new book by Rick Antonson

Walking with Ghosts in New Guinea
Crossing the Kokoda Trail in the last wild place on earth

“Among the best travel narratives I have read . . . I highly recommend this book to armchair travelers anxious to experience life in a truly wild, and in many ways primitive, world.” —James P. Duffy, author of War at the End of the World

Acclaimed travel writer and historian Rick Antonson tackles his most challenging adventure yet: a formidable trail through the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea.

Rick Antonson has traveled to parts of the world that are not simply exotic but sometimes damn near inaccessible. He has climbed Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey, traveling beyond that summit to Iraq and Iran and Armenia. He has undertaken an improbable overland journey to the ancient city of Timbuktu, an enlightening look into efforts to preserve the city’s priceless manuscripts and historical artifacts. Now he has traversed the notorious Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, a location so remote that some call it “the last wild place on earth.”

Available in bookstores everywhere starting September 3, 2019
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other Rick Antonson titles

Slumach's Gold: In Search of a Legend

Whistle Post West

The Fraser Valley

To Timbuktu for a Haircut

Route 66 Still Kicks