Ten Days A Madwoman

Ten Days A Madwoman

The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly

Book - 2016
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"A biography of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist whose showy but substantive stunts skyrocketed her to fame"--
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2016
ISBN: 9780803740174
0803740174
Branch Call Number: JB B6292N 2016
Characteristics: 136 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 10 days a madwoman

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swyckl
Dec 13, 2018

I liked this book. Goodman deftly re-creates the frenzy surrounding Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's infamous race around the world in 1889. While the adventures of Bly, intrepid reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's The World, have survived and been embellished over the last century, genteel literary critic Bisland's story has sadly fallen by the wayside. Goodman corrects that historical omission by interweaving both their journeys as the two women set out in opposite directions, equally committed to the idea of achieving the record for the fastest trip around the world. Inspired by Jules Verne's fantastical Around the World in 80 Days, Bly confidently expected to top the fictional feat of Phileas Fogg. Determined not to be outdone by Pulitzer, Cosmopolitan magazine commissioned Bisland, who set out one day later, to race against both Bly and time in an effort to cross the figurative finish line first. As a riveted world watched, these two women galloped around the globe via fortitude and an array of both modern and old-style transportation. Urge armchair travelers to hop on board as Nellie and Liz strike a blow for both feminism and the burgeoning Victorian travel industry.

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