The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 212

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The book is divided into nine chapters with an average of
twelve pages each. The chapter titles are quite descriptive
and suggestive of content and must keep the youthful reader
keenly alert. The four illustrations add grace to the book.
As a reviewer I agree with the publisher's claim that the
author's "colorful, descriptive style of writing forms word
pictures of this picturesque Southern pirate." I feel, however,
that it is unfortunate that at the bottom of the first page and
on the second, subordinate clauses beginning with "while" in
each instance appear as complete sentences. Only a few errors
in spelling escaped the proofreader. Touissant L'Overture for
Toussaint L'Ouverture (p. 6) and Carthagena for Cartagena
(illustration facing p. 16) are examples in point. These will
not, however, detract from this delightful story. The author
and publisher are, indeed, to be congratulated for presenting
this charming word picture of Jean Lafitte.
The University of Texas.
Marcus Whitman, Crusader, Part Three, 1843 to 1847. Edited
by Archer Butler Hulbert and Dorothy Printup Hulbert.
Colorado Springs and Denver: The Stewart Commission of Col-
orado College and the Denver Public Library, 1941. Pp. xiii, 275.
Maps and illustrations.
This volume brings to an end the late Professor Hulbert's
projected series, Overland to the Pacific, of which this is Volume
VIII. It concludes also Professor Hulbert's penetrating and
wholly appreciative biography of Whitman (and, it may be
added, of Mrs. Whitman). The documentary part of the volume
is made up almost entirely of the letters of Dr. and Mrs. Whit-
man and Rev. David Greene, Secretary of the American Board
of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
Aside from the self-revelations afforded by the letters, their
chief importance and interest lie in the vivid picture which
they present of life in Whitman's distant outpost of civiliza-
tion. It was not a monotonous life. At all times there were
the tricky Indians to be cajoled, bribed, persuaded, and pla-
cated; and during the fall and winter months the trains of
emigrants passing by in varying degrees of distribution put
an additional burden upon the overworked staff of the mission.


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