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Nordhoff, Charles 1830-1901

Overview
Works: 178 works in 791 publications in 4 languages and 11,321 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals  Guidebooks  Autobiographies  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Recipient
Classifications: HX653, 335.973
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The communistic societies of the United States : from personal visit and observation by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

51 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unabridged and unaltered republication of the work first published in 1875
Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich islands by Charles Nordhoff( )

37 editions published between 1874 and 2018 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California: for health, pleasure, and residence : a book for travellers and settlers by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

36 editions published between 1872 and 1996 in English and held by 759 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 )

33 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was my fortune to spend the winter of 1874-75 in Washington, in almost daily attendance upon the debates of Congress, and in more or less intimate friendly relations with many of its leading members, of both parties. The Southern question was, during the whole of the three months session, that which attracted most attention, and was in public and private most earnestly discussed. The Louisiana affair, the Vicksburg riot, the Alabama question, the Arkansas muddle, were all the topics of continual excited conversation in and out of Congress. I was extremely desirous to find a basis of fact on which to found a trustworthy opinion of the condition of the South; but was constantly confused by statements apparently partisan, and, at any rate, unsatisfactory." ... "I accepted gladly an offer from Mr. Bennett to make for him an exploration of the principal Southern States, and see for myself what I had vainly tried to discover by questioning others... I visited successively Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia; and the results of my observations were printed in letters to the New York Herald. These letters, with some additions and corrections, form the larger part of the present volume." --Excerpt from author's introduction
Cape Cod and all along shore; stories by Charles Nordhoff( )

16 editions published between 1868 and 2017 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics : for young Americans by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

46 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California : for health, pleasure, and residence : a book for travellers and settlers by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

9 editions published between 1872 and 2006 in English and held by 382 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 merchant vessel; a sailor boy's voyages around the world by Charles Nordhoff( )

25 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in English and held by 369 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( )

20 editions published between 1855 and 1985 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whaling and fishing by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

20 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a personal narrative published in 1856 during the heyday of American whaling. The author aims to provide a "plain common sense picture" of whaling in the hopes of dissuading young men and boys from pursuing a life at sea
The freedmen of South Carolina: some account of their appearance, character, condition, and peculiar customs by Charles Nordhoff( )

17 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the island world by Charles Nordhoff( )

7 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peninsular California : some account of the climate, soil productions, and present condition chiefly of the northern half of Lower California by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

15 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in English and French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American utopias by Charles Nordhoff( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America Utopias gives an intriguing look at America's many unique American collective communities. This first-hand account was first published in 1875 while all the early major communities were still thriving, offering accounts of the Amana Society, the Shakers, Separatists of Zoar, the Oneida and Wallingford Perfectionists, the Aurora Commune, the Icarians, and many others
Nordhoff's West Coast : California, Oregon, and Hawaii by Charles Nordhoff( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 210 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 )

18 editions published between 1865 and 1971 in English and held by 196 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( )

12 editions published between 1857 and 1968 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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California: for health, pleasure, and residence : a book for travellers and settlers
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Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich islandsCalifornia: for health, pleasure, and residence : a book for travellers and settlersCalifornia : for health, pleasure, and residence : a book for travellers and settlers
Alternative Names
Charles Nordhoff (journalist) Amerikaans journalist (1830-1901)

Charles Nordhoff journaliste américain

Charles Nordhoff periodista estadounidense

Charles Nordhoff periodista estatunidenc

Nordhoff Charles

Norudohotsufu, Charesu

Чарльз Нордхофф

تشارلز نوردهوف

ノルドホッフ, チャーレス

諾篤蒲布, 査理

Languages
English (488)

German (1)

Italian (1)

French (1)