THIRD CLASS WORLD A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man

By: Bradshaw, Marion J.

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Book Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


268, +120 photos pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt image of a ship at sea in gilt on front cover. Very good pictorial dustjacket presenting a collage of several images from the author's photographs with a cutout revealing the title of the book at the spine. The book has never been read as indicated by the fact that the text pages are unopened and untrimmed. On the copyright page it states "First Printing July 1938 / Second Edition February 1939 / De luxe Edition, five hundred copies" This copy is not numbered. Illustrated with more than one hundred illustrations from the author's photographs. OCLC: 352287 The author Marion John Bradshaw was a Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor Maine. This book is the year long experiences of the author's travels through the Soviet Union, Manchuria, the Near East, the Far East, South Asia and the Mediterranean. "I trust readers will find the book full of the joy of living; fullof the spirit in which men travel; and manifestly loaded with an abiding regard for the great masses of common humanity. Intimate contact with lowly people, made possible and necessary through constant travel in Third [Class], turned out to be the richestpart of many journeys."Observations on Soviet workers, Hitler's policies and ambitions, Chinese Communism, Japanese-Russian relations in Manchuria, along side experiences visiting the more familiar places like the Great Wall , the Taj Mahal, etc. Always thoughtful, often penetrating, Bradshaw provides a very interesting look at the world on the brink of World War II with some truly wonderful and unusual photographs.

Title: THIRD CLASS WORLD A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man

Author Name: Bradshaw, Marion J.

Categories: History and Travel, European History, Oriental Studies, Middle East Studies, Travel and Exploration,

Publisher: Alliance, OH, Bradshaw Printing Company: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall

Seller ID: 40324

Keywords: Russia in the 1930s India in the 1930s Japan in the 1930s