Confessions of a Book Agent; Or, Twenty Years by Stage and Rail; Being the Experiences of a Man who Has Sold $1,000,000 Worth of Books and Remembers the Characteristcs of the People for Whom and to Whom He Sold Them
Co-operative publishing Company, 1906 - Booksellers and bookselling - 304 pages
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Page 1 - Twenty years by stage and rail ; being the experiences of a man who has sold $1,000,000 worth of books and remembers the characteristics of the people for whom and to whom he sold them.
Page 125 - ... sorts of topography are not scattered about haphazard, but are grouped in systematic fashion, so that the State as a whole can be divided into several portions — one dominantly mountainous, another chiefly rolling upland, etc., each of which has its own distinctive topographic character (see PI. I). That part of the State lying south of a line drawn from Augusta through Milledgeville and Macon to Columbus and comprising about three-fifths of the whole State, although hilly in some portions,...
Page 206 - If it would not be asking too much, I would like to have a personal inteiview on the subject.
Page 285 - After excusing ourselves, we asked him what he was doing there, and he told us he was getting the lay of the land for a noon-hour canvass.
Page 18 - I asked him if he could tell me the name of the fine-looking old gentleman who had just entered a door near the end of the hall. "Why, that was Mayor Harrison, and the finest man in Chicago," he answered, and I believed him.
Page 241 - ... Swan supporting the battery, the battery supported Swan. Afterwards my last official act as adjutant of the company was to carry an order from Jones who had become colonel, for Swan's arrest. We lay all the next day near the battlefield, and I rode over it, carrying a despatch to Stuart at Sudley. But the first thing I did in the morning was to make a temporary shelter from the rain in a fence corner and write a letter to my wife. Monday, July 22d, Battlefield of Manassas. My dearest Pauline...