books by Paul Theroux
Last Places: A Journey in the North
A classic of northern exploration and adventure, LAST PLACES is Lawrence Millman's marvelously told account of his journey along the ancient Viking sea routes that extend from Norway to Newfoundland. Traveling through landscapes of transcendent desolation, Millman wandered by way of the Shetland Islands, the Faeroes, Iceland, Greenland, and Labrador. His way was marked by surprising human encounters--with a convicted murderer in Reykjavik, an ...
The Bodley Head Ltd
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. But just as Jack is finally coming into his own, a shocking tumble toward the ...
The Saddest Pleasure : A Journey on Two Rivers
The Cruise of the Rolling Junk
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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." It is a piece of writing whose style, in free-ranging alternation of fact and fiction, has been compared to Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat . This ...
Nowhere Is a Place : Travels in Patagonia
Bruce and Paul Theroux Chatwin
Douglas & McIntyre
Under the Hula Moon : Living in Hawai'i
Jocelyn Fujii's heartfelt paean to the land and people she loves, this lavish and vibrant book, captures and explores all of Hawai'i's beauty and singularity. A fantastic vacation between two hard covers. Full-color photographs.
Special Beatles Anniversary Issue. Rolling Stone (February 16, 1984)
Paul, R.D. Laing, Leonard Michaels, Richard Price, and others contribute Theroux
The Last Train to Zona Verde
"Theroux is at his best when he tells [people’s] stories, happy and sad . . . Theroux’s great mission had always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself—and thus, to challenge us." — Boston Globe A decade ago, Paul Theroux’s best-selling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider’s look at modern Africa. Now, with The Last Train to Zona Verde , ...
Earth Aware Editions
Remembering Africa is a magical conjuring of the continent of old through the eyes of 33 explorers, adventurers, rogues, raconteurs, literary giants, celebrated scientists, and historical figures, invited to the campfire of memories by best-selling author and photographer Robert Vavra. A dazzling display of 160 images accompany this 624-page archive of fireside chats among those whose lives were molded by their African experiences, and whose ...
Scott and Amundsen: The Last Place on Earth
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's ...
EN LOWER RIVER
The Comedians (Penguin Classics)
Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt “Papa Doc” and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the hotelier, Smith the innocent American, and Jones the confidence man—these are the “comedians” of Greene’s title. Hiding behind their actors’ masks, they hesitate on the edge of life. They are men afraid of love, afraid of pain, afraid of fear itself...
Latitude Zero is the culmination of a 25,000-mile odyssey that begins at the mouth of the Amazon River, moving in a westward direction, documenting the precious pact between humanity and nature within one degree north and south of latitude zero through Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, Indonesia, the Maldives, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Gabon, and Sao ...
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Harry N. Abrams
Drawing on George Harrison’s personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia, Olivia Harrison reveals the arc of his life, from his guitar-obsessed boyhood in Liverpool, to the astonishment of the Beatles years, to his days as an independent musician and bohemian squire. Here too is the record of Harrison’s lifelong commitment to Indian music, and his adventures as a movie producer, Traveling Wilbury, and Formula One ...
Starlet: First Stage at the Hollywood Dream Factory
Nancy with Intro By Paul Theroux Ellison
Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds
Following the remarkable success of last year's limited deluxe edition we're pleased to present The Complete Centerfolds in a new compact package. The content remains the same—every Centerfold from every issue. That's over 600 beauties. We've also added the Centerfolds from 2007 to make this Playboy's most complete photographic volume to date. Hefner introduces the book and literary luminaries including Paul Theroux Jay McInerney and Daphne ...
Dead Man Leading (20th Century Classics)
Oxford University Press
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