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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 26.00
In RIVER-HORSE, the preeminent chronicler of American back roads -- who has given us the classics BLUE HIGHWAYS and PRAIRYERTH -- recounts his singular voyage on American waters from sea to sea. Along the route, he offers a lyrical and ceaselessly fascinating shipboard perspective on the country's rivers, lakes, canals, and towns. Brimming with history,... more...
The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress; Being Some Account of Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land;Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
The Innocents Abroad began as a series of travel letters written mainly for the Alta California , a San Francisco newspaper that sponsored Mark Twain?s participation in his trip to Europe and the Holy Land in 1867 aboard the steamship Quaker City. On the excursion from New York to Palestine they traveled a distance of over twenty thousand miles... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
Mark Twain (Samuel Longhorn Clements, 1835-1910) was one of the best and most popular humorists, lecturers, and writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Twain was always drawing on his experience for his stories and gathering new experiences through his travels. Twain showed the rare ability to entertain both children and adults... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
In the spring of 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry left his wife, Consuelo, to return to the war in Europe. Soon after, he disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission over occupied France. Neither his plane nor his body was ever found. The Tale of the Rose is Consuelo?s account of their extraordinary marriage. It is a love story about a pilot... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.00
Polly Evans?s itinerary for China was simple: travel by luxurious high-speed train and long-distance bus, glide along the Grand Canal and hike up scenic mountains. Instead, the linguistically impaired adventurer found herself on a primitive sleeper-minibus where sleep was out of the question; perched atop a tiny mule on a remote mountain pass; and... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 15.00
Each country - Sweden, Norway and Denmark - is unique, but all three have been bound together by a common heritage since the Viking era. This guide covers the major cities (Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm), as well as the small towns and the beautiful mountains, forests and lakes. The spectacular fjords here are long and usually enclosed by mountains.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 22.95
Dorothy Gallagher?s critically acclaimed memoir, How I Came Into My Inheritance , told of her childhood in 1940s New York as the daughter of left-wing Russian Jewish immigrants. Time magazine called it ?a piercingly funny book . . . unsentimental, breezy, blunt.? In Strangers in the House, this brilliant stylist takes us into her adult life and tells... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00
The stampeding true story of one woman?s journey from timorous equestrian novice to wildly whooping cowgirl?a madcap ride through Argentina that will fascinate horse lovers, travelers, and armchair adventurers alike. As a girl, Polly Evans dreamed about learning to ride?and in her mid-thirties the obsession returned. Determined to finally bite the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00
Polly Evans had a mission: to learn everything possible about the howling, tail-wagging world of sled dogs. Fool?s errand? Or the adventure of a lifetime? The intrepid world traveler was about to find out. In the dead of winter, Polly Evans ventured to Canada?s far northwest, where temperatures plunge to minus forty and the sun rises for just a... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Here are two acclaimed memoirs in one remarkable volume. In an extraordinarily compelling voice, Dorothy Gallagher tells stories taking us from her parents? beginnings in the Ukraine to her own childhood in 1940s New York, through the many adventures of her extended family and into her own adult life. Her themes are universal: the fragility of friendship,... more...