Books: No. 1 Travel Guide

"If the Russian bear and the Wall Street bear behave, and if Abdullah Doe in the Middle East can keep his fez on, 1958 will be the dizziest, busiest merry-go-round in European travel history." Nearly 700,000 voyaging Americans are about to make this breezy prophecy come true. An impressive number of these U.S. tourists will carry a stowaway—Temple Hornaday Fielding. He conies handily packaged in a fact-and opinion-crammed, hard-cover container called Fielding's Travel Guide to Europe, 1958-59 (895 pp.; Sloane; $4.95). Annually revised since its '48 debut, Fielding's Guide has racked up growing...

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