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aon "ThiGrtat Wagon Road— From Philadelphia fc to th« South," by Park* Rouse Jr.; pub., MeGraw-HM. The eleventh volume in the famous American Trail Series, The Great Wagon Hoed by Parke Rouse Jr., is a chronicle of America from 160? until the age of the railroad. This book describes the early years of the settlement of the East and South. Few trails were more important in early America than the Indian route which extended east of the Appalachians from Pennsylvania to Georgia This ancient Warriors* Path had long been used by Iroquois Days Were Hectic And Halcyon •Memoirs of the Forties" by Cecil Beaton; . pub., McGraw- Hill. "One afternoon Greta started once or twice to ask a favor, then decided against it: 'Perhaps another day I'll mention it.' I was most intrigued. Then she continued hesitantly: 'If only you were not such a grand and elegant photographer . . .' I finished the sentence for her: •Then you'd ask me to take your passport photograph?' She looked astounded. 'How did you know?'" The familiar tone, the intimate mood in this anecdote in volving Greta Garbo prevail throughout the book by the celebrated photographer, set designer, author,-and dazzling rac onteur. Beaton chats candidly about the fabled people among whom he lived and worked: Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Churchill, Laurence Olivier, Cocteau, Andre Gide and many others. He presents the most extraordinary word portrait ever penned of the elusive Greta Garbo, with whom he shared an intensely intimate relationship. In light prose and stunning photographs, she is seen at her most serious and most playful moments, romping in Central Park, Christmas shopping for bargains at Macy's, revealing herself with warmth and candor. tribesmen of the north to go south to trade, hunt, or make war. After a series of treaties with the powerful Five Nations of the Iroquois, the English acquired the route which was to become the principal highway of the colonial back country. By the end -of the colonial era, traffic was greater than on all other main roads put together. Travelers were often less than pleased with the accommoda tioris of the taverns and inns that lined the route. One Eng Vsh visitor said: ... "the entertainment you meet with is very poor indeed, seldom able to procure any other fare than eggs and bacon, with Indian hoe-cake, and at many of them not even that; the only liquors ate peach brandy and whiskey. For this miserable fare they are not remiss in making pretty ex orbitant charges." Travelers slept two to a bed unless they paid a higher charge. There was no charge added for more than two persons in a bed. The tavern keeper was a good man to know along the road. Not only would he warn of dangers and discomforts but he provided medical aid, advice to the potential buyer or seller and sympathy for the homesick In later years the great road became an important stagecoach route. During the Civil War the road was the center of meny battles. One story tells of a disenchanted southerner. Dr. George Junkin was president of Washington College. When Virginia seceded from the Union, the students of the college raised the Confederate flag. Dr. Junkin ordered the flag removed but the students persisted in showing it. Junkin dismissed his students with the admonition, "I never will hear a recitation or deliver a lecture under a rebel flag." The professor disposed of his property and paid his debts, bought a carriage and left Virginia, pausing in Maryland to "shake the dust of Virginia forever." With the coming of canals, turnpikes and railroads, the Wagon Road lost its importance. New waves of European immigrants no longer came south, and the once rustic region no longer looked to the east for amenities or enlightenment But the character of the people aln along the route did not change. The area is still known for men like Andrew Jackson, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and Stonewall Jackson. A descendant of one of the first settlers of Virginia in 1607, Parke Rouse Jr. is the executive director of the Jamestown Foundation and director of tfie Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission. He was the Sunday editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Rouse is the author of Virginia: The English Heritage in America; Planters and Pioneers; Life in Colonial Virginia; and Below the James Lies Dixie. —JOH • niin "lljpiiliiilllllllljlijiiinill""^ GalesbufQ Register-Mail, Galesbufg, 111, Wednesday, July; 11, 1973 15 The following books have been received at the Galesburg Public Library. ricttow J III* W Paul E. Erdman Search Spans Two Decades "The Search for Anna Fisher," by Florence Fisher; pub., Arthur Fields Books Inc., distributed by E. P. Dutton and Co. Slowly but surely one is soon caught up in Florence Fisher's search for Anna Fisher. This book is the true story of one woman's attempt, with all odds against her, to raise the curtain cloaking something to which she felt no one had a greater right than she: her past. Some of the names have been changed to insure privacy, but all the events of this unique account happened exactly as they are recorded. Today the experts favor disclosure of the fact of adoption. When the author was a child, most adoptive parents kept their children in the dark about their past. Her search for herself, Anna Fisher, began in her twenties and continued for the next 20 years. Over and over she heard . . . 