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Eighty days : Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's history-making race around the world

Author: Matthew Goodman
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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On November 14, 1889, two young female journalists raced against one another, determined to outdo Jules Verne's fictional hero and circle the globe in less than 80 days. The dramatic race that ensued would span 28,000 miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors' lives forever.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Nellie Bly; Elizabeth Bisland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Goodman
ISBN: 9780345527264 0345527267 9780345527288 0345527283
OCLC Number: 794367010
Description: xxiii, 449 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A free American girl --
The newspaper gods of Gotham --
The secret cupboard --
"How quick can a woman go around the world?" --
"I think I can beat Phileas Fogg's record" --
Living by railroad time --
A map of the world --
"Et ego in Arcadia" --
Baksheesh --
An English market town in China --
"The guessing match has begun in beautiful earnest" --
The other woman is going to win --
The Temple of the Dead --
The mysterious travel agent --
The special train --
"From Jersey to Jersey is around the world" --
Father Time outdone.
Responsibility: Matthew Goodman.

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On November 14, 1889, two young female journalists raced against one another, determined to outdo Jules Verne's fictional hero and circle the globe in less than 80 days. The dramatic race that ensued would span 28,000 miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors' lives forever.

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