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Rich Man’s Coffin
Rich Man’s Coffin Rich Man’s Coffin Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent John Hersey once said: “Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.” Kenneth Gardner’s brilliant debut novel, Rich Man’s Coffin, is as close as you can get to living in New Zealand in the 1800’s. The heart of […]
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Peoples of the World
Peoples of the World Peoples Of The World Have you ever wondered about the innumerable people representing diverse cultures that populate the world? What constitutes a people? What are the elements necessary to coalesce in order to produce an ethnic group? Where do they live? What languages do they speak? How did they originate? What are their customs? Look […]
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MalaMala: Pathway To An African Eden
MalaMala: Pathway To An African Eden MalaMala: Pathway To An African Eden Adjacent to the Kruger National Park located in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa is MalaMala, a privately owned game reserve. Differentiating this reserve from others is a determined effort on the part of the Rattray family, who are the owners, to conserve resources, educate visitors and employees and […]
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Around and About in Paris
Around and About in Paris Around and About Paris How would you like to have a personal guide as your companion when visiting Paris? A guide that will not only give you a brief history of each and every “Arrondissement” from the first to the twentieth, but as the author states, “a journey into the depths of Paris” and “an […]
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Africa Par Adventure
Africa Par Adventure Africa Par Adventure One of the most effective ways to combat ignorance of foreign countries is to travel to them and observe their unique customs as well as their social and economic conditions. If we are open-minded, travel provides us with a better balance of compassion and wisdom. Africa Par Adventure, edited by Peter Ward, […]
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Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage Pilgrimage If you ever wondered what is meant by a pilgrimage and why people journey to such places as Lourdes, Kyoto, Mecca, Mount Kailash, Rome, Salt Lake City, Czestochowa, Panharpur, Guadalupe, and Jerusalem, then David Souden’s book Pilgrimage is a must read. The author is an established independent television producer and a former Research Fellow […]
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Europe From a Backpack
Europe From a Backpack Europe From A Backpack Europe From A Backpack is a compilation of short articles of specific European cities prefaced with a quote, a map of the cities and their bordering countries. At the end of each tale is a getting-to-know-the-writer with relevant travel, educational and goal-related topics. There’s something both familiar and unfamiliar about reading […]
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Peking Story
Peking Story Peking Story For two years before and after the 1948 Communist Revolution, David Kidd lived in Peking, where he married the daughter of an aristocratic Chinese family. “I used to hope,” he writes, “that some bright young scholar on a research grant would write about us and our Chinese friends before it was too late […]
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Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic For those of you who are not purchasing a package deal to the Dominican Republic and are travellers as distinguished from tourists, the handy sixth edition of Ulysses’ softbound edition of Dominican Republic may prove very useful. This publication was authored by Benoit Prieur and Pascale Couture and is filled with an abundance […]
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Food: A Taste of the Road
Food: A Taste of the Road Food: A Taste Of The Road One of the fears of the personal essayist is the possibility of having the readers mutter, “Who cares about your opinions or travels.” Richard Sterling, editor of Food: A Taste Of The Road was certainly ambitious when he put together no less than 49 short essays concerning the inter-relation […]
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