The Life-Story and Personal Reminiscences of Col. John Sobieski (A Lineal Descendant of King John III, of Poland) Written by Himself to Which is Added His Popular Lecture "The Republic of Poland", and a Brief History of Poland

Sobieski, Col. John

Published by J. L. Douthit & Son, Publishers, Shelbyville, Ill., 1900
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Title: The Life-Story and Personal Reminiscences of...

Publisher: J. L. Douthit & Son, Publishers, Shelbyville, Ill.

Publication Date: 1900

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Edition: First Edition


Small flag front cover. Slight chipping spine bottom. Two small water drops front cover. Front and rear end papers partially split at spine. Small spotting bottom copyright page to page v; small spot side margin pages 2-11; tear top margin pages 331-332. The Introduction notes that this son of Polish royalty came to America because of his enthusiasm for liberty. He had been here for forty-five years at the writing of this book. He spent ten years in the regular U.S. Army and two years helping Mexico to a republic; then, as an American citizen working to "protect the home from the drink demon". Contents include: Descendant of King John Sobieski; Our Banishment; Come to America; War with the Apaches; Civil War; Interest in the struggle for liberty in Mexico; Settle Down in Minnesota; Elected to the Legislature; Begin my career as a lecturer for the Good Templars; etc. Bookseller Inventory # 703

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