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Holidays in Heck.

Author: P J O'Rourke
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Books Ltd., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Holidays in Heck takes the reader on a globe-trotting journey to far-reaching places including China, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and the Galapagos Islands. The collection begins after the Iraq War, when P.J. retired from being a war correspondent because he was "too old to keep being scared stiff and too stiff to keep sleeping on the ground." Instead he embarked on supposedly more comfortable and allegedly less  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Humor
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Rourke, P.J.
Holidays in Heck.
New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, ©2011
Named Person: P J O'Rourke; P J O'Rourke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P J O'Rourke
ISBN: 9781611859966 1611859964
OCLC Number: 792686603
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Former War Correspondent Experiences Frightening Vacation Fun; 1. Republicans Evolving: The Galápagos Islands, April 2003; 2. Monumnetal Generations: The National World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C., June 2004; 3. Round on the Ends and "Hi!" in the Middle: Ohio Skiing, February 2005; 4. Riding to the Hounds versus Going to the Dogs: Britain after the Hunting Ban, March 2005; 5. My EU Vacation: Reading the European Constitution on a French Beach, Guadeloupe, May 2005. 6. On First Looking into the Airbus A380: Toulouse, June 20057. If You Think Modern Life Is Awful, You Haven't Seen Modern Art: Venice Biennale, July 2005; 8. My Wife's Got a Gun: Brays Island Plantation, South Carolina, February 2006; 9. A Freedom Ride through China: Spring 2006; 10. Side Trip Up the Yangtze: June 2006; 11. A Horse of a Different Color: Kyrgyzstan, July 2006; 12. Sweet-and-Sour Children and Twice-Fried Parents to Go: Hong Kong, December 2007; 13. The Big Stick, or Why I Voted for John McCain: USS Theodore Roosevelt, April 2008. 14. White Man Speak with Forked Tongue: The Field Museum, Chicago, May 200815. The Decline and Fall of Tomorrow: Disneyland, June 2008; 16. A Journey to ... Let's Not Go There: Summer 2008; 17. The Seventy-Two-Hour Afghan Expert: Kabul, July 2010; 18. Capital Gains: Washington, D.C., August 2010; 19. Home Unalone: New Hampshire, March 2011.

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The long-awaited follow up to the classic Holidays in Hell, P.J. O'Rourke's Holidays in Heck is the middle-aged version of his classic travel pieces, featuring journeys to China, Venice, the UK and  Read more...

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