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The Life of Sir Clements R Markham, KCB, FRS


IT is not often that the story of a notable life is told by a biographer who is at once sympathetic and impartial. Admiral Sir Albert Markham, the author of the work under review, is not merely closely related to the subject of the memoir, but was his warm and constant friend. Yet he tells his story with the straight simplicity which seems specially to distinguish naval writers, and he leaves his readers to form their own conclusions. Therein lies the greatest charm of the book, for we can well construct for ourselves from the incidents of a life overflowing with energy and achievement the. character of a man who enriched the world by many of those “footprints on the sands of time” which serve as indications and guides in the path oof generations to come.

The Life of Sir Clements R. Markham, K.C.B., F.R.S.

By Admiral Sir A. H. Markham. Pp. xi + 384. (London: John Murray, 1917.) Price 15s. net.

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