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Syntymäaika
1969 or 1970
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA (resident)
Netherlands (birth)
Syntymäpaikka
Groningen, The Netherlands
Asuinpaikat
Netherlands (birth)
Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
Fiji Islands
California, USA
Prague, Czech Republic
Canada
Koulutus
George Washington University (MA|1995)
Boston University (BA|International Relations)
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consultant (World Bank)
author
anthropologist
essayist
travel writer
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World Bank (consultant)
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Jan Maarten Troost (known professionally as J. Maarten Troost) (born 1969 in The Netherlands) is a Dutch-American travel writer and essayist.

From 1992-94, Troost worked as a correspondent for The Prague Post, where he wrote about everything from the dissolution of Czechoslovakia to the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He has also worked as a consultant to the World Bank.

Troost was born in Groningen, The Netherlands in 1969, and is of Dutch-Czech descent. He was educated at Boston University (B.A.) and The George Washington University (M.A.). He has lived in the Netherlands, Canada, the Czech Republic, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the United States, where, after a long stint in California, he presently resides in the Washington D.C. area with his wife and children.[from

J. Maarten Troost in Wikipedia retrieved 11/25/17]

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The author and his wife spend two years on the island of Tarawa, Kiribiti, which is very remotely located in the equatorial Pacific. Filled with details of the somewhat stark life there, it will surely change the mind of anyone who's ever dreamed of living the life of a beachcomber on a remote Pacific "paradise".
 
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SteveCarl | 70 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2024 |
I read all his books despite the fact that his self absorption is maddening and this one was not that different. To travel so many places and spend all your time loooking inward is strange- but- here and there you get a glimpse of Stevenson or the South pacific
 
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cspiwak | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
 
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cspiwak | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
This is not a fun book like all of the author’s books from Oceania—you will learn he’s sadly and desperately recovering from alcoholism, which isn’t much of a surprise if you read his prior books. So trigger warning. He takes a solo trip to follow Robert Louis Stevenson’s travels to his final resting place in Samoa, with stops in Kiribati and islands in Micronesia. Having listened to his other books, this is a sharp departure from his fun-loving days in Kiribati, Vanuatu, and Fiji. But it’s still him doing half-witted things like a very short swim with sharks. His candor and insight are appreciated. It’s a well-written book. By the way, if you haven’t guessed by now, the titles of his books are only very remotely related to the substance of his books, here even less so. I hope his recovery continues.… (lisätietoja)
 
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