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Old 07-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #16
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Almost forgot, Dave Bidini has written a couple of somewhat travel books.

Tropic of Hockey was quite enjoyable and I've heard good things about On a Cold Road.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:12 AM   #17
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I haven't read them yet, but I put I've put:

The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen, In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin and The Grey Islands by John Steffler on my probable read lists. Two of them are on my challenge list for next year.

The Great Railway Bazaar almost made the list as well, and still might.
I tried reading The Snow Leopard years ago, but it was such incredibly hard work I gave up halfway.
It was only then that I noticed the cover blurb described it as "numinous"; serves me right, that should have been enough to set off the "Danger Will Robinson!" bells and whistles.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #18
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^Thanks for the heads up. I don't know if numinous scares me that much. Yet.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #19
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I second Bruce Chatwin.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:30 PM   #20
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One you may not have thought of, but that I've enjoyed reading over the years: Elspeth Huxley. She wrote other genres as well (including mystery). Unfortunately, it looks like very little of her works are available in eBook format.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:43 PM   #21
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I totally second Paul Theroux and all his travel books (Riding the Iron Rooster and Dark Star Safari seem best). I also recommended his Sir Vidia's Shadow. It's not a travel book per se, but it's about his friendship with the Nobel Prize-winning writer Naipaul, and there's a LOT of travel stuff in the book since Theroux and Naipaul meet each other in Africa, England, etc.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #22
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Just finished Fatal Mountaineer, which is part travel, part biography of the alpinist Willi Unsoeld. Definitely worthwhile.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:34 PM   #23
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Also, check out Evelyn Waugh's A Tourist in Africa though Amazon doesn't have it available for the Kindle, at least in the U.S.

Nancy Pearl, the author of Book Lust, has a new book about travel with recommended books for different countries and regions of the world.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:55 AM   #24
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Thanks for all the recommendations; they're very much appreciated.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #25
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Harry T. Here is an anthology of 18th Century travel writing I read a few years ago...and Now on a Kindle for only 3 quid or so... at Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Travel-Writing...hu-rd_add_1_dp
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:31 PM   #26
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I've noticed that British traveling cyclist Bettina Selby has put her (backlisted) collection out as ebooks these days. She can be a bit cranky (like Theroux), but I do recommend them highly, especially the ones outside Europe.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #27
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I've noticed that British traveling cyclist Bettina Selby has put her (backlisted) collection out as ebooks these days. She can be a bit cranky (like Theroux), but I do recommend them highly, especially the ones outside Europe.
Most of her books are in the Kindle Owner's Lending Library for Amazon Prime members.
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Almost forgot, Dave Bidini has written a couple of somewhat travel books.

Tropic of Hockey was quite enjoyable and I've heard good things about On a Cold Road.
As a massive hockey fan, thanks for the recommedations!
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #29
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I came across this on Amazon. Looks interesting.
You can pre-order it for the Kindle in the UK

The Grand Tour: Letters and photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922 by Agatha Christie

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-Tour-L.../dp/000744768X
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Peter Jenkins - Walk Across America

Peter begins his trip across the US with his husky and meets a wide range of real life characters.

I often go back and the chapter about Homer the Mountain Man, that chapter is well worth the price of admission itself.
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