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AROUND THE WORLD ON A MOTORCYCLE, 1928-1936

Author: Zoltan Sulkowsky

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413 pages

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The year was 1928 when two young Hungarians decided to travel around the world on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with a sidecar. Like Robert Fulton, whose circumnavigation of the globe is chronicled in his popular 1937 book One Man Caravan, Sulkowsky thought he was the first around-the-world journey on a motorcycle. This account of his trip with friend Gyula Bartha gives a very clear-eyed view of the world in the 1930s -- a world where the colonizing influence of Europe had affected much of Africa and Asia but not all.

The two experienced sultans' riches, witnessed primitive cultures and extreme poverty in remote villages, traveled through the wilderness with the ever-present danger of wild animals, and traversed roads of all descriptions. They dealt with mud, sand, extreme heat and cold, and rivers where the motorcycle had to be taken apart to cross in a small boat. This intelligent and engaging book offers a unique world view between the World Wars, flavored by the great diversity of cultures and the wide variety of human life that exists on the planet.

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Attila Szerencsy
Very good book

The book is much longer than I thought it would be. I haven’t read it yet but it’s very well illustrated. I'm very interested in it as my family is from Hungary so it’s of particular interest to me. It should be an interesting book. Lots of interesting photos in it. I should have ordered the hardcover version of it as my book was received with a corner of it slightly damaged. It most likely happened during shipping as it was probably tossed around a lot. It was well packaged but it still got slightly damaged but the damage is minimal. I’m looking forward to reading it.

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Attila Szerencsy
Very good book

The book is much longer than I thought it would be. I haven’t read it yet but it’s very well illustrated. I'm very interested in it as my family is from Hungary so it’s of particular interest to me. It should be an interesting book. Lots of interesting photos in it. I should have ordered the hardcover version of it as my book was received with a corner of it slightly damaged. It most likely happened during shipping as it was probably tossed around a lot. It was well packaged but it still got slightly damaged but the damage is minimal. I’m looking forward to reading it.