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- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95
Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favorite city: Austin. Maybe you want to know which restaurant President Bush rates as his favorite Austin burger joint. Or maybe you want a glimpse of Willie Nelson?s home life (hint: Willie plays a lot of golf). Perhaps you want to get the best view... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.00
Critic, essayist and cultural savant A.A. Gill is probably the most widely read columnist in Britain. His books The Angry Island and A.A. Gill is away have found delighted fans in America as well, and sparked a loyal following. His new book of travel essays, Previous Convictions, ranges from Gill's nearby domestic locales of Glastonbury and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00
Awarded three stars by Michelin, Taillevent is one of the finest restaurants in the world. Todhunter spent several months working in its kitchen in preparation for the divine experience of eating a five-hour meal in the nineteenth-century dining room. From the amuse-bouche (a warm cheese puff to ?amuse the mouth?) to the crowning glory of the fantasie... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2008; US$ 17.95
From the bestselling author of It's All Greek to Me! and a traveler who likes to get his hands-as well as his boots-dirty, comes a comedic look at madcap entrepreneurial adventures in Mother Russia. I Was a Potato Oligarch: Travels and Travails in the New Russia is the eye-wateringly funny true story of John Mole's travels and travails in Russia.... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.99
Tony Cohan?s On Mexican Time , his chronicle of discovering a new life in the small Mexican mountain town of San Miguel de Allende, has beguiled readers and become a travel classic. Now, in Mexican Days , point of arrival becomes point of departure as?faced with the invasion of the town by tourists and an entire Hollywood movie crew, a magazine editor?s... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95
The Father of All Things is a riveting, haunting, and often hilarious account of a veteran and his son?s journey through Vietnam. As his father recounts his experiences as a soldier, including a near fatal injury, Tom Bissell weaves a larger history of the war and explores the controversies that still spark furious debate today. Blending history,... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 25.00
Gringo charts two journeys, both of which began a decade ago. The first is the sweeping transformation of Latin American politics that started with Hugo Chávez's inauguration as president of Venezuela in 1999. In that same year, an eighteen-year-old Chesa Boudin leaves his middle-class Chicago life -- which is punctuated by prison visits to his parents,... more...
- The Floating Press 1907; US$ 4.99
Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes recounts Robert Louis Stevenson's 120 mile, 12 day hike, accompanied only by his stubborn and unwieldy donkey, through the Cévennes of south-central France. A pioneering piece of outdoor literature, it is one of Stevenson's earliest works, and one of the earliest accounts of hiking and camping... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
H. P. Blavatsky, or Madame Blavatsky, was a founder of Theosophy and the Theosophical Society, and a prolific traveler. From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan is an account of her time in India. From the text: Late in the evening of the sixteenth of February, 1879, after a rough voyage which lasted thirty-two days, joyful exclamations were heard everywhere... more...