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' .Samoa and Its Story,’ by Janies Cowan, is a, uell-told and interesting narrative, containing some 60 odd pages of literarv and illustrated matter. There are 8 chapters and 20 illustrations. 'The, first im-lnde ‘The Slmy of the licaeh,’ ‘'The (Mauds and the People,’ and ‘The British. Capture of Samoa,’ and tiie .second form a varied selection of harbor, bush, township. forest, h'l!, and native scenes. The publication is wef] printed and neatly hound, and should have a. largo sale. It is tlic handiest and most readable we have so far corny across, Auckland ‘Weekly News’ Christmas number is a finely and profusely-illustrated publication that cannot Fail to bring home to visitors and residents what a. wonderfully favored group of islands New Zealand is. We were particularly struck with the colored cover, showing a gigantic mna. The very look of this huge, uncouth. massively-limbed monster stalking in majestic pride a veritable lord of creation is enough to make one staro'and gasp, and in wish that the coming of man had not led to the extinction of the moa. The full, half, and quarter-page illustrations of ocean and river, rapids and headlands, shooting and yachting, West Coast sounds and North Island hot springs, geysers, etc., give a comprehensive! insight into our scenic glories. Nor must the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and tho hoisting of tho Flag at Samoa be forgotten. Credit is due to ail concerned in this timely and welcome souvenir. Two large colored illustrations are given with each copy. Wo have received from the London ‘Times’ three weekly parts of ‘The TimesV history of the war. It is tho intenion of the proprietary to publish an adequate history of the great war in a set of illustrated volumes under this title. It is fitting that this greatest of newspapers should set out tq publish a history of the greatest world conflict, in a form worthy of the subject. “Tire ‘History,’ writes ‘The Times’ itself, “is destined to take its place as the most accurate and authoritative record of tho gigantic European struggle now in progress. Being the product of the unique organisation of ‘The Times,’ this history will constitute a work of permanent importance and value—a work which every British citizen should read and preserve if ho is intelligently to understand the cause* and issues of this titanic conflict.”

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PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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