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Product Description: Where the Roads All End tells the remarkable story of an American family’s eight anthropological expeditions to the remote Kalahari Desert in South-West Africa (Namibia) during the 1950s. Raytheon co-founder Laurence Marshall, his wife Lorna, and children John and Elizabeth recorded the lives of some of the last remaining hunter-gatherers, the so-called Bushmen, in what is now recognized as one of the most important ventures in the anthropology of Africa...read more
By Paul Theroux (foreword by)

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9780873654098 | Peabody Museum of Archaeology &, January 23, 2017, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Where the Roads All End tells the remarkable story of an American family’s eight anthropological expeditions to the remote Kalahari Desert in South-West Africa (Namibia) during the 1950s.

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Product Description: Award-winning documentary photographer Eli Reed's "long walk" has been a journey that has taken him from a low-income housing project in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to Harvard University and to membership in the elite international photojournalists' collective, Magnum Photos...read more
By Paul Theroux (introduced by)

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9780292748576 | Univ of Texas Pr, May 15, 2015, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Award-winning documentary photographer Eli Reed's "long walk" has been a journey that has taken him from a low-income housing project in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to Harvard University and to membership in the elite international photojournalists' collective, Magnum Photos.

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Product Description: 'Downright hilarious... Like watching a slow-motion car crash. Theroux possesses a fabulously nasty sense of humour' Stephen King A riotously dysfunctional portrait of one all-American family and its diabolical matriarch - by one of America's most acclaimed writers Everyone in Cape Cod thinks that Mother is a wonderful woman: pious, hard-working, frugal...read more

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9780141048789 | Penguin Uk, April 2, 2015, cover price $15.20 | About this edition: 'Downright hilarious.

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Product Description: “Suave and accomplished . . . [The stories] are unsettling, resistant to tidy denouement and faintly misanthropic.” — Washington Post   “Beneath the deceptive elegance of these stories, land mines lurk, and Theroux detonates them with gusto...read more

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9780241146743, titled "Mr Bones: Twenty Stories" | Gardners Books, November 6, 2014, cover price $31.30 | also contains Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories | About this edition: A sparkling and darkly humorous collection of short stories by bestselling novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux.
9780544324022 | Houghton Mifflin, September 30, 2014, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the “brilliantly evocative” (Time) Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show.

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9780544483958 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, May 19, 2015), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: “Suave and accomplished .

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Product Description: Jack Flowers knew he needed to shake things up when he jumped into the Straits of Malacca and hitched a ride to Singapore. Deftly identifying the fastest route to fame along the seedy port, Jack starts hiring girls out to lonely tourists, sailors, bachelors — anyone with some loose change and a wandering eye — soon making enough money to open two pleasure palaces...read more

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9780544339958 | Reissue edition (Mariner Books, October 21, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Jack Flowers knew he needed to shake things up when he jumped into the Straits of Malacca and hitched a ride to Singapore.
9780140041576 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, July 1, 1997), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: At one time, expatriate Jack Flowers was the youngest drinker at Singapore's Bandung Club.
9780671498221 | Reprint edition (Pocket Books, April 1, 1984), cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Jack Flowers knew he needed to shake things up when he jumped into the Straits of Malacca and hitched a ride to Singapore.

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Product Description: “Never a dull moment . . . Vivid and deft.” — New York Review of BooksMaude Pratt is a legend, a photographer famous for her cutting-edge techniques and uncanny ability to strip away the masks of the world’s most recognizable celebrities and luminaries...read more

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9780544340800 | Reissue edition (Mariner Books, October 21, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: “Never a dull moment .
9780140050721 | Penguin USA, October 1, 1999, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: As seventy-year-old world-class photographer Maude Coffin Pratt picks through her archives in preparation for a triumphant retrospective on her life and work, she is overwhelmed with memories from her past.
9780671638443 | Reissue edition (Washington Square Pr, May 1, 1987), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: When she rummages through fifty years accumulation of her photographs, seventy-year-old Maude Coffin Pratt realizes that her fame means nothing and that her true self rests on an incestuous passion

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Product Description: In what he states will be his last African journey, the acclaimed author of Dark Star Safari travels north from Cape Town through Namibia, Botswana and Angola into the 'green zone' of central Africa. The journey takes him far from the tourist itinerary and the bright hopes of post-independence movements into an anarchic, war-torn world of heat, poverty, road blocks and mob rule, prompting him to ask himself - with typical honesty - 'What am I doing here?...read more

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9780241143674 | Gardners Books, May 30, 2013, cover price $32.35 | About this edition: In what he states will be his last African journey, the acclaimed author of Dark Star Safari travels north from Cape Town through Namibia, Botswana and Angola into the 'green zone' of central Africa.

