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Frederick O'Brien (1869-1932): "Mystic Isles of the South Seas" precedes in experience my former book, “White Shadows in the South Seas”, and will be followed by “Atolls of the Sun”, which will be the account of a visit to, and a dwelling on, the blazing coral wreaths of the Dangerous Archipelago, where the strange is commonplace, and the marvel is the probability of the hour. These three volumes will cover the period I spent during three journeys with the remnants of the most amazing of uncivilized races, whose discovery startled the old world, and whom another generation will cease to know.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
OCEAN TO OCEAN - HORSEBACK I . BeIng THE STORY OF A TOUR IN THE SADDLE FROM THE ATLANTIC M THE PACIFIC WITH ESPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE EARLY HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF, CITIES AND TOWNS ALONG THE ROUTE AND REGIOXS TRAVERSED YOND THE IISSISSIPPI TOGETHER WITH IN- CIDETS, ANECDOTES AND ADVENTURES OF THE JOURNEY. CAPTAIN TVILLARD GLAZIER. -- 1898 -- PREFACE. was tle intention of the writer to publish a narrative descript.ive of his over- laud tour fiorn the Atlantic to the Pacific soon after returning from California in 1876, ancl liis excuse for the delay in publication is that a variety of circurn- V . stances compelled hinl to postpone for a time the duty of arranging the contents of his journnl until other pressing matters had been satisfactorily attended to. Again, considerable unfinished literary work, set asicle when he began preparation for crossing the Continent, had to be resumed, and for these reasons the story of his journey from OCEAN TO OCEAN ON HORSEBACK is only now ready for the printer. In view of this delay in going to press, the author will encleavor to show a due regard for the . changes time has wrought along his line of rnarcll, and while noting the incidents of his long ride from day to day, ft. has been his aim so far as possible to discuss the regions traversed, the growth of cities and the develop- ment of their industries from the standpoint of the present. ALBANY, NEW YORK, August 22,1895. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY. C Boyhood Longings-Confronted by Obstacles-Trapping Along the Oswegatchie-Enter Gouverneur Weslyan Semiuary-Appoiuted to State Normal College-Straitened Circumstances-Teach Scllool in Rensselaer County-War of the Rebellion-Enlist in a Cavalry Regiment-Taken Pridner-Fourteen Months in Southern Prisons-Escape from Columbia-Recaptured-Escape from Syl- vania, Georgia-Re-enter the Army-Close of the War-Publish Captare, Prison-Pen and Escape and Other Books-Decide to Cross the Continent-Preparation for Journey from Ocean to Ocean on IIorseback . . . . . . . . 25 . CHAPTER 11. BOSTON AND ITS ENVIRONS. Early History and Development-Situation of the Metropolis of New England-Boston Harbor-The Cradle . of Liberty- . Old South Church-Migrations of the Post Office-Patriots of the Revolution-The Boston Tea. Party-Banker Hill Monument- . Visit of Lafayette-The Public Library-House where Frankiin was Bor11-The Back Bay-Public Gardens-Streets of Boston- Soldiers Monument-The Old Elm-Commonvealth Avenae- State Capitol-Trernont Temple-Edward Everett-Vendell Pllillips-Villiam Loyd Garrison-Phillips Brooks-Harvard University - Wellesley College - Holrnes, Parkmall - Prescott, Lowell, onfellow-ostons Claims to Greatness , . . 32 CHAPTER 111. LECTURE AT TREMONT TEMPLE. Subject of Lecture-Objects Coutemplated-Grand Army of the ix , - Republic-Introduction by Captain Theodore L. Kelly -Refer. ence to Army aud Prison Experieices-Newspaper Commeut-- Proceeds of Lecture Given to Posts 7 and 15-Letter to Adjutant- Gperal of Department . 70 CHAPTER IV. BOSTON TO ALBANY. first Day of Journey-Sht from the Revere IIouse-Escorted to Brighton by G. A. R...
The Voyage of Captain Popanilla is an adventure story describing the traveling of Captain Popanilla and his crew to far away lands. The book was written by Benjamin Disraeli and was published for the first time in 1827. Since then it has been extremely popular among readers who like reading about adventures and wonderful events that happen to the main characters. The plot of the story keeps its readers attentive during each chapter. Readers will travel to different places and meet absolutely amazing people and see awesome animals together with the main characters. So be prepared to dive into the world of adventures.
Robert Heywood (1786-1868), was the son of John Heywood, a cotton quilt manufacturer. The firm of John Heywood and Son was founded in 1803. Robert is now best known as the writer of several travelogues, diaries and letters, including: A Journey to Italy in 1826, A Journey to America in 1834, A Journey to the Levant in 1845 and A Journey in Russia in 1858.