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193? Figure CLARENCE W. SORENSEN, F.R.G.S. TRAVELER and NEWS COMMENTATOR Disguised as an Arabian sheik, with the kafieh (shawl) topped by agal headdress. Without a Pier!—Arab boatman returns Sorensen to hidden beach after exciting filming of tanker unloading Iraq oil. CLARENCE W. SORENSEN Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society IT IS A Sorensen tradition—action and achievement. A grandfather sailed the North Sea, an uncle faced the Boxers in China, the father pioneered in the West, where the oldest son becomes a state's great crime-fighting lawyer, three brothers volunteer to fly in '17, the youngest (our lecturer) learns half a dozen languages and travels all over the globe … Sorensens! Clarence Woodrow Sorensen, still young, has already done more than most men in a lifetime. Berlin, Baghdad, and Borneo have now become equally familiar to this citizen of the world … As a special reporter, Sorensen scoops the world with pictures of an airliner mysteriously wrecked in the Syrian desert; his exclusive photos of royalty appear in the New York Times and London Illustrated News, and his news reels are screened on four continents. … Adventurer, he encounters blood-thirsty mobs in forbidden holy cities, he hunts tigers in India. … As a serious student of world affairs, Sorensen visits over 20 countries to learn first-hand the exact conditions in each. He is a guest at royal banquets and peasant cottages. He meets Royalists and Revolutionists. From personal observation and experience, Sorensen is most thoroughly informed. These accomplishments have not gone unrecognized. The Crown Prince of Sweden chose Sorensen as exclusive press representative and personal photographer during his expeditions in Transjordania. Recommended by Major Shepstone, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Today Sorensen's keen observations are published as special lectures for the use of other platform speakers in need of the latest authentic material. Every audience at once recognizes Sorensen's exceptional ability as a speaker. His is never a dull recitation of facts from a manuscript—but a fascinating story of great experiences. He is thoroughly cultured and perfectly poised. Nature endowed him with an excellent voice and personality. Sorensen speaks with all the force and enthusiasm of fresh experiences. His hearers cannot forget! LECTURES On World Affairs CLASH OF EMPIRES THIS SWIFTLY moving news commentary interprets the significant events of the day in the light of an acquaintance with great world personalities and an intimate knowledge of each nation's peoples. Sorensen is familiar with fascist dictatorships and communistic propagandists, Jap-German threats in the Pacific and India's rising tide against Britain, European revolts and counter revolutions. In America he keeps closely in touch with men behind the scenes who know the news that isn't printed! With his own definite philosophy he suggests possibilities of new world lineups, nations in decline, and great new empires. What will tomorrow's headlines be? War? Peace? Neutrality? New boundaries? Stolen colonies? New parties? An independent reporter reads the news! CLOUDS IN THE NEAR EAST THE WORLD looks to the Eastern Mediterranean as England and Italy struggle for supremacy, Jews and Arabs clash in Palestine, serious riots break out in Syria, a military dictator rises in Iraq. Behind the scenes, from the Nile to the Euphrates is the Arab himself, fatalistic, shifty, fanatical. Sorensen talks to both kings and rebels. In a forbidden holy city he hears rumors of revolt, sees printing presses turning out bales of propaganda. Sorensen interprets current happenings, as well as suggests the dramatic possibilities of the future: The New Sword of Islam—Communism in the Holy Land—The Mediterranean an Italian Sea. On Travel CARAVAN TRAILS IN ARABIA BY CAMEL and car, Sorensen followed these trails during five and a half months for a total of some 2,000 miles. He journeys to ancient Petra with a European Crown Prince, attends the Royal wedding feast for Tallal and obtains exclusive movies of the camel feast for 20,000 Arabs, drives British Military cars across the Sinai Desert, drinks coffee with friendly sheiks under their black goats-hair tents, visits the King at his Palace in Amman, learns Arabic in the peasant villages of Syria and Palestine. Discovers beauty in quaint crusader castles, drama in the royal pageantry, adventure in the hazards of desert travel—Arabia! (Illustrated with slides and exclusive motion pictures.) LAND OF SINBAD THE SAILOR BAGHDAD'S CROWDED bazaars are still teeming with the characters of the Arabian Nights—turbaned caliphs, silversmiths, black-veiled women. A day's journey southwest is Nejaf, forbidden holy city of Ali. Sun-tanned archeologists dig in Babylon, Ur., and Nineveh. Modern oil derricks rise in Mosul while pigeons roost on the tower of Babel. Gufas Pass under the pontoon bridges of the Euphrates. The Kingdom of Iraq, land of mystery and history, whose oriental beauty has not faded away! (Illustrated by beautiful hand-colored slides.) WANDERLUST CAREFULLY sifting his experiences in a score of countries, Sorensen has chosen the most fascinating adventures of them all to present in one great thrilling hour around the globe. He includes that personal, intimate side of travel in the out-of-the-way places—loneliness, fatigue, sunstroke, malaria—a happy, fast moving dramatic account of jungles and deserts and dangerous tribes. It's LIFE—in the hidden corners of the world! (Travelog without pictures.) RECOGNITION! TYPICAL ENGAGEMENTS WORLD ADVENTURE SERIES Detroit, Mich. COLLEGE ENDOWMENT ASS'N. Milwaukee, Wis. MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM Milwaukee, Wis. UNIVERSITY CLUB Evanston, Ill. UNIVERSITY CLUB Chicago, Ill. ENGLEWOOD WOMAN'S CLUB Chicago, Ill. MICHIGAN CITY FORUM Michigan City, Ind. KENOSHA MUSEUM Kenosha, Wis. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN Battle Creek, Mich. B'NAI B'RITH LODGE Chicago, Ill. STATE UNIVERSITY Magnolia, Ark. ROGERS PARK WOMAN'S CLUB Chicago, Ill. THE FIELD MUSEUM Chicago, Ill. SUNDAY EVENING CLUB Elkhart, Ind. UNIVERSITY CLUB Waukegan, Ill. COMMENDATION We were delighted to have you as our guest while you were in Peoria and the Sportsmen-Adventurers Club was immensely pleased with your lectures. Our membership comprises people of considerable distinction and while they are critical, they are most appreciative of whatever is really worthwhile. CARL BLOCK Sportsmen-Adventurers Club Peoria, Ill. Clarence W. Sorensen's lecture and motion pictures were most interesting and instructive. MRS. SAMUEL ROBUCK North End Woman's Club Chicago, Ill. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed both his address and his pictures. You need have no hesitancy in recommending him for any place. The lecture will be most instructive and entertaining. IRVIN J. RICH Lodge B'nai B'rith Chicago, Ill. Am just dropping a line to tell you we were tremendously pleased with Mr. Sorensen. We want to thank you for suggesting him to us. FLORENCE MERCHANT American Ass'n. of University Women Battle Creek, Mich. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed the talk by Mr. Sorensen before the Chicago Chemist's Club. Mr. Sorensen tells his story in a very straightforward manner, has an excellent personality, and a good speaking voice. DR. D. L. TABERN Abbott Laboratories Chicago, Ill. Printed in U. S. A.
|Title||Clarence W. Sorensen, F.R.G.S.: traveler and news commentator|
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|Personal Name Subject||Sorensen, Clarence Woodrow|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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