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A beautifully-crafted and exciting blend of travel, history, political observation and personal experience, Letters of Transit is the distillation of the colourful and eventful journeys Matthew Stevenson has made throughout the world for over 20 years. The perfect travelling companion, Stevenson takes the reader with him on a diverse range of fascinating journeys to places such as Serbia, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Korea and America. He describes his crossing of Poland by bicycle, a family holiday to Petra, bullfights in Mexico City, a visit to the battlefield at Guadalcanal, where his father fought, and a trip to Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. Written with humour, understanding and insight, Letters of Transit captures the imagination from the very first page.
Matthew Stevenson was born in New York and grew up on Long Island. His first job was at Harper's magazine, where he was associate editor. He remains a contributing editor to Harper's and writes for several diverse publications including American Scholar, Vanity Fair and the American Spectator. He is also author of Mentioned in Dispatches.