By Jim Rogers
From Publishers Weekly
Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled worldwide, turning the journey into the ebook funding Biker, a hybrid of commercial recommendation and travelogue. That trip, even though, did not squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate lifestyles instructing finance, Rogers determined to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly extreme highway journey: 3 years, 116 nations and 152,000 miles. just like the automobile that plowed via snow, dust, sand and highways on each continent, Rogers's memoir of the adventure is its personal breed. even if Rogers writes, some distance too in brief, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's loss of life, the ebook has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, even supposing Rogers stocks funding recommendation and observations in regards to the planet's political economies, his concepts are too common to function company classes. the result's an event story with out middle and a finance e-book with no enamel. Rogers attempts to make up for this by means of describing reviews like consuming fried silkworms and gazing prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse alternate. regularly, notwithstanding, he chronicles prosaic info, like taking vehicle ferries and speaking to border guards, after which riffs on politics, cash, immigration and tradition.
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Rogers, a Wall road luck tale who has been known as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as rotated the planet on a motorbike, which landed him within the Guinness ebook of worldwide documents and led to his first ebook, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force world wide in a custom-built yellow Mercedes convertible together with his fiancee, Paige Parker. beginning out in Iceland, the journey took 3 years and encompassed 116 nations, lots of that are hardly ever visited, in a continuing swath throughout Europe, the previous Soviet Republic, China, Africa, the center East, and the Americas. not anyone had ever pushed overland following those routes, a complete of 152,000 miles, one other Guinness global list. Rogers' insightful observation at the political and old topography of those varied international locations cuts via stereotypes to provide us a glimpse of the realm how it particularly is, for higher or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue experience from a man who shoots directly from the hip, and it rather hits the mark. David Siegfried
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