Synopses & Reviews
"Using travel as a metaphor for discovery, wonder, and delight, this elegant and splendidly written publication is an appreciation of the legends and mythology associated with geographic locations and events. The research is objectively presented and thoroughly documented, and an impressive bibliography rounds out the text. Fritze…has created a readable and reliable collection on topics that heretofore have been overlooked. Highly recommended for academic and general readers." -
"Amusing and informative, this book is recommended for public, school, and small academic libraries." -
Travel Legend and Lore is your Baedeker. More than 200 A-to-Z entries (each with leads to further reading) transport you to the places, real and imaginary, that have lured armchair travelers for millennia, from the ancient Greeks to the American pioneers. And the places are inhabited, by humans and the not-so-human.