The Writer Volume 23

The Writer Volume 23

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...pp. Cloth, $1.50. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Company. 1911. This is the third book that Mr. Higinbotham has written to show how much can be seen in three weeks abroad--more, he says, than can be seen at home in an entire summer. Longer vacations are all right, but. according to his theory, three weeks is better than no loaf at all. To any one who is going to England, Scotland, or Ireland, his latest book will give suggestions of the greatest practical value, while the general reader will find it not only instructive, but highly entertaining. Mr. Higinbotham is a Chicago business man who has a sharp eye for the odd and interesting in foreign travel, and who has a very bright and breezy style. He is the fortunate possessor of a strong sense of humor, that crops out every little while, and adds much to the attractiveness of what he writes. His book is full of information, but it is not given in the dusty guide-book way, and the reader is constantly amused. Half a hundred good halftone pictures increase the value of the book. The Future Citizen. By F. A. Myers. 189 pp. Cloth. Boston: Sherman, French, & Co. 1911. The future of our country, as Mr. Myers reminds us, depends upon the children of to-day and the unborn who will succeed them. In this thoughtful book he discusses the conditions that tend to make poor citizens, and suggests how existing evils may be remedied. His chapter headings include the subjects of Mental Inheritance. Marriage, Race Suicide, Cost of the Child, Education. Parental Mistakes, Home, Why Boys Go Wrong, Juvenile Crimes, External Remedial Efforts, Child Labor, Socialism, and The Church, showing that he has considered his topic from nearly all possible points of view. In discussing the relative influence of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694366X
  • 9781236943668