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Free E-books

This page includes where you can find free e-books and poetry of some of the writers who have stops on our Author Adventures state trails. Visit our state pages for suggested titles, biographical information, and specific trail locations.

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E-books listed by writer:

Ager, Waldemar: books.google.co.cr/books
Trail: Wisconsin

Angelou, Maya: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/maya-angelou
Trail: Arkansas

Audubon, John James: gutenberg.org
Trails: Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Utah

Baum, L. Frank: gutenberg.org
Trails: District of Columbia, Kansas, Utah

Beecher, Edward: google.com 
Trail: Illinois

Beecher, Henry Ward: gutenberg.org
Trail: New York

Bierce, Ambrose: online-literature.com and cdlib.org
Trail: Indiana (or can be added to Ohio)

Burroughs, Edgar Rice: gutenberg.org and loyalbooks.com
Trails: California, Idaho

Cather, Willa: gutenberg.org
Trails: Nebraska, New Mexico

Chesnutt, Charles: gutenberg.org
Trails: North Carolina

Cody, “Buffalo Bill”: gutenberg.org
Trail: Wyoming

Cooper, James Fenimore: gutenberg.org
Trail: New Jersey

Crane, Stephen: gutenberg.org
Trails: Florida, New Jersey

Darling, Ding: gutenberg.org
Trail: Florida

DuBois, W.E.B.: gutenberg.org
Trail: Massachusetts

Dunbar, Paul Laurence: libraries.wright.edu/special/dunbar
Trail: Ohio

Eiseley, Loren: archive.org
Trail: Nebraska

Ellison, Ralph: gutenberg.org
Trail: Oklahoma

Emerson, Ralph Waldo: emersoncentral.com
Trail: Massachusetts

Fairchild, David: gutenberg.org
Trail: Florida

Field, Eugene: gutenberg.org
Trail: Missouri

Fitzgerald, F. Scott: gutenberg.org
Trails: Alabama, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina

Fletcher, John Gould: gutenberg.org
Trail: Arkansas

Fortier, Alcee: archive.org
Trail: Louisiana

Franklin, Benjamin: gutenberg.org
Trail: Pennsylvania

Frost, Robert: poetryfoundation.org and litgenius.com
Trails: Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Mexico (Bynner stop), Texas, Vermont

Grey, Zane: gutenberg.org
Trails: Arizona, Ohio

Guest, Edgar A.: poetryfoundation.org
Trail: Florida (Las Olas stop)

Harris, Joel Chandler: uncleremus.com
Trail: Georgia

Hawthorne, Nathaniel: archive.org
Trail: Massachusetts

Hemingway, Ernest: archive.org
Trails: Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas

Henry, O.: online-literature.com
Trails: North Carolina, Texas

Hugo, Richard: poetryfoundation.org
Trails: Montana, Washington

James, Will: gutenberg.org
Trail: Nevada

James, William: archive.org
Trail: Massachusetts

Jeffers, Robinson: poetryfoundation.org and sites.oxy.edu/special-collections/jeffers/Thepoetry.htm
Trail: California

Jefferson, Thomas: gutenberg.org and archives.gov (Declaration of Independence)
Trails: District of Columbia, Virginia

Jewett, Sarah Orne: loyalbooks.com 
Trail: Maine

Keller, Helen: gutenberg.org
Trail: Alabama

Kennedy, John F.:  gutenberg.org and archives.gov
Trail: Massachusetts

L’Amour, Louis: gutenberg.org
Trail: North Dakota

Lazarus, Emma: nps.gov
Trail: New York

Lewis and Clark: gutenberg.org
Trail: Oregon

Lewis, Sinclair: gutenberg.org
Trails: Minnesota, Texas (Harry Ransom Center)

Lincoln, Abraham: questia.com
Trail: Illinois

London, Jack: gutenberg.org
Trails: Alaska, California, Texas (Harry Ransom Center)

Low, Juliette Gordon: gutenberg.org
Trail: Georgia

Madison, James: constitutionus.com
Trail: Virginia

McKay, Claude: poemhunter.com
Trail: New York

Meeker, Ezra: gutenberg.org
Trail: Washington

Mencken, H.L.: gutenberg.org
Trail: Maryland

Merrick, George: etc.usf.edu
Trail: Florida

Millay, Edna St. Vincent: poets.org/poetsorg/poem/renascence
Trails: Maine, New Mexico (Bynner stop)

Muir, John: gutenberg.org
Trails: Alaska, California, Wisconsin

Munzer, Martha: http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/Town_Docs
Trail: Florida

Nash, Ogden: poemhunter.com
Trail: Maryland

Neihardt, John: gutenberg.org
Trail: Illinois

O’Neill, Rose Cecil: gutenberg.org
Trail: Missouri

Poe, Edgar Allan: poestories.com
Trails: Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Pyle, Howard: gutenberg.org
Trail: Delaware

Rogers, Will: gutenberg.org
Trails: California, Oklahoma

Roosevelt, Theodore: gutenberg.org
Trail: North Dakota, Virginia

Russell, Charles M.: gutenberg.org
Trails: Montana, Texas (Stark Museum of Art)

Sandburg, Carl: google.com 
Trails: Illinois, North Carolina

Schultz, James Willard: gutenberg.org and heritage-history.com
Trails: Arizona, Montana

Service, Robert: gutenberg.org
Trail: Alaska

Stafford, William: gutenberg.org
Trail: Oregon

Stein, Gertrude: poetryfoundation.org
Trails: California, Texas (Harry Ransom Center)

Stevens, Wallace poetryfoundation.org
Trails: Connecticut, Pennsylvania

Stevenson, Robert Louis: booksshouldbefree.com
Trails: California, Georgia

Stowe, Harriet Beecher: free-ebooks.net
Trails: Connecticut, Ohio

Thoreau, Henry David: archive.org
Trails: Massachusetts

Truth, Sojourner: gutenberg.org
Trail: Michigan

Twain, Mark: gutenberg.org
Trails: Connecticut. Missouri, Nevada

Wallace, Lew: gutenberg.org
Trail: New Mexico

Washington, Booker T.: gutenberg.org
Trails: Virginia, West Virginia

Wharton, Edith: gutenberg.org
Trail: Massachusetts

Wilder, Laura Ingalls: gutenberg.org
Trails: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Williams, Miller: americanlifeinpoetry.org and poetryfoundation.org
Trail: Arkansas

Wolfe, Thomas: archive.org
Trail: North Carolina