Hearst's International Volume 12

Hearst's International Volume 12

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Desert (Southern California). By George Wharton James. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 2 volumes. Vol. I, pp. xliv, 270; Vol. II, pp. xiv, 271 to 547. $5 net. There is no man who knows the great Southwest like George Wharton James. Its legends, its people, its mountains and its deserts are his familiar friends. It is impossible to review in detail the two volumes in which he makes his readers feel that the great Southwest is something more than a. mere geographic term. But he accomplishes the feat. Mr. James 's powers of description are here seen at their best, while his historical references are of such a nature as to make the work almost a guide book for the visitor. The illustrations are exceptionally numerous and its entire mechanical make-up is altogether worthy of the region and of the text. Altogether it is a book which every man who wishes to know the country in its length and breadth will want to possess. Japan as it was and is." A handbook of Old Japan, by Richard Hildreth, edited with supplementary notes by Ernest W. Clement, author of a. Handbook of Modern Japan. Introduction by William Elliott Griflis. A. C. McClurg & Co., 1906. 2 vols. $3 net. The new Japan can not be understood without a study of the Old Japan. The enduring classic on the latter subject is by the American historian, Richard Hildreth, in this fourth and revised edition of the work before us. Historically and logically the fascinating story is told by the author, of the rise and development of the Japanese people, from their rude beginnings to the year 1861. From credible histories and personal eyewitnesses the successive steps of their progress are clearly outlined. The political, social and religious conflicts they experienced are graphically...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835514
  • 9781236835512