Travel

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“a powerful and fascinating approach to the great crisis of our time. And it gets to the heart of why climate change such a vexing and all-encompassing challenge.”

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Secondhand tells an important story about consumerism gone wild, the complex industry that has grown around its detritus, and how we can push back on an entrenched culture of disp

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“Eating his way through Hong Kong does have its squeamish moments including, ‘warm paper bags filled with squid balls or barbequed octopus tentacles stuck on little bamboo sticks.’”

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Paul Gauguin (1838–1903) is a compelling figure, both as an artist and man.

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“The ruminations and peregrinations gathered up into this contemplative collection should motivate her readers to seek out her past forays into other forgotten corners of the earth, which r

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The memoir succeeds, with its deceptively quiet descriptions of autumn both in the natural world, and in the season of his and Hiroko’s own lives, in echoing a uniquely Ja

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Tony Perrottet intends his well-researched Cuba Libre! to be “entertaining and readable, unsaturated by ideology.” He succeeds in the first but not the second.  Perrottet doesn’t discuss i

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"Civil wars, revolutions, invasions and fascist dictatorships formed the political backdrop that defined the works produced in Madrid over the centuries."

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"This beautiful book has a fast and entertaining narrative that encourages the reader to go out to discover and wonder."

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"White Fury tells a highly readable complete history of the once-powerful colonial Jamaican sugar economy through the letters of Simon Taylor, one of its greatest planters."

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For those of us who are devotees of budget travel, Seth Kugel’s “Frugal Traveler” column often seemed the most readable contribution to the New York Times travel section.

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“Monster City will make an excellent addition to any true crime enthusiast's library.”

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For decades, the residents of the southern Appalachian Mountain region (roughly consisting of parts of Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky) lived their lives untouc

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Parts of this book might have been written by the American couple deliberately run over by a car driven by alleged ISIS supporters in Tajikistan this summer.

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“Alone time gives us permission to pause, to relish the sensual details of the world rather than hurtling through museums and uploading photos to Instagram.”

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It is hard to go wrong in Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Dave Eggers, the accomplished Northern California novelist, returns to nonfiction storytelling with this captivating account of a young Yemeni-American businessman who dreams of reviving his homela

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Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s The Stowaway is the adventure of Billy Gawronski, a first-generation Polish-American living in Bayside, New York, who on the day of his graduation from high school at

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It is possible that there is an audience of readers for Paris: Through a Fashion Eye but they would have to be rather or hugely uninformed with no Internet access or maybe some starry eyed

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“A wonderful, talented, slice of Africa, an Africa fast receding . . .”

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The Canary Islands: A Cultural History is anything but a traditional guidebook. It is rather a fusion of literature, history and travel sure to prove both useful and inspiring.

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The somnambulant city of Havana, long in a slumber of decay, now seems poised for a new chapter as the world starts “discovering” a new, open, thawing Cuba.

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“Salustri’s guide offers a delightful trip around and through this curious state.”

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Why are we so fascinated by photographs of pristine places? Escapism via armchair travel? Hunger to return to simpler times and less-trodden lands where nature still holds sway?

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“a compelling story conveying a powerful social and cultural critique along with a marvelous portrait of the beauties and wonders of Kenya . . .”

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