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  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145378537X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453785379
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #973,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Carlos Caggiani was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1940. In 1966, he emigrated to the United States where he studied and worked in engineering. He obtained several patents in the fields of medical, aviation and industrial turbines, retiring in 2002 as vice president of a multinational corporation. In 1998 he wrote "Deshojando Recuerdos", a book of poems in Spanish about his childhood. In 2000, he wrote "El Nuevo Martín Fierro", a compilation of poems about his adventurous two year motorcycle trip. His Spanish language "Huellas y Horizontes", written in 2009, is a more detailed history of his amazing journey around the world on his 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle. The English version, "Tracks and Horizons", is a faithful translation completed in 2010 by his son Ed, working in conjunction with Carlos to ensure not only the accuracy of the events, but the tone and emotion of his original Spanish telling.

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Carlos Caggiani was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1940. In 1966, he emigrated to the United States where he studied and worked in engineering.

He obtained several patents in the fields of medical, aviation and industrial turbines, retiring in 2002 as vice president of a multinational corporation.

In 1998 he wrote "Deshojando Recuerdos", a book of poems in Spanish about his childhood. In 2000, he wrote "El Nuevo Martín Fierro", a compilation of poems about his adventurous two-year motorcycle trip.

Written in 2009 and told through a series of journal entries and first person narrative, his Spanish language "Huellas y Horizontes" chronicles the history of his amazing journey around the world on his 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle.

The English version, "Tracks and Horizons", is a faithful translation completed in 2010 by his son Ed, working in conjunction with Carlos to ensure not only the accuracy of the events, but the tone and emotion of his original Spanish telling.

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Carlos Caggiani nacio en Montevideo, Uruguay en 1940. En 1966, emigro a Estados Unidos donde estudio y trabajo en ingenieria. Obtuvo varias patentes de invencion en los campos de productos medicos, turbinas de aviacion e industriales terminando su carrera en el ano 2002, en que se jubilo como vicepresidente de una empresa multinacional.

En 1998 escribio "Deshojando Recuerdos", un libro de poesias con memorias de su ninez y juventud. En el 2000, escribio "Un Nuevo Martin Fierro" que fue una recopilacion de su vida de aventurero escrita en verso.

Huellas y Horizontes es una historia mas detallada de la misma, en donde describe las experiencias de esa excitante parte de su vida.

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Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us!
Sandi Pino Manera
This is more than an adventure being told by Mr. Caggiani.
evan
Perhaps this was lost in the translation, I'm not sure.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David C. Reid on December 25, 2010
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As a shoe-string traveler in my youth and an aspiring writer in middle age, I met a kindred spirit in the young Carlos Caggiani. This book struck a powerful chord within me as I enjoyed the rare privilege of viewing the world of 1966 through such an insightful perspective. I was particularly struck by his perspective of the United States in the not-so-distant past and the changes that have occurred and are still going on. I don't read Spanish but can only assume that the translation in to English was well done as the book certainly captivated me.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sandi Pino Manera on September 24, 2010
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I so enjoyed reading "Tracks and Horizons!" I loved Caggiani's descriptive and poignant narrative of his exciting journey. I found myself cheering him on through his triumphs and defeats. The book was interesting, compelling, humorous and entertaining. Even though the trip happened a long time ago, we can benefit today from the author's experiences of humanity, enterprise, endurance, perseverence, determination and spirit. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eric M on September 22, 2010
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I had the pleasure to read this truly amazing story in its native language, Spanish. The intricate details of this man's journey are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Each chapter is more engaging than the last, and your respect for the courage it took Carlos to make this journey during a time of revolution and civil unreset grows with each word. Being able to pen a memoir as remarkable as this is open to so few people, we're truly blessed to have Carlos share his story. 5 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rory Miller on September 13, 2010
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The restless spirit in all of us comes alive when encountering a story like this. It's like a passport to a different age, an age when the world wasn't as Mcdonalized as today, wasn't as tame, and wasn't as boring. What a read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Herman the German on November 28, 2011
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Well, as motorcycle tourer myself, I was hoping for either a description of the countries, people, roads and adventures, or a "human interest story" about the trials and tribulations of such long journey. This book is neither. A bit of this and a bit of that. A long prologue by the author's son and translator of the book does not ad value. Not bad, but not good either.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve N. on January 7, 2011
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Throw on an old Dylan record, turn the volume on low, make yourself some mate and enjoy! This well-written tale follows an adventurous man who celebrates the exploration of the unknown and a remarkable deterministic spirit. Take it from me, a traveler who meandered for a year through the dusty towns of Central America - pick up this book. Whimsical, fresh, insightful and funny... That being said, my favorite aspect of this book is the way it made me feel; I want to embark on another adventure. Thank you, Carlos!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julie on November 5, 2010
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Once I started reading the book I didn't want to put it down. Tracks and Horizons is a great story about an adventure we all think about doing. It provides insight about different cultures, how people were willing to assist, and great thinking points. This is a book worth reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Darryl Chin on September 18, 2010
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What a great read! Tracks and Horizons is truly an amazing story, filled with unique adventures throughout the whole world. I can't believe some of these things actually happened!!! This book is incredibly well written as well, making this an easy book to pick up, and not put down until you're done. Not only does it have fascinating journeys all around the world, but the types of connections and interactions with people are incredibly inspiring. I feel as though all it takes to find the meaning of life is to find a 1947 Indian and ride it around the world with hardly any money! I know that I've learned something wonderful about the world from reading this book.
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