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Dead Man's Chest free pdf 'Delightful ...the ideal book to take with you on holiday' - "Independent". 'Rankin is a wizard of digression and cross-reference ...He is a natural sleuth, writes well in slim nuggety paragraphs, and he teaches us a great deal about Stevenson en route' - Richard Holmes. First published to widespread acclaim in 1987, Nicholas Rankin's account of a journey in pursuit of Robert Louis Stevenson has won plaudits ever since for its blend of scholarship and flair. Through Europe and America, from the Highlands of Scotland to the islands of the Pacific, Rankin explores an offbeat and enthralling trail, charting how a Scottish bohemian became an honorary chief among the Samoans, and how a European aesthete turned to Pacific politics. At once a pioneering travel book, an eye-opening biography and a critical reassessment of a remarkable man of letters, "Dead Man's Chest" is a unique and absorbing study of one of the most influential figures in the English-speaking world.

About Nicholas Rankin

Nicholas Rankin spent twenty years broadcasting for BBC World Service where he was Chief Producer and won two UN awards. He is the author of Dead Man's Chest, Telegram from Guernica and the bestselling Churchill's Wizards, the story of British intelligence in the two World Wars.

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Author : Nicholas Rankin
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 29 May 2008
ISBN : 0571242189
EAN : 9780571242184
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 378 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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