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Excellent in Excellent jacket. pp. 312. 1 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches. US: Seal Press. Paperback. Excellent. Book Description Emily Hahn was a woman ahead of her time, graced with a sense of adventure and a gift for living. Born in St. Louis in 1905, she crashed the all-male precincts of the University of Wisconsin geology department as an undergraduate, traveled alone to the Belgian Congo at age 25, was the concubine of a Chinese poet in Shanghai, bore the child of the head of the British Secret Service before World War II, and finally returned to New York to live and write in Greenwich Village. In this memoir, first published as essays in The New Yorker, Hahn writes vividly and amusingly about the people and places she came to know and love--with an eye for the curious and a heart for the exotic. 312p pp.
Good. Text pages clean & tight. Cover has scattered scratches. Right corner of first interior page clipped. The wonderfully written memoir of this New Yorker magazine writer who had an inextinguishable passion for the unconventional life. A memorable read.
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