: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
by Matthew Goodman
Hardcover: Feb 2013
Paperback: Mar 2014
1889: Two women, successful journalists and writers, set off in a desperate rate in opposite directions, each determined to outdo Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than eighty days.
A brave and revelatory reconnaissance of modern Burma, one of the world's grimmest and most shuttered police states, using as its compass the life and work of George Orwell, the man many in Burma call simply "the prophet"