James Conaway

James Conaway


The Bonfire of the Wineries

When the nouveau richest of the riche began invading pastoral Napa Valley, they brought an air of boomeresque Manifest Destiny.

The Game of Risk

The Adventurist: My Life in Dangerous Places, by Robert Young Pelton; The Snakebite Survivors' Club: Travels Among Serpents, by Jeremy Seal; Teewinot: A Year in the Grand Tetons, by Jack Turner; and...

Hairy Stuff

Into the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick; Patrick O'Brian, by Dean King; My Quest for the Yeti, by Reinhold Messner; and Anil's Ghost, by Michael Ondaatje.

Boys to Men

The Last Marlin, by Fred Waitzkin; Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer, by Tim Moore; Horse Heaven, by Jane Smiley; and more.