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Around the World: The Grand Tour in Photo Albums Hardcover – October 4, 2007
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fascinating for all the obvious reasons -- Flint Journal, February 2008
Top Customer Reviews
There was a time when travel was daring, exotic and glamorous, and Around the World captures the excitement and wonder of it all. Highly recommended.
The book is so beautifully laid out, allowing readers to travel back in time with unknown but individual adventurers, that I can imagine I discovered these places & people on my own.
I love the look of the old black photo albums with handwritten explanations in white pen. These have an authenticity that you can feel as you see people laughing, posing, tracing their routes on colorful maps. It is amazing how contemporary some of the women look despite their hats and long dresses.
This book is a perfect gift for friends who love to travel and it is a great present for people no longer able to travel but long to see the world anew.
And its a great book for designers and graphic artists because the layout is so innovative.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book changed my perspective on history and its photographs. I, too, am an "armchair traveler" whose formerly suppressed fascination with the past and travel has now been... Read morePublished on November 7, 2007 by Kelly G.
You almost feel like you took part in the various trips, which are illustrated by anonymous snapshots in this wonderful book. Read morePublished on November 6, 2007 by S. Waldman