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The Last Train To Zona Verde

Author : Paul Theroux
ISBN : 9780547999258
Genre : Travel
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"Theroux is at his best when he tells [people’s] stories, happy and sad . . . Theroux’s great mission had always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself—and thus, to challenge us." — Boston Globe Paul Theroux’s best-selling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider’s look at modern Africa. Now, with The Last Train to Zona Verde, he returns to discover how both he and Africa have changed in the ensuing years. Traveling alone, Theroux sets out from Cape Town, going north through South Africa, Namibia, then into Angola, encountering a world increasingly removed from tourists’ itineraries and the hopes of postcolonial independence movements. After covering nearly 2,500 arduous miles, he cuts short his journey, a decision he chronicles with unsparing honesty in a chapter titled “What Am I Doing Here?” Vivid, witty, and beautifully evocative, The Last Train to Zona Verde is a fitting final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers. "Everything is under scrutiny in Paul Theroux’s latest travel book—not just the people, landscapes and sociopolitical realities of the countries he visits, but his own motivations for going where he goes . . . His readers can only be grateful." — Seattle Times “If this book is proof, age has not slowed Theroux or encouraged him to rest on his achievements . . . Gutsy, alert to Africa's struggles, its injustices and history.” — San Francisco Chronicle
Category: Travel

The Little Blue Book Of Travel Wisdom

Author : Julie Ganz
ISBN : 9781632200303
Genre : Reference
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From the early explorers to space travelers and holiday jetsetters, those in transit have acknowledged both the benefits and downsides of life on the go. The Little Blue Book of Travel Wisdom is a collection of these musings on travel, be it for research purposes, business, or vacation, via a plane, a bus, or a train. Just some of the figures cited in the book include: • Robert Frost • Mark Twain • Maya Angelou • Pat Conroy • Rick Steves • Ivanka Trump • John Steinbeck • Angelina Jolie • Oscar Wilde • Michael Crichton • Jerry Seinfeld • Clay Aiken • And so many more!
Category: Reference

Picture Palace

Author : Paul Theroux
ISBN : 9780544352957
Genre : Fiction
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“Never a dull moment . . . Vivid and deft.” — New York Review of Books Maude Pratt is a legend, a photographer famous for her cutting-edge techniques and uncanny ability to strip away the masks of the world’s most recognizable celebrities and luminaries. Now in her seventies, Maude has been in the public eye since the 1920s, and her unparalleled portfolio includes intimate portraits of Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, and Picasso. While Maude possesses a singular capability to expose the inner lives of her subjects, she is obsessive about protecting her own, hiding her deepest secret in the “picture palace” of her memory. But when a young archivist comes to stay in Maude’s Cape Cod home and begins sorting through her fifty years of work, Maude is forced to face her past and come to terms, at last, with the tragedies she’s buried. “A breathtaking tale . . . Intangibly, intricately brilliant.” — Telegraph (UK)
Category: Fiction

The Best American Travel Writing 2014

Author : Paul Theroux
ISBN : 9780544332584
Genre : Literary Collections
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“Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places they’ve been dying to visit or revisit and places they’d never set foot in but are glad someone else did. This year’s volume of travel writing . . . focuses mostly on the latter with derring-do dispatches.” — USA Today A far-ranging collection of the best travel writing pieces published in 2013, collected by guest editor Paul Theroux. The Best American Travel Writing consistently includes a wide variety of pieces, illuminating the wonder, humor, fear, and exhilaration that greets all of us when we embark on a journey to a new place. Readers know that there is simply no other option when they want great travel writing.
Category: Literary Collections

Mr Bones

Author : Paul Theroux
ISBN : 9780241969380
Genre : Fiction
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Mr Bones is a sparkling and darkly humorous collection of short stories by bestselling novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux. A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. An art collector gleefully destroys his most valuable pieces. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it's just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desires, always with his carefully honed eye and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. 'As cool as Somerset Maugham . . . as observant, intuitive, wry, inventive and eloquent as Graham Greene' Sunday Times 'Theroux is fluent, witty and almost faultlessly able to deliver a satisfying story' Melvyn Bragg 'One of the most accomplished and worldly-wise writers of his generation' The Times Paul Theroux's books include The Last Train to Zona Verde, Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Traveland The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.
Category: Fiction

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : OSU:32435087601381
Genre : Talking books
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Category: Talking books

The Happy Isles Of Oceania

Author : Paul Theroux
ISBN : 9780140159769
Genre : Oceania
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This travel book follows Paul Theroux's explorations of the Pacific islands by collapsible kayak. Paddling through the islands, he also finds an unusual melting pot of cultures and contrasts.
Category: Oceania

Juntos Dos

Author : Prentice-Hall, inc
ISBN : 0134156706
Genre : Spanish language
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Journey into the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, a world of 300 million people that spans 20 countries, three continents, and numerous islands.
Category: Spanish language

Puentes

Author : Patti J. Marinelli
ISBN : 9781285499994
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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PUENTES is the market-leading one-semester program designed to meet the unique challenges of high-beginner or intensive first-year Spanish courses. With a dynamic power-pacing organization, rich integration of culture, and a full array of ancillary components, PUENTES reinforces familiar concepts while motivating students to progress from receptive knowledge to active and accurate use of Spanish. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Foreign Language Study