Tom Miller





Tom Miller

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Tom Miller has been writing about the American Southwest and Latin America for more than three decades. His ten books include The Panama Hat Trail, which follows the making and marketing of one Panama hat, and Trading with the Enemy, which Lonely Planet says "may be the best travel book about Cuba ever written." Miller began his journalism career in the underground press of the late '60s and early '70s, and has written articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Smithsonian Magazine, Natural History, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife, Regla.


Average rating: 3.65 · 352 ratings · 71 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
The Panama Hat Trail: A Jou...
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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Trading With The Enemy: A Y...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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How I Learned English: 55 A...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Jack Ruby's Kitchen Sink: O...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Travelers' Tales Cuba: True...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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Writing on the Edge: A Bord...
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2003
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On The Border: Portraits Of...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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Crossings
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Self Discipline And Emotion...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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The Wave
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“Great travel writing consists of equal parts curiosity, vulnerability and vocabulary. It is not a terrain for know-it-alls or the indecisive. The best of the genre can simply be an elegant natural history essay, a nicely writ sports piece, or a well-turned profile of a bar band and its music. A well-grounded sense of place is the challenge for the writer. We observe, we calculate, we inquire, we look for a link between what we already know and what we're about to learn. The finest travel writing describes what's going on when nobody's looking.”
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“No camera, no recording device, no laptop, none of this palm pilot nonsense or a cell phone. Paper and pencil, a book, maybe a bilingual dictionary. Anything beyond that (a) can be stolen, and (b) intimidates people you encounter. The more double-A batteries you carry, the more you distance yourself from the people you're writing about.”
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