Around the World in Seventy-Two Days
In 1889, a 25-year-old news reporter named Nellie Bly embarked on a journey that no one else had before accomplished—travelling the world in less than 80 days. For 72 days, newspaper readers followed Nellie’s progress as she attempted to set a record that no person thought possible, especially for a woman. Through shear grit and determination, Nellie achieved what many thought impossible. On January 25, 1890, she returned home as arguably the most famous woman on earth, having already distinguished herself as a remarkable news reporter by documenting the lives of the less privileged and being one of Joseph Pulitzer’s top reporters.
Here is an Ichthus Publication that reveals a portrait of one of America’s most ambitious and famous women in an era in which women were not supposed to accomplish much outside of the home. Discover the remarkable account of a woman who refused to quit and who would not accept no as an answer before she achieved her desires.