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978-0-618-65897-8 / 9780618658978

Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China

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Publisher:Mariner Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date :2006-11-1 Pages: 480 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Paul Theroux. the author of the train travel classics TheGreat Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express. takes tothe rails once again in this account of his epic journey throughChina . He hops aboard as part of a tour group in London and setsout for Chinas border. He then spends a year traversing thecountry. where he pieces together a fascinating snapshot of aunique moment in history. From the barren deserts of Xinjiang tothe ice forests of Manchuria . from the dense metropolises ofShanghai. Beijing. and Canton to the dry hills of Tibet. Therouxoffers an unforgettable portrait of a magnificent land and anextraordinary people Contents:. 1 The Train to Mongolia2 The Inner Mongolian Express to Datong:... Train Number3 NightTrain .. Number 90 to Peking4 The Shanghai Express5 The ...

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