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The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
by Wendy McClure
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Wendy McClure takes us on a trip down memory lane, recalling her fascination with the Little House series of books (and TV program) while growing up in the 1970s. As an adult, she becomes consumed with "Laura World," and, hoping to experience that... (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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Travels with Charley
Travels with Charley
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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Shadow of the Silk Road
Shadow of the Silk Road
by Colin Thubron
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Colin Thubron's Shadow of the Silk Road is a beautiful, important book; part travel writing, part sociology, part history, and part politics, it is hard to pin down to any one genre. But the book's warmth and genuine love for humanity and our... (read more)

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Wrong About Japan
Wrong About Japan
by Peter Carey
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Here's the cure for the otaku blues! In his latest work, two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey recounts his anime- and manga-inspired trip to Japan with his son, Charley. Throughout the book we tag along with Carey as he navigates not only Japanese... (read more)

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The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage
The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage
by Anthony Brandt
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Our modern conveniences were built on the backs of the brave (and sometimes foolish) souls who endured unimaginable hardship to tame a savage, unpredictable world. The Man Who Ate His Boots relates the fascinating stories of the explorers who spent 35... (read more)

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Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer
Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer
by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell
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Morrell and Capparell do a wonderful job of articulating Shackleton's leadership successes in everyday terms that will resonate with decision-makers in all varieties of business. Lessons in team-building and performance management are evident throughout... (read more)

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The Art of Travel
The Art of Travel
by Alain de Botton
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In this delightful series of essays, Alain de Botton tells us not only how but why we should travel.... (read more)

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A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
by Tony Horwitz
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With the same sly humor and neighborly curiosity he brought to Confederates in the Attic and Blue Latitudes, in A Voyage Long and Strange Tony Horwitz roams the New World, surveying the destinations of history's foremost explorers: Leif Eiriksson... (read more)

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Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey
Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey
by William L Heat Moon
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Heat-Moon's accounts of his journeys along the byways of the United States are captivating classics. Now, with Roads to Quoz, he revisits the back roads of our country, making yet another well-told American journey.... (read more)

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Travels with Herodotus (Vintage International)
Travels with Herodotus (Vintage International)
by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Several months ago, I happened upon a copy of The Shadow of the Sun. From its opening pages, I understood why I'd been hearing such laudatory praise about Ryszard Kapuściński for years — here was some of the most astonishing travel writing I'd ever... (read more)

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A Visit to Don Otavio: A Traveller's Tale from Mexico
A Visit to Don Otavio: A Traveller's Tale from Mexico
by Sybille Bedford
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A classic in travel writing now re-published, this delightful chronicle of Bedford's journeys through Mexico following World War II wonderfully captures the landscape and people of this vast country. Moreover, in florid yet engaging prose, Bedford... (read more)

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In a Sunburned Country
In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson
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"Everything, it seems, is interesting to Bill Bryson. The marvel is that he can make it all interesting to us. Three billion year old fossilized organisms off the western coast; a giant lobster on the side of a highway; empty, forbidding spaces...In a... (read more)

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Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation
Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation
by Elizabeth Pisani
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Over the Edge of the World Magellans Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Over the Edge of the World Magellans Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
by Laurence Bergreen
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Travels with Barley: The Quest for the Perfect Beer Joint
Travels with Barley: The Quest for the Perfect Beer Joint
by Ken Wells
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From Here, You Can't See Paris: Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant
From Here, You Can't See Paris: Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant
by Michael S Sanders
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Eating the Flowers of Paradise: One Man's Journey Through Ethiopia and Yemen
Eating the Flowers of Paradise: One Man's Journey Through Ethiopia and Yemen
by Kevin Rushby
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