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Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

05/22/2015

Turn Right at Machu PicchuThis year we’re adding an Adult Book Club to our Summer Reading Program. Our theme is a Escape the Ordinary so we’re kicking things off with an Arm Chair Traveller’s Book Club and we’ll be reading Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams. Part history, part travelogue-memoir, this book is a fascinating blend of the past and present. The author follows the path of Hiram Bingham who brought Machu Picchu to the attention of the world after his 1911 visit. Many travelogues have an overriding sense of condescension, but this book avoids these pitfalls. Reading this book, I learned a lot about Incan culture, I gained a better understanding of Peruvian society, and the history of colonialism in Peru. Visit the Library’s Circulation Desk and sign-up for the Arm Chair Traveler’s Book Club!

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