Saturday, August 4, 2012

Eclectic Travel Part II

Part two of the Eclectic travel collection.

1.  Once Around Lightly, Robert St. John (1969).  St, John was a radio broadcaster from the 1940s.  He travels from Japan to southern Asia, Indonesia, India, through the Khyber pass into Afghanistan ending in Iran.   Bought used at the State Department bookstore.

2.  Whereabouts: Notes on Being A Foreigner, Alastair Reid (1987).  Are you a foreigner by necessity, accident, or choice?  Reid explores the aspects of what is like to be an outsider.  He travelers to places of his past looking for lost connections but finds himself a stranger.  Bought used somewhere. 

3.  Urbane Travellers 1591-1635, Boies Penrose (1942).   Sketches of English travelers.   Traces the beginnings of English travel.  Bought used somewhere.

4.  Places, James Morris (1972).   Morris writes about American cities and remote islands.  Illustrated with Morris's photographs. 

5.  Travel Sketches of Today, Ed. Charles Lane Hanson (1929).  A former school textbook with excerpts from 22 travel books profiling geographies around the world.  Bought used somewhere. 

6.  Tropical Classical, Pico Iyer (1997).   Brilliant travel writer with essays about places but also people and books.  Bought used at B.J.s Books in Warrenton. 

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