The book has no structure, just a bunch of essays about far off places, and interesting people. These essays could be read out of order, there is not timeline
This not just an adventure story but one of resilience and courage Having the advantage of having a keen eye, and a degree in geology gives a unique perspective
The true story of Udham Singh, a Sikh orphan, setting out on a decades long scheme to murder an English diplomat, t Sir Michael O’Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor
The author picked 25 of Japan’s most impressive castles. Each section consists of 4-6 pages with its own map directions, fantastic photography and explanations
The Ultimate Samurai Guide traces the history of Samurais, their way of life all the way to today. Mr. Bennett is a martial artist & a Kansai U professor
The text is interesting and informative, sometimes over the top
The beautiful design alone of this book is worth a look for any bibliophile, even if you might not enjoy the story.
The book is the story of the author’s grandmother, mother and herself. Starting in 1959, the story follows Ms. Brauen’s grandmother, Kunsang, as she escapes Tibet after the Chinese invasion. Kunsang was studyng to be a Buddhist nun but when she gets pregnant Kunsang gets married and gives birth to the author’s mother, Sonam.
The book is written in a way which the reader understands the socio-economic realities the Mongols lived in, as well as the brutality of how wealth was won.
A 2006 memoir of Ms. Gilbert which chronicles her trip around the world after her divorce and takes the reader with on her journey of self discovery.