Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

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Click for availability and more information Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time, by Mark Adams
 
This title should be on the "must read" list of anyone who has experienced first-hand the mysterious wonders of Machu Picchu as well as those who have always been fascinated by the endlessly intriguing Inca ruins in the Peruvian Andes. Adams, a writer specializing in travel/adventure articles, has written a most informative and entertaining personal account of his own travels to Machu Picchu. Included in this account is the history of this fourteenth century Inca settlement that shows so well the glories of the Inca civilization. Adams also details the twentieth century story of Machu Picchu by tracing the life and exploits of Hiram Bingham, the Yale professor, who has been credited with the supposed "rediscovery" of Machu Picchu in 1911. Recent writing in National Geographic has suggested that perhaps other adventurers beat Bingham to Machu Picchu and, therefore, he does not deserve full credit for this accomplishment.

Bingham's story, as told by Adams, includes a fun explanation of how he very well may have served as the model for the title character in the Indiana Jones movies. In all, Turn Right at Machu Picchu is highly recommended!
-Roy

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