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Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date December 8, 2006
Pages 528
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618658978
ISBN-10 0618658971
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.06 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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The author of The Great Railway Bazaar recounts his experiences while traveling throughout Communist China by train, offering observations on the scenery and recalling conversations with Chinese citizens and other fellow travelers. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product 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.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780399133091
 
from Putnam Pub Group (May 1, 1988)
9780399133091 | details & prices | List price $21.95
About: The author recounts his experiences while traveling throughout Communist China by train, offering observations on the scenery and recalling conversations with Chinese citizens and other fellow travelers
Paperback
Book cover for 9780618658978 Book cover for 9780804104548
 
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1 edition from Mariner Books (December 8, 2006)
9780618658978 | details & prices | 528 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The author of The Great Railway Bazaar recounts his experiences while traveling throughout Communist China by train, offering observations on the scenery and recalling conversations with Chinese citizens and other fellow travelers.
Reprint edition from Ivy Books (April 1, 1990)
9780804104548 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $7.50
About: The author recounts his experiences while traveling throughout Communist China by train, offering observations on the scenery and recalling conversations with Chinese citizens and other fellow travelers

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