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  • Roads

    Roads

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Larry McMurtry
    Duration: 06:34:00

    I wanted to drive the American roads at the century's end to look at the country again, from border to border and beach to beach... From earliest boyhood the American road has been a part of my life - central to it, I would even say. The ranch house in which I spent my first seven years sits only ... [ more ]

  • Blues City: A Walk in Oakland

    Blues City: A Walk in Oakland

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies,United States
    Author: Ishmal Reed
    Duration: 05:09:00

    Oakland is a blues city, brawling and husky . . . Often overshadowed by San Francisco, its twinkling sister city across the Bay, Oakland is itself an American wonder. The city is surrounded by and filled with natural beauty-mountains and hills and lakes and a bay-and architecture that mirrors i ... [ more ]

  • French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew

    French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew

    Genre: Travel,Europe,Memoirs
    Author: Peter Mayle
    Duration: 05:45:00

    Peter Mayle, francophile phenomenon and author of A Year in Provence, brings another delightful (and delicious) account of the good life, this time exploring the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France. The French celebrate food and drink more than any other people, and Mayle shows us ... [ more ]

  • Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy

    Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies
    Author: Frances Mayes
    Duration: 03:35:44

    I always imagine each of the signoras who lived in this house—where she shelled peas, rocked the grandchild, placed a vase of the pink roses. Now I would like to take one of these women back to my house in California to show her how Bramasole traveled to America and took root, how the doors there ar ... [ more ]

  • Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville: A Guided Tour from Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields

    Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville: A Guided Tour from Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields

    Genre: Travel,Guidebooks & Tours
    Author: Jeff Shaara
    Duration: 01:08:13

    Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure-two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's P ... [ more ]

  • Charles Kuralt's American Moments

    Charles Kuralt's American Moments

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Charles Kuralt
    Duration: 01:04:00

    Charles Kuralt is a national treasure, a reporter and man of the world who was to many the real and true voice of America. For more than thirty-five years, he delighted us with his On the Road reports, as an anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning, and with bestselling books that include On the Road with ... [ more ]

  • Anything Worth Doing: A true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on the last of the West's great rivers

    Anything Worth Doing: A true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on the last of the West's great rivers

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Jo Deurbrouck
    Duration: 06:19:00

    2012 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD WINNER Anything Worth Doing tells the unforgettable true story of larger-than-life whitewater raft guides Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, two men who share a love of wild rivers and an unbending will to live life on their terms, no matter the cost. Clancy’s mo ... [ more ]

  • Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River

    Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Dan Morrison
    Duration: 10:49:00

    Investigative journalist Dan Morrison takes a thoughtful, funny, and frightful trip across a region whose people are trying to claw their way from war and poverty to something better. Investigative journalist Dan Morrison hired a boat builder, summoned a childhood buddy, and set out paddling fr ... [ more ]

  • Cork Boat

    Cork Boat

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: John Pollack
    Duration: 07:48:00

    In the late 1990s John Pollack was working as a Washington speechwriter when, frustrated by the cynicism and hypocrisy on Capitol Hill, he quit his job to pursue a boyhood dream: to build a boat made entirely of wine corks and take it on an epic journey. Cork Boat tells the story of Pollack's i ... [ more ]

  • White Road: a pilgrimage of sorts

    White Road: a pilgrimage of sorts

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Edmund de Waal
    Duration: 11:50:00

    ** Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 ** Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first' A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain translucent, luminous, white. ... [ more ]

  • Land of the Midnight Sun: My Arctic Adventures

    Land of the Midnight Sun: My Arctic Adventures

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Alexander Armstrong
    Duration: 07:00:00

    In an adventure of a lifetime, Alexander Armstrong heads north in to an ever more hostile Arctic winter to explore the farthest reaches of the globe. In an epic journey, he navigates some of the Earth's toughest terrain, first travelling through the glittering landscape of Scandinavia, then on to th ... [ more ]

  • In Morocco

    In Morocco

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Edith Wharton
    Duration: 04:55:00

    To step on board a steamer in a Spanish port, and three hours later to land in a country without a guide-book, is a sensation to rouse the hunger of the repletest sight-seer. The sensation is attainable by any one who will take the trouble to row out into the harbour of Algeciras and scramble onto a ... [ more ]

  • Kabloona

    Kabloona

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs,Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Gontran de Poncins, Lewis Galantiere
    Duration: 09:35:00

    This extraordinary classic has been variously acclaimed as one of the great books of adventure, travel, anthropology, and spiritual awakening. In 1938 and 1939, a French nobleman spent fifteen months living among the Inuit people of the Arctic. He is at first appalled by their way of life: eating ro ... [ more ]

  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong

    Genre: Travel,Asia
    Author: Jan Morris
    Duration: 12:36:00

    Hong Kong is the world’s most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and primitive poverty, the most architecturally incongruous yet undeniably beautiful urban panorama of all. Through firsthand report ... [ more ]

  • More Than a Year in Provence - Endless Tour de France Travel

    More Than a Year in Provence - Endless Tour de France Travel

    Genre: Travel,Europe
    Author: Christopher Strong
    Duration: 01:48:13

    Praise for More Than A Year In Provence I wish you tremendous success Guy Kawasaki Author of APE, Enchantment, What The Plus. Christopher's truly unique adventures cycling the backroads of France are a must read for anyone who's ever dreamed of a French country life. I just ho ... [ more ]

  • Ghana - Culture Smart!

    Ghana - Culture Smart!

    Genre: Travel,Africa,Guidebooks & Tours
    Author: Ian Utley
    Duration: 03:39:22

    The Gateway to Africa, Ghana welcomes around a million tourists, aid workers, and business travelers a year due to its tropical scenic beauty and rich culture. It is, however, the Ghanaians themselves who make the biggest impression. It is through their hospitality and love of peace that Ghana has a ... [ more ]

  • Tanzania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    Tanzania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    Genre: Travel,Africa
    Author: Quintin Winks
    Duration: 03:58:13

    Don't pack anxiety in your suitcase! By reading Culture Smart! Tanzania before you go, will ease your travel, help you to make friends and avoid confusion. Culture Smart! Tanzania will help you to understand local manners, customs and laws. Culture Smart! Tanzania goes the extra mile to help you ... [ more ]

  • Philippines - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture

    Philippines - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture

    Genre: Travel,Asia
    Author: Graham Colin-Jones
    Duration: 03:30:00

    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in the Philippines, ensuring that you arrive aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. This concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts ... [ more ]

  • NPR Road Trips: Roadside Attractions: Stories That Take You Away . . .

    NPR Road Trips: Roadside Attractions: Stories That Take You Away . . .

    Genre: Travel,Guidebooks & Tours,Travel,Guidebooks & Tours
    Author: Noah Adams, NPR
    Duration: 01:05:00

    With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them—and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-prov ... [ more ]

  • NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals: Stories That Take You Away . . .

    NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals: Stories That Take You Away . . .

    Genre: Travel,Guidebooks & Tours
    Author: NPR
    Duration: 01:07:00

    Step right up as the gates swing open at fairgrounds across the USA. This delightful collection explores the unique joys of the public gatherings that take place in cities and small towns, when people of all stripes and sizes meet to gawk at cows, ponder seed art, get hypnotized, compete in husband- ... [ more ]