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From the Publisher"[A] thought-provoking book that fleshes in a compelling picture of Americans abroad….If you've ever considered taking off for places unknown—or were curious about why others might do so—Wennersten's book offers fascinating and reasoned insights into this complex issue."
The Hill Rag
"While the work doesn't tell you how to start a new life on the other side of the world, in historical perspective it does a nice job investigating why other people have done so, and where they ended up, etc. While this account might not initially seem practical to anyone looking at 'getting out', throughout the book there are tidbits of interest to most people considering an international move (per Central America, that Panama is currently the top country for U.S. civil service annuity check deposits, etc.). Given the publisher and academic take on the subject the book is not likely to show up on the wall of backpacker book exchanges in the Latin world, but it is an interesting read for those concerned with bigger issues."