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Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Book 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400078783
Paperback / softback
(201mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ryszard Kapuscinski
Other, Paperback (September 2009)
Offers a look at the Western idea of the Other - the non-European or non-American. Looking at this concept through the lens of the author's own encounters in Africa, Asia and Latin America, this title traces how the West has understood the Other from classical times to colonialism, from the age of enlightenment to the postmodern global village.
Travels with Herodotus, Paperback (May 2008)
Records how the author set out on his first forays to India, China and Africa with the great Greek historian constantly in his pocket. The author sees Louis Armstrong in Khartoum, visits Dar-es-Salaam, arrives in Algiers in time for a coup when nothing seems to happen (but he sees the Mediterranean for the first time).
Imperium, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Features a report on the life and death of the Soviet superpower, from the entrance of Soviet troops into the author's hometown in Poland in 1939, through his journey across Siberia and the republics of Central Asia, to his wanderings over the vast Soviet lands in the years of the USSR's decline and disintegration in 1991.
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Author Biography - Ryszard Kapuscinski
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.
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