By Jacques Barzun

Throughout his profession Jacques Barzun, writer of the New York Times bestseller and nationwide booklet Award Finalist From sunrise to Decadence, has constantly been referred to as a witty and swish essayist, one that combines a intensity of data and an extraordinary facility with words.

Now Michael Murray has conscientiously chosen 80 of Barzun's so much artistic, comprehensive, and insightful essays, and compiled them in a single extraordinary quantity. With matters starting from historical past to baseball to crime novels, A Jacques Barzun Reader is a banquet for any reader.

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One passes southward through Baguio in Benguet Province and then stretches westward, terminating on the coast at San Fernando, in Union Province. The other, the one most commonly traveled to Bontoc, passes to the northwest, terminating on the coast at Candon, in the Province of Ilokos Sur. The main trail, entering Bontoc Page 31from Cervantes, passes through the pueblo and extends to the northeast, quite closely following the trend of the Chico River. In Spanish times it was seldom traveled farther than Bassao, but several parties of Americans have been over it as far as the Rio Grande de Cagayan since November, 1902.

Usually the days of the rainy season are beautiful and clear during the forenoon, but all-day rains are not rare, and each season has two or three storms of pelting, driving rain which continues without a break for four or five days. ” Dr. ” Morga in 1609 used the word as “Igolot;” early Spaniards also used the word frequently as “Ygolotes”—and to-day some groups of the Igorot, as the Bontoc group, do not pronounce the “r” sound, which common usage now puts in the word. The Spaniards applied the term to the wild peoples of present Benguet and Lepanto Provinces, now a short-haired, peaceful people.

From Cervantes there are two trails to the coast. One passes southward through Baguio in Benguet Province and then stretches westward, terminating on the coast at San Fernando, in Union Province. The other, the one most commonly traveled to Bontoc, passes to the northwest, terminating on the coast at Candon, in the Province of Ilokos Sur. The main trail, entering Bontoc Page 31from Cervantes, passes through the pueblo and extends to the northeast, quite closely following the trend of the Chico River.

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