The Adventures of a Tropical Tramp

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Overview

The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge.
Original Publisher: London : J. Lane, The Bodley Head;
Publication date: 1922;
Subjects: Peru;
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The Adventures Of A Tropical Tramp is the travel narrative of Harry La Tourette Foster who spent most of his life after the conclusion of World War I wandering the main roads and back roads of the world, from Mexico and South America, to Asia, the South Pacific, The Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. This particular travelogue is the story of his travels in South America following his discharge from the army. He went aboard a tramp steamer bound for Peru. Landing with no funds or resources, he took a series of odd jobs, eventually becoming a reporter for a Lima paper. He went on to join two missionaries trekking overland to the headwaters of the Amazon, then continued on adventure filled journeys down the Amazon tributaries. he ended his travels playing ragtime piano in sleazy bars until he was able to earn his passage home to New York. The Adventures Of A Tropical Tramp is fascinating reading and we can only hope for future volumes detailing his later itinerant travels to far away places and foreign climes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929516162
  • Publisher: Dixon Price Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

The Lure of South America 3
Down the West Coast in the Steerage 8
In the City of the Kings 16
Over the World's Highest Railway 22
In an Andean Mining Camp 31
At the Peruvian Bull Ring 44
A Newspaper Correspondent on Muleback 51
Among the Chuncho Indians 62
The Burning of Paita 73
In the Capitalof the Incas 85
A war Correspondent without a War 95
In the Diplomatic Service 108
The Fourth of July in Lima 118
Into the Jungle with Missionaries 129
The Battle of Puerto Bermudez 145
Canoeing Through the Wilderness 158
Down the Ucayli to the Amazon 173
In Peru's Most Isolated City 187
Descending the Greatest of Rivers 201
Among the Beachcombers in Brazil 212
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