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Journey to Turkistan Paperback – 1 Dec 1988

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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: OUP China; New Ed edition (Dec. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195827112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195827118
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 13 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,508,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In 1933 Sir Eric Teichman and five colleagues undertook an epic journey to the Chinese province of Xinjiang in two ramshackle lorries. Their mission, to report back to the British Government on the confused situation in the province which had been virtually taken over by the Russians - is part of the story, but the fascination of the book lies in Sir Eric's gripping account of their 2,500 mile journey, one of the pioneering feats of early motoring. This new edition includes an introduction by Peter Hopkirk.

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I stumbled on this book by chance. I was drawn by the title as Turkestan holds some interest to me. This is a travelogue from a bygone era. Clearly the means of travel through China in the 1930's was not the same as it is today. Travel can often be problematic even today through western China, a situation that frustrates people from a western culture where there are expectations to depart and arrive on time. It would have been significantly more frustrating back then. Patience and tolerance being the key issues for successful travel in those parts of the world. What a great link to Sven Hedin from a previous expedition of his.
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