Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-making Race Around the WorldBook - 2013
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multcolib_matt Jan 28, 2015
Well traveled women frequently make history.
multcolib_hollywood Dec 08, 2014
Not quite finished with this yet but totally loving it. So crazy to think that my sweet grandma had to deal with much of the same hooey that these two Victorian women did. Great narrative history of two strong women journalists and what it was really like to travel as a solitary female back then... Read More »
multcolib Mar 16, 2013
On November 14, 1889, two young female journalists raced against one another, determined to outdo Jules Verne's fictional hero and circle the globe in less than 80 days. The dramatic race that ensued would span 28,000 miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors' lives forever.
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"...the little flat white town [Aden] in the distance, the turbaned figures in the streets, the sailboats moored on the glassy sea beyond could all be clearly made out through the deepening twilight. ... There was nowhere on earth more distant than this, [Bly] knew, no place that could possibly be less like New York. ... Traveling by locomotive and steamship, she had been brought to the past. ..." [p. 258-9]
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