WHEN THAT YEAR’S COPYRIGHT SKEDADDLES, YOU’LL HAVE INSTANT ACCESS TO COUNTLESS TITLES, INCLUDING THESE OVERLOOKED GEMS
“The Vanishing American” in Ladies’ Home Journal By Zane Grey
One of the first literary critiques of the treatment of Native Americans; harsher than the later novel and silent film.
A Handbook of Cookery for a Small House
By Jessie Conrad
A peek into the life of author Joseph Conrad via his wife’s recipe collection.
Our American Adventure
By Arthur Conan Doyle
The creator of Sherlock Holmes recounts his popular (and controversial) lecture tour in support of Modern Spiritualism.
The Chip Woman’s Fortune
By Willis Richardson
The first drama by an African-American author produced on Broadway; a oneact story of a family in financial straits.
“Nebraska” in The Nation By Willa Cather
She laments the cultural and economic homogenization in her beloved state.
The Real Story of a Bootlegger
The purportedly honest account of life as a criminal under the 18th Amendment: “Prohibition made me a millionaire.”