National Geographic : 1912 Sep
The Curtain Lifted Upon the Drama of History The noted beauty, in the apex of her glory, concealed in a costly rug, obtains by this means an interview with the great Conqueror at a time when, together, they are the most famous couple of the age. Dr. Lord seems to have found the key to the subtle character of the faithless queen, and his interpretation is one of his mas terpieces. The illustration is from his vivid study of Cleopatra and the voluptuous era in which she lived. No drama ever was more brilliant or crowded with more human interest than this actual drama of the world's unfold ing. No romance so pulsates with flesh and blood as this masterly story of real men and women. To read it is to feel the thrill of hu man action, to build within one's mind the abiding knowledge of history. No man or woman can know the present, nor build for the future, without clear knowledge of the past. Here is a veritable library of history depicted with the charm of a great narrator, Dr. John Lord. CLEOPATRA OBTAINS AN INTERVIEW WITH CAESAR Beacon Lights of History A New Idea in History Writing Dr. Lord discovered that there was one man, or in a few instances one woman, who dominated his or her time or country to such an extent as to stand forth as a sun in the historic firmament around which all other personages, and the events they controlled or influenced, revolved. He found that by a sort of natural law the pre-eminent man was the real key to the historic story, and in describing his personal relation to his surroundings the author was able to make a spirited picture of the period. Most Vivid World History Ever Written Have you ever watched history's procession from its starting point ? Have you seen Egypt rearing her pyramids and other world wonders? Have you looked upon Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia rising to their zenith, pour forth their radiance and then sink again into oblivion? Have you marked Greece, her chiseled temples crowning a thousand hills, her genius endowing the world? Has Rome risen before you pre-eminent, her laws supreme, her army invincible, her science mature, and then under the fever of luxury sunk into decay? Have you lived through the cruelty of the middle ages? Have you thrilled over the romance of the age of chivalry? Have you watched the ennobling influence of the Renaissance ? Have you stood by as France received her baptism of blood? Have you seen that God-guided group of patriots draft the American Constitution? If you have not, then the pages of this work hold much in store for you. If you would quicken your pulse, enlarge your horizon, cultivate your imagination, stimulate your CUT OUT patriotism, study the world's story-Beacon Lights. SIGN ANT Great Price Concession to National Geographic Readers T AIL TE D Owing to a special agreement we are fortunate in being able to olfer John Quincy National Geographic readers '"Bencon Lights of History" at such a low Adams & Co. price as to make it SIMPLY IRKIFSISTII E. We are not permitted to publish the price broadcast, but it will be promptly mailed to all sending 120 Boylston St., Boston the coupon. Please send free your handsome booklet containing 75 Page Illustrated Booklet-Fr-e specimen pages from " Beacon Lights of History," together Time, labor, and money have been spent-unstintingly-in with complete table of contents,, the preparation of this book of sample pages, illustrations description of binding, samples of and text. No brief descriptive work oT this sort can begin illustrations and details of your special to do justice to "Beacon Lights,"but you will findit ex- terms. trenlely interesting and well worth having. Just fillout the coupon-now-so you may at leastget antidea of the wonders of " Beacon Lights" John Quincy Adams & Co. BOSTON N.G.M.-941 Address "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."