Monthly Archives: September 2019

My Discovery of England

My Discovery of England by Stephen Leacock

My Discovery of England by Stephen Leacock

“In the course of time a very considerable public feeling was aroused in the United States and Canada over this state of affairs. The lack of reciprocity in it seemed unfair. It was felt (or at least I felt) that the time had come when some one ought to go over and take some impressions off England. The choice of such a person (my choice) fell upon myself. By an arrangement with the Geographical Society of America, acting in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society of England (to both of whom I communicated my proposal), I went at my own expense.”

And from thence follow the impressions of Canadian political economist and humourist, Stephen Leacock, after a lecturing visit to England.

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A History of the Philippines

A History of the Philippines by David P. Barrows

A History of the Philippines by David P. Barrows

This book is one of the earliest studies of Philippine history by an American scholar. In preparation for this book, the author conducted ethnological studies of indigenous island tribes after the American war in the Philippines. Since this book was intended for the Philippine reader, the author nicely places the history of the Islands into the broader context of European and American history.

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Celebrated Travels and Travellers – Volume 1

Celebrated Travels and Travellers - Volume 1 by Jules Verne

Celebrated Travels and Travellers – Volume 1 by Jules Verne

The famous writer of great adventure stories Jules Verne wrote also several lesser known, but good non-fiction works. “Celebrated travels and travellers” tells the story of geographical discovery in the same well written and precise manner we are used to finding in Verne‚Äôs fiction books. This book is divided into 3 volumes. This is the first volume, named the “Exploration of the World” and it covers the period in the World’s history of exploration from B.C. 505 to the close of the 17th century. The second and third volumes are respectively entitled “The great navigators of the 18th century” and “The great navigators of the 19th century”.

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