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Matthew Goodman is an excellent author and he has done his research very well.
I highly recommend Matthew Goodman's "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World".
As you can see, I got a bit involved with the book as I read, and that's one of the most enjoyable things about it.
One of the most fascinating histories I have read recently. I was back in 1898, traveling around the world by steamship, ocean liner, rickshaw and mail train. Read morePublished 6 days ago by M. Gregerson
A fascinating, true story of a young woman's journey around the world in an era when even that idea was the stuff of science fiction books, not real life. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Courtnay Johnson
Delightful read. Great story, artfully written history that reads like a novel. Vivid characters, adventure, interesting history. I will look for more from this author.Published 15 days ago by David W Lyons
I enjoyed the book very much in the beginning, but found nearer the end I kept skipping over long, drawn out passages, such as the time Nelly spent coming from San Francisco. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jo
This was an extremely interesting book. I enjoyed it. My husband enjoyed it. Some of my friend enjoyed it and some found it too much. But I thought it was a pretty good read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy Gibbons
Great book, very interesting telling of historical trip around the world by two daring women in 1889. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Skummer
Interesting story of two women from different upbringings traveling around the world at a time when women were not allowed to walk down the street by themselves. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katwhisper