Some Personal Experiences with Earthquakes
Rear Adm. L. G. Billings recounts his harrowing experience off the coast of Peru in 1868, when his vessel was carried on the crest of a tidal wave in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake.
Glimpses of Holland
From the canal- covered city of Amsterdam to quaint fishing villages, the author explores Dutch culture and its age- old struggle against the encroaching sea.
From the War- Path to the Plow
On the occasion of the disbandment of the Cherokee Nation, Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane ruminates on the conflicting philosophies of Indian management.
The City of Jacqueline
In an effort to uncover the story of a 15th- century Dutch countess, the province of Zeeland is explored.
One hundred and twenty years after losing their sovereignty, the Poles struggle to maintain their cultural identity.
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