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In 1889, 24-year-old Rudyard Kipling was making his way from India (his birthplace) to England. On his trip to England, Kipling traveled by ship from Japan to San Francisco, then by rail up to Portland and Vancouver, then to Yellowstone National Park, and on to Salt Lake City. From there he headed east and eventually arrived in London, where he started his literary career in earnest. 

This audiobook focuses on Kipling’s time in the West on that trip, using an excerpt of From Sea to Sea: Letters of Travel, published most recently in 1913. The excerpt includes letters 22-32. Kipling reveals a wit and sarcasm, pointing out American foibles. The mix of what Kipling likes and dislikes show us imperial and racist attitudes all too common in Kipling’s day. But we also get a unique insight into the earliest days of the cities he visited and of Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. Through Kipling we can hear the voices of 19th century Americans.

Public Domain (P)2018 Jack de Golia

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better then i thought it would be

this story takes you though time and tells about the events that happen it is a good history book

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