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Africa and Middle East
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West with the Night
West with the Night
by Beryl Markham
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A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our time Beryl Markhams West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exup&... (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 Getting Lost might be her most poetic, ecstatic work. Field Guide is about the spaces between stability and risk, solitude, and the occasional claustrophobia of ordinary life. With dreamlike transitions, Solnit considers a variety of examples which contrast created wildness with natural wilderness, including Passover, punk music, and suburban youth, the early death of a friend from an overdose, movie-making in the ruins of a mental hospital, and her affair with a hermit in the Southwestern desert. She explores the mysterious without puncturing the mystery, and that is a remarkable achievement indeed.
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Arctic General
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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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Asia
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Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
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How does one cope with overwhelming grief? Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her... (read more)

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Europe
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Between the Woods and the Water (New York Review Books Classics)
Between the Woods and the Water (New York Review Books Classics)
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Considered one of the true classics of travel writing, Fermor continues his journey on foot across Europe to Constantinople, which he began in A Time of Gifts .... (read more)

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General
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Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
by Matthew Goodman
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing... (read more)

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Exploration
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Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
by Martin Dugard
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France
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Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart
Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart
by William Alexander
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“A delightful and courageous tale and a romping good read. Voila!” —Mark Greenside, author of I’ll Never Be French (No Matter What I Do) William Alexander is setting out to master the Art of French Speaking. In this entertaining... (read more)

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Latin America
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Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure (P.S.)
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure (P.S.)
by Christopher S. Stewart
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Armed with the personal notebooks of the mysterious World War II spy Theodore Morde, an adventurer who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, journalist Christopher S. Stewart sets out in search of the lost White City, buried somewhere deep in the... (read more)

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Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China
Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China
by Mitch Moxley
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The story of a young man's outrageous adventures in China and his search for identity in the most unexpected of places. Mitch Moxley came to Beijing in the spring of 2007 to take a job as a writer and editor for China Daily, the country's only English... (read more)

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Balkan Ghosts a Journey Through History
Balkan Ghosts a Journey Through History
by Robert D Kaplan
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Shelf Talkers, Staff Pick | May 20, 2015

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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... Continue »
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