ALSO BY MARK ADAMS
Meet Me in Atlantis: Across Three Continents in Search of the Legendary Sunken City
An entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers is actively and obsessively searching for the sunken city of Atlantis, based entirely on clues from the Greek philosopher Plato. In his bestseller Meet Me in Atlantis, Mark Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these obsessives, trying to determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city—and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. The result is a classic quest that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.
"“The lively, skeptical but open-minded travel writer Mark Adams...takes readers along to four plausible sites, without quackery and with a contagious spirit of curiosity, interviewing scores of experts and fanatics, and painting pictures that will make even the most levelheaded traveler yearn to repeat his fantastic itinerary.”—The New York Times Book Review
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and located the lost city of Machu Picchu. A hundred years later, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path—though he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent. The bestseller Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?
"[An] entirely delightful book." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet
During two feverish decades between the world wars, Bernarr Macfadden did more to educate the world about healthy eating, alternative medicine, regular sexual activity, and exercise than anyone in American history. In his spare time he more or less reinvented tabloid journalism and nearly got elected to the U.S. Senate. This is the rags-to-riches true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest—and wildest—entrepreneurs.
“A remarkable story....It is to Mark Adams’s great credit that, in Mr. America, he has rescued from obscurity a man whose influence is still felt in this country more than a century after he muscled his way onto the national scene.” —Wall Street Journal