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The Panama Hat Trail
By Tom Miller
224 pp. / 5.50 x 8.50 / 1969
Paper (978-0-8165-3587-3)
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Critically acclaimed author Tom Miller reveals the making and marketing of one Panama hat, from the straw fields of Ecuador's coastal lowland to a hat shop in Southern California. Along the way, the
Among the best travel books ever written.

—National Geographic Traveler

A fascinating view. Miller is a good story teller… his entertaining book puts a feather in the Ecuadorian straw hat.

—Christian Science Monitor

There is Miller, rolling from one adventure to another, part Mark Twain, part Evelyn Waugh. . . . By the time you finish with the people and the places the author introduces you to, you will wish you had Tom Miller's job. But then, you don't have Tom Miller's eyes.

—Phoenix New Times

An almost novelistic adventure story.

—USA Today

hat becomes a literary device allowing Miller to give us his impressions from the tributaries of the Amazon to the mountainsides of the Andes. The Panama Hat Trail is at once a study in global economics and a lively travelogue.

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