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Best American Travel Writing 2009

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ISBN-10: 0618858660

ISBN-13: 9780618858668

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jason Wilson, Simon Winchester, Simon Winchester, Simon Winchester

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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Publication date: 10/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Jason Wilson is emeritus professor of Latin American literature at the University College London. He is the author of Octavio Paz: A Study of His Poetics, An A-Z of Modern Latin American Literature in English Translation, and Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion.  

Simon Winchester has written works based on his travels through Africa, India and Hong Kong, including The River at the Center of the World (1996), about his trip along the Yangtze River. He has also written The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, The Alice Behind Wonderland and served as the Asia-Pacific editor for Conde Nast Traveler. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland. His title The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

Foreword
Introduction
The Generals in Their Labyrinth: from Outside
A Mind Dismembered: from Harper's Magazine
The Last Wild River: from The Oxford American
Intimacy: from The American Scholar
Who Is America?: from Esquire
The Pervert's Grand Tour: from Slate.com
A Dip in the Cold: from The New Yorker
Mississippi Drift: from Harper's Magazine
The Mecca of the Mouse: from Slate.com
The Deeds: from The Virginia Quarterly Review
Hotels Rwanda: from GQ
Dragon Season: from Travel + Leisure
Tigerland: from The New Yorker
Lost in the Sahel: from National Geographic
My Servant: from the New York Times Magazine
Bolivia's Wrestlers: from National Geographic
The End of the End of the Revolution: from the New York Times Magazine
By Meat Alone: from The New Yorker
Terminal Beauty: from Travel + Leisure
A Tale of Two Crossings: from Conde Nast Traveler
Game Over, Perseverance, All I Want Is Everything: from The Virginia Quarterly Review
The Cabin of My Dreams: from Outside
Tracking Down James Bond: from Ski
Ecotouring in Honduras: from Slate.com
You Do Not Represent the Government of the United States of America: from The Virginia Quarterly Review
Contributors' Notes
Notable Travel Writing of 2008