Malcolm Forbes Around The World On Hot Air And Two Wheels

Publisher Simon And Schuster
Year 1985
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 271
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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Simon and Schuster, 1985. FIRST EDITION, first printing with "1" in numberline. Excellent condition, blue cloth, gilt titles; original dust jacket not price clipped, some dj creaing. Colored illustrated endpapers. "Adventurer, business guru, collector, patron of the arts, genial gadfly, the peripatetic and irrepressible publisher of Forbes magazine is one of the few people to whom the much over-used phrase "Renaissance Man" actually applies, a modern Marco Polo who has traveled the world-including some of the more exotic and hard-to- get-to parts of it-by the unusual combination of hot-air ballooning and motorcycles. This book, as lavish and colorful as the voyages it describes, is an armchair adventure of unique appeal to every vicarious Phileas Fogg. The pictures alone (many of them in full color) are worth the price of the ticket. The text itself is not only fascinating but often witty and insightful, drawing the reader along on Malcolm Forbes's ambitious journeys, until he (or she) feels like a member of the expedition.." 271 pages