Travels in the Far East: Glimpses of the Past Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated studying and teaching history book from New Smyrna Beach, FL, author Donald F. Megnin.

New Smyrna Beach, FL, June 14, 2012 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Glimpses of the Past: Letters From Overseas by Donald F. Megnin. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the studying and teaching history category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Living and working overseas is an experience which many desire, but few achieve. The author represented Syracuse University on a two year lectureship to Chulalongkorn University during the mid fifties teaching English to Thai students. Not only was his experience unique, but it was a fascinating test of moral endurance living among men and women who were interested in achieving whatever satisfaction they could for whatever price was afforded. He also traveled extensively throughout Asia with a series of once in a lifetime exposures to travel, encounters, expectations and interactions among all levels of local and international society wherever he went. Whether trekking several miles barefoot through the flooded rice fields into the village of one of his students or encountering villagers in Bali carrying foods of various kinds on their heads to their local temples for distribution, the author never failed to record his impressions and thoughts concerning the significance of what he was doing, seeing or thinking.

Glimpses of the Past: Letters From Overseas reflects the unique experiences which everyone has, but few are able to encapsulate as a meaningful expression of what they remember and never forget.

206 pages in length, Glimpses of the Past: Letters From Overseas is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the studying and teaching history category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Glimpses of the Past: meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $12.95.

Additionally, Glimpses of the Past: can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432779658 Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream SRP: $12.95

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About the author:

Donald F. Megnin grew up on a farm in upstate New York. After working for several years in dairy farming with his father, he received a scholarship from a Syracuse industrialist to attend Syracuse University. After graduation he was appointed the Syracuse-in-Asia representative to teach in Thailand for two years. After receiving his PhD from Syracuse University, he taught international relations and organizations at Slippery Rock University prior to his retirement. He and his wife live in Florida and spend their summers in upstate New York.

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