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On the Other Side: A Journey Through Soviet Central Asia

On the Other Side: A Journey Through Soviet Central Asia

by Geoffrey Moorhouse

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The superb travel narrative On the Other Side recounts British author Moorhouse's 1983 trek across the former U.S.S.R.'s vast central expanses, where East and West, ancient and modern mingle freely; in To The Frontier , Moorhouse travