Autobiography: Life-Story and Personal Reminiscences of Col John Sobieski SIGNED Hardcover 1900 J. L. Douthit & Son - Civil War - Minnesota


Title: The Life-Story and Personal Reminiscences of Col. John Sobieski

Author: Col. John Sobieski

Description: Signed and dated (1902) by the author on the ffep. Green cloth boards with black lettering and a Polish flag in white, blue and red. Front board rubbed; head and foot of spine and corners lightly worn. Frontispiece portrait of John III King of Poland (of whom the author is a lineal descendant) with tissue guard, plus seven photographic plates. 384 pp. 7.5 x 5.5 inches.

This includes both the author's lecture "The Republic of Poland" and A Brief History of Poland. John Sobieski (1842-1927) was a Polish born soldier and politician and was active in the prohibition/temperance movement. He was exiled from Poland after his father was executed. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army and after the war joined revolutionary forces in Mexico who were fighting against Emperor Maximilian. In 1868 he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives and later campaigned unsuccessfully to be the governor. This book was published by the firm of J. L. Douthit & Son. Jasper L. Douthit was an American Unitarian minister a fellow temperance activist. He is regarded in Sobieski's text and a portrait of Douthit is provided.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Good+

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: J. L. Douthit & Son

Place: Shelbyville, IL

Year: 1900

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Keywords: autobiography, biography, Poland, Minnesota, Second Mexican Empire, Civil War, Temperance, Prohibition

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