National Geographic : 1902 Mar
Since the beginning of the Boer War England has been attacked with unexampled bitterness by the Continental press. Repeated charges of inhuman atrocities laid to the account of the British Army have brought to its defence Dr. A. CONAN DOYLE whose experience at the front has peculiarly fitted him to present the facts in the case. This he does frankly as an advocate, but never permitting his intense loyalty to prevent him from giving the same weight to Boer as to British testimony, and always reporting the truth as he sees it, without rancor or malice, in THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA ITS CAUSE AND CONDUCT Dr. Doyle's occupation in life is writing, but he has done this work not as a matter of business, but as a labor of love, to set right in the world's eyes his mother-country. He has directed us to publish the book at the cost of its making, foregoing all royalties or profit. That is why the price is 10 cents a copy. No man who keeps abreast of his time can afford to pass over this most important contribution to the history of a war which has become a world-interest. Upon application, "The War in South Africa" will be sent free to any public or institutional library. MARCONI'S BOOK This book was begun about two years ago and only recently finished. The earlier chapters form the best and most competent summary yet made of the history of wireless telegraphy; and the autobiographic chapters are of unique interest, recounting in a series of modest reminiscences the author's own work, from the time when he had the first idea of sending messages without wires till he heard in the receiver on the Newfoundland coast the repeated signals that had come across the ocean. Ready in April. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES By Dr. A. CONAN DOYLE We have just three points to mention about this: I. It is here that SHERLOCK HOLMES first figures as the principal character in a complete novel. 2. It is Dr. Doyle's greatest work, both as a profound and thrilling mystery story and in literary workmanship. 3. We publish it in April and it's worth waiting for. M GClure, Phillips & Co.