American enterprises in South Africa, and especially in the Transvaal, have assumed such large proportions in the last five years that the affairs of the country and the people are steadily gaining... More > in interest the land over. As almost all the interest is centred in the Transvaal and the Boers, an unprejudiced opinion of the country and its people may serve to correct some of the many popular misconceptions concerning them. The Boers constitute a nation, and are deserving of the consideration which many writings concerning them fail to display. They have their failings, as many a more powerful nation has, but they also have noble traits. In these pages an effort has been made to describe the Boers as they impressed themselves upon my mind while I associated with them in the farmhouses on the veldt, in the drawing-rooms in the cities, in the chambers of the Government House, and in the mansion of the
HOWARD C. HILLEGAS.
NEW YORK CITY, September 4, 1899.< Less
Un grande libro dal quale, sfogliando le pagine, si spiegano magicamente le storie del barone di Munchausen. E chi le illustra? Proprio lui: il barone! Un personaggio certamente strampalato che ha... More > vissuto meravigliose avventure al limite dell’incredibile. Ma il suo racconto fatto con passione e divertimento le rende quasi reali, attraverso le pagine in cui la storia si trasforma in fiaba e la fiaba in meraviglia.
Uno spettacolo per tutti: dai grandi ai più piccini.< Less