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Contact!

A Book of Encounters

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Contact! by Jan Morris
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With her travel chronicles unparalleled in twentieth-century literature, Jan Morris's legendary books on Venice, Manhattan, and Trieste have made her one of our most beloved writers. Now reflecting back on over half a century, Morris has decided to write not about the destinations but about the people she has encountered. Whether writing as James or later as Jan, Morris introduces us to a panoply of memorable characters-the Sherpa guide who first scaled Mt. Everest, the lascivious Manhattan cabbie, and the proverbial spy in the raincoat. She provides insightful portraits of the famous, such as Harry Truman and Jordan's King Hussein, and glimpses of the infamous, including Adolf Eichmann. Recalling human encounters on six continents, she paints a vibrant, funny, and moving picture of humanity. Ultimately, no figure comes into clearer focus than Morris herself, an astonishing chronicler of the human spectacle. Contact! is one book you'll want to carry with you wherever you go.

Author Biography

Jan Morris, who has been writing about the world for fifty years, is the author of Coronation Everest, Venice, and Manhattan '45, among many other books. She lives in Wales.
Release date Australia
April 19th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
10-12 illustrations
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
202
Dimensions
152x218x20
ISBN-13
9780393076400
Product ID
3995516

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