The Book Reviews section will present books of interest to travellers of all ages. Over time, this section of the Compleat Traveller site will review travelogues, history, guide books and more. We will of course, make every attempt to make these titles available through our CT Store.
Cover image of Bill Bryson's 'A Walk In The Woods'

A Walk In The Woods, Bill Bryson

A Walk In The Woods, by Bill Bryson
A Walk In The Woods records in typical Bryson style, his walk along parts of America’s famed Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. It was conceived by Benton MacKaye, a forester who wrote his original plan in 1921.
Approximately 2,178 miles (3,505 km) long, the trail passes through the states of Georgia… < Read more… >
Cover of the book, For Liberty and Glory
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For Liberty and Glory
James R. Gaines is a wonderful storyteller, and skillfully weaves together the major players on these two revolutionary stages. No stone appears to be left unturned, no letter unread, and no intrigue left unexamined. The highs and lows of both revolutions are examined in great detail, and again I learned much about the French revolution that had previously been unknown to me. < Read more… >
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A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins (1979)
A Walk Across America
~ At the ripe old age of 22, and already married at just 19 years of age, Peter Jenkins was lost. Metaphorically, at least. Having grown up in a nice middle class family, in a nice middle class neighbourhood, and having been groomed and prepared for entry into a nice middle class college, his life seemed to be going in exactly the same direction as that of thousands of other young Americans. < Read more… >