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Nordhoff, Charles 1830-1901

Overview
Works: 120 works in 604 publications in 4 languages and 10,249 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Guidebooks  Controversial literature  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Recipient
Classifications: HX653, 335.973
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The communistic societies of the United States; from personal visit and observation including detailed accounts of the Economists, Zoarites, Shakers, the Amana, Oneida, Bethel, Aurora, Icarian, and other existing societies, their religious creeds, social practices, numbers, industries, and present condition by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

135 editions published between 1874 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Including detailed accounts of the Economists, Zoarites, Shakers, the Amana, Oneida, Bethel, Aurora, Icarian, and other existing societies, their religious creeds, social practices, numbers, industries, and present condition."
California : for health, pleasure, and residence : a book for travellers and settlers by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

53 editions published between 1872 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) and his family came to America from Prussia when he was a boy and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. Winning a reputation as a journalist and writer on the sea, Nordhoff was managing editor of the New York Evening Post, 1861-1871. He spent 1872-1873 travelling to California and Hawaii, and returned east to become the Washington correspondent of the New York Herald. He continued to visit California frequently and spent his last years in Coronado. California: for health, pleasure and residence (1873) was an extremely popular guidebook that persuaded many to settle in California. It opens with descriptions of the various routes available to the traveller to California and the visitor to Yosemite. Next come suggested points of interest; California agriculture (with hints to prospective settlers); and notes on the Southern California climate
The cotton states in the spring and summer of 1875 by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

26 editions published between 1876 and 1982 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich islands by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

26 editions published between 1874 and 2011 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cape Cod and all along shore; stories by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

13 editions published between 1868 and 1970 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics : for young Americans by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

38 editions published between 1874 and 1899 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whaling and fishing by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

15 editions published between 1855 and 1978 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a first person account of life on a whaling ship
Peninsular California; some account of the climate, soil productions, and present condition chiefly of the northern half of Lower California by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

9 editions published in 1888 in English and French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Yankee windjammers by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 1943 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man-of-war life : a boy's experience in the United States Navy, during a voyage around the world in a ship-of-the-line by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

17 editions published between 1855 and 1985 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many a restless teenager before him, Charles Nordhoff craved excitement and in 1844, when barely 14, he managed to talk his way into the US Navy. A bookish lad who had been apprenticed to a printer, Nordhoff was better educated than most of his fellow seamen, and was well equipped to describe what became a three-year round-the-world adventure. He was lucky in his ship, USS Columbus, a large 74-gun ship of the line that had been chosen to undertake a diplomatic mission to China, and then to Japan, in an abortive attempt to open the latter to American trade. In the course of this voyage, No
The merchant vessel; a sailor boy's voyages around the world by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

15 editions published between 1855 and 1895 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative sketches of the author's service as a merchant mariner between approximately 1847 and 1851, liberally salted with 'yarns' about life at sea on board a variety of merchant vessels (including an Indiamen and a Slaver) bound for destinations around the world as told by his fellow seamen
The freedmen of South Carolina: some account of their appearance, character, condition, and peculiar customs by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

12 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and the future life : the reasonableness of christianity by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

5 editions published between 1883 and 1884 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America for free working men. Mechanics, farmers and laborers read! How slavery injures the free working man. The slave-labor system the free working-man's worst enemy by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

13 editions published between 1865 and 1971 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine years a sailor; being sketch of personal experience in the United States naval service, the American and British merchant marine, and the whaling service by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1857 and 1968 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nordhoff's West Coast : California, Oregon, and Hawaii by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the island world by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

6 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailor life on Man of War and Merchant Vessel by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

7 editions published between 1881 and 1884 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on the ocean by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1874 and 1974 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing the world : a young sailor's own story by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

3 editions published between 1867 and 1884 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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California : for health, pleasure, and residence : a book for travellers and settlers
Alternative Names
Charles Nordhoff American journalist

Nordhoff, Charles

Norudohotsufu, Charesu

Чарльз Нордхофф

ノルドホッフ, チャーレス

諾篤蒲布, 査理

Languages
English (448)

German (1)

Italian (1)

French (1)

Covers
California : for health, pleasure, and residence : a book for travellers and settlersNorthern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich islands