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Travel Writing


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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
by Rinker Buck
Staff Pick
Rinker Buck offers a witty, fascinating account of the year he and his brother spent traveling the Oregon Trail in a mule-drawn wagon. Equal parts autobiography and travelogue, Buck writes movingly about both the original trials of the Oregon Trail and... (read more)

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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
by Robert Kurson
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Ahoy! Kurson returns with more tales of treasure from the briny deep. This time the divers are off to the Dominican Republic to locate a ship captained by Roger Bannister, a British sea merchant turned pirate. The story of their efforts to locate the... (read more)

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All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
by David Gessner
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All the Wild That Remains is a fascinating portrait of the American West told through the lives of two of its most famous writers, Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner. This book champions their unique styles and will make you want to read (or reread) all of... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
by Rebecca Solnit
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Solnit is one of the most eloquent, urgent, and intelligent voices writing nonfiction today; from Men Explain Things to Me to Storming the Gates of Paradise, anything she's written is well worth reading. But her marvelous book of essays A Field Guide to... (read more)

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Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
by John Waters
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When cult film icon John Waters decides to hitchhike across the country, expect the unexpected to happen. This blend of fiction and travel memoir features all the wit and dark humor Waters is known for, with a dose of filth thrown in for good measure.... (read more)

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
by David Grann
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Grann's riveting book, The Lost City of Z, delves into the intrepid life and mysterious disappearance of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett. Armchair travelers will be whisked away to the Amazon on a wild ride with a surprising finish.... (read more)

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Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
by Chuck Palahniuk
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Not your typical hotel-gift-shop guidebook, Fugitives and Refugees makes no pretense at objectivity. This is a decidedly idiosyncratic and personal book. Palahniuk's Portland is eccentric, dysfunctional, and perverse. If you're new to Palahniuk's work... (read more)

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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
by Candice Millard
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Well researched and skillfully written, this commanding account of achievement and calamity retraces Roosevelt's perilous expedition of the uncharted Amazon. A dazzling gem of history, Millard's impeccable narrative brims with imagery and tension.... (read more)

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck
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Knowing he was dying, John Steinbeck customized a camper-truck and dubbed it Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse. With his dog Charley (Steinbeck's own Sancho Panza) riding along, the melancholic writer circumnavigates the country. This travelogue... (read more)

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Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City
Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City
by Mark Adams
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With wit and infectious curiosity, Mark Adams takes us on a journey to find Atlantis. He sifts through the evidence, the contradictions, the wild claims of fellow obsessives. What he unearths are the rich jewels of history and lore, as he pays tribute to... (read more)

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In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)
In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)
by Bruce Chatwin
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A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife, and people of Patagonia.... (read more)

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
by Hampton Sides
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Truly a great adventure story, Sides's thrilling tale of the 1879 polar expedition of the USS Jeannette left me slack-jawed and wide-eyed. Vividly experience the grim, harrowing journey into a frozen world and discover the fate of the heroic crew... (read more)

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The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt
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Once again John Berendt proves he is a powerful magnet for eccentrics. With clever proficiency, Berendt depicts for readers a host of quirky characters, providing an exclusive glimpse into the Venice you won't see as a tourist. Gossipy yet wholly... (read more)

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My Life in France
My Life in France
by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme
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An inspiring look at the life and times of the culinary genius, Julia Child's My Life in France is a good-humored memoir of her influential and transformative early experiences in France with her then new husband, Paul. Julia's devotees, as well as those... (read more)

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Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond
Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond
by Denis Johnson
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The best thing about Denis Johnson's writing is that he never seems to take the easy way out. Some of these nonfiction pieces in this collection are searing and brutal, a few are soul searching, and a couple just plain funny. They made me think about... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever... (read more)

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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
by Anthony Bourdain
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In Medium Raw, Bourdain expounds on food topics far and wide, with the self-deprecating and biting honesty that fans have come to love. His description of an encounter with Food Network's Sandra Lee is both hilarious and deeply scary.... (read more)

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Notes from a Small Island
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
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Sometimes laugh-out-loud, sometimes poignant, Bill Bryson takes a trip to the villages of his beloved Britain.... (read more)

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Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
by Brian Benson
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Going Somewhere is an adventure, a love story, and an utterly addictive read. Benson's tale of crossing the country by bike with his girlfriend might make you think twice about making the same journey, but you won't be able to tear yourself away from... (read more)

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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
by Susan Jane Gilman
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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven is the true story of Claire and Suzie, two young Ivy League graduates who naively navigate Communist China in 1986. Popping a tape of a-ha's "Take on Me" into their Sony Walkmans, the girls venture into a world unseen... (read more)

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