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An Illness Caused by Youth

An Illness Caused by Youth

Veteran Jack Bissell only deepened the abyss between him and his son Tom when he talked about the Vietnam war. But, when a magazine editor sends the two back to Vietnam for...

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Ruthless River

Ruthless River

A stunning debut; a Departures original publication. The ultimate survival story; a wild ride—the wildest—down a South American river in the thick of the Amazon Basin;...

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Wild River Blues

Wild River Blues

In her early thirties and an aspiring literary journalist, Sarah Menkedick joins her baby brother Jackson and his precious Honda, the ”Jackwagon,” for fourteen...

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Knopf Mapguides: Paris

Knopf Mapguides: Paris

This opening fold-out contains a general map of Paris to help you visualize the 8 large districts discussed in this guide, and 4 pages of valuable information, handy tips and useful addresses. Discover Paris through 8 districts and...

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Barcelona from A to Z

Barcelona from A to Z

To bring one of Barrie Kerper's indispensable guides along with you on your trip is like having a savvy friend be your personal tour guide. In her latest, Barrie opens an insider's,...

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Elephant Complex

Elephant Complex

“Brilliant.” —The Daily Telegraph   No one sees the world quite like John Gimlette. In Elephant Complex, he...

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Bleaker House

Bleaker House

A girl, a laptop, and a waddle of penguins. In this witty and genre-defying memoir, a young writer can travel anywhere she wants to finally finish her novel—and ends up on a frozen island...

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The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making...

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Apostle

Apostle

The story of Twelve Apostles is the story of early Christianity: its competing versions of Jesus’s ministry, its countless schisms, and its ultimate evolution from...

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Knopf MapGuides: London

Knopf MapGuides: London

This opening fold-out contains a general map of London to help you visualize the 8 large districts discussed in this guide, and 4 pages of valuable information, handy tips and useful addresses. Discover London through 8 districts and 8 mapsWestminster/...

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Knopf Mapguides: Rome

Knopf Mapguides: Rome

This opening fold-out contains a general map of Rome to help you visualize the 6 large districts discussed in this guide, and 4 pages of valuable information, handy tips and useful addresses. Discover Rome through 6 districts and 6...

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Knopf Mapguides: New York

Knopf Mapguides: New York

This opening fold-out contains a general map of New York to help you visualize the 8 large districts discussed in this guide, and 4 pages of valuable information, handy tips and useful addresses. Discover New York through 8 districts and 8 mapsDowntownLower...

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Island People

Island People

A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers...

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Istanbul Letters

Istanbul Letters

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection   “Why do some forms of violence—the beheading of journalists by the Islamic State, a bombing in Ankara, or the attacks in San...

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The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer

The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer

Eric Hansen survives a cyclone on a boat off the Australian coast, cradles a dying man in Calcutta, and drinks mind-altering kava in Vanuatu. He helps a widower...

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Orchid Fever

Orchid Fever

The acclaimed author of Motoring with Mohammed brings us a compelling adventure into the remarkable world of the orchid and the impossibly bizarre array of international characters...

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The Diamond Caper

The Diamond Caper

When a Riviera socialite’s diamonds are stolen—the latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but increasingly audacious jewelry heists across France—Peter...

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Driving Hungry

Driving Hungry

Adrift in Buenos Aires, Layne Mosler was hungry—for an excellent (and cheap) meal, for a great story, for a new direction. A chance recommendation from a taxi driver...

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White Sands

White Sands

From “one of our most original writers” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine) comes an expansive and exacting book—firmly grounded but elegant, often hilarious, and always inquisitive—about...

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Nacidos para ser héroes

Nacidos para ser héroes

Tras el ultramaratón por las Barrancas del Cobre narrado en el bestseller Nacidos para correr, Christopher McDougall encuentra su siguiente aventura en las escarpadas montañas...

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Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes

Christopher McDougall’s journey begins with a story of remarkable athletic prowess: On the treacherous mountains of Crete, a motley band of World War II Resistance fighters—an...

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The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

“This is history on a grand scale, with a sweep and ambition that is rare… A proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.” —William Dalrymple, The Guardian ...

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In Other Words

In Other Words

National Best SellerFrom the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself...

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Along the Bosphorus

Along the Bosphorus

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   The Nobel Prize–winning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul.  ...

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