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World: Life and Travel 1950-2000
     

World: Life and Travel 1950-2000

by Jan Morris
 

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"The travel book of the season."—Craig Seligman, New York Times Book Review
The first book to distill Jan Morris's entire body of work into one volume, The World is a magnum opus by the most-celebrated travel writer in the world. To read it is to take an epic armchair journey through the last half of twentieth-century history. A breathtakingly vivid guide to

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"The travel book of the season."—Craig Seligman, New York Times Book Review
The first book to distill Jan Morris's entire body of work into one volume, The World is a magnum opus by the most-celebrated travel writer in the world. To read it is to take an epic armchair journey through the last half of twentieth-century history. A breathtakingly vivid guide to our greatest cosmopolitan cities and cultures from Manhattan to Venice and from Baghdad to Barbados, this book assembles fifty years of Morris's finest travel writing. With eyewitness accounts of such seminal moments as the first successful ascent of Everest, the Eichmann trial, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the handover of Hong Kong, The World promises to create an entirely new generation of Jan Morris readers. A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2003.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393326482
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jan Morris, who has been writing about the world for fifty years, is the author of Coronation Everest, Venice, and Manhattan ’45, among many other books. She lives in Wales.

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