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20 of the smartest nonfiction titles for summer reading

Some of this summer's best books will introduce you to Machu Picchu, hippie physicists, Parisian walks, and a serial imposter. And that’s just the nonfiction.

- Marjorie Kehe, Monitor books editor

1. "Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time," by Mark Adams

Turn Right at Machu Picchu, by Mark Adams (Penguin Group, 352 pp.)
One hundred years ago, in July 1911, Yale professor Hiram Bingham III “discovered” Peru’s ancient city of Machu Picchu. Today, journalist Mark Adams retraces Bingham’s steps and delves into some of the unresolved mysteries hovering over both the famed site and Bingham himself. (June)


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