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Author:
Marnham Patrick
ISBN13:
978-0224021678
ISBN:
0224021672
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Publisher:
Jonathan Cape; First edition & printing edition (1985)
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Patrick Marnham is an English writer, journalist and biographer. Winner of the 1985 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for So Far From God: Journey to Central America.

Patrick Marnham is an English writer, journalist and biographer. He is primarily known for his biographies, where he has covered subjects as diverse as Diego Rivera, Georges Simenon, Jean Moulin and Mary Wesley. As a journalist, he has written for Private Eye, The Independent and The Spectator among others.

So Far from God book. Marnham was intrigued by the old So Far From God is the story of a journey from Spain to Central America. The author travelled through California, 'a place so far into the future it is practically detached from the continent', and then to Mexico. From there he set out for the ruined countries - Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua - where the word 'America' was first used.

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1985, Patrick Marnham, So Far From God: Journey to Central America. 1984, Geoffrey Moorhouse, To The Frontier. 1983, Vikram Seth, From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet. 1982, Tim Severin, The Sinbad Voyage. 1981, Jonathan Raban, Old Glory: An American Voyage.

However, the basic structure of the book is that he's an Anglo who gets on a bus in Mexico and rides it down through Central America to Nicaragua.

Author: Patrick Marnham ISBN 10: 0224021672. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. There will be no stains or markings on the book, the cover is clean and crisp, the book will look unread, the only marks there may be are slight bumping marks to the edges of the book where it may have been on a shelf previously. Read full description. See details and exclusions. So Far from God: Journey to Central America by Patrick Marnham (Hardback). Pre-owned: lowest price.

SO FAR FROM GOD A Journey to Central America. THIS is not one more book riding the wave of reluctant interest in Central America. 253 pp. New York: Elisabeth Sifton Books/Viking. It provides little political background and no economic analysis. It even omits the customary author's pet solution to Washington's problems. Yet it describes very well the cultural obstacles that prevent the United States and its southern neighbors from understanding each other.

A British barrister, journalist and writer with a keenly perceptive eye describes his journey through California, Mexico and the four northernmost Central American countries. Posts About Patrick Marnham. lt;p

Patrick Marnham's books include "Fantastic Invasion: Dispatches from Contemporary Africa", "So far from God: A Journey to Central America" and "Trail of Havoc: In the Steps of Lord Lucan".

Patrick Marnham's books include "Fantastic Invasion: Dispatches from Contemporary Africa", "So far from God: A Journey to Central America" and "Trail of Havoc: In the Steps of Lord Lucan" Added to basket. The Book of Gutsy Women. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Chronicles the author's journey to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, writing of guerilla movements, Church activities, and journalistic standoffs and evoking lucidly the people and predicaments he encountered
  • I understand from the jacket that the author is a very well educated and intelligent guy. However, the basic structure of the book is that he's an Anglo who gets on a bus in Mexico and rides it down through Central America to Nicaragua. All the while, and you get the feeling he's never been to Central America before, he gives the reader all sorts of political, geo-political and editorial opinions about how screwed up the Mexicans, Salvadorans and Nicaraguans are. The guy could have stayed in Washington or New York or wherever he was, and made the same pronouncements at the bar with his well-educated and intelligent co-workers, with the same level of emotional involvement. If somehow getting on a bus and riding a few thousand miles suddenly makes your opinion about a region credible and worthwhile, the author succeeded. I'm a little skeptical myself. The author comes across like a post-liberal Colonel Blimp more than anything else.

  • A truly great travel narrative. Mr. Marnham's eye for absurdity is one of his great strengths as a writer, and this journey showcases it well. But it's the compassion and gentle fascination with the places he visits and people he meets that really shine through and round out the story. The portrait of the civil war in El Salvador is especially illuminating. It's a shame that this book is not more widely known.