Books by Larzer Ziff

Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Written in a velvety professorial voice, these excellent vignettes of five exemplary travelers provide a steady pulse of context and critique, amply demonstrating how travel literature helped shape a national identity. (21 color illustrations)"
A deeply intelligent, chin-in-hand rumination on the nature of American travel-writing, or at least a selection thereof, from the Revolutionary War to the outbreak of WWI, by literary historian Ziff (Writing in the New Nation, not reviewed). Read full book review >