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"Tent Life" is one of the greats of travel literature. Kennan provides vivid descriptions while avoiding the excesses of many of his contemporaries; and lightens and livens his account with a wry humor reminiscent of another contemporary, Mark Twain.

This work is one of very few accounts of travel in eastern Siberia; one of the least traveled parts of the world, even today. That Kennan's account is readable and enjoyable as well as unique is a wonder.

Very highly recommended.
11/27/2012
Carstairs, and Doan as sidekick and translator, raises this otherwise ordinary hard-boiled detective story to a higher plane, and a different genre.

The Carstairs/Doan stories (Carstairs insists on top billing. He does, after all, have a vastly superior pedigree.) are more humour than mystery; and at their best truly amusing humour. The mystery is just as secondary as that in Dorothy Sayers books. Davis may not reach that literary level; but his Carstairs books are well worth a read, and a fine, funny way to while away a quiet evening.
07/04/2009
Jay J. Falconer - A 16-Author Collaboration for Wounded Veterans
FEATURED AUTHOR - 15 Action-Thrillers with 100% of proceeds going to Oscar Mike Foundation for wounded veterans. For a limited time, get 15 all-new, pulse-pounding stories from a bevy of the finest authors, many of whom are military veterans. Hundreds of pages of action-packed fiction, all in one low-priced collection, featuring some of the most beloved characters ever created. As our Author of the Day, Jay Falconer tells us all about this collaboration. Please give us a short introduction to what Origins of… Read more