Books: At the Throne of God

AMAZON OF THE DESERT—Gen. P. N. Krassnoff—Duffield ($2.50).

The Throne of God is a vast mountain of the Tien Shans in Central Asia where Russia gnaws into China. There on the border Ivan Pavlovitch Tokareff was, for this story, the misogynist commander of the Cossack police garrison. And there his boyish niece Fedossia went to visit him. They hunted in the deserts, chased and captured Kara-Kirghiz bandits, rescued a lecherous Russian fop from the underground Chinese desert city Tourfan, partook in a Kirghiz baiga (rodeo), found gold together, watched the Fouidoutoun of Souidoun dynamite...

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