The Trail of War: On the Track of Big Horse in Central Asia by Sven HedinThe Trail of War: On the Track of Big Horse in Central Asia by Sven Hedin

The Trail of War: On the Track of Big Horse in Central Asia

bySven Hedin

Paperback | January 15, 2009

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Sven Hedin (1865-1952) was one of the world's greatest explorers. His travels through Russia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Central Asia, China and Tibet led to important discoveries and achievements: he produced the first detailed maps of vast parts of the Pamir Mountains, the Taklamakan Desert, Tibet, the Silk Road and the Himalayas. He was th...
Title:The Trail of War: On the Track of Big Horse in Central AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.79 × 5.18 × 0.78 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:I.B. Tauris Company Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1845117026

ISBN - 13:9781845117023

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Table of Contents

Preface* List of illustrations * Foreword by John Hare * Introduction: The War in Sinkiang * “The Die is Cast! We cross the Rubicon” * Through ruined villages to Turfan * With Big Horse Chief of Staff and the Tiger Prince * Through gorges and burning villages in Robberland * To Korla, the City of our Sorrows * Our lives are threatened * In search of Georg * The convoy is attacked and fired on * Ma Chung-yin takes our lorries and Korla is bombed from the air * An anxious night * Big Horse’s soldiers loot Korla * The victors’ entry * General Bektieieff * The second imprisonment * The drivers’ return * How Georg and Effe feld with Big Horse * Big Horse flight to Russian Turkestan

Editorial Reviews

"There is breathless excitement in this story. Suspense, action, all the elements of a good adventure story, only this is not fiction." --New York Herald Tribune

"Hedin’s lively account of his travails is related with the immediacy and urgency of a war correspondent."  --John Hare