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First Class: Legendary Train Journeys Around the World
This enchanting book, which comes with a slipcase designed to resemble a steamer trunk, takes readers on memorable journeys on the Orient Express, le Train Bleu, the California Zephyr, and others across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Readers encounter the elegant porters and bellboys as well as the beautifully dressed millionaires, kings, and maharajas who were ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Vendome Press
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I picked this up at Rizolli books during a recent business trip to NYC. My brother thinks it is eccentric, but it's terrific for browsing-- lots of old photos, illustrations, modern updates as well; and it's laid out in an entertaining fashion. This is one to read here and there, in bits and pieces, for years. It is clearly written, an added bonus.
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor (born Patrick Poivre) is a French TV journalist and writer. He is a household name in France, and nicknamed PPDA. With over 30 years and in excess of 4,500 editions of television news to his credit, he was one of the longest serving newsreaders in the world until he was fired in 2008. He presented his last newscast on TF1 on 10 July 2008.More about Patrick Poivre d'Arvor...