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Explorers and Travellers

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“Explorers and Travellers” is a collection of short biographies of some of America’s intrepid explorers. Adolphus W. Greely writes brief but very complete histories of men who risked life and fortune to discover more of our world. A thoroughly enjoyable work if you enjoy exploration and adventure.

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The following typographical errors have been corrected:

Page 48: "... Brouillan, governor of Placentia, who assumed entire command, interfered with Iberville's contemplated movements, and declared that his own troops, the Canadians, should not accompany him on the opening campaign." 'Brouillan' amended from 'Brouillian'.

Page 157: "The difficulties of communicating with the Chopunish were very great, and if errors occurred it was not astonishing." 'Chopunish' amended from 'Chopunnish'.

Page 180: "... well armed and prepared as braves to sell their lives dearly; that they should go on, and if the Pawnees opposed, the great American father would send other warriors to avenge the dead." 'Pawnees' amended from 'Pawness'.

Page 202: "Most unfortunately, on the chart transmitted to Ross by Wilkes, he entered, without distinguishing marks, land between longitudes 160° E. and 165° E., near the sixty sixth parallel ..." 'parallel' amended from 'paralled'... Continue reading book >>

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