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The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Twenty Years Walking the Mediterranean (Paperback)
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The final book in the trilogy about inquisitive American author Joel Stratte-McClure's twenty-year walk around the Mediterranean Sea explores the coast, countryside and regional cultures in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Tunisia.Walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, the intrepid author makes his way around the sea while musing about life, literature, art, the environment, Greek gods and goddesses, history, alcoholism and, of course, the meditative act of walking.The travel narrative, which describes attempts to find the lost tomb of Alexander the Great, begins in New York before moving to northern Greece. After cheating death in Turkey, getting arrested in Lebanon and walking with an armed escort in Egypt, "The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Twenty Years Walking the Mediterranean" concludes in Tunisia, when the author is crowned The Idiot Emperor of Carthage, Lord of Many Domains.
About the Author
Joel Stratte-McClure - an American journalist/adventurer who lived in France for more than three decades - has been writing about his global trekking and hiking adventures since the 1970s. His work has taken him to more than 115 countries and his articles on a variety of subjects have appeared in "The International Herald Tribune," "Time," "The Times of London," "People Magazine" and numerous other publications. He is the author of "The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean" (2008) and "The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean: (2013). Currently based in Northern California, he regularly travelled to the Mediterranean to gather anecdotes and add kilometers for his third book in this trilogy: "The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Twenty Years Walking the Mediterranean." Keep up with him at Follow The Idiot @ www.followtheidiot.com