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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?
  • About the Author: Mark Adams is the author of the acclaimed history Mr. America, which The Washington Post named a Best Book of 2009, and the New York Times bestsellers Meet Me in Atlantis and Turn Right at Machu Picchu.
  • 368 Pages
  • Travel, Essays & Travelogues

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About the Book



Adams gives a fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?



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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR

What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?

In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and "discovered" Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth--except he'd written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent.

Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams' fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?



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Praise for Turn Right at Machu Picchu

"[An] engaging and sometimes hilarious book."--The New York Times Book Review

"A serious (and seriously funny) travelogue, a smart and tightly written history, and an investigative report into perhaps the greatest archaeological discovery in the last century."--NationalGeographic.com

"An engaging, informative guide to all things Inca."--Entertainment Weekly

"Adams deftly weaves together Inca history, Bingham's story, and his own less heroic escapade....Those favoring a quirkier retelling [of Bingham's exploits] will relish Mr. Adam's wry, revealing romp through the Andes."--The Wall Street Journal

"Quite funny and unpretentiously well informed...The perfect way to acknowledge the lost city's one hundredth birthday."--Christian Science Monitor ("Editor's Choice")

"[An] entirely delightful book."--The Washington Post

"With a healthy sense of humor...Adams unearths a fascinating story, transporting his readers back to 1911, when Yale professor Hiram Bingham III hiked the Andes and stumbled upon on of South America's most miraculous and cloistered meccas."--NPR.org



About the Author



Mark Adams is the author of the acclaimed history Mr. America, which The Washington Post named a Best Book of 2009, and the New York Times bestsellers Meet Me in Atlantis and Turn Right at Machu Picchu. A writer for many national magazines, including GQ, Men's Journal, and New York, he lives near New York City with his wife and children.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.29 Inches (W) x .77 Inches (D)
Weight: .64 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Travel
Sub-Genre: Essays & Travelogues
Publisher: Dutton
Format: Paperback
Author: Mark Adams
Language: English
Street Date: April 24, 2012
TCIN: 14003245
UPC: 9780452297982
Item Number (DPCI): 248-79-7433
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.77 inches length x 5.29 inches width x 8 inches height
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