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Lawrence Crowley describes his 15-month sojourn traveling across Europe and Africa in 1963-64, after he had completed his US Army commitment in Germany. He vividly describes his many adventures that included hitching rides with smugglers, sleeping in police cells or on roadsides, and eating whatever was available-and cheap. It was truly a simpler time, as he describes the kindness of strangers in countries that have since been devastated by civil war and disease and are now considered dangerous for casual travelers. As an avid falconer since his childhood, falconry was a main focus of Larry's travels, and he was fortunate to be able to work with famed falconer Jack Mavrogordato both in Africa where they captured birds and subsequently in England where they trained them. Throughout his diary, he kept a list of raptors he encountered and describes in detail the training and hunting he did with the birds. 5143 A young falconers walkabout, HB 5 ½ x 8 ½ 272 pages. $34.95