The World: Life and Travel 1950-2000

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The World 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. Full description

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"Everyone who reads books treasures Jan Morris.... Beyond the accuracy of her observations and the acuity of her reflections, her writing itself...has been a singular joy to readers."

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Shares the author's eyewitness accounts of such historical moments as the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, the Eichmann trial, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the relinquishment of Hong Kong, in a collection of writings that spans the latter half of the twentieth century. Reprint.

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