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Riding The Iron Rooster

By Train Through China

December 8, 2006 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780618658978
$31.99
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Description

Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey through China. He hops aboard as part of a tour group in London and sets out for China's border. He then spends a year traversing the country, where he pieces together a fascinating snapshot of a unique moment in history. From the barren deserts of Xinjiang to the ice forests of Manchuria, from the dense metropolises of Shanghai, Beijing, and Canton to the dry hills of Tibet, Theroux offers an unforgettable portrait of a magnificent land and an extraordinary people.

About this Author

PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River, Jungle Lover s, and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari . He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

ISBN: 9780618658978
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 480
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2006-12-08

$17.99

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