then traveled to Eastern Europe, Persia and Turkey - travels which gave
him inspiration for several stories and dramas. In 1907 Hamsun spoke to
the Students' Union in Chr.ia. of the sovereignty and prerogatives of youth
over the elders. In 1911 Hamsun went back to live on Hamarøy and
his novels reflect life in Nordland.
See the official biography at:
Knut Hamsun was born on 4 August 1859 in Garmo, a remote mountain hamlet on the western shore of Lake Vågå. He died at his country estate Nørholm, near Grimstad, during the night of 19 February 1952. A life of 92 years and 6 months, stretching from the age of horse-drawn carriages to that of the atom bomb. A life full of restlessness and complications, yet at the same time a life rich in experiences. And, most important of all, a life in the service of words. . . .
|Romantic... I Call It ~ 1926 ~ 256
High Society in the Roaring Twenties! Interesting life style during the Prohibition Era in New York City, Glen Cove Long Island, Palm Beach to Paris & London with the Rich & Famous from a woman's perspective. Written by Ethel Harriman, with a Foreword by Noel Coward, Illustrated by Kyra Markham and Dedicated to Cole Porter & Noel Coward.
|Ian Hay Born:. circa.1876 Scotland - Died: September 22, 1952 Petersfield, Hampshire, England
|Snapshots of Valor
|Sven Anders Hedin [sven än'durs hedEn']
|My Life as an Explorer ~ Illustrated with dozens of his own
drawings, Hedin’s “My Life as an Explorer” remains the single most exciting
adventure travel book written in the early 20th century
Sven Hedin was not only one of the greatest explorers of the 19th, he was also a brilliant storyteller. Nowhere does the Swedish author tell a tale of excitement, adventure, danger, travel, and hair-raising escape like he does in “My Life as an Explorer”. Written in an engaging anecdotal style, Hedin explains how he first went to Persia in 1885. Even this first trip was full of mishaps, as he nearly lost his life riding across the snow-covered Elbruz mountains during a fierce snow-storm. Yet Hedin miraculously survived and went on to meet the Shah of Persia. Thus was set the pattern for his remarkable future, which was one part royalty and ten parts danger. “My Life as an Explorer” regales the reader with almost more adventure than one can bear to read. Hedin raids the burial grounds of a secret Asian sect. He courts disaster with the Emir of Bokhara. He climbs accursed mountains in China, discovers lost cities in the Gobi desert, infiltrates Tibet, outwits Torgut bandits, and of course becomes close friends with royalty from Peking to London, including the rulers of both the Russian and British empires. In short Hedin lived a life so full of adventure and escape that merely reading about it is exhausting.
Over the course of three decades in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Sven Hedin traveled the ancient Silk Road, discovered long-lost cities, mapped previously uncharted rivers, and saw more of "the roof of the world" than any European before him. Written in the exuberant, enthusiastic style of Richard Halliburton's The Royal Road to Romance, this epic memoir captures the splendor of nowvanished civilizations, the excitement of unearthing ancient monuments, the chilling terrors of snow-clogged mountain passes, and the parching agony of the desert. Hedin climbs accursed mountains in China, infiltrates Tibet, outwits Torgut bandits, and of course becomes close friends with royalty from Peking to London, including the rulers of both the Russian and British empires. A worldwide bestseller in the 1920s, it today introduces a new generation to a man of exceptional daring and accomplishment. The book is illustrated with 160 of Hedin's own drawings.
|Sven Anders Hedin: 1865–1952, Swedish explorer in central Asia. Following soon after Przhevalsky, Hedin explored Tibet, Xinjiang, and the Kunlun and Trans-Himalaya ranges and discovered the sources of the Brahmaputra and the Indus rivers; his account was published in Scientific Results of a Journey in Central Asia, 1899–1902 (8 vol., 1904–8) and in Transhimalaya (3 vol., 1909–12). His explorations in Tibet were reported in Southern Tibet (12 vol., 1917–22). Hedin also wrote popular accounts of his travels, including Across the Gobi Desert (1931, repr. 1968); Jehol, City of Emperors (1931); The Conquest of Tibet (1934); and a trilogy, The Flight of the Big Horse (1936), The Silk Road (1938), and The Wandering Lake (1940), dealing with the Lop Nur of Xinjiang. He also wrote My Life as an Explorer (7th ed. 1942) and Great Men I Met (2 vol., 1952
|William S. Porter "O. Henry"(1862-1910)
|Anthology (4 volumes)
Cabbages and Kings 1904 Doubleday
Heart of the West 1909 Doubleday
Roads of Destiny
The Four Million ~ 1920
The Trimmed Lamp
The Voice of the City
Sidney Porter, this master of short stories is much better known under
his pen name "O. Henry." He was born September 11, 1862 in North Carolina,
where he spent his childhood. His only formal education was received at
the school of his Aunt Lina, where he developed a lifelong love of books.
In his uncle's pharmacy, he became a licensed pharmacist and was also known
for his sketches and cartoons of the townspeople of Greensboro. At the
age of twenty, Porter came to Texas primarily for health reasons, and worked
on a sheep ranch and lived with the family of Richard M. Hall, whose family
had close ties with the Porter family back in North Carolina. It was here
that Porter gained a knowledge for ranch life that he later described in
many of his short stories. In 1884, Porter moved to Austin. For the next
three years, where he roomed in the home of the Joseph Harrell family and
held several jobs. It was during this time that Porter first used his pen
name, O. Henry, said to be derived from his frequent calling of "Oh, 'Henry'"
the family cat. By 1887, Porter began working as a draftsman in the General
Land Office, then headed by his old family friend, Richard Hall. In 1891
at the end of Hall's term at the Land Office, Porter resigned and became
a teller with the First National Bank in Austin. After a few years, however,
he left the bank and founded the Rolling Stone, an unsuccessful humor weekly.
Starting in 1895 he wrote a column for the Houston Daily Post. Meanwhile,
Porter was accused of embezzling funds dating back to his employment at
the First National Bank. Leaving his wife and young daughter in Austin,
Porter fled to New Orleans, then to Honduras, but soon returned due to
his wife's deteriorating health. She died soon afterward, and in early
1898 Porter was found guilty of the banking charges and sentenced to five
years in an Ohio prison. From this low point in Porter's life, he began
a remarkable comeback. Three years and about a dozen short stories later,
he emerged from prison as "O. Henry" to help shield his true identity.
He moved to New York City, where over the next ten years before his death
in 1910, he published over 300 stories and gained worldwide acclaim as
America's favorite short story writer. O. Henry wrote with realistic detail
based on his first hand experiences both in Texas and in New York City.
In 1907, he published many of his Texas stories in The Heart of the West,
a volume that includes "The Reformation of Calliope," "The Caballero's
Way," and "The Hiding of Black Bill." Another highly acclaimed Texas writer,
J. Frank Dobie, later referred to O. Henry's "Last of the Troubadours"
as "the best range story in American fiction." Porter died on June 5, 1910
in New York City at the age of forty seven. An alcoholic, he died virtually
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