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Turn Right at Machu Picchu

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

Mark Adams

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 archaeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except Adams had 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’s 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: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu?

Mark Adams
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 New York Times bestseller Turn Right at Machu Picchu. A writer for many publications, including GQ, Outside and the New York Times, he lives near New York City with his wife and children. Meet Me in Atlantis is his new...

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Extent:
304pp
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
2 January 2013
ISBN:
9781922079954
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Praise for Mark Adams
andTurn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu is thoughtful and informative, a wry and genial account rather than the forced jock fest of too many populist, fish-out-of-water narratives.’

‘Frank, funny and informative, Adams delivers the best and worst of travel experiences for the armchair explorer. Verdict: history, adventure and humour in spades.’

‘An engaging and sometimes hilarious book.’

‘[An] entirely delightful book.’

‘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.’

‘Mark Adams crisscrossed the Andes and has returned with a superb and important tale of adventure and archeology.’

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  • Turn Right at Machu Picchu
    ebook
    ISBN: 9781921961328
    2 December 2012
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