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South American Handbook 1924 - Replica Edition (Footprint Handbook) [Facsimile] [Hardcover]

Footprint Travel Guides
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27 Sep 2013 Footprint Handbook
In celebration of 90 years of the South American Handbook, this replica edition is a facsimile of the first edition, published in 1924.

Packed with fascinating insights, this replica demonstrates the changes in travel and in the world in the last 90 years and charts the social history of the times.

Features a full-colour fold-out map of South America, Central America, Mexico & the Caribbean in 1924.

Includes a bookmark ribbon-bound into the spine, a replica of the one that featured in the first edition.

A great gift for anyone who has an interest in South America or has travelled using the South American Handbook.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 691 pages
  • Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides; Facsimile edition edition (27 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907263837
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907263835
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12.8 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4.0 out of 5 stars SA in the 1930s 1 April 2014
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I bought this to use as a Language Change text to aid with A-level teaching, so as such it's very useful. Otherwise I guess it's a nostalgia -inducing curio, but as such it's nicely bound and presented and jam-packed with information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars S Am erica and Rioi 30 Oct 2013
By Mrs. A. M. C. Smith VINE VOICE
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As in Top ten for Rio this was the other part of present for our friends going on South America cruise - they have the present early and sharing with friends also going on cruise and finding it fascinating which was what the present was all about and also to see how things have changed in the intervening years. Had a wee look myself and loved all information regarding cables and steam ship companies - an era long gone but not, as yet, forgotten!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars No scruffy backpackers in 1924 11 Feb 2014
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Old guidebooks be they Fodor's, Baedeker or the South American Handbook give the reader a window into the past that differs markedly from that presented in history texts. Not only are you seeing what existed in the countries covered as far as hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities go, you are also gain an insight into what was perceived as important by the traveling public. What the authors assumed the reader would find necessary to know while traveling.

The South American Handbook differs markedly from Fodor's, Baedeker and others in that the target audience is not the leisure traveler, but business travelers, specifically British business men doing business in South America. Of importance to the audience is what shipping line is delivering your mail, how it is routed and its frequency. Where international cables can be sent from, what type of shotgun to bring with you. The complete absence of budget hotels is further indication of the target audience - no scruffy backpackers back then.

The book will feel oddly familiar to those who have used a more recent edition of the Handbook, and yet strangely alien, as will the countries described.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun 10 Jan 2014
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It's great to compare how much places have changed, but perhaps it's even more interesting finding out what hasn't changed at all in the past ninety years.
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