The Tagebuch of Ernst Silge, USN

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The Tagebuch of Ernst Silge, USN - Frank H. Pierce. This book is pure 19-century adventure, from young Ernst Silge's years as a U.S. Navy sailor boy on the fabled China Station in the last days of the great sailing ships to his life as a Colorado homesteader, and finally as a gold miner in the American Rockies. Taken directly from the diaries of a young German immigrant lad with a yearning to travel, a propensity to write, and powers of observation that a seasoned journalist would have admired. 1996, 5½x8½, paper, append., 264 pp. 101-P0489 ISBN: 078840489X