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Destinations : essays from Rolling stone

Author: Jan Morris
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these essays which originally appeared in Rolling Stone, Jan Morris captures the essence of places as diverse as Washington just after Watergate, Delhi under Mrs. Gandhi, Panama on the eve of the U.S. treaty debate, and Cairo at the time of the Israeli-Egyptian peace talks. Her essay on Manhattan may be the single best article on New York since E.B. White's famous book 30 years ago. She also writes on L.A.,  Read more...
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Named Person: Jan Morris; James Morris; Jan Morris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Morris
ISBN: 0195027086 9780195027082 0192115839 9780192115836 0195030699 9780195030693
OCLC Number: 5888351
Description: 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The morning after: Washington D.C., 1974 --
Mrs. Gupta never rang: Delhi, 1975 --
An imperial specimen: Panama, 1975 --
The know-how city: Los Angeles, 1976 --
The siege states: South Africa, 1977; Rhodesia, 1977 --
The stage-city: London, 1978 --
Behind the pyramids: Cairo, 1978 --
City of Yok: Istanbul, 1978 --
What became of Waring: Trieste, 1979 --
The islanders: Manhattan, 1979.
Other Titles: Rolling stone (San Francisco, Calif.)
Responsibility: by Jan Morris.

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