The acme of traveling salesmandom, Al Rabin has engaged in his trade in 137 countries the world over. Feeling that a...

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PEDDLER IN PARADISE

The acme of traveling salesmandom, Al Rabin has engaged in his trade in 137 countries the world over. Feeling that a businessman can be as successful a pitchman for his country (he will inevitably be judged as a representative of the United States) as of his product, he interlaces stories of his encounters with his thoughts on the political scene. The man who started a selling career as a teetotaling teen-ager on a saloon circuit has gone on to deal in China, the Belgian Congo, Siam- and traveled by dog sled, dhow and jet. The commentary bounces from selling adventures to the generosity of tradesmen to the customs of witch doctoring tribes. There is a philosophy of salesmanship here and of the man who knows and likes his way around the world. His chapter on taking the wife along to see all that he beheld marvelous gives another market opening for a ""regular guy's"" manifesto and memoir.

Pub Date: Oct. 8, 1956

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956