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Vanishing America

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by James Conaway
A mixture of travelogue and personal narrative, James Conaway's smart, informative essays offer an insightful depiction of his journeys between Washington, D.C., and Big Sur, California, as he tries to understand what has become of the places, people, and traditions that were once so precious but have now been irreparably changed. Incorporating the voices of cowboys, real estate agents, activists, and many ...
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Floodmarkers

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by Brown, Nic
Lystra, North Carolina. A fictional town full of very real people who survive the attack of Hurricane Hugo and then find their bearings in the aftermath--often in wild and hilarious ways. The days leading up to the impending disaster are not at all unusual--no portents of disaster, no signs of impending calamity. Bryce works his night shift at the hot dog factory, Isaac drives the bus to school, Evelyn atte...
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Paris Postcards

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by Pitt, Leonard
In this stunning volume of historical postcards featuring the City of Light, Leonard Pitt takes us deep into the art and heart of the postcard and of Paris itself. Showcasing the variety of images from his personal collection, the postcards create an enduring time capsule, one that reveals a Paris that no longer exists. The invention of the postcard in the nineteenth century revolutionized communication and...
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Not Now, Voyager

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by Schwartz, Lynne Sharon
Since Marco Polo's explorations and Montaigne's travels, a lively dialogue has persisted about travel's pros and cons -- its excitement, novelties, perils, and misadventures. Lynne Sharon Schwartz joins this dialogue with a memoir that raises serious and amusing questions.
"Not Now, Voyager" takes us on a voyage of self-discovery as the author traces how travel shaped her. She visits Miami Beach as...
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Walks Through Lost Paris

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by Leonard Pitt
"Walks Through Lost Paris" chronicles Paris's great periods of urban reconstruction through four enlightening walking tours. Detailed maps lead the traveller on an itinerary to the perspectives of the photographers and artists who captured Paris through with their lenses and pens decades ago. In full-colour, hundreds of photos, diagrams, and engravings further bring to life the massive transformation that r...
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Passage Through India

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by Snyder, Gary
In 1962, after studying Buddhism in Japan, Gary Snyder, with his former wife, the poet Joanne Kyger, joined Allen Ginsberg and his companion Peter Orlovsky for a long trip to India "to see the hearth-land of the Buddha's teachings." As always, Snyder kept extensive journals of his travels and, in this particular case, also wrote the whole account in one long letter to his sister. Passage Through India bring...
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