THE INCREDIBLE INCAS by Carleton Beals

THE INCREDIBLE INCAS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Beals, who knows the area and the people of whom he writes, includes here much raw material on the government, social organization and culture of the ancient Quechuas (of whom the Incas were merely the ruling nobility) and the food, clothing, work, customs and fiestas of their descendants. But his stated admiration for the civilization of yesterday and his sympathy for the downtrodden Indians of today does nothing to spark a lackluster, directionless roundup of facts. which is further limited by the even duller captions to the photos (most Of them Of people standing around for the camera, few illustrating the cited accomplishments) and by the lack of integration between the ineffective photos and the text.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1973
Page count: 191pp
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman