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The Radio Boys With the Revenue Guards

Gerald Breckenridge

"I discovered a radio station tucked away in a hollow behind the timber, with sandhills hiding it on the landward side. I watched for a while from beind a tree, but couldn't see anybody. ... "There's something queer about this. A mysterious radio station, hidden away, that sends a continuous wave on a hitherto unused wave length. This has been going on for a week. What does it mean?"

The Radio Boys With the Revenue Guards is the third volume in the Radio Boys series written by Gerald Breckenridge and published by the A.L. Burt Company in 1922. The series revolves around the adventures of three teenagers, Frank Merrick, Bob Temple, and Jack Hampton. With well-to-do parents they travel to worldwide destinations and find adventure and mystery, and radio always serves an important role. In this story, the boys are back from their adventures out West and find a new mystery at home on Long Island. This time they use both radio and their airplane to track down a new type of criminal enterprise.

In radio’s early, experimental days of the 1920s there were two major series of juvenile fiction identically titled The Radio Boys; this series by A.L. Burt and a more commercial series by Grosset & Dunlap written under the name Allen Chapman. Of the two series, these Breckenridge stories were written in a somewhat more adult style and involve more exotic locations. (There was a third series published by Cupples & Leon Company for girls, titled appropriately The Radio Girls.)

Book publisher: A.L. Burt Company, New York
Book copyright:
Book edition: First edition, likely first printing
Pages: 235 (262 bound pages)
Size: 5″ x 7-5/8″
Dust jacket: Yes, color
Illustrated: Semi-glossy frontispiece
Back matter: 14 pages of series listings from A.L. Burt Company
Digital edition © 2005 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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