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  • Wild Coastby John Gimlette

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, where living is so difficult that as many... more...

  • Theatre Of Fishby John Gimlette

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.98

    John Gimlette's travels through this harsh and awesome landscape, the eastern extreme of the Americas, broadly mirrors that of Dr Eliot Curwen, his great-grandfather, who spent a summer there as a doctor in 1893, and who was witness to some of the most beautiful ice and cruelest poverty in the British Empire. Using Curwen's extraordinarily frank journal,... more...

  • Panther Soupby John Gimlette

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.58

    By the end of World War II much of Western Europe was in chaos. The future of our world had been contested here, in the hinterlands of France and across the German plains. But what's become of the battlefields now? Or the people that lived on them? And is there any trace of the 2.7 million Americans who smashed their way into the Reich (or the 12... more...

  • At The Tomb Of The Inflatable Pigby John Gimlette

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.98

    Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. It's not a place for the timid tourist. It doesn't even have its own guidebook. But Paraguay, as revealed in this outstanding new travel book, is among... more...

  • At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pigby John Gimlette

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    A wildly humorous account of the author's travels across Paraguay?South America's darkly fabled, little-known ?island surrounded by land.? Rarely visited by tourists and barely touched by global village sprawl, Paraguay remains a mystery to outsiders. Think of this small nation and your mind is likely to jump to Nazis, dictators, and soccer. Now,... more...

  • Panther Soupby John Gimlette

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Beautifully blending contemporary travel writing and military history, John Gimlette travels across Europe in the footsteps of one of the greatest armies ever assembled: the United States forces of 1944-45. In 2004, John Gimlette set off across Europe with his guide Putnam Flint, an eighty-six-year-old Bostonian who had landed in Marseille in the midst... more...

  • Wild Coastby John Gimlette

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2012 Between the Orinoco and the Amazon lies a fabulous forested land, barely explored. Much of Guiana seldom sees sunlight, and new species are often tumbling out of the dark trees. Shunned by the conquistadors, it was left to others to carve into colonies. Guyana, Suriname and Guyane Franšaise are what... more...

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