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by Richard Francis Sir Burton

ISBN: 1418133566
ISBN13: 978-1418133566
Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Library (January 1, 1899)
Pages: 600
Category: United States
Subategory: Traveling

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Appendices: I. Emigrant's itinerary; itinerary of the mail-route from Great Salt Lake City to San Francisco - I. On the first illustration of the book, the caption is cropped by the binding of the book.

Appendices: I. Emigrant's itinerary; itinerary of the mail-route from Great Salt Lake City to San Francisco - II. Description of the Mormon Temple - III. Th. .

The British explorer and Arabist Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) published over 40 books and countless articles, monographs and letters. Most of Burton's books are travel narratives or translations. His only works of original imaginative fiction are both in verse: Stone Talk (1865) and the well-known The Kasidah (1880), both of which he published under the pseudonym "Frank Baker". A great number of Burton's journal and magazine pieces have never been catalogued. Goa and the Blue Mountains (1851).

by Richard Francis Burton. In working up this book I have freely used authorities well known across the water, but more or less rare in England. The books principally borrowed from are "The Prairie Traveler," by Captain Many; "Explorations of Nebraska," by Lieutenant G. A. Warren; and Mr. Bartlett's "Dictionary of Americanisms.

The British explorer Sir Richard F. Burton (1821–90) was a colourful and often controversial character. It offers a geographical and ethnological study of Utah that focuses on the Mormon church. A talented linguist and keen ethnologist, he first gained celebrity for his adventurous 1853 trip to Mecca, conducted under the disguise of a pilgrim.

Sir Richard Francis Burton. Harper & Brothers. Стр. 311 - That the legislative power of the territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation, consistent with the constitution of the United States and the provisions of this act ; but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil; no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United States; nor shall the lands or other. property of non-residents be taxed higher than the lands or other property of residents. Встречается в книгах (452) с 1813 по 2007. Burton (1821 90) was a colourful and often controversial character. It offers a geographical and ethnological study of Utah that focuses on the Mormon church

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It’s as if nobody bothered to give it a quick read through for quality control. Wishing I’d shelled out a couple of more dollars for the other kindle version. The book itself is very interesting.

The City of the Saints: And Across the Rocky Mountains to California. واسطة Sir Richard Francis Burton‏.

Famed British explorer Burton traveled west in 1860 and met Brigham Young. The record of his trip forms the most detailed and exhaustive description we have of the vast Rocky Mountain wilderness on the eve of the Civil War.

"This classic belongs on every bookshelf devoted to the emigrant experience ... One of the great classics of the American West ... one is struck by its over-all excellence, the wealth of information it provides, and the originality of the Englishman's insights". -- Overland Journal

Richard Burton was a prolific author who wrote many accounts of non-western cultures and explored many areas little known or unknown to Europeans. His account of a trip by stagecoach through the West just before the American Civil War is fascinating for the ordinary details of life and travel given and the interesting characters he met. His impressions of Native Americans were mostly second hand and while he was opened minded for a man of the Victorian era, he still has the mind set of that period. He was a genius and an eccentric character who lived a very adventurous and dangerous life. He enjoyed fighting and volunteered to accompany the US Army to fight some "Indians" but wasn't give the opportunity.
This is not the best edition of this book; I recommend spending more money for a properly formatted and illustrated edition.

Unfortunately this version gets very hard to follow, it gets chopped up and out of sequence which gets very frustrating to follow, and this is unfortunate because we are talking about an incredible man in a fantastic time of our nation's history. Meeting with and giving us his perspective. I recommend buying a better version if available, you will not enjoy trying to decipher this version.

very good

This out of copyright publication is a great read for students interested in the old West. The price is right. But does anyone care about proof reading something that has been produced by an optical character reader? If you buy this product, be prepared to decifer a few words. The OCR used for this book had especial trouble with "R".

This is a strange book on 19th century Mormons and pioneers by the renowned wordsmith Sir Richard Burton. The author was from higher stuff, a British explorer, geographer, soldier, diplomat, cartographer, author, ethnologist, spy, poet, fencer, and linguist speaking 29 languages. Somehow he brings all that experience and intellect to writing about the pioneers of the old west with focus on the Mormons. The book is worth the read just to get in the guy’s mind as he bounces on stagecoaches to Salt Lake City.

Sir Richard Burton--master explorer, linguist, and scholar. He is known as the man who brought the Arabian Nights to the English speaking world, and is credited with being partially responsible for the discovery of the source of the Nile. He infiltrated the sacred cities of Medina and Mecca, disguised as an Arab.
So what prompted him to go to Salt Lake City? Burton was at a very difficult stage of his life, and needed a sort of vacation. Plus, according to him, he wanted to "see the Mormons." Some say he was interested in seeing their system of polygamy firsthand, some that he loved to visit sacred cities (having been to Mecca, Medina, Harar, and Damascus). Whatever the reason, he fortunately documented his trip, and we are left with this wonderful look, from an outsider, at "The City of the Saints."
One of the things that makes Burton so great is his absolute objectivity. His account of his visit among the Mormons is no exception. He went, he saw the facts, and he formed his opinions, just as everyone else. What set him apart, though, was that he managed to recount his adventure without the taint of his own bias.
Another great quality of Burton's was his incomparable eye for detail. He noticed everything, and took great pains to discover the history of everything he encountered. The result is a wonderfully rich account full of history and culture that Burton gives us as no other man could.
This is considered to be one of Burton's best books, though it is little known. It is by far the best non-Mormon account of early Salt Lake City that I've ever encountered. Its only flaw is that it is a little drawn out in places, but for the most part, this is a wonderfully detailed account and well worth the read.

A fun piece of period reading ... illuminating and a great way to get a feel for the kind of man Captain Richard Burton really was. His propensity to digress completely off topic is clearly seen here, as his penchant for providing the minutest detail about certain subjects he feels would be important to his government. The most intesting parts of the book have to do with his visit to Salt Lake City, early in 1860, when it was still being developed as a Mormon homeland, and his interaction with the various Indian and settler populations along the way during his long overland trip from Missouri to California.

This obviously is not the most popular book. However, it is actually quite good. Richard Burton during this journey is an observer, scientist, and adventurer. He drank lager beer with Brigham Young himself, and I learned a great deal about Artemesia tridentata (sagebrush)-recommended.

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