National Geographic : 1913 Dec
Jean Paul Marat The name of Marat will forever be asso ciated with the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. He fell at last by the hand of Charlotte Corday to avenge the loss of her lover. This period contains more of dramatic interest than any other in the world's history. It is out of this period that the Empire was born, domi nated and ruled by Napoleon. It is generally conceded the best account of the French Revolution is by America's great historian, Dr.John Clark Ridpath. The story of this period should be read Sby every American who prizes his citizenship and loves his country. How else are we to judge of the great questions that confront our own Republic except from the lessons of the past - nSixThousand Years of History Ridpath, the historian, takes the reader back to the very beginning of civilization and traces S man's career down through the long highway of time, through the rise and fall of empires and nations. He covers every race and every nation, and holds the reader spell bound by his wonderful eloquence. Nothing more interesting or inspiring has ever been written. If you would know the history of mankind, every sacrifice for principle, every struggle forliberty, every conflict and every achievement, then embrace this opportunity to place in your home the world-famed publication Ridpath's History of the World We will name our special low price and easy terms of payment only in direct letters. A coupon for your convenience is printed on the lower corner of this advertisement. Tear off the coupon, write your name and address plainly, and mail. We do not publish our special low price for the reason Dr. Ridpath's widow derives her support from the royalty on this History, and to print our low price broadcast would cause injury to the sale of future editions. Mail Coupon for 46-Page FREE Booklet We will mail you our beautiful forty-six page V free booklet of specimen pages from the History without any obligation on your partto buy. Hundreds who read this have thought that some time they would buy a History of the World and inform themselves on all the great events that have made and unmade nations. Don't you think it would be worth while at least to send the coupon and find out all about our remark able offer ? Ridpath'sGraphicStyle Ridpath's enviable position as a historian is due to his wonder fully beautiful style-a style no other historian has ever equaled. He pictures the great historical events as though they were happening before your eyes; he carries you with him to see the bat tles of old; to meet kings and queens and warriors; to sit in the Roman Senate;to march against Saladin and his dark-skinned followers; to sail the southern seas with Drake; to circumnavigate the globe wi: i Magellan. He combines absorbing interest -, h supreme reliability and makes the heroes c history real living men and women, and about them he weaves the rise and fall of empires in such a fascinating style that History becomes as ab sorbingly interesting as the greatest of fiction. WESTERN NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION CHICAGO FREE COUPON Western Newspaper Association, 0 H. E.SEVER, Prest. 140 So. DEARBORNST., CHICAGO. ILL .: 0 Please mail, free 46-page sample booklet of Ridpath's History of the World, containing photogravures of Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth, Socrates, Cesar, and ShakePpeare, diagram of Panama Canal, etc., and write me full particulars of your special offer to National Geographic 9 Magazine readers. Name---------------- -------- Address---------- ---------------------- "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."