NY: Lincoln MacVeagh/Dial Press, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. 304pp; text illus from drawings; spine tanned. Original cloth binding. 7.75" x 5" Very Good. Item #BOOKS019022I
The famous sportswriter for the New York Herald-Tribune recounts his 1931 automobile journey through the Balkans and Europe prior to World War II. He visits "Jugoslavia" (Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro), Albania, Turkey (Istanbul), Romania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia as well as Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany and France. Sports metaphors and references abound, including McGeehan's famous description of boxing as "the manly art of modified murder" (in a chapter on French boxing matches).