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Jupiter's Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph
     

Jupiter's Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph

by Ted Simon
 

Simon rode a motorcycle around the world in the seventies, when such a thing was unheard of. In four years he covered 78,000 miles through 45 countries, living with peasants and presidents, in prisons and palaces, through wars and revolutions. What distinguishes this book is that Simon was already an accomplished writer. In 25 years this book has changed many lives

Overview

Simon rode a motorcycle around the world in the seventies, when such a thing was unheard of. In four years he covered 78,000 miles through 45 countries, living with peasants and presidents, in prisons and palaces, through wars and revolutions. What distinguishes this book is that Simon was already an accomplished writer. In 25 years this book has changed many lives, and inspired many to travel, including Ewan McGregor.

Editorial Reviews

The Boston Globe
A compelling narrative that moves, sometimes at breakneck speed, over some of the world's most beautiful and mysterious terrain ? packed with fascinating detail, splendid characterizations, and hair-raising adventures.
NY Times
Vivid description of driving under conditions that were often ferocious.
Los Angeles Times
Extremely readable, full of keen observation, perceptive insight ? conveying action, drama, tension and danger.
Motorcycle Sport
The best motorcycle travel book ever written.
Rider Magazine
By all means TAKE THE PLUNGE.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965478526
Publisher:
Jupitalia Productions
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
143,619
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Born 1931 and raised in London he emerged from World War II with a desperate urge to travel. Was a newspaper and magazine editor, and foreign correspondent, personally restored a 13th century French ruin, pioneered organic agriculture in California, and wrote an authoritative book on water politics. Has just repeated the "Jupiter" journey aged 72. He resides in Round Valley, CA.

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