"Every good travel book is a romance, an evocation of not just a journey or a physical locale, but the narrative, the legend that surrounds it. Above all, it has to be about the people who have inhabited the places and made them into something uniq..."
"When I first read this quiet, very personal narrative back in the late 60s, it already seemed like a period piece, its style of writing very much in keeping with its pre-1920s setting. Down-to-earth and slow moving for most of its length, it's pri..."
We all know the bad news. Our economies are stagnant. Wages are flat and income inequality keeps rising. The Middle East is burning and extremism is spreading. Frightened voters are embracing populist outsiders and angry nationalists. And no...