Historical books with Harry Schmitz
The Orient Express – the most famous train in the world is the topic for discussion with Harry Schmitz from Elizabeths Bookshops in this historical books segment.
The train was inaugurated in 1883 by the Belgian entrepreneur Georges Nagelmackers. Its history and the story of its many different routes fill whole books, and even before its resuscitation by the American entrepreneur James Sherwood in 1982 it had become a byword for all that was most intriguing, romantic and mysterious about long-distance international train travel.
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