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First Class: Legendary Train Journeys Around the World

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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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Mark Lazenby
Apr 26, 2011 Mark Lazenby rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Nostalgia buffs and travelers
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.
Oct 31, 2008 Stephen rated it liked it
So far... gorgeous production with recent and historic pictures. Great escapism. I want to go on many of the journeys, though not sure what my top pick would be. Perhaps trans-continental Canada.
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This is such a beautiful book. A must-read for train lovers!
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