TWA Vacation Guide and World Atlas
Trans World Airlines
I was sorting through donations getting ready for our book sale and I found this perched on a pile of textbooks. Surely no one will have this in a collection unless they are a university collection or archive. I was wrong. A couple of public libraries and, most appalling of all, a couple of school libraries have this in their collections. Of course I am not expert on other library collections so maybe they have really good reason to have this lovely title. (I doubt it, but I am willing to be open minded to the possibility) Let us review just a few of the changes since this book was published.
These were just the ones off the top of my head. Travel books go bad almost from the moment they are published. How many libraries still have New Orleans travel books that are before Katrina? or travel before the 2004 Tsunami in South East Asia? As world events change, so does our collection. Go forth and weed the travel and geography sections.
PS I have included the helpful digest of travel tips to give you a quick overview. I would have loved to give you some really cool color pictures of Canadian Mounties or changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, but this book is woefully light on pictures and the only color ones are on the cover.