20th Century Description and Travel
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Blue Highways
A Journey into America
Paperback      ISBN: 0316353299
Recounts the author's journey through America along the nation's backroads
Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe
Between East and West
Across the Borderlands of Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 052543318x
In the summer and fall of 1991, Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain, took a three month road trip through the freshly independent borderlands of Eastern Europe. She deftly weaves the harrowing history of the region and captures the effects of political upheaval on a personal level. An extraordinary journey into the past and present of the lands east of Poland and west of Russia—an area defined throughout its history by colliding empires. Traveling from the former Soviet naval center of Kaliningrad on the Baltic to the Black Sea port of Odessa, Anne Applebaum encounters a rich range of competing cultures, religions, and national aspirations. In reasserting their heritage, the inhabitants of the borderlands attempt to build a future grounded in their fractured ancestral legacies. In the process, neighbors unearth old conflicts, devote themselves to recovering lost culture, and piece together competing legends to create a new tradition. Rich in surprising encounters and vivid characters, Between East and West brilliantly illuminates the soul of the borderlands and the shaping power of the past.
Here Is New York
Here Is New York
Hardcover      ISBN: 1892145022
The author describes the sites and character of the city in 1949
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Paperback      ISBN: 0767902521
A wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous and arduous trek past the Appalachian Trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts. Reprint. $175,000 ad/promo. Tour.
The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City
The Last London
True Fictions from an Unreal City
Paperback      ISBN: 1786073307
The final chapter in Sinclair's life-long odyssey through the streets of the Big Smoke
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Hardcover      ISBN: 0767902513
Published on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Appalachian Trail, a wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous trek past the trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts. $150,000 first printing. Tour.
River-Horse: A Voyage Across America
River-Horse
A Voyage Across America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0395636264
The acclaimed author of Blue Highways and PrairyErth chronicles his journey across America's waterways in his dory Nikawa (River Horse), encountering strange people, hostile cities, and hair-raising dangers. Tour.
African Silences
African Silences
Paperback      ISBN: 0679731024
Examines the harsh political and economic realities that are ravaging Africa and its inhabitants, offering studies of the rare animals faced with extinction and the individuals working to preserve wild Africa
Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
Beyond the Sky and the Earth
A Journey into Bhutan
Paperback      ISBN: 157322815x
A woman who lived for three years in Bhutan chronicles her extraordinary experiences in this Buddhist kingdom on the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Reprint.
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East
From the Holy Mountain
A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East
Paperback      ISBN: 0805061770
A retracing of a pilgrimage of 587 A.D. chronicles the journeys of two monks across the pre-Islamic Byzantine Empire as they collect the ancient Christian wisdom of sages and desert hermits, and discusses the same region today. Reprint.