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Shadow of the Silk Road
     

Shadow of the Silk Road

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by Colin Thubron
 

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To travel the Silk Road, the greatest land route on earth, is to trace the passage not only of trade and armies but also of ideas, religions, and inventions. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart, and camel, Colin Thubron covered some seven thousand miles in eight months - out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern

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Shadow of the Silk Road 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I travel I like to get a feel for the people, their attitudes, their values and their problems. I get a good bit of that from this book about the people who now live on the Silk Road, the ancient connection between China and the West. If Kyrgyzstan is to you a meaningless place on a map or if you never heard of the Uighurs in western China, Colin Thubron brings them alive as real people, as though you were there with him meeting them yourself. I'm very glad I read this book. If your travel interests are similar to mine I very much recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An irresistible storyteller and with accurate observations. Also, he takes the reader on roads less traveled. The only recommendations is to go online/tv to update the information. Joanne
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Big_Skeptic More than 1 year ago
I have a soft spot in my heart for anyone who travels to Central Asia and writes about the region's people. If you intend to travel to this part of the world, this is a good book to buy. Another great book is The Opportunists by Yohann de Silva. Its a fiction/thriller that presents modern day Uzbekistan through a really interesting page-turner. The story is fiction but the context is 100% accurate.
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