There is something for everyone in this fine book of essays—a perfect companion for a long flight, short vacation, or any bedside table. Matthew Stevenson's style blends travel writing with history and a wry sense of observation. From remote battlefields on Pacific islands to weekends with his small children in Geneva, Stevenson writes in a way that makes either ski trips or the battle at Guadalcanal easy to imagine.
"I would rather wander the world with Matthew Stevenson than with anyone else I know: the breadth of his interests, his knowledge of history and the sheer quality of his mind make him the ideal traveling companion." —Simon Winchester, best-selling author, The Professor and the Madman
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