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Product Description: “[Hock] knows he is ensorcelled by exoticism, but he can’t help himself. And, as things go from bad to worse and the pages start to turn faster, neither can we. A.”—Entertainment WeeklyWhen he was a young man, Ellis Hock spent four of the best years of his life with the Peace Corps in Malawi...read more

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9780547746500 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, May 22, 2012), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa.

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9780544002258 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, May 7, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: “[Hock] knows he is ensorcelled by exoticism, but he can’t help himself.

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Product Description: Following the success of the acclaimed Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and The Great Railway Bazaar, The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of the world's most celebrated travel writer.“Happy again, back in the kingdom of light,” writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a new journey through the continent he knows and loves best...read more

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9780618839339 | Houghton Mifflin, May 7, 2013, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Following the success of the acclaimed Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and The Great Railway Bazaar, The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of the world's most celebrated travel writer.

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Product Description: Paul Theroux, one of the world's most popular authors, both for his travel books and his fiction, has produced an off-beat story of 1960s weirdos unlike anything he has ever written. During the time of Lyndon Johnson's presidency, Herbie Gneiss is forced to leave college to get a job, which happens to be at the Kant-Brake toy factory, which manufactures military toys for children...read more

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9780802126047 | Grove Pr, December 6, 2011, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Paul Theroux, one of the world€™s most popular authors, both for his travel books and his fiction, has produced an off-beat story of 1960s weirdos unlike anything he has ever written.

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9780802155108 | Reprint edition (Grove Pr, November 6, 2012), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Paul Theroux, one of the world's most popular authors, both for his travel books and his fiction, has produced an off-beat story of 1960s weirdos unlike anything he has ever written.

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Product Description: A book to be plundered and raided.; - New York Times Book Review "A portal into a world of timeless travel literature curated by one of the greatest travel writers of our day."; - USA Today Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe in this collection of the best writing from the books that have shaped him as a reader and a traveler...read more

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9780547737379 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, July 24, 2012), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A book to be plundered and raided.
9780547336916 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, May 19, 2011), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Used cancelled library book in gently used good condition.

Miscellaneous:

9780547549194 | Houghton Mifflin, May 26, 2011, cover price $25.00

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Product Description: Tales of Scott and Zelda roadtripping, finally back in print In an early series of journalistic pieces for Motor magazine, F. Scott Fitzgerald described a journey he took with his wife Zelda from Connecticut to Alabama in a clapped out automobile which he called the "Rolling Junk...read more
By Paul Theroux (foreword by)

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9781843914624 | Reprint edition (Hesperus Pr, November 17, 2011), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Tales of Scott and Zelda roadtripping, finally back in print In an early series of journalistic pieces for Motor magazine, F.

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Product Description: This is the incredible true story of one man’s heroic battle against impossible odds, a tale of pain and anguish, bravery and utter solitude, a tale that ends in a victory not only over the implacable ocean but over himself as well...read more

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9781611451122 | Arcade Pub, September 1, 2011, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: This is the incredible true story of one man’s heroic battle against impossible odds, a tale of pain and anguish, bravery and utter solitude, a tale that ends in a victory not only over the implacable ocean but over himself as well.

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Product Description: D'Aboville's description of his journey is a gripping story not just of physical endurance but of mental and spiritual fortitude.
By Paul Theroux (illustrator)

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9781611453690 | Arcade Pub, April 18, 2011, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: D'Aboville's description of his journey is a gripping story not just of physical endurance but of mental and spiritual fortitude.

