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[*] posted on 2-2-2016 at 05:16 PM
More Baja Travel Adventure Story books...


There was a time, mostly in the 50's and 60's that everyone who drove down Baja wrote about it... it was that much of an adventure!



Forgotten Peninsula by Joseph Wood Krutch c1961
Yesterday's Land by Leonard Wibberley c1961
Quest of the Lost Santa Isabel (fiction) by Thelmar Wyche Crawford c1964
Assault on Baja by Elizabeth H. Washburn c1966
Long Walk to Mulegé by Howard Hale c1980 (a 1921 walk from Tijuana to Mulegé)
It's a Long Road to Comondú by Everett Gee Jackson c1987
Vintage Baja by Marion Smothers c1993
Almost an Island by Bruce Berger c1998




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[*] posted on 2-3-2016 at 11:09 AM
The Journey of the Flame


I showed the cover in an earlier image above, but I have three copies, and of interest, all three have different covers, two different publishers, but all the same date (1933). The Roman numeral for the date (middle book below, Boston) is done wrong! MDCCCCXXXIII (900 is here 500 + 400)
On the right book (New York) is is fixed: MCMXXXIII (900 is here 1000-100)
In the third book (with jacket), also from Boston, the Roman date is removed!





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[*] posted on 6-25-2016 at 11:39 AM


So many books... so little time!



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[*] posted on 11-5-2016 at 08:27 AM


Baja Angel and I are taking an airplane trip and I am bringing Journey of the Flame to read, again... It has been a while.

Keep working on your Baja libraries as they provide that Baja fix when you can't be there.
ALOHA

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[*] posted on 11-5-2016 at 08:53 AM


"Long Walk to Mulege" is one of my favorites. A great true adventure story. I also like "Almost An Island" which some here have panned. I think the chapter "Earth Day With The Governor" is classic, eating turtle on Earth Day.

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[*] posted on 11-5-2016 at 10:44 AM


Lots of pretty pictures of covers,... but don't they say you can't judge a book by its cover?

...why no books in Spanish?
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[*] posted on 11-5-2016 at 11:21 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Lots of pretty pictures of covers,... but don't they say you can't judge a book by its cover?

...why no books in Spanish?


There are some, from the missionaries, but translated for English readers, who make up a huge percentage of Baja travelers. The mostly English travel books are due to the great amount of interest Baja has had, north of the border. This website, Baja Nomad, is an example of the popularity of Baja among English speakers. Can you name a Spanish Baja forum that is even close to doing the volume as Nomad does?

Someday, when more Mexicans can enjoy vacationing than already do, maybe then more Spanish books? It could be cultural too? English culture is just so big on writing books on exploration it seems?

Most of the books come from a time before paved roads invaded the peninsula with the draw of bad roads that they had on post WWII Americans and their new toy, the Jeep!




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[*] posted on 11-5-2016 at 12:42 PM


Crikey!
Travelogues are puff pieces.
Try this, goggle: Baja historia. just googling alone pops up many titles.
A library search would reveal a whole other world of history and natural history written in Spanish :light::light::light::light:


Did you know that there is a world of scholarship and literature that is not posted on the internet?

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[*] posted on 11-5-2016 at 03:22 PM


You said it far better than I could have. Thank you. "If only the Mexicans could vacation more." Yikes...

Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Crikey!
Travelogues are puff pieces.
Try this, goggle: Baja historia. just googling alone pops up many titles.
A library search would reveal a whole other world of history and natural history written in Spanish :light::light::light::light:


Did you know that there is a world of scholarship and literature that is not posted on the internet?





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[*] posted on 11-5-2016 at 04:23 PM


Yes, wouldn't it be great to have a richer world where more can vacation instead of just work always! I wish everyone could vacation more, not just the citizens of Baja California... and discover what we Nomads have, and more!



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