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Around the World on a Motorcycle 1928 to 1936

Sulkowsky, Zoltan

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ISBN 10: 1884313779 / ISBN 13: 9781884313776
Editorial: Whitehorse Press [2008], Center Conway, NH, 2008
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Translated by Neomi M Najbauer. 235 x 160 mm, ix + 413 pp, b&w illustrations, maps, index, end-paper maps. Purple boards, gilt spine titles, in dust-wrapper. The author documents a daring voyage he made with fellow-Hungarian Gyula Bartha starting in 1928 -- one of the first successful and surprisingly little-known circumnavigation attempts on a motorbike -- and ending in 1936. The book's chapters cover Still in Europe -- Across Africa -- The roundabout way to India -- The secret kingdom -- The roads of White Australia -- The ancient lands of Malaysia -- Siam and Indochina -- Extreme Orient -- The New World --Two years in South America -- and, Back in Europe. N° de ref. de la librería 10594

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Título: Around the World on a Motorcycle 1928 to ...

Editorial: Whitehorse Press [2008], Center Conway, NH

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: near fine

Edición: First edition..

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The year was 1928 when two young Hungarians decided to travel around the world on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with sidecar. Like Robert Fulton, whose circumnavigation of the globe is chronicled in his popular 1937 book One Man Caravan, Sulkowsky thought his was the first around-the-world journey on a motorcycle. This account of his trip with friend Gyula Bartha gives a very clear-eyed view of the world in the 1930s -- a world where the colonizing influence of Europe had affected much of Africa and Asia but not all. The two experienced the riches of sultans, witnessed primitive cultures and extreme poverty in remote villages, traveled through wilderness with the ever-present danger of wild animals, and traversed roads of all descriptions. They dealt with mud, sand, extreme heat and cold, and rivers where the motorcycle had to be taken apart to cross in a small boat. This intelligent and engaging book offers a unique world view between the World Wars, flavored by the great diversity of cultures and the wide variety of human life that exists on the planet.

About the Author:

Zoltan Sulkowsky was 25 years old when he left Hungary, drawn by wanderlust. His goal was to see and learn as much as he could and to keep a journal to record his observations and adventures. As his plan crystallized, one thought led to another and Sulkowsky and his friend Gyula Bartha found themselves on a motorcycle and full of determination to make their way around the world.

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