National Geographic : 1912 Nov
The Curtain Lifted Upon the Drama of History CharlotteCorday, a talented young gen tlewoman filled with thefrenzy of the Re gn of Tee ror,journeys to Parisat the height of the Revolution, secretes herself in the house ofthe notoriousleaderMarat,and stabs him throughthe heart while in his bath. Char lotte Corday is seized by the rabbleof Paris, and guillotinedfourdays later. Dr. Lord tellsthe story ofthatstupendousera,at which the world still stands agast, with rare mas tery of thought and feeling. If you would understandclearly the entire narrative of the French Revolution, read these stirring chapters in "Beacon Lights." No drama ever was more brilliant or crowded with human interest than this actual drama of the world's unfolding. 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 hr-nan action, to build within one's mind the abiding knowl edge of history. No man or woman can know the present nor build for the future with out clear knowledge of the past. Here is a veritable library of history depicted with the charm of a great narrator, Dr. John Lord. THE MURDER OF MARAT BY CHARLOTTE CORDAY Beacon Lights of History SA 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 firmanent, around which all other personages, and the events they controlled or in fluenced, 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. History Made Interesting as Brilliant Fiction A vivid, accurate, authoritative pen picture of the lives, the thoughts, the passions, the deeds of the great men and women who have made the world what we see it today; a fascinating narrative that grips the attention, charms the imagination, inspires noble impulses, entertains as though it were a romance, fills the storehouse of the mind with the great events that have shaped the lives of men, nations, and dynasties. 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 CUT OUT quicken your pulse, enlarge your horizon, cultivate your imagination, stimu late your patriotism, study the world's story- Beacon Lights. SIGN ANI) Great Price Concession to National Geographic Readers MAIL O0AY This Free Coupon Owing to a special agreement, we are fortunate in being able to offer National Geographic readers " Beacon Lights of History" at such a JOHN QUINCY low price-as to make it simply irresistible. We are not permitted ADAMS & CO. to publish the price broadcast, but it will be promptly mailed to all 120 Bolyston St., Boston sending the coupon, l75- Page Ieaselustrated Boond--FRE fee yor hand 75-Page Illustrated Book-FREE some booklet containing speci Time labor, money have been spent-unstint- men pates feom beaconn Lights Othe preparation of this book of sample History," together with complete ingly-in the preparatn of thi book of sample table ents, doesontents, description of pages, illustrations, and text. No brief descrip- binding, samples of illustrations, and tive work of this sort can begin to do justice details of your spe cial te r ms. to "Beacon Lights," but you will find it ex tremely interesting and well worth having. Just fill out the coupon-now-so you may Name...... ................ at least get an idea of the wonders of Nat. Geog. 1.' -12 "Beacon Lights." John Quincy Adams & Co. Address.... . .............. BOSTON "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."