An Unexpected Light by Jason Elliot One mans descriptions and stories about his two journeys through war torn Afghanistan. His first journey was in 1979 and then later in 1989. This is excellent travel writing - part travelogue, historical and personal story that highlights the dangers as well as the joys of traveling in Afghanistan during this war torn period. … [Read more...]
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New Classic Winemakers of California by Steve Heimoff Join author Steve Heimoff as he visits with a number of prominent winemakers, all based in California. The reviews are less an interview but are written in more of a conversation prose. Reviews are in-depth, focused and personal. Sections of the book and specific winemakers are divided into decades starting with the 1970's through the 1990's. The forward was written by Bill Harlan, … [Read more...]
Bad Lands by Tony Wheeler Join Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler as he explores some of the "badlands" in the world. He visited the following nine countries because of their human-rights abuses: Afghanistan, Albania, Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia. … [Read more...]