Ella Maillart

Ella Maillart

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ella Maillart (or Ella K. Maillart; * February 20, 1903, Geneva - March 27, 1997, Chandolin) was a French-speaking Swiss adventurer, travel writer and photographer, as well as a sportswoman. She had been captain of the Swiss Women's land hockey team and was an international skier. She also competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics as sailor in the Olympic monotype competition.From the 1930s onwards she spent years exploring oriental republics of the USSR, as well as other parts of Asia, and published a rich series of books which, just as her photographs, are today considered valuable historical testimonies. Her early books were written in French but later she began to write in English. Turkestan Solo describes a journey in 1932 in Soviet Turkestan. In 1934, the French daily Le Petit Parisien sent her to Manchuria to report on the situation under the Japanese occupation.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135747177
  • 9786135747171