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The idea started with the paper Nellie Bly worked for. Her employers decided to send her around the world to see if she could make it in less than 80 days. After hearing about Bly's trip, The Cosmopolitan, the magazine Elizabeth worked for, decided to send Elizabeth the opposite way around the world. They hoped this would give her an edge, thus beating Nellie's time around the world.
I loved that this book read like a novel. It made for more entertaining and faster reading than if it had just been a book of facts. I also really liked that there were a lot of unique details all brought together in this book. Without this book, one would probably have to spend hours searching through multiple sources to find all the little details included in the book. It is a longer book, but it was still quite enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone who loves travel, history, adventure, or the Victorian era.
I received a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review.
I received a copy of the ebook in exchange for a review.
Shonna Slayton tried to use as much of the materials from the actual ladies as possible, which made for a bit of a stilted read. I'm not against split character stories, but this one did not really catch my fancy.
As far as facts go, it seemed to be on point. It was well edited and that's always a plus for me. I enjoy Shonna Slaytons other books, so even though this one wasn't my cuppa, I definitely suggest checking out her other works.
I was given an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.