The Panama Hat Trail
Critically acclaimed author Tom Miller reveals the making and marketing of one Panama hat, from the straw fields of Ecuador’s coastal lowland to a hat shop in Southern California. Along the way, the hat becomes a literary device allowing Miller to give us his impressions from the tributaries of the Amazon to the mountainsides of the Andes. The Panama Hat Trail is at once a study in global economics and a lively travelogue.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VaterOlsen - LibraryThing
Tom Miller explores how Panama Hats are made and sold from the straw to Resistol in the United States. Along the way he describles the people and places he encounters. This book contains a bibliography and index. Read full review
The Panama hat trail: a journey from South AmericaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Though offering perhaps more about Panama hats than the reader might ever want to know, this is a satisfying travel book that tells much else about Ecuador and its peoples. The growing, harvesting ... Read full review