Abdu’l-Bahá arrives in New York City today, having sailed on the S.S. Cedric from Alexandria, Egypt.
[100 years ago, that is]
Here are some resources for following His visit and reading the talks He gave in North America for 239 days from April 11 to Dec 5, 1912.
Commemorating Abdu’l-Bahá in America 1912-2012
With a map of his visit and an interactive timeline including many news articles from the time
Promulgation of Universal Peace
Talks Delivered by Abdu’l-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912
First edition 1922
Second edition 1982
Baha’i Publishing Trust
You can order a physical book here:
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PUP/ (html, or downloadable PDF or DOC)
At this site, toggle to the mode you want to download (ePub or Kindle)
Then click on the book name
The Diary of Mirza Mahmud-i-Zarqani
Chronicling Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey to America
Translated by Mohi Sobhani with the assistance of Shirley Macias
This book has a telling of what Abdu’l-Bahá did each day, who He met, etc, as well as His public and private talks
The translation of the talks is a different one that in the Promulgation of Universal Peace.
You could theoretically order a physical book here:
http://www.grbooks.com/show_book.php?book_id=124 (though it looks perhaps to be out of Print at the publisher)
http://www.amazon.com/Mahmuds-Diary-Mahmud-i-Zarqani/dp/0853984182 (one copy for $1,833.97 !)
(Let us know if you find eBooks somewhere)