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Essays & Travelogues

  • In Trace of TRby Dan Aadland

    University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    As a student of American history, as a hunter, horseman, and former Marine, and as someone passionate about the West, Dan Aadland had long felt a kinship with Theodore Roosevelt. One day, on a single-footing horse, lever-action rifle under his knee, Aadland set out to become acquainted with TR as only those who shared his experiences could. In Trace... more...

  • The Sword of Heavenby Mikkel Aaland

    Travelers'' Tales 2010; US$ 24.00

    “Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,” discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest’s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines,... more...

  • Jane Dolingerby Lawrence Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Jane Dolinger was an anomaly in her time, a dynamic woman with an impressive literary talent who lived and documented an unconventional life. This book analyzes her life and literary contributions, situating her in a historical feminist discourse and highlighting her contribution the emerging genre of modern travel writing. more...

  • America in an Arab Mirrorby Kamal Abdel-Malek; Mouna El Kahla

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 37.00

    This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds,... more...

  • Jasmine and Fireby Salma Abdelnour

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    As Beirut exploded with the bombs and violence of a ruthless civil war in the ?80s, a nine-year-old Salma Abdelnour and her family fled Lebanon to start a new life in the States. Ever since then? even as she built a thriving career as a food and travel writer in New York City?Salma has had a hunch that Beirut was still her home.  She kept dreaming... more...

  • The Men in My Countryby Marilyn Abildskov

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    A travel memoir offering an artful depiction of a very real place, The Men in My Country also covers the terrain of a complex emotional journey, tracing a geography of the heart, showing how we move to be moved, how in losing ourselves in a foreign place we can become dangerously—and gloriously—undone. more...

  • Never Mind the Bullocksby Vanessa Able

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    In this exhilarating story newly single travel writer Vanessa Able finds love while circumnavigating India in the world's cheapest car. more...

  • The Prodigal Tongueby Mark Abley

    Random House 2008; US$ 13.27

    Mark Abley takes the reader on a world-wide trip like no other - from Singapore to Japan, Oxford to Los Angeles, through the web and even back in time. As much a travel book as a linguistic study, this book goes beyond grammar and vocabulary; more importantly, this book is about the people of the world. On his travels Abley encounters... more...

  • Spoken Hereby Mark Abley

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.27

    Half the world's languages are threatened with extinction over the next century, as English and the rest of the world's top twenty languages drive all before them. What ways of looking at the world will die along with them, what cultural riches, what experiences, histories and memories? And how does it feel to be one of the last remaining speakers... more...

  • First We Quit Our Jobsby Marilyn J. Abraham

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    What happens when two executives leave their jobs, friends, and the city behind to hit the road in a twenty-seven foot RV? America the beautiful becomes a place of sights, foods, people, memories, and a little wisdom. After fifty-two combined years in the corporate fast lane, Marilyn Abraham and her husband, Sandy MacGregor, embarked on an adventure... more...