From the Sahara to Samarkand

From the Sahara to Samarkand

Selected Travel Writings of Rosita Forbes, 1919-1937

Book - 2010
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In the 1920s and '30s, the extraordinary Rosita Forbes explored the Libyan desert, sailed across the Red Sea to Yemen, trekked more than a thousand miles into remote Abyssinia, and traveled in Southeast Asia and China, Morocco, Turkey, Iraq, Persia, and Afghanistan. She wrote some thirty books about these and other journeys, was a widely published journalist, a documentary filmmaker, and the editor of a pioneering women's magazine. Forbes was also a Jazz Age style icon, known as much for her glamour and charm as for her splendid adventures and the engaging and insightful books she wrote about them. This is the first anthology of her travel writing. Book jacket.
Publisher: Mount Jackson, VA : Axios, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781604190304
Characteristics: xxxiv, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Bald, Margaret

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