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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date September 4, 2008
Pages 496
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780241142530
ISBN-10 0241142539
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $35.40
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: National Bestseller

In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia. In short, he traverses all of Asia top to bottom, and end to end. In the three decades since he first travelled this route, Asia has undergone phenomenal change. The Soviet Union has collapsed, China has risen, India booms, Burma slowly smothers, and Vietnam prospers despite the havoc unleashed upon it the last time Theroux passed through. He witnesses all this and more in a 25,000 mile journey, travelling as the locals do, by train, car, bus, and foot.

His odyssey takes him from Eastern Europe, still hungover from Communism, through tense but thriving Turkey, into the Caucasus, where Georgia limps back toward feudalism while its neighbour Azerbaijan revels in oil-driven capitalism. As he penetrates deeper into Asia’s heart, his encounters take on an otherworldly cast. The two chapters that follow show us Turkmenistan, a profoundly isolated society at the mercy of an almost comically egotistical dictator, and Uzbekistan, a ruthless authoritarian state. From there, he retraces his steps through India, Mayanmar, China, and Japan, providing his penetrating observations on the changes these countries have undergone.

Brilliant, caustic, and totally addictive, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is Theroux at his very best.


From the Hardcover edition.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780241142530
 
from McClelland & Stewart Ltd (September 30, 2008)
9780771085338 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $34.99
The price comparison is for this edition
from Gardners Books (September 4, 2008); titled "Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of 'the Great Railway Bazaar'"
9780241142530 | details & prices | 496 pages | List price $35.40
This edition also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On The Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
About: National BestsellerIn Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780547237930 Book cover for 9780771085352
 
Reprint edition from McClelland & Stewart Ltd (August 25, 2009)
9780771085352 | details & prices | List price $21.00
This edition also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On The Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
About: National BestsellerIn Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (August 6, 2009)
9780547237930 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On The Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
About: Thirty years after the epic journey chronicled in his classic work The Great Railway Bazaar, the world’s most acclaimed travel writer re-creates his 25,000-mile journey through eastern Europe, central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.
Miscellaneous
from Houghton Mifflin (August 6, 2009)
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780241142530 Book cover for 9780618418879
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Paul Theroux | from Gardners Books (September 4, 2008); titled "Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of 'the Great Railway Bazaar'"
9780241142530 | details & prices | 496 pages | List price $35.40
This edition also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
About: National BestsellerIn Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.
from Houghton Mifflin (August 18, 2008)
9780618418879 | details & prices | 496 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Thirty years after the epic journey chronicled in his classic work The Great Railway Bazaar, the world’s most acclaimed travel writer re-creates his 25,000-mile journey through eastern Europe, central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780547237930 Book cover for 9780771085352
 
With Paul Theroux | Reprint edition from McClelland & Stewart Ltd (August 25, 2009)
9780771085352 | details & prices | List price $21.00
This edition also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
About: National BestsellerIn Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.
With Paul Theroux | Reprint edition from Mariner Books (August 6, 2009)
9780547237930 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
About: Thirty years after the epic journey chronicled in his classic work The Great Railway Bazaar, the world’s most acclaimed travel writer re-creates his 25,000-mile journey through eastern Europe, central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia.
Miscellaneous
With Paul Theroux | from Houghton Mifflin (August 6, 2009)

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