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Publisher Comments:

The first book to distill Jan Morris's entire body of work into one volume, 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, promises to create an entirely new generation of Jan Morris readers. A Best Book of 2003.

Synopsis:

"The travel book of the season."--Craig Seligman,

Synopsis:

A breathtakingly vivid guide to our greatest cosmopolitan cities and culturesfrom Manhattan to Venice and from Baghdad to Barbados, this book assembles 50years of Morris's finest travel writing.

About the Author

Jan Morrisis the author of some forty books, most notably the Pax Britannicatrilogy about the rise and fall of the British Empire. She lives in Wales.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393326482
Author:
Morris, Jan
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Morris, Jan
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 in 1.045 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A breathtakingly vivid guide to our greatest cosmopolitan cities and culturesfrom Manhattan to Venice and from Baghdad to Barbados, this book assembles 50years of Morris's finest travel writing.
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