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A bit too much navel-gazing from time to time, but I found this book fascinating overall. A very enlightening mix of geography, human interest, biography and analysis. Read morePublished 4 months ago by E. A. Lynch
This is a travel book about the desert and it is amazing how well the author describes what the area makes one feel. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sandi Kay Wheatley
Langewiesche isn't superb! I felt as if I was in the desert with himPublished 9 months ago by Don Bradley
As much as I might like to, I will never travel across the Sahara desert.
It sounds beautiful and amazing and romantic and inspiringly desolate, but I will never... Read more
Sometime in the early or mid 90s, travel writer and former pilot William Langewiesche set off from Algiers, Algeria to travel through the Sahara desert in north Africa. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Philip Green
I was intrigued by the quote: "The desert teaches by taking away." I've been interested in the desert/wilderness both literally and metaphorically and have found... Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by mothergail
Do not buy this book. The author rambles from one thing to the other attempting to convince you he has a brain. I think he bumped his head on a low limb. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by JED
A wonderful book. Beautifully written, and you can open to any page and get caught up in it. Discovered it in the local library, ordered a softcover (in print). Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by Sally
WILLIAM LANGEWIESCHE WRITES AS WELL AS HIS FATHER. IF YOU HAVE READ BOOKS SUCH AS STICK AND RUDDER BY WOLFGANG LANGEWIESCHE, I NEED SAY NO MORE.Published on November 4, 2009 by Elaine Holzapfel