|RIDING THE IRON ROOSTER |
By Train Through China
HB w/ DJ
" Contemporary letters' most spirited, insight traveler invites the adventurous reader along on the journey of a lifetime. "
" If you want to understand China, take the train - as the Chinese do, as the author of The Great Railway Bazaar did - in every province of the People's Republic, from the searing gobi of western Xinjiang to the frozen wastes of Manchuria.
" Vowing to arrive in China without jet lag, Paul Theroux joined a tour that made its way by rail from London to Mongolia, stopping at Paris and Warsaw and in the Soviet Union.
" Then, through Inner Mongolia to Peking and Shanghai, Mr. Theroux and his fellow travelers rode trains and discovered that in some ways China is changing, and in others is still as ancient as its ruins and just as bound by tradition: a perfect example, the Iron Rooster - an aged, rattling train that continues to shudder along a four-day route between Peking and distant Urumchi at the edge of Russia.
" Paul Theroux brings it all to us, and more.
" Readers familiar with Paul Theroux's previous travel writings will know what a treat they're in for.
This book is in good condition with moderate wear and tear to the dust jacket.
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