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The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Great Writers on Great Places

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Publisher Comments:

From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers. Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable. Other featured writers and places include:
  • Nik Cohn on Savannah
  • Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania
  • Shirley Hazzard on Capri
  • Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia
  • Nicole Krauss on Japan
  • Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas
  • Edna O'Brien on Bath
  • Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens
  • James Truman on Iran
  • Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania
  • Edmund White on Jordan
  • Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo
  • William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago
  • John Julius Norwich on the Vatican
  • Jan Morris on Hawaii

Book News Annotation:

Compiled by the editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler on its 20th anniversary of conveying its "truth in travel" message, this anthology includes 21 essays on 18 travel destinations from Florida to Tanzania. Selections include personal insights and practical advice by such masters of the genre as Pico Iyer (on Ethiopia); Russell Banks (Florida); Jan Morris (Hawaii); and Simon Winchester (the Philippines). The volume includes biographical sketches of the authors. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers

Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.

Other featured writers and places include:

Nik Cohn on Savannah

Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania

Shirley Hazzard on Capri

Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia

Nicole Krauss on Japan

Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas

Edna O'Brien on Bath

Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens

James Truman on Iran

Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania

Edmund White on Jordan

Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo

William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago

John Julius Norwich on the Vatican

Jan Morris on Hawaii

Synopsis:

From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers

Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.

Other featured writers and places include:

Nik Cohn on Savannah

Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania

Shirley Hazzard on Capri

Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia

Nicole Krauss on Japan

Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas

Edna O'Brien on Bath

Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens

James Truman on Iran

Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania

Edmund White on Jordan

Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo

William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago

John Julius Norwich on the Vatican

Jan Morris on Hawaii

About the Author

Klara Glowczewska is editor in chief of Condé Nast Traveler.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143112617
Author:
Glowczewska, Klara
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Manufactured:
Penguin Books
Author:
Various
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.08x5.54x.92 in. .79 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers

Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.

Other featured writers and places include:

Nik Cohn on Savannah

Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania

Shirley Hazzard on Capri

Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia

Nicole Krauss on Japan

Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas

Edna O'Brien on Bath

Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens

James Truman on Iran

Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania

Edmund White on Jordan

Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo

William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago

John Julius Norwich on the Vatican

Jan Morris on Hawaii

"Synopsis" by ,
From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers

Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.

Other featured writers and places include:

Nik Cohn on Savannah

Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania

Shirley Hazzard on Capri

Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia

Nicole Krauss on Japan

Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas

Edna O'Brien on Bath

Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens

James Truman on Iran

Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania

Edmund White on Jordan

Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo

William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago

John Julius Norwich on the Vatican

Jan Morris on Hawaii

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