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The World  Life and Travel 1950 2000

"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.

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The World: Life and Travel 1950-2000
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Jan Morris
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-04-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

"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
Global West, American Frontier
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: David M. Wrobel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-15 - Publisher: UNM Press

This thoughtful examination of a century of travel writing about the American West overturns a variety of popular and academic stereotypes. Looking at both European and American travelers’ accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counter narrative
The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Neal Wyatt
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-14 - Publisher: American Library Association

With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.
Allegorizings
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Jan Morris
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-06 - Publisher: Liveright Publishing

Jan Morris delivers her final volume, brimming with reminiscences, meditations on daily life, and mini-essays on everything from maturity to whistling to Princess Diana. Not so long ago, feeling intimations of mortality, Jan Morris embarked on a wholly novel literary enterprise. What began as a series of high-minded letters to
Why Place Matters
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Wilfred McClay, Ted McAllister
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-25 - Publisher: Encounter Books

Contemporary American society, with its emphasis on mobility and economic progress, all too often loses sight of the importance of a sense of “place” and community. Appreciating place is essential for building the strong local communities that cultivate civic engagement, public leadership, and many of the other goods that contribute