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The Poor Man's Guide to Europe, 1st ed.
The Poor Mans Guide

to Europe

(1953)

Publishing History

  • New York: Random House, 1953
  • Rev. ed. New York: Random House, 1954
  • Rev. ed. New York: Random House, 1955
  • Rev. ed. New York: Random House, 1956
  • Rev. ed. New York: Random House, 1957
  • Rev. ed. New York: Random House, 1958
  • Rev. ed. New York: Random House, 1959
  • 1st Collier Books ed. New York: Collier Books, 1963

Illustrator: Irv Koons


 
Summary

   The theme of this book, a “tipsheet for nickel-nursers and skinflints,” is how American travelers can save money, yet still see and experience all the best of Europe. All of the western European countries are covered, with tips on how and where to get the best exchange rates, what to buy, how to negotiate customs, how best (i.e., cheapest) to get from one place to the next, etc. Sprinkled liberally throughout with anecdotes of the Dodge family’s personal experiences, this was Dodge’s most successful travel book. It was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, spent fifteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list (reaching #8), and was revised and reprinted each year from 1953 to 1959.

The Poor Man's Guide to Europe, 1963

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