Your United States: Impressions Of A First Visit

Read by David Wales

(4.5 stars; 4 reviews)

Enoch Arnold Bennett (1867 – 1931) was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film. In 1911 Bennett paid a financially rewarding visit to the US, which he later recorded in this 1912 book Those United States in England; titled Your United States in America. He is a keen observer with an entertaining dry wit.- Summary by David Wales (5 hr 28 min)


The First Night 39:21 Read by David Wales
Streets 39:08 Read by David Wales
The Capitol And Other Sites 39:14 Read by David Wales
Some Organizations 43:09 Read by David Wales
Transit And Hotels 42:26 Read by David Wales
Sport And The Theater 40:07 Read by David Wales
Education And Art 41:04 Read by David Wales
Citizens 44:30 Read by David Wales


Interesting View of NE US

(4 stars)

Like many travelers now and then, this visit to America is restricted to a few States. Still, a thoughtful view at this world and era is well done. The author ends noting these limitations. Sadly, it does not appear he was able to do his recommended follow up of travel from the West coast and awestruck US. Always fun to "see" the world of folks from another time and place through the eyes if an educated outsider.