In the Mountains of Heaven

In the Mountains of Heaven : True Tales of Adventure on Six Continents

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In this collection of 25 essays, travel writer Mike Tidwell gets marooned on a desert island, travels the Silk Road with nomadic shepherds and hitchhikes on Cajun shrimp boats through Louisiana's bayou country. What makes Tidwell's writing different is his ability to draw out those he meets - a Bombay prostitute, a Hanoi barber and a real-life Tarzan in the Amazon rain forest.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 164.1 x 225.6 x 19.3mm | 362.88g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1585746274
  • 9781585746279

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"Fascinated me; the portrait of a benign Kurtz." - Paul Theroux, on Amazon Stranger "A riveting story... This is a stirring account of his experiences." - Publishers Weekly, on The Ponds of Kalambayi "Brilliant and terrifying...unforgettable reading." - Kirkus Reviews, on In the Shadow of the White House
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About Mike Tidwell

Mike Tidwell is the author of three previous books, including Amazon Stranger and The Ponds of Kalambayi Tidwell's work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic Traveler, Reader's Digest, and the Washington Post, where his writing has earned him two Lowell Thomas awards. He lives near Washington, D.C.
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