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The Best American Travel Writing 2003 by Ian…

The Best American Travel Writing 2003 (2003)

by Ian Frazier (Editor & Introduction), Jason Wilson (Editor)

Other authors: Lisa Anne Auerbach (Contributor), Rebecca Barry (Contributor), Stephen Benz (Contributor), Tom Bissell (Contributor), Graham Brink (Contributor)19 more, Peter Canby (Contributor), Scott Carrier (Contributor), Peter Chilson (Contributor), Tom Clynes (Contributor), Geoff Dyer (Contributor), Jack Handy (Contributor), Christopher Hitchens (Contributor), Emily Maloney (Contributor), Bruce McCall (Contributor), Daniel Mendelsohn (Contributor), Lawrence Millman (Contributor), Steven Rinella (Contributor), Kira Salak (Contributor), Jake Silverstein (Contributor), Andrew Solomon (Contributor), Michael Specter (Contributor), Hank Stuever (Contributor), Patrick Symmes (Contributor), William T. Vollmann (Contributor)

Series: The Best American Travel Writing (2003), Best American (2003)

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A fantastic and eclectic mix of travel tales from partying in Paris with P. Diddy to kayaking to Timbuktu in the wilds of Africa, these stories touch the core of why we travel. A great read for travelers and those who dream of travel alike. ( )
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Frazier, IanEditor & Introductionprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, JasonEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Auerbach, Lisa AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barry, RebeccaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benz, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bissell, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brink, GrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Canby, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carrier, ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chilson, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clynes, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dyer, GeoffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Handy, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hitchens, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maloney, EmilyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCall, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mendelsohn, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Millman, LawrenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rinella, StevenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salak, KiraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Silverstein, JakeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Solomon, AndrewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Specter, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stuever, HankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Symmes, PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundred of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.
More and more readers are discovering the pleasures of armchair travel through the hugely successful Best American Travel Writing, now in its fourth adventurous year. Journey through the 2003 volume from Route 66 to the Arctic; go deep into Poland's Tatra Mountains and through the wildest jungle in Congo. Selections this year are from equally far-flung sources, including Outside, Food & Wine, National Geographic Adventure, Potpourri, and The New Yorker.

Rebecca Barry Peter Canby Christopher Hitchens Kira Salak Andrew Solomon William T. Vollmann

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"Travelers whose interest goes beyond the latest luxury hotel or high-end cruise line will adore this collection, since most of its essays concern unorthodox voyages. None come from travel magazines, although several were published by adventure magazines Outside and National Geographic Explorer"--Publishers Weekly.… (more)

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