Long Way Round
Chasing Shadows Across the World
The popular actors recount their three-month, 20,000-mile motorbike journey from London to New York through three continents and some of the harshest terrain on Earth.
The popular film stars best known for their respective appearances in the latest Star Wars trilogy recount their three-month, twenty-thousand-mile motorbike journey through some of the harshest terrains on Earth, in a personal account that describes how they flew MiG jets in Russia, built igloos in Alaska, trained under Kung Fu masters in China, and more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Simon and Schuster
It started as a daydream. Poring over a map of the world at home one quiet Saturday afternoon, Ewan McGregor -- acclaimed actor and self-confessed bike nut -- noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. It was a revelation he couldn't get out of his head. So he picked up the phone and called his fellow actor-slash-biker friend Charley Boorman and told him it was time to hit the road....
Long Way Round
Beginning in London, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia; across the Pacific to Alaska; then down through Canada all the way to New York.Long Way Round is the result of their four-month, 20,000-mile joyride. Featuring original diary entries, travel maps, mileage charts, and dozens of photographs, this is a freewheeling, fully charged, and uproariously entertaining book about two world-famous individuals who chose the road not taken...and made the journey worthwhile.
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