History Book Club: Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams

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Date & Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
Location:
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Milton Branch Library
Meeting Room A/B
855 Mayfield Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009-3035
Cost: All programs are free and open to the public.
Description: Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams

What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create 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 archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorers perilous path in search of the truthexcept hed written about adventure far more than hed actually lived it. In fact, hed never even slept in a tent.

Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the worlds most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?
More Information: E-mail: milton.branch@fultoncountyga.gov
Phone: 404-613-4402
Entered by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (LibraryComments@fultoncountyga.gov)

Created: March 23, 2019 at 4:14 PM

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