Around the World with the Battleships

Not much here on reading by the sailors of the Great White Fleet but it does add some purple propaganda to the overall picture.

p. 335, on Vatican collections: The whole house is simply one treasure house of art. It is said to contain twenty-two courtyards and eleven thousand rooms, not including the chapels, halls, museums, library , and similar rooms. Its area is that of a pretty large town. The art collection is simply magnificent, representing as it does the works of all ages and the best masters.