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Soldiers of Fortune

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Davis was born on April 18, 1864. He made his reputation as a newspaper reporter in May to June 1889, by reporting on the devastation of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, following the infamous flood. He added to his reputation by reporting on other events, like the first electrocution of a criminal. Davis became a managing editor of Harper's Weekly, and was one of the world's lead ...more
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Published December 28th 2012 by Start Publishing LLC (first published 1897)
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Perry Whitford
Miss Alice Langham is a beautiful and accomplished heiress with all the suitors her circumstances would imply, the most eligible of whom is Reggie King, similarly wealthy and leisured, from the oldest and best of American families.

However, for Alice, the man 'who could give her something else besides approval of her beauty and her mind, had not (yet) disclosed himself.'

In walks Robert Clay, a self-assured mining engineer, soldier and ex-cowboy. An experienced man, Clay has held a boyish fascina
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Classic adventure story. The poor but noble hero just trying to do his best to help everyone, and the rich socialite out for her own pleasure meet and fall in love. Revolution intervenes threatening everything they hold dear. But what is it they hold dear? Then the Twist. I never saw that coming. The whole book hangs on that Twist and it makes the whole story. Davis writes so well and he did a marvelous job on this story.
An interesting look at what things might have been like 100 years ago but heavily fictionalized, of course. A mostly implausible story, but quite enjoyable as fiction of the time.
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Richard Harding Davis (April 18, 1864 – April 11, 1916) was a 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 influen ...more
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