Thomas Cook: 150 years of popular tourism (Piers Brendon)

Thomas Cook: 150 years of popular tourism (Piers Brendon) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my History Individual Organisations shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

Secker & Warburg, 1991, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; List of sources; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: Drawing on a wealth of original material and written in brilliant style, this book gives an absorbing account of the founders of popular tourism, Thomas Cook and his son John, and of the firm they created, which is now 150 years old.

It is a dramatic story: part family saga, part entrepreneurial epic, part social history. In 1841 Thomas Cook invented modern tourism as a means of emancipation for working people. Hailed as the patron saint of travel, Thomas crowned his career by conducting the first organise…

Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Pages very gently age-tanned.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 372 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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