'You've no right to know." But convinced that the truth was everyone's birthright, Florence Fisher persisted in her search, undeterred by the rebuffs from those who could help; but did not. Combing official birth and death records, newspaper morgues and telephone directories, the author made hundreds of calls. Finally, through sheer persis tence, she was able to assemble the vital parts of the puzzle of her birth, and two decades from the beginning of her search found her mother and her father for the first time. While the author began her search in isolation, she soon found many others, adoptees, who shared her beliefs and concerns. Here's a mystery story with true characters.—I.E.B. 'Sure Thing' Is Author's First Novel •'The Billion Dollar Sure Thing," by Paul E. Erdman; pub., Scrlbner's Sons. If your idea of financial intrigue is balancing your checkbook at the end of the month, you probably won't like The Billion Dollar Sure Thing by Paul Erdman. The book is about economic affairs and terms like devaluation and gold standard are tossed about with abandon. The author is an international financial expert and the former president of the United California B"ank of Basle. His career as an economist and banker was recently interrupted when a deficiency of $35 million was discovered at his bank. Although no charges were ever preferred, Erdman was held for ten months in the Basle jail. While in jail he began writing his book. It is about Swiss bankers who tangle with speculators from the Near East, and Russia takes on the U.S. in a power struggle over the future of gold, the dollar and the ruble. The book is a realistic picture of the international money market and the men who manipulate it. However, unless money is your favorite subject this book is also very boring. There are more characters than the average TV soap opera and none are particularly interesting. The plot is a .continual secret meeting behind closed doors between two or more harried economists. Paul Erdman received his degree from Concordia College, St. Louis, a master's from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C., and his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Basle. He has served as an economist with the European Coal and Steel Community and as European representative of the Stanford Research Institute. Erdman is the author of two scholarly books on economics. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing is his first novel, he is currently at work on a second novel. As he told author Adam Smith, "I don't .think I'll be president of another bank.'W.O.H. wnc The James T. Shields Woman's Relief Corps, 121, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, will meet Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Eagles club room. A social hour will follow. Wings For The Chariot*, by Arch Whitehouse. The Fifth Estate, by Robin Moore. The White Castello, by Marjorie McEvoy. The Sweetheart Tree, by Hettie Grimstead. Where There's A Will, by Roslyn Hastings. The Sinner, by Stuart MacGregor. Captain Hollister. by David Chand. Recovery, by John Berryman. A Maigret Trio, by Georges Simenon. Cyanide With Compliments, by Elizabeth Lemarchand. The Other Side To Time, by Keith Laumer. Murder In Waiting, by Mlenon Eberhart. To Die In California, by Newton Thorn- 1 burg. ttON-ricTtoN Mexican American Artists, by Jacinto Qulrarte. Today And Tomorrow And . . . , by Isaac Asimov. Home To The Wilderness, by Sally Cnrrigher. Journeys To The Far North, by Claus Murie. Those Swiss Money Men, by Ray Vicker. Grease, bv Jim Jacobs. Some Enchanted Egos, by Donald Zee. A China Passage by John K. Galbraith. Plutarch, by D. A. Russell. Look Down That Winding River, by Ben Luclen Burman. Hide And Seek, by Jessnmyn West. The President's Wife-Mary Todd Lincoln, by Ishbel Ross. Sports Illustrated Skin Diving And Snorkeling. by Barry Allen. Report From Part One, by Gwendolyn Brooks. The Company State, hv James Phelan. The Kennedy Case, by Rita Dallas. The Tarnished Shield, by Geortre Walton. The Glorious Age Of Exploration. Pornis, by John Fowles. The Art Crowd, bv Soohv- Burnham. REFERENCE Pilot's Handbook Of Aeronautical Knowledge, by Federal Aviation Administration. A Concise History Of The U.S. Marino Corps, by William Parker. Public Utilities, by Martin Farrls. American Reference Rooks Annual, 1073 ed. American Political Dictionary, 1072 "ed., by Jack Piano. JUVENILE *' The Long Black Coat, by&y Bennett, Search For The Crescent Moon, by Eth Clifford. JThe Moving Adventufes Of Old Dame Trot And Her Comical Cat,".by. Paul Galdone. Carrie's War, by Nina Bawden. Mine's The Best 'by Crosby Bonsall. Someone Always Needs A Policeman, by David Brbwh. The Stop, by William Wondfiska. The Day The World Went Away, by Anne Schraff. Calf, Goodnight, by Nancy Jewell. Supermex: Irne Lee Trevino Story, by Robert Jackson, Junior Shelf-; (Continued from Page, 14) was inspired by his love for *he peasant girl wJw^became his second wife, Catherine I. But as Mr. Putnaim' also paints out, thousands of workers were victims of tHts /progress. 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