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    DescriptionFrom the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales. In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad - perhaps to Czechoslovakia. Instead, he was sent to India - the first stop on a decades-long tour of the world that took Kapuscinski from Iran to El Salvador, from Angola to Armenia. Revisiting his memories of traveling the globe with a copy of Herodotus' Histories in tow, Kapuscinski describes his awakening to the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of new environments, and how the words of the Greek historiographer helped shape his own view of an increasingly globalized world. Written with supreme eloquence and a constant eye to the global undercurrents that have shaped the last half-century, Travels with Herodotus is an exceptional chronicle of one man's journey across continents."


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    Title
    Travels with Herodotus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ryszard Kapuscinski, Translated by Klara Glowczewska
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 275
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400078783
    ISBN 10: 1400078784
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    DC21: 930
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000, A14202000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D56.52.H45 K3713 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, WTL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    10 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland's most celebrated foreign correspondent, was born in 1932. After graduating with a degree in history from Warsaw University, he was sent to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to report for the Polish news, which began his lifelong fascination with the Third World. During his four decades reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa, he befriended Che Guevara, Salvador Allende, and Patrice Lumumba; witnessed twentyseven coups and revolutions; and was sentenced to death four times. He died in 2007.His earlier books--"Shah of Shahs, The Emperor, Imperium, Another Day of Life, The Soccer War, "and "Shadow of the Sun"--have been translated into nineteen languages.
    Review quote
    "Luminous. . . . Like Herodotus, Ryszard Kapuscinski was a reporter, a historian, an adventurer and, truly, an artist." --"The Wall Street Journal""Enchanting. . . . Underneath its shimmering prose beats the unquiet heart of a fundamentally decent man and an uncommonly gifted observer. . . . It has a startling clarity and power." --"The New Republic""A work of art: so eloquent, so simple, that you find yourself marveling at its prose....a travel book that all students of writing and of literature ought to read." --"The Washington Post Book World"