Dispatches from Pluto
Score: 4.5
From 107 Ratings

Dispatches from Pluto


  • Author: Richard Grant
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 2568409 Bytes


In Dispatches from Pluto, adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta.Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto—winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize—is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine A Year In Provence with alligators and assassins, or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining.On a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto, Richard and his girlfriend, Mariah, embark o...

The Deepest South of All
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

The Deepest South of All


  • Author: Richard Grant
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 2632776 Bytes


Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other. Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91% of the vote.Much as John Berendt did for Savannah in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the hit podcast S-Town did for Woodstock, Alabama, so Richard Grant does for Natchez in The De...

Dispatches from Pluto
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Dispatches from Pluto


  • Author : Richard Grant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476709659


Dispatches from Pluto Book Description :

In Dispatches from Pluto, adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta. Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto—winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize—is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine A Year In Provence with alligators and assassins, or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining. On a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto, Richard and his girlfriend, Mariah, embark...

Dispatches from Pluto
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Dispatches from Pluto


  • Author : Richard Grant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476709642


Dispatches from Pluto Book Description :

New Yorkers Grant and his girlfriend Mariah decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. This is their journey of discovery to a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters, capture the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta, and delve deeply into the Delta's lingering racial tensions. As the nomadic Grant learns to settle down, he falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home....

Crazy River
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Crazy River


  • Author : Richard Grant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439157640


Crazy River Book Description :

From the acclaimed author of Dispatches From Pluto and Deepest South of All comes a rollicking travelogue from East Africa. NO ONE TRAVELS QUITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and, really, no one should. In his last book, the adventure classic God’s Middle Finger, he narrowly escaped death in Mexico’s lawless Sierra Madre. Now, Grant has plunged with his trademark recklessness, wit, and curiosity into East Africa. Setting out to make the first descent of an unexplored river in Tanzania, he gets waylaid in Zanzibar by thieves, whores, and a charismatic former golf pro before crossing the Indian Ocean in a rickety cargo boat. And then the real adventure begins. Known to local tribes as “the river of bad spirits,” the Malagarasi River is a daunting adversar...

God s Middle Finger
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

God s Middle Finger


  • Author : Richard Grant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416565710


God s Middle Finger Book Description :

Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged, beautiful Sierra Madre mountains begin their dramatic ascent. Almost 900 miles long, the range climbs to nearly 11,000 feet and boasts several canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. The rules of law and society have never taken hold in the Sierra Madre, which is home to bandits, drug smugglers, Mormons, cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians, opium farmers, cowboys, and other assorted outcasts. Outsiders are not welcome; drugs are the primary source of income; murder is all but a regional pastime. The Mexican army occasionally goes in to burn marijuana and opium crops -- the modern treasure of the Sierra Madre -- but otherwise the government stays away. In its stead are the drug lords, who have ma...

Bandit Roads
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

Bandit Roads


  • Author : Richard Grant
  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748111749


Bandit Roads Book Description :

There are many ways to die in the Sierra Madre, a notorious nine-hundred-mile mountain range in northern Mexico where AK-47s are fetish objects, the law is almost non-existent and power lies in the hands of brutal drug mafias. Thousands of tons of opium and marijuana are produced there every year. Richard Grant thought it would be a good idea to travel the length of the Sierra Madre and write a book about it. He was warned before he left that he would be killed. But driven by what he calls 'an unfortunate fascination' for this mysterious region, Grant sets off anyway. In a remarkable piece of investigative writing, he evokes a sinister, surreal landscape of lonely mesas, canyons sometimes deeper than the Grand Canyon, hostile villages and an outlaw c...

The Deepest South of All

The Deepest South of All


  • Author : Richard Grant
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501177828


The Deepest South of All Book Description :

Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other. Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91% of the vote. Much as John Berendt did for Savannah in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the hit podcast S-Town did for Woodstock, Alabama, so Richard Grant does for Natchez in The D...

Driving Hungry

Driving Hungry


  • Author : Layne Mosler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-06
  • Genre: Food writers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345802675


Driving Hungry Book Description :

"Layne Mosler's search for her next meal based on a recommendation from a cab driver starts in Buenos Aires- After leaving a tango club following a terrible turn on the dance floor, she impulsively asks her taxista to take her to his favorite restaurant. Soon she's savoring one of the best steaks of her life, and in the weeks after, repeating the experiment with equally delectable results. So begins the gustatory adventure that became the basis for her cult blog, Taxi Gourmet. In New York City the author continues her food quests and meets a pair of extraordinary lady cab drivers who convince her to become a taxi driver herself. In Berlin she becomes as enchanted with the city's aura of restless transformation as she does with the spicy curries, and ...

Dispatches from Palestine

Dispatches from Palestine


  • Author : Graham Usher
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release Date : 1999-05-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 074531337X


Dispatches from Palestine Book Description :

This is a controversial overview of the contemporary Middle East which charts the failure of the Oslo Agreement. It analyses the key processes that structure the Oslo process: economic, military, political and cultural....

Dispatches from Planet 3

Dispatches from Planet 3


  • Author : Marcia Bartusiak
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300240580


Dispatches from Planet 3 Book Description :

An award-winning science writer presents a captivating collection of cosmological essays for the armchair astronomer The galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy are explored in this engaging compilation of cosmological “tales” by multiple award†‘winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak. In thirty†‘two concise and engrossing essays, the author provides a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe and those who strive to uncover its mysteries. Bartusiak shares the back stories for many momentous astronomical discoveries, including the contributions of such pioneers as Beatrice Tinsley and her groundbreaking research in galactic evolution, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the scientist who first discovered radio pulsars. An endl...

Dispatches from the Weimar Republic

Dispatches from the Weimar Republic


  • Author : Morgan Philips Price
  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105023599595


Dispatches from the Weimar Republic Book Description :

'This is a superb text which is relevant for anyone who has an interest in the turbulent post war years of Germany and the Weimar period ... It is very accessible ad easy to read, bolstered by the clarity of its language and organisation.' History Teaching ReviewThe period immediately following the First World War was one of great turbulence in Germany. The widespread dislocation throughout the country left morale crushed, and the economy crippled by Allied demands for reparations. Russia was in the hands of the Bolsheviks and Germany seemed on the brink of falling to working-class revolutionaries. Writing between 1919 and 1923 as special correspondent for the Manchester Guardian, Price was one of the very few British journalists in Weimar Germany du...