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Author O'Rourke, P. J.

Title Holidays in heck / P.J. O'Rourke.

Imprint New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    818 O'Rourke,P ORO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    818.5402 ORO    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    818.5402 ORO    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 265 p. ; 24 cm.
Note "The follow-up to the classic Holidays in Hell."
Contents Introduction: a former war correspondent experiences frightening vacation fun -- Republicans evolving: The Galápagos Islands, April 2003 -- Monumnetal [i.e. Monumental] generations: The national World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C., June 2004 -- Round on the ends and "Hi!" in the middle: Ohio skiing, February 2005 -- Riding to the hounds versus going to the dogs: Britain after the hunting ban, March 2005 -- My EU vacation: reading the European Constitution on a French Beach, Guadaloupe, May 2005 -- On first looking into the Airbus A380: Toulouse, June 2005 -- If you think modern life is awful, you haven't seen modern art: Venice Biennale, July 2005 -- My wife's got a gun: Brays Island Plantation, South Carolina, February 2006 -- A freedom ride through China: Spring 2006 -- Side trip up the Yangtze: June 2006 -- A horse of a different color: Kyrgyzstan, July 2006 -- Sweet-and-sour children and twice-fried parents to go: Hong Kong, December 2007 -- The big stick, or Why I voted for John McCain: USS Theodore Roosevelt, April 2008 -- White man speak with forked tongue: The Field Museum, Chicago, May 2008 -- The decline and fall of tomorrow: Disneyland, June 2008 -- A journey to-- let's not go there: Summer 2008 -- The seventy-two-hour Afghan expert: Kabul, July 2010 -- Capital gains: Washington, D.C., August 2010 -- Home unalone: New Hampshire, March 2011.
Summary A follow-up to "Holidays in hell" collects classic travel pieces written throughout the author's post-retirement years, a period marked by his haphazard journeys with and without family to such regions as China, Kyrgyzstan, and America.
Subject O'Rourke, P. J. -- Travel -- Humor.
Vacations -- Humor.
Travel -- Humor.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009- -- Humor.
Note Title from dust jacket: Holidays in heck : a former war correspondent experiences frightening vacation fun
ISBN 9780802119858 : $24.00
9781611856040 (hbk.)
1611856043 (hbk.)

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