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Travel & Adventure from the 2013 Summer Newsletter

<a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2013-summer-newsletter"><img src="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/files/santacruz/2013SummerNewsletterCov... align="right" width="100" height="129" hspace="5"></a>These recommendations were published in our <a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2013-summer-newsletter">2013 Summer Newsletter</a>.

The Last Train to Zona Verde

“A travel memoir by Theroux is always an event but one set in Africa, the continent where his taste for what would become his career began, when he served in the Peace Corps in 1963, is a major happening. Theroux’s prose is as vividly descriptive and atmospheric as ever and, though a bit curmudgeonly, he’s still wide open to raw, painful interactions between his psyche and his surroundings.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618839339
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 7th, 2013

Bay Bridge by Donald MacDonald & Ira Nadel

I have always loved the Bay Bridge—which is so overshadowed by its golden sister—and this is its year, with a new eastern section and the opening of an art installation. Bay Bridge commemorates the history of the San Francisco–Oakland bridge, and celebrates the design and construction of the new section. This is a beautiful book for a beautiful bridge!

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Bay Bridge: History and Design of a New Icon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452113265
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Published: Chronicle Books - June 12th, 2013

Italian Ways by Tim Parks

The best-selling author of Italian Neighbors returns with a charming and revealing portrait of Italian life. Parks explored Italy this time by riding its trains from Verona to Milan, Rome to Palermo, and right down to the heel of the boot. As he writes, “To see the country by train is to consider the crux of the essential Italian dilemma: Is Italy part of the modern world, or not?” “This is the best book I’ve ever read about Italy. Never have I encountered a more insightful and hilarious insider/outsider portrait of the country at the center of Western civilization.” —Sean Wilsey

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393239324
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 10th, 2013

Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

In this gripping new book, Zuckoff deftly weaves the tale of three downed planes in Greenland in World War II, the tireless efforts to rescue the surviving crew while battling the Arctic winter, and the present-day search for one of the lost planes. Zuckoff’s gift for bringing history to life and his wit and dry sense of humor during the obstacle-ridden search make this a compulsively readable book.

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Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062133434
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Published: Harper - April 23rd, 2013

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