1917 Hardcover Book, Soldiers of Fortune, Richard Harding Davis, Novel, Fiction, Romance, Thriller, Literature, Illustrated
A hardcover book entitled Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis. This is a 1917 Edition. The book was first printed in 1897. The cover boards are blue cloth with gold title on the spine. RHD is embossed on the front cover board.
Soldiers of Fortune recounts the adventures of Robert Clay, a mining engineer and sometime mercenary, and Hope Langham, the daughter of a wealthy American industrialist, as they become caught up in a coup in Olancho, a fictional Latin American republic. When the coup, organized by corrupt politicians and generals, threatens the American-owned Valencia Mining Company, Clay organizes his workers and the handful of Americans visiting the mine into a counter-coup force.
Richard Harding Davis (1864 – 1916) was an American journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish–American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt and he also played a major role in the evolution of the American magazine. His influence extended to the world of fashion and he is credited with making the clean-shaven look popular among men at the turn of the 20th century
7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches
No Dust Jacket
Blue Cloth Cover with Gold Title on Spine
Published by Charles Scriber's Sons --- 1917 Edition
This book is in Used but in Fair condition. The book has no rips or tears. The binding is completely intact and strong. The interior pages have some staining. The book has water staining on the bottom of the front cover, spine and back cover.
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