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Travels and Adventures of Raphael Pumpelly: Mining Engineer, Geologist, Archaeologist and Explorer (Classic Reprint)

Raphael Pumpelly

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ISBN 10: 133135353X / ISBN 13: 9781331353539
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While reading My Reminiscences, by Raphael Pumpelly, which appeared in two volumes in 1918, I found it difficult to lay the book down to attend to such comparatively trivial matters as meals and sleep. The author's experiences as a mining engineer in Arizona when that region was terrorized by outlaw white men, murderous Apaches, and treacherous Mexican peons make a story which vies in interest with the most stirring tales of adventure ever written. His travels and adventures in the mountains of Corsica, among the hiding places of outlaws of the vendetta, give vivid pictures of a region and its primitive people but little known to most readers. The moufflon story, a sequel to the Corsican experiences, is a most captivating and unique story of a "tame" wild animal. Travel and adventure in Japan, China, and Siberia and early explorations of the Lake Superior mining region are among other experiences which the author draws upon for the story of his long and eventful career.

On completing the reading of the narrative, I was fully persuaded that an abridged edition of the Reminiscences especially intended for young people ought to be published. As a result of a suggestion made to the author that he prepare such an edition, I was asked if I would not be willing to do so.

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