In line with men like R. M. Ballantyne and G. A. Henty, Richard Halliburton spent his short life adventuring and chronicling things he saw and did. He wrote (we believe) eight books during his lifetime describing his adventures all around the world, and his Book of Marvels (written in two volumes, but later published as one) has become increasing sought after and hard-to-find in recent years. Written for students but loved by all ages, Marvels of the Occident takes you on a journey to some of the marvels of our world, primarily while traveling from South America to Europe. Visit wonders both natural and man-made, places you’ve heard about, and others you won’t believe you didn’t know of before.
The publisher of this reprint has done something remarkable. He has compiled a website with modern pictures and resources for each chapter of the book, helping bring these books even more fully to life for today's student! See the Books of Marvels website here.
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