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Product Description: My Other Life is a compelling collection of short memoirs that blur the lines between biography and fiction as award-winning writer Paul Theroux imagines what his life would have been like had he made different choices. A writer's epic account of another life, of other choices - of turning fact into extraordinary fiction...read more

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9780241950517 | Gardners Books, February 3, 2011, cover price $15.45 | About this edition: My Other Life is a compelling collection of short memoirs that blur the lines between biography and fiction as award-winning writer Paul Theroux imagines what his life would have been like had he made different choices.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780787111274 | Unabridged edition (Dove Entertainment Inc, February 1, 1997), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: A novel in the guise of an autobiography follows a disaffected novelist's journey from a career in London under the wing of an eccentric mentor to a solitary return to his hometown.

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Product Description: Hood, a renegade American diplomat, envisions a new urban order through the opium fog of his room. His sometimes bedmate, Mayo, has stolen a Flemish painting and is negotiating for publicity with "The Times". Murf the bomb-maker leaves his mark in red whilst his girlfriend Brodie bombs Euston...read more

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9780395244005 | Houghton Mifflin, July 1, 1976, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: A former American consul joins the disparate members of a group of London terrorists in their murderous activities throughout the city

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9780141049861 | Gardners Books, October 7, 2010, cover price $20.60 | About this edition: Hood, a renegade American diplomat, envisions a new urban order through the opium fog of his room.
9780140044652 | Reissue edition (Penguin USA, April 1, 1996), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Hood, a renegade American diplomat, envisions a new urban order through the opium fog of his room.
9780671498245 | Reprint edition (Pocket Books, September 1, 1984), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: A former American consul joins the disparate members of a group of London terrorists in their murderous activities throughout the city

Henry D. Thoreau traveled to the backwoods of Maine in 1846, 1853, and 1857. Originally published in 1864, and published now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, this volume is a powerful telling of those journeys through a rugged and largely unspoiled land. It presents Thoreau's fullest account of the wilderness. The Maine Woods is classic Thoreau: a personal story of exterior and interior discoveries in a natural setting--all conveyed in taut, masterly prose. Thoreau's evocative renderings of the life of the primitive forest--its mountains, waterways, fauna, flora, and inhabitants--are timeless and valuable on their own. But his impassioned protest against the despoilment of nature in the name of commerce and sport, which even by the 1850s threatened to deprive Americans of the "tonic of wildness," makes The Maine Woods an especially vital book for our own time.

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9780691118772 | Princeton Univ Pr, May 24, 2004, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Henry D.

Miscellaneous:

9781400834136 | Princeton Univ Pr, May 15, 2010, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: When Jerry Delfont, an aimless travel writer with writer’s block (his “dead hand”), receives a letter from an American philanthropist, Mrs. Merrill Unger, with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son’s, he is intrigued...read more

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9780547260242 | Houghton Mifflin, February 11, 2010, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Jerry Delfont leads an aimless life in Calcutta, struggling in vain against his writer's block, or 'dead hand,' and flitting around the edges of a half-hearted romance.
9780241144633 | Gardners Books, November 5, 2009, cover price $31.25
9780771085376, titled "Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta" | McClelland & Stewart Ltd, November 3, 2009, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Paul Theroux returns to India with a stylish and gripping novel of crime and obsession in Calcutta.

Paperback:

9780547394497 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, January 13, 2011), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: When Jerry Delfont, an aimless travel writer with writer’s block (his “dead hand”), receives a letter from an American philanthropist, Mrs.

Miscellaneous:

9780547488714 | Houghton Mifflin, January 13, 2011, cover price $26.00

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Product Description: National BestsellerIn Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia...read more

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9780241142530, titled "Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of 'the Great Railway Bazaar'" | Gardners Books, September 4, 2008, cover price $35.40 | also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar | About this edition: Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the tracks of 'The Great Railway Bazaar'
9780618418879 | Houghton Mifflin, August 18, 2008, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Thirty years after the epic journey chronicled in his classic work The Great Railway Bazaar, the world’s most acclaimed travel writer re-creates his 25,000-mile journey through eastern Europe, central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.

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9780771085352 | Reprint edition (McClelland & Stewart Ltd, August 25, 2009), cover price $21.00 | also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar | About this edition: National BestsellerIn Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.
9780547237930 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, August 6, 2009), cover price $16.95 | also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar | About this edition: Thirty years after the epic journey chronicled in his classic work The Great Railway Bazaar, the world’s most acclaimed travel writer re-creates his 25,000-mile journey through eastern Europe, central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.

