Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR & RARE---------------------FODOR'S AUSTRIA 1984 by Eugene Fodor.
.........Austria in the year Orwell's vision didn't come true................
Always the BEST travel books---indispensable and a terrific read!!!
Eugene Fodor was an American writer, born Oct. 14, 1905, L a, Hung., Austria-Hungary [now Levice, Slovakia] died Feb. 18, 1991, Torrington, Conn., U.S.
Hungarian-born American travel writer who created a series of popular tourist guidebooks that provided entertaining reading, historical background, and cultural insights into the people and places described, as well as reliable, practical information designed to assist even the most inexperienced traveler.
Fodor studied political economy in Czechoslovakia (B.A., 1924), in Grenoble, France, and in Hamburg, Ger. He went to work as an interpreter for a French shipping company, writing in his spare time articles about exotic ports of call and life aboard ship. He submitted travel articles to French and Hungarian newspapers, and his evident love of adventure and flair for languages (he spoke five) soon brought him work as a travel correspondent and editor in Prague (193033) and London (193438). His first book, 1936On the Continent, was a best-seller in Europe and the United States. Fodor was on a business trip in the United States at the outset of World War II, and he remained there, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1942 and serving in the U.S. Armys intelligence unit for five years. In 1949 he settled in Paris and founded Fodors Modern Guides, Inc., to publish detailed, easy-to-understand travel guides to specific countries. He returned to the United States in 1964, and many of the later Fodor guides were written about the United States. Fodor sold his company in 1968.
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