In January of 1890, Nellie Bly sailed from Japan in her race around the world. And while the ocean voyage would present its own challenges, a massive snowstorm in the American west would threaten Bly’s attempt to defeat Phileas Fogg – as well as her rival – Elizabeth Bisland.
This is the third – and final – part of our series on Nellie Bly.
Here is a list of some of the best resources used for creating this podcast.
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman is the best chronicle of Bly’s journey that I found. It also goes into depth regarding the lives of Bly and Bisland.
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days is an online version of Bly’s book that she wrote after the journey.
In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World is Bisland’s version of the global adventure.
Wikipedia has an excellent over of the life of Nellie Bly.
Nellie Bly’s Route
Below is a map showing the route taken by Nellie Bly in her journey around the world.
All images courtesy of Wikipedia.