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Seafaring Saints

Advantages: Both scholarly and exciting, Clearly written, Some good photos
Disadvantages: Accounts of the Atlantic storms may leave you feeling seasick!

...When it comes to discovery of the Americas, everyone, it seems, wants a piece of the action. The classroom jingle tells us that in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and common knowledge certainly has the Genoese navigator down as the discoverer of the ...

Collingwood21 16.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Brendan Voyage - Timothy Severin

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Russia: a journey to the heart of the country and its people

Advantages: informative, well reported historical facts and interesting encounters with locals
Disadvantages: too much personal life of the journalist in the book (not inherent to the context)

Russia (A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People) is a report about a journey through Russia, by a distinguished broadcaster and author Jonathan Dimbleby. The journey starts in Murmansk, in the Article Circle and ends in Vladivostock, in the Far ...

Lelo 13.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Russia - Jonathan Dimbleby

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A Really Bad Trip

Advantages: Funny, compelling, evocative and interesting
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little too outrageous for some

Is it possible to find the American Dream in action? Is it possible to find the dark side of the American Dream? I am pretty sure it is but do wonder if it’s possible if you are drugged up to your eyeballs and are accompanied by someone who is larger th ...

rosebud2001 29.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter Stockton Thompson

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In Europe- travels through the twentieth century, Geert Mak

Advantages: a good read, highly engaging
Disadvantages: not a typical account of history

In Europe is the account of Dutch journalist Geert Mak's 1999 journey through the continent, tracing European history through the 20th century just before the century ended. The book is the story of this journey, combining his own experience with that of ...

Pogue 09.09.2010 · Read full review
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Are you sitting comfortably...?

Advantages: Read it and see...
Disadvantages: None

Once upon a time there was a traveller who travelled through Pakistan to visit far Afghanistan, where he would seek out the lost treasure of the Mughals. Sadly the traveller had an English passport and a Muslim name, and he was travelling from one enemy s ...

hiker 23.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of In Arabian Nights - Tahir Shah

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