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The best American travel writing. 2012

Author: William T Vollmann
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collects pieces that represent the best works in travel writing, edited by William T. Vollman, an American author.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William T Vollmann
ISBN: 9780547808970 : 0547808976
OCLC Number: 772100929
Notes: "1530-1516."
"A Mariner original."
Description: xx, 231 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: How to explore like a real Victorian adventurer from The believer / Monte Reel --
The telltale scribes of Timbuktu from National geographic / Peter Gwin --
Chernobyl, my primeval, teeming, irradiated Eden from Outside / Henry Shukman --
Garbage city from VQR / Elliott D. Woods --
My days with the anti-Mafia from The Missouri revew / Thomas Swick --
City of walls from The American scholar / Robin Kirk --
Now ye know who the bosses are here now from McSweeney's / J. Malcolm Garcia --
The wicked coast from The Atlantic / Paul Theroux --
Letter from Paris from The Houston review / Michael Gorra --
The reckoning from The New York times magazine / Kenan Trebincevic --
The Tijuana Sports Hall of Fame from Grantland / Bryan Curtis --
Holy city of the Wichitas from Ecotone / Kimberly Meyer --
Momento mori from The believer / Dimiter Kenarov --
Maximum India from Condé nast traveler / Pico Iyer --
Keeping watch from Harper's magazine / Lynn Freed --
Walking the border from Esquire / Luke Dittrich --
Amundsen schlepped here from Outside ; Conquering an infinite cave from National geographic by Mark Jenkins --
Railroad semantics from Railroad semantics / Aaron Dactyl.
Series Title: Best American series.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by William T. Vollmann.

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Collects pieces that represent the best works in travel writing, edited by William T. Vollman, an American author.

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