Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train through China

December 8, 2006|
Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train through China by Paul Theroux
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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 metropolisesof Shanghai, Beijing, and Canton to the dry hills of Tibet, Theroux offers an unforgettable portrait of a magnificent land and an extraordinary people.
PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River 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.
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Title:Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train through ChinaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:480 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.15 inShipping dimensions:480 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.15 inPublished:December 8, 2006Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0618658971

ISBN - 13:9780618658978

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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