First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. Book shows light shelf-rubbing at the bottom edge and a bit of crimping at the heel of the backstrip; foxing at the outside edges; slight spine lean; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows moderate rubbing and soiling; light wear to extremities; very light sunning to the light blue background field at the backstrip [the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible]; faint dampstain at the heel of the backstrip; the price is intact; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. [xiv]+239+pp. Hardback with DJ. Emily Hahn (Chinese-American, January 14, 1905 – February 18, 1997) was an American journalist and author. In 1926 she was the first woman to receive a degree there in Mining Engineering—despite the coolness of the administration and most of her male classmates. It was a testament to her intelligence and persistence that her lab partner grudgingly admitted, "you ain't so dumb! " After graduation she worked briefly for an engineering company in Illinois, before traveling 2, 400 miles (3, 900 km) across the United States by car with a female friend, both disguised as men, and then working as a "Harvey Girl" tour guide in New Mexico. Later she traveled to the Belgian Congo, where she worked for the Red Cross, and lived with a pygmy tribe for two years, before crossing Central Africa alone on foot. Called "a forgotten American literary treasure" by The New Yorker magazine, she was the author of 52 books and more than 180 articles and stories. Roger Angell of The New Yorker, Hahn "was, in truth, something rare: a woman deeply, almost domestically, at home in the world. Driven by curiosity and energy, she went there and did that, and then wrote about it without fuss.
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