• History,  Russian revolution,  Travel

    Petrograd, the city of trouble, 1914-1918 (Saint Petersburg) PDF book by Meriel Buchanan

    Petrograd, the city of trouble, 1914-1918 (Saint Petersburg) PDF book by Meriel  Buchanan Petrograd, the city of trouble It has been one of the characteristics of the Russian Revolution’ — perhaps of every Revolution — that the spectators of its evolution have named every fresh development a climax. Looking back now through the events in Russia during 1917, one sees the abdication of the Czar, the revolt of Korniloff, the Bolshevik coup d’Stat as successive climaxes, but none of them as, in any sense, an ultimate climax; although one is now a year and a half from that first wonderful day in March when the Cossacks lined the Nevski and…

  • Places,  Travel

    A sketcher’s tour round the world by Robert Elwes (with colored illustrations) 1854

    A sketcher’s tour around the world by Robert Elwes (with colored illustrations) 1854 This book is simply a record of travels, undertaken for no purpose but my own amusement; but as, in the course of so long a ramble, I visited many places of interest, and penetrated to spots not familiar to Europeans, I venture to give the impressions of my wanderings, such as they are, to the world, without apologizing for my temerity. We live in an age when almost everyone travels; and perhaps there is so much more reason for publishing the result of our experiences and observations, as it is not only interesting, as far as it…

  • Travel

    Round the world in any number of days by Maurice Baring (1919) PDF book

    Round the world in any number of days by Maurice Baring (1919) PDF book Travel around the world :  Contents TILBURY: JUNE 21 i BAY OF BISCAY: JUNE 24 8 GIBRALTAR: JUNE 28 n NAPLES: JUNE 29 12 PORT SAID: JULY 3 18 THE RED SEA: JULY 22 THE GULF OF ADEN: JULY 28 THE INDIAN OCEAN: DURING THE MONSOON 38 CEYLON: JULY 42 FROM COLOMBO TO FREMANTLE: JULY 47 FREMANTLE: JULY 59 ADELAIDE: JULY 61 MELBOURNE: JULY 65 SYDNEY: AUGUST 2 66 ONBOARD THE MAUNGANUI! AUGUST 76 WELLINGTON: AUGUST 10 96 NEAR PALMERSTON: AUGUST 20 100 WELLINGTON: SEPTEMBER 104 RORATONGA AND TAHITI : SEPTEMBER no ACROSS THE PACIFIC: SEPTEMBER…

  • History,  Thailand,  Travel

    The kingdom of Siam (1904) by A. C Carter PDF book

    The kingdom of Siam (1904) by A. C  Carter PDF book The following notes on Siam have been written by high officials in different departments of the Government Service, and while in no way professing to give a full description of the people and country, each article is, as far as possible, an accurate statement of the existing conditions. These articles were written during 1903 and the statistics refer to this year and years anterior to this. There is as yet no standard for the transliteration of the Siamese characters each author has followed his own system. Some of the contents:I. — The Royal Family II. — The Government III.…

  • Travel

    Invalid Europe (1921): some impressions of recent travel PDF book by Alfred F. Seligsberg

    Invalid Europe (1921): some impressions of recent travel PDF book by Alfred F. Seligsberg I. ENGLAND . . . . .21 II. FRANCE 40 III. GERMANY . . . . . 73 IV. ITALY 107 V. THE SICK MAN OF EUROPE . . .128 VI. THE PROSPECT 141 I had left America towards the end of June, most anxious to see for myself conditions in Western Europe, where I had not been since the Fall of 1914, after having passed the first months of the great war in Paris, the South of France and Italy. From the latter country, I had been fortunate enough to travel in comfort to my…

  • Biography,  Christopher Columbus,  Editor's Picks,  History,  Travel

    The journal of Christopher Columbus (1893) PDF book (during his first voyage, 1492-93) including documents

    The journal of Christopher Columbus (1893) PDF book (during his first voyage, 1492-93) and documents relating to the voyages of John Cabot and Gaspar Corte Real Excerpt from  the book’s introduction: Cantino and La Cosa map from his impressions. The thanks of the Society are also due to Mr. H. Welter, the publisher of Mr. Harrlsse’s last work, for permission to make use of the plates of the maps of Juan de la Cosa and Cantino. Our late Secretary, Mr. R. H. Major, by his production of the Select Letters of Columbus ( 1847; 2nd ed., 1870), brought within the reach of members of this Society all the letters written by…

  • England,  Liverpool,  Travel,  UK

    Bygone Liverpool; (1913) Free PDF book by Ramsay Muir (with illustrations)

    Download Bygone Liverpool; (1913) Free PDF book by Ramsay Muir (with illustrations)  Liverpool; (1913) the object of this work is to present a picture of Liverpool in the making; to give a brief account of some of the historic landmarks and industrial activities; to draw attention to the periodic changes which have taken place in the town and port, and to review the circumstances that have brought those changes about. The nature of this effort precludes the possibility of its being accomplished by one person unassisted; because no individual or institution possesses the material for it. The work is, therefore, the result of the friendly co-operation of several individuals interested…

  • Egypt,  History,  Sinai,  Travel

    A history of Sinai PDF book by Lina Eckenstein (1921)

    Download a history of Sinai  PDF book  by  Lina Eckenstein 1921) history of Sinai  PDF book In the winter of 1905-6, Professor Flinders Petrie undertook the examination of the Egyptian remains in Sinai. After working at Wadi Maghara he removed into the Wadi Umm Agraf to copy the inscriptions and excavate the temple ruins at Serabit. His work is described in “Researches in Sinai, 1906,” and the inscriptions are in course of publication by the Egypt Exploration Fund. Among the workers at Serabit was me. I had long been interested in the hermit life of the peninsula and in the growing belief that the Gebel Musa was not the Mountain…

  • Netherlands,  Travel

    Modern Holland 1922 Free PDF book with Illustrations by Jan Feith

    Download Modern Holland 1922 Free PDF book with Illustrations by Jan Feith  Americans have a genuine affection for Holland. We like to study her history, we sympathize with her struggle for independence, and we compare her national hero — the great Stadthouder William the First of Orange — with our own hero, George Washington.  We remember that when the Pilgrim Fathers fled from England it was the Dutch who welcomed them and gave them asylum for twelve years. Our historians tell us that these same Pilgrim Fathers brought with them to America new ideas about liberty of conscience, State rights, and local self-government, which they had learned from the Dutch…

  • Egypt,  Travel

    The spell of Egypt Free PDF Travel and Description book by Robert Hichens (1911)

    Download The spell of Egypt Free PDF Travel and Description book by Robert Hichens (1911) In this book, the author travels to many touristic great places in Egypt and describes them, the book was originally published in 1909. Robert Hichens was an English writer who wrote many books about Egypt. what makes the book special is the author’s ability for description in an excellent way. Why do you come to Egypt? Do you come to gain a dream, or to regain lost dreams of old; to gild your life with the drowsy gold of romance, to lose a creeping sorrow, to forget that too many of your hours are sullen,…