W.J. Peasley's The Last of the Nomads is one of the most powerfully moving books I have ever read. It tells the true story of the 1979 rescue of an elderly couple, Warri and Yatungka, the last of the Mandildjara people, marooned in the vastness of Australia's Gibson Desert, starving and slowly dying of thirst.
This goes on my top 10 books read list for 2014, and the list of recommended travel memoirs.
A bio of the author, W.J. Peasley
About the documentary of 1997 (includes clips)
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>Top 10 Books Read 2013
> Kenneth White's Across the Territories: Travels from Orkney to Rangiroa
> Guest-blogger Travel Writer L. Peat O'Neil with 5 Links on Walking and Literature
> Demon of the Waters: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whale-Ship Globe by Gregory Gibson
And over on the home page, www.cmmayo.com
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