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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel writing.,
  • Travel -- Periodicals -- Excerpts.,
  • Travelers" writings, American.,
  • Short stories, American.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTravel writing 2008
    Statementedited and with an introduction by Anthony Bourdain.
    GenrePeriodicals, Excerpts.
    SeriesBest American series
    ContributionsBourdain, Anthony.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 295 p. ;
    Number of Pages295
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23110165M
    ISBN 100618858636, 0618858644
    ISBN 109780618858637, 9780618858644


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