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By Jim Rogers

ISBN-10: 0812967267

ISBN-13: 9780812967265

From Publishers Weekly

Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled worldwide, turning the journey into the e-book funding Biker, a hybrid of commercial recommendation and travelogue. That trip, besides the fact that, did not squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate lifestyles educating finance, Rogers made up our minds to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly severe street journey: 3 years, 116 nations and 152,000 miles. just like the vehicle 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, a long way too in brief, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's loss of life, the publication has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, even if Rogers stocks funding recommendation and observations in regards to the planet's political economies, his suggestions are too basic to function company classes. the result's an experience story with out center and a finance e-book with no the teeth. Rogers attempts to make up for this by way of describing reviews like consuming fried silkworms and observing prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse alternate. in general, even though, he chronicles prosaic info, like taking motor vehicle ferries and chatting with border guards, after which riffs on politics, funds, immigration and tradition.
Copyright 2003 Reed company info, Inc.

From Booklist

Rogers, a Wall road good fortune tale who has been referred to as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as rotated the planet on a bike, which landed him within the Guinness ebook of worldwide documents and ended in his first e-book, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force all over the world 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 international locations, a lot of that are hardly 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 international checklist. Rogers' insightful statement at the political and historic topography of those varied nations cuts via stereotypes to offer us a glimpse of the realm how it particularly is, for larger or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue event from a man who shoots directly from the hip, and it rather hits the mark. David Siegfried
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