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MY IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA

MARGOT ASQUITH

[Illustration: Copyright by Harris and Ewing

MARGOT ASQUITH

Returning from her visit to the White House.]

MY IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA

BY

MARGOT ASQUITH

AUTHOR OF "MARGOT ASQUITH: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY," ETC.

NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1922, BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY.

MY IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA. I PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CONTENTS

I: ABOARD THE CARMANIA PAGE MARGOT NOT A NATURAL TOURIST; LACKS CURIOSITY HEADLINES IN LONDON COMPARED WITH HEADLINES IN NEW YORK AMERICAN WOMEN WORLDLY AMERICAN MEN THE GENUINE ARTICLE 11

II: ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK

REPORTERS LACKING IN AWE SPLENDOURS OF HOTEL LIFE FIRST LECTURE A FAILURE AS RESULT OF SEA SICKNESS THRILLED BY NEW YORK'S ARCHITECTURE 21

III: BOSTON AND WORCESTER

DISCOMFORT OF TRAVEL IN AMERICA STAGE FRIGHT IN BOSTON BOSTONIANS INTELLIGENT AND COURTEOUS JOHN SARGENT'S FRESCOES IN THE MUSEUM 29

IV: UNRESPONSIVE PHILADELPHIA

SERMON ON LIFE AS A TRAINING SCHOOL MARGOT'S ENGLISH NOT UNDERSTOOD IN PHILADELPHIA MRS. CORNELIUS VANDERBILT'S BAL POUDRÉ PRAISE FROM HEYWOOD BROUN 41

V: THE WHITE HOUSE AND WASHINGTON

PRESIDENT HARDING EASY TO TALK TO MARGOT EXPLAINS ENGLISH POLITICS CHATS WITH WOODROW WILSON IMPRESSED BY AMBASSADOR JUSSERAND 57

VI: DETROIT AND CHICAGO

GUEST OF WOMEN'S CLUB VISITS FORD WORKS LOVELY MRS. MINOTTO BONUS AND DISABLED SOLDIERS 71

VII: PITTSBURGH AND ROCHESTER

MEETS AN INTERESTING REPORTER COMPLIMENTS FROM DR. HOLLAND PULLMAN CAR INCONVENIENCES MARGOT SEES HER FIRST FLAPPER 81

VIII: TORONTO AND MONTREAL

MARGOT TELLS A MARK TWAIN STORY CAPTURES TORONTO AUDIENCE; KISSES CHARWOMAN MONTREAL LADIES QUELLING AND CRITICAL 95

IX: IN CANADA'S CAPITAL

APATHY AND BREEDING OF OTTAWA'S AUDIENCE INTIMATE TALK WITH PREMIER MACKENZIE KING THE STATUE OF "SIR GALAHAD" AND ITS STORY 105

X: REFLECTIONS AT LARGE

DRAWBACKS OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM SENSATIONAL HEADLINES; FEAR OF THE PRESS CONTROVERSY ON PROHIBITION WITH LORD LEE IMPRESSIONS OF U. S. SENATE 115

XI: SYRACUSE AND BUFFALO

CITY OF CULTURE AND BEAUTY NIAGARA'S NATURAL BEAUTY MARRED BY BILLBOARDS MARGOT READS ABOUT HERSELF 135

XII: INTERESTING ST. LOUIS

MET BY THE MAYOR ANOTHER INTELLIGENT REPORTER NEWS FROM HOME AND VIEWS THEREON LUNCHEON AT WOMEN'S CLUB 147

XIII: KANSAS CITY AND OMAHA

AMERICAN VOICES RARELY MUSICAL SEES LOVELY COUNTRY HOME DISCUSSION ON CHARACTER BUILDING MARGOT PREDICTS GREAT FUTURE FOR GOVERNOR ALLEN 155

XIV: THE WAR AND PROHIBITION

HEATED DISCUSSION ON ENGLAND'S ENTRY INTO THE WAR OUR GERMAN FRIENDS AMERICAN VITALITY MISQUOTED ON PROHIBITION 165

XV: NEW YORK IDEAL CITY

LIFE AND AIR AND GAIETY IN NEW YORK LETTER FROM GOVERNOR ALLEN MARGOT MEETS ARTHUR BRISBANE PRINCESS BIBESCO'S BOOK 177

XVI: CRITICISM AND FAREWELL

DOLL SALESMAN TALKS ON PROHIBITION PERILS OF COMMERCIALISM AND MATERIALISM IN AMERICA PLEA FOR LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP 189

XVII: THINKING IT OVER IN ENGLAND

AMERICANS FRIENDLY BUT VAIN THE LAND OF THE REFORMER INTEREST IN EUROPE'S ARISTOCRACY NEWSPAPERS PANDER TO VULGAR CURIOSITY PLEA FOR ANGLO AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP 199

INDEX 211

MY IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA

I: ABOARD THE CARMANIA

ABOARD THE CARMANIA

MARGOT NOT A NATURAL TOURIST; LACKS CURIOSITY HEADLINES IN LONDON COMPARED WITH HEADLINES IN NEW YORK AMERICAN WOMEN WORLDLY AMERICAN MEN THE GENUINE ARTICLE

I motored to Southampton on Saturday, the 21st of January, this year, and after saying good bye to my husband and my son, retired to my berth on the Carmania ... Continue reading book >>




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