Item description for A Beachcomber in the Orient by L. Foster Harry...
Journalist, storyteller, and ragtime piano player Harry Foster is back. From a mugging in a Vietnamese opium den to hopping a freight train down the Malay Peninsula to a waterfront bar in Singapore to a sing-song theater in China, Foster never fails to show the squalid side of life in a glorious adventure to the wild countries of Southeast Asia during the Roaring 20s.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2005
Publisher Dixon-Price Publishing
ISBN 1929516096 ISBN13 9781929516094
Availability 136 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 30, 2017 08:47.
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no title Dec 23, 2005
This guy travels Borneo, Siam, French Indo-China, Japan, the Malay States, and the Phillipines in the early 20s. And not one dull page in all 395 of 'em.. It was simply wonderful reading, with not a few laughs. He travels on freight cars among pigs, walks through the jungle, and meets the most fascinating people and goes to the most interesting places. It was all great! One caveat, however. This did take place in the late teens and early 20s, and Foster's prejudice for other races clearly shows through. Unfortunately, he was not atypical of his times, and the book must be read with that in mind. Thank god times have changed.