A detailed index to the people, places, and things mentioned between 1910-20 in The Barstow Printer, a newspaper covering Barstow, California and the Mojave Desert region. An invaluable guide to the early history of the inland Southern California area for both the historian and genealogist. With an introduction by the compiler, Buckley Barry Barrett.
A Princess of Mars is the novel that started Edgar Rice Burroughs' amazing Barsoom series. In it we meet one of the greatest heros of pulp fiction, John Carter, a retired confederate soldier. At the start of the novel his is prospecting in Arizona and is attacked by Indians he escapes into a cave and is transported to Mars where a legend is born. This edition has a new introduction by World Fantasy Award winner Darrell Schweitzer. Schweitzer the former Editor of Weird Tales and a pre-emanate scholar of fantastic fiction places the Barsoom novels in their proper context. These novels will transport you to a lush Mars that never was. A Mars filled with strange and wonderful flora and fauna; giants and monsters, and most importantly maidens in distress and fabulous adventures. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
For the gratification of my old comrades and in grateful memory of their constant kindness during all our years of comradeship these records have been written. The writer claims no special qualification for the task save as it may lie in the fact that no other survivor of the Company has so large a fund of material from which to draw for such a purpose. In addition to a war journal, whose entries cover all my four years service, nearly every letter written by me from camp in those eventful years has been preserved. Whatever lack, therefore, these pages may possess on other lines, they furnish at least a truthful portrait of what I saw and felt as a soldier. It has been my purpose to picture the lights rather than the shadows of our soldier life. War is a terribly serious business and yet camp life has its humor as well as its pathos, its comedy as well as its tragedy, its sunshine as well as its shadows.
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