DOORWAYS TO THE WORLD by Elisa Daggs

DOORWAYS TO THE WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A book of travel, rather than a travel book, this records a four months trip that covered 20 countries and 4 continents via Pan American 707 Jet, and the accounts range from cities to fishing towns, from tourist musts (such as the Taj Mahal), to stories and incidents that left vivid impressions. London, Amsterdam, Nazare (Portugal), Seville, Madrid, the French countryside, Easter in Rome, Athens, Delphi, Lindos (Rhodes), Istanbul, Byblos, Beirut, Kathmandu, Calcutta, Delhi, Bangkok, Angkor, Saigon, Djakarta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kyoto -- each has some particular appeal, whether it is a building, a scene, a person, history or legend. The pen portraits of people and places are illustrated by the author's camera work of 250 black and white half tones so that her accounts have a visual accompaniment, which provides a backward look for those who have visited the same places. An enthusiastically shared travelogue.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1960
Publisher: Doubleday