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"This work marks an epoch in the history- writing of diis countnr/'-^t Lcuis PosU

7 'HE HOUSEHOLD HISTO^ RYOF THE UNITED ST A TES AND ITS PEOPLE. For Young Americans. By Edward Eggles- TON. Richly illustrated with 350 Drawings, 75 Maps, etc. Square 8vo. Cloth, $3.50.


The present woik is meant, in the first instance, for the young— not alone for boys and girls, but for youn^ men and women who nave yet to make themselves familiar with the more important features of their country's history. By a book for the young is meant one in which the author studies to make his statements dear and explicit, in which curious and picturesque details are inserted, and in which the writer does not neglect such anecdotes as lend the charm of a human and personal interest to the broader facts of the aatbn's stonr. That history is often tiresome to the young is not so much the fault of historjr as of a false method of writing by which one con- trives to relate events without sympathy or imagination, without narrative connection or animation. The attempt to master vague and general records of kiln dried facts is certain to beget in the ordinary reader a repulsion from die study of history— one of the very most important of all studies f<»r its widening influence on general culture.

" Fills a decided gap which has existed for the past twenty years in American historical literature. The work is admirably planned and exe- cuted, and will at once take its place as a standard record of the life, growth, and development of the nation. It is profusely and beautifully illustrated." — Boston Transcript.

" The book in its new dress makes a much finer appearance than before, and will be welcomed by older readers as gladly as its predecessor was greeted by girls and boys. The lavish use the publishers have made of colored iilates, woodcuts, and photographic reproductions gives an un- wonted piquancy to the printed pagCf catching the eye as surely as the text engages the mind." — ^/tw York Critic,

" The author writes history as a story. It can never be less than that. The book will enlist the interest of young people, enlighten their under- standing, and by die glow of its statements fix die great events of the country firmly in the mind."— Francisco Bulletin.

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