Turn Right at Machu Picchu
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Turn Right at Machu Picchu : Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! 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?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 322.05g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • PLUME
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 0452297982
  • 9780452297982
  • 12,673

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"[An] entirely delightful book."---Jonathan Yardley, Washington Postshow more

About Mark Adams

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.show more
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