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  • The Father of All Thingsby Tom Bissell

    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...

  • Female Nomad and Friendsby Rita Golden Gelman

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    In 1987, Rita, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her ongoing journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter?against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has met thousands of readers, stayed in their homes,... more...

  • The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbonby Henry Fielding

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • The Travels of Marco Poloby Marco Polo

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Complete by Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa, translated by Henry YuleThe Travels of Marco Polo is the usual English title of Marco Polo's travel book, nicknamed Il Milione or Le Livre des Merveilles (The Book of Wonders). This description of his travels and stays in the Orient, including Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia, between 1271 and 1298... more...

  • Domestic Manners of the Americansby Fanny Trollope

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Domestic Manners of the Americans is an 1832 travel book by Frances Trollope which follows her travels through America and her residence in Cincinnati, at the time still a frontier town. The book created a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic, as Trollope had a caustic view of the Americans and found America strongly lacking in manners and learning.... more...

  • From London to Land's Endby Daniel Defoe

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A detailed account of the travels undertaken by Defoe roughly around 1722 is presented in this work. A unique travelogue, it explains the places as well as the sentiments of the author during the tours. The work engrosses the reader completely. more...

  • Adventures of a Continental Drifterby Elliott Hester

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    In October 2002, Elliott Hester sold his car, abandoned his apartment, and took off alone on a trip around the world, during which he drifted to over fifty destinations. Elliott's tales about his travels range from the bizarre to the hilarious to the flat-out shocking. Travel with him as he: Chases off transvestites in the South Pacific Gets... more...

  • These Are the Days that Must Happen to Youby Dan Walsh

    Random House 2008; US$ 18.32

    "Riding a bike removes the need for clutter, toys, rubbish that other men have to take on holiday. If I want adrenaline, I'll rush a giddy overtake, not rent a jet ski." The world through the eyes of Dan Walsh is never less than Technicolor, and always uninhibited, rebellious and on the edge. Not since the days of Jupiter's Travels has one man... more...

  • Tribe Wantedby Ben Keene

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 18.32

    Paradise or Bust is the fascinating adventure story of Tribewanted, a revolutionary eco-tourism project founded by twentysomething Ben Keene. As featured in the BBC documentary series, Keene's story follows the ups and downs of a global online network of like-minded travellers and an indigenous Fijian community as they attempt to build a new life... more...

  • The Magnetic Northby Sara Wheeler

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, herding reindeer across the tundra with Lapps and shadowing the Trans-Alaskan pipeline with truckers, Sara Wheeler discovers a complex and ambiguous land belonging both to ancient myth and modern controvery. The Magnetic North is a spicy confection of history, science and... more...