Magdalena

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A captivating new book from Wade Davis – winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for ‘Into the Silence’ – that brings vividly to life the story of the great Río Magdalena, illuminating Colombia’s complex past, present, and future. Travellers often become enchanted with the first country that captures their hearts and gives them license to be free. For Wade Davis, it was Colombia. Now in a masterful new book, the bestselling author tells of his travels on the mighty Magdalena, the river that made possible the nation. Along the way, he finds a people who have overcome years of conflict precisely because of their character, informed by an enduring spirit of place, and a deep love of a land that is home to the greatest ecological and geographical diversity on the planet.

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A captivating new book from Wade Davis – winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Into the Silence – that brings vividly to life the story of the great Rìo Magdalena, illuminating Colombia’s complex past, present, and future.

For Wade Davis, Colombia was the first country that captured his heart and gave him license to be free. Here, he tells of his travels on the mighty Magdalena, the river that made possible the nation. Along the way, he finds a people who have overcome years of conflict precisely because of their character, informed by an enduring spirit of place, and a deep love of their remarkable land.

Braiding together memoir, history and journalism, Magdalena is at once an absorbing adventure through a spectacular landscape and a kaleidoscopic picture of Colombia as it stands on the verge of a new period of peace.

‘Outstanding… Davis tells epic tales of passion, violence and ambition with tremendous narrative verve’ Sunday Times, Books of the Year

‘A wonderful evocation of a lifetime’s travel in Colombia’ Spectator, Books of the Year

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Weight0.326 kg
Dimensions19.9 × 12.8 × 2.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

432

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

918.611604635 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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