Miscellaneous:

9780547348582 | Houghton Mifflin, August 6, 2009, cover price $15.95 | also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar

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Product Description: En 1986 Paul Theroux decidio viajar a China aprovechando un año sabatico. Su instinto le decia que un pais tan enorme solo puede conocerse ""sin despegar los pies del suelo"". Y se propuso atravesarlo viajando solo en tren. De Mongolia a Pekin, de Pekin a Shanghai, de Shanghai a Canton, y de alli hacia el norte y por todo el interior del pais, Theroux recorrio miles de kilometros...read more

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9788498722611 | Italian edition edition (Ediciones B, May 6, 2009), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: En 1986 Paul Theroux decidio viajar a China aprovechando un año sabatico.

Three intertwining novellas portray Westerners in India, as a middle-aged couple travel on vacation, a lawyer discovers Mumbai's slums, and a woman befriends an elephant in Bangalore.

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9780618943326 | Houghton Mifflin, September 26, 2007, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Three intertwining novellas portray Westerners in India, as a middle-aged couple travel on vacation, a lawyer discovers Mumbai's slums, and a woman befriends an elephant in Bangalore.

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9780547086026 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, September 18, 2008), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A master of the travel narrative weaves three intertwined novellas of Westerners transformed by their sojourns in India.
9780771085345 | McClelland & Stewart Ltd, June 24, 2008, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A master of the travel narrative gives us three intertwined novellas of Westerners transformed by their sojourns in India.

Miscellaneous:

9780547347295, titled "Elephanta Suite" | Houghton Mifflin, September 18, 2008, cover price $14.95

By Georges Simenon and Paul Theroux (introduced by)

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9781590172612 | New York Review of Books, March 25, 2008, cover price $12.95

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Product Description: In honor of the 80th birthday of British travel journalist Jan Morris, her colleagues and successors have put together this celebratory, biographical tribute, which explores both the writer and her writing. By revisiting more than 50 years of descriptions of her travels, her epic three-volume history of the British Empire, and her startling and thoughtful memoir about her sex change, the volume contains many full, intimate insights into her character from renowned contributors, including George Band, Arturo di Stefano, David Fieldhouse, Don Geroge, David Hurn, Pico Iyer, Robert McCrum, Geoffrey Moorhouse, Patrick Nairn, Jim Perrin, Hilary Rubenstein, Colin Thubron, Erica Wagner, Alan Whicker, Simon Winchester, and Peregrine Wortsthorne...read more
By Paul Clements (editor) and Paul Theroux (introduced by)

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9781854114242 | Seren Books/Poetry Wales Pr Ltd, April 1, 2007, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In honor of the 80th birthday of British travel journalist Jan Morris, her colleagues and successors have put together this celebratory, biographical tribute, which explores both the writer and her writing.

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The author of The Great Railway Bazaar recounts his experiences while traveling throughout Communist China by train, offering observations on the scenery and recalling conversations with Chinese citizens and other fellow travelers. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780399133091 | Putnam Pub Group, May 1, 1988, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The author recounts his experiences while traveling throughout Communist China by train, offering observations on the scenery and recalling conversations with Chinese citizens and other fellow travelers

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9780618658978 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, December 8, 2006), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The author of The Great Railway Bazaar recounts his experiences while traveling throughout Communist China by train, offering observations on the scenery and recalling conversations with Chinese citizens and other fellow travelers.
9780804104548 | Reprint edition (Ivy Books, April 1, 1990), cover price $7.50 | About this edition: The author recounts his experiences while traveling throughout Communist China by train, offering observations on the scenery and recalling conversations with Chinese citizens and other fellow travelers

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The author of Riding the Iron Rooster recounts in vivid, exhilarating detail his journey--by kayak--through the diverse landscapes and wonders of New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, Easter Island, and other islands of the Pacific. Reprint.

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9780618658985 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, December 8, 2006), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The author of Riding the Iron Rooster recounts in vivid, exhilarating detail his journey--by kayak--through the diverse landscapes and wonders of New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, Easter Island, and other islands of the Pacific.

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