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Best American Travel Writing 2000

Best American Travel Writing 2000 - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618074679

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ISBN13: 978-0618074679
ISBN10: 0618074678
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2000
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Best American Travel Writing 2000 - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618074679

Bill Ed. Bryson and Jason Ed. Wilson

ISBN13: 978-0618074679
ISBN10: 0618074678
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

The extraordinary popularity of books & magazines dedicated to travel comes as no surprise, given that more & more Americans are traveling each year for business, pleasure, & especially adventure. Our fascination with travel has never been so well represented as in this new addition to the Best American series: a wide-ranging compendium of the best travel writing published in 1999, culled from more than three hundred magazines, newspapers, & Web sites. This first collection of The Best American Travel Writing reads like a good novel. Best-selling author Bill Bryson & series editor Jason Wilson have put together a book that will surprise knowledgeable travelers & entrance newcomers with the glories of new worlds. Articles by such well-loved writers as Bill Buford & Ryszard Kapuscinski are included, as are those by exciting new voices. Ranging across myriad landscapes, from Central Park in New York City to the Ouadane oasis in Saharan Mauritania, The Best American Travel Writing 2000 showcases the diversity & creative power of travel writing today.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi Introduction by Bill Bryson xix William Booth. Boat Camp 1 from The Washington Post Magazine Bill Buford. Lions and Tigers and Bears 9 from The New Yorker Tim Cahill. This Teeming Ark 19 from Outside Tom Clynes. The Toughest Trucker in the World 27 from National Geographic Adventure Dave Eggers. Hitchhiker''s Cuba 37 from Time David Halberstam. Nantucket on My Mind 50 from Town &Country Mark Hertsgaard. The Nile at Mile One 59 from Outside Isabel Hilton. Spies in the House of Faith 72 from The New Yorker Clive Irving. The First Drink of the Day 100 from Conde Nast Traveler Alden Jones. Lard Is Good for You 107 from Coffee Journal Ryszard Kapuscinski. The Truck 120 from The New Yorker David Lansing. Confessions of Cheese Smuggler 128 from National Geographic Traveler Jessica Maxwell. Inside the Hidden Kingdom 134 from Audubon P. J . O''Rourke. Weird Karma 145 from Men''s Journal Tony Perrottet. Zoned on Zanzibar 158 from Escape Rolf Potts. Storming The Beach 171 from Salon Travel Mark Ross. The Last Safari 189 from Talk Steve Rushin. Winter Rules 205 from Sports Illustrated Patrick Symmes. From the Wonderful People Who Brought You the Killing Fields 216 from Outside Jeffrey Tayler. China''s Wild West 229 from The Atlantic Monthly Jeffrey Tayler. Exiled Beyond Kilometer 101 241 from The Atlantic Monthly Jonathan Tourtellot. The Two Faces of Tourism 251 from National Geographic Traveler William T. Vollmann. The Very Short History of Nunavut 260 from Outside David Wallis. One Man and His Donkey 277 from The St. Petersburg Times Amy Wilentz. Marseille''s Moment 283 from Conde Nast Traveler Contributors'' Notes 299 Notable Travel Writing of 1999 304
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