The World by Jan Morris
Travels 1950-2000

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Ranging from Manhattan to Venice, and Oxford to the Middle East, this portrait of the 20th-century contains Jan Morris's eyewitness accounts of such seminal moments as the first successful ascent of Everest, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the historic Eichmann trial.
 

About Jan Morris

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Jan Morris is a travel writer and historian. Her many books include Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire, The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage, Conundrum, and Among the Cities.
 
Published November 1, 2003 by W. W. Norton & Company. 480 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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When the early essays were written, Jan Morris, now a cosmopolitan lady of certain age, was James Morris.

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The New York Times

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Maxwell's new readers could scarcely know that he had been rehearsing elements of the same painful story since 1937, when he brought out his second novel, ''They Came Like Swallows.'' Introducing his collected stories, ''All the Days and Nights,'' in 1994, Maxwell recalled boarding a freighter fo...

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The Guardian

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Jan Morris: Around the World in Eighty Years - A Tribute Edited by Paul Clements Seren £9.99, pp120 Tributes are tricky things.

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The Guardian

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A Writer's World: Travels and Reportage, 1950-2000 by Jan Morris 457pp, Faber, £25 It is difficult to write about Jan Morris without noting that she used to be James Morris.

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Publishers Weekly

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From there, Morris moves forward, blending myth, fiction and memoir to give readers stories ranging from the Navajo's tragic Long Walk in 1863 to a poignant tale of a lonely Navajo grandmother's struggle to reclaim her grandson from the world of the bilagaanaa (whites).

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Publishers Weekly

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The Illustrated History of the World: From the Big Bang to the Third Millennium by Neil Morris and others compiles a wealth of information about the history of humankind.

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Publishers Weekly

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A lovely complement to each installment of text, Barrett's soft full-page watercolor portraits and scattered smaller paintings of beasts great and small are realistic and instructive.

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The Wall Street Journal

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"Et ta soeur," as the French sometimes say (meaning, "nuts to that!"), but they also say "Chapeau!"

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North Jersey

From his days at West Point, President Dwight Eisenhower was a skillful card player — first at poker, later at bridge.

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