Jaguars Ripped My Flesh

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Travel - 320 pages
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The author of A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg and Pecked to Death by Ducks gives new meaning to the words "going to extremes" in this exhilarating--and frequently hilarious--collection of adventure travel writing. "Cahill . . . (writes) with the precision ofJohn McPhee and Joan Didion tempered by a Monty Pythonesque sense of the absurd."--San Diego Union-Tribune.


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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Rollicking adventure travel, collected from various magazines which Cahill wrote for. Written in the 80's, some of his insights regarding Rwanda and what was about to happen there make me wonder why, exactly, no one was listening. Very well-written and hardly dated at all. Read full review

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User Review  - NellieMc - LibraryThing

Cahill defines the modern adventure travel genre -- his essays, which can be humorous or serious are always thought provoking. Despite accounts of some really scary incidents, he never even subtly seems to say, guess what I did. He just brings the reader along for a thrilling ride. Read full review

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