Excerpt from America and the Americans: The Theatres, the Streets, the Cars, the Newspapers, New York, Philadelphia, the Ladies, the Restaurants, the Races, the Waiters, Albany, NiagaraIn the following pages M. Offenbach does not pretend to give any very exhaustive account of America and the Americans, nor does he affect to believe that all he states is quite according to Cocker. The fact that he remained only a few weeks on the great American continent would in itself forbid the possibility of his doing anything of the sort. But he skims the cream from the top of the milk and gives us that which at first sight appeared to his view. Much below the surface he does not venture. Certain peculiarities struck him,1v.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.