Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the lost city one step at a time

Author(s): Mark Adams

Travel Narrative

What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to recreate the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and 'discovered' Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archaeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth - except Adams had written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams's fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu?


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* Review coverage in tabloid and broadsheet newspapers in Australia and New Zealand * Reviews in travel and outdoor magazines such as Australian Geographic and Outer Edge * Online coverage on blogs and websites dedicated to travel and books * Interviews on ABC radio (local and Radio National) in Australia, and on Radio NZ in New Zealand * Author profile in a major newspaper in Australia and New Zealand * Extracts to be placed in the travel sections of major broadsheet newspapers in Australia and New Zealand * Online promotions through bookseller sites, on Text's website and via Text's industry and reader newsletters

'An engaging and sometimes hilarious book.' New York Times Book Review '[An] entirely delightful book.' -- Jonathan Yardley Washington Post 'A serious (and seriously funny) travelogue, a smart and tightly written history, and an investigative report into perhaps the greatest archaeological discovery in the last century.' nationalgeographic.com 'Mark Adams crisscrossed the Andes and has returned with a superb and important tale of adventure and archeology.' -- Sebastian Junger author of the Perfect Storm

Mark Adams is the author of the acclaimed history Mr. America, which The Washington Post named a Best Book of 2009. A writer for many publications, including GQ, Outside and The New York Times, he lives near New York City with his wife and children.

General Fields

  • : 9781922079954
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : August 2012
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : January 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Adams
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 985.37 23
  • : 304