Exposition Memories: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1916 (Classic Reprint)

Exposition Memories: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1916 (Classic Reprint)

by George Wharton James
     
 

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Possibly never before at any Exposition held in the history of the world was there so unique, peculiar and interesting a development as Dr. George Wharton James's California Literature Class at the Panama-California International Exposition at San Diego. Started as a distinctively

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Excerpt from Exposition Memories: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1916

Possibly never before at any Exposition held in the history of the world was there so unique, peculiar and interesting a development as Dr. George Wharton James's California Literature Class at the Panama-California International Exposition at San Diego. Started as a distinctively literary adjunct to his illustrated work on California, it attracted large and thoughtful audiences. In spite of the speaker's strongly marked resentment of certain habits of audiences which other lecturers generally pass over in silence, and of idiosyncrasies of speech and manner that offended a certain type of people, which constantly kept weeding out all but the most interested; in spite of the inconvenient hour at which the lectures were given, and the strongly expressed demand that if those present (at the opening hour) were not prepared to stay the whole hour and a quarter that the lecture would last, they immediately retire, - I say that, in spite of all these things, the audiences grew in number and in interest, until these lectures became one of the strongly marked and attractive features of the Exposition. A birthday dinner given by Dr. James to over a hundred of the Class and their guests, which was cooked a la camp-fire by the distinguished lecturer himself and served under his direction in the open air of the Pepper Tree Grove, but served to cement the bonds of the Class more fully.

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ISBN-13:
9781331481188
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/16/2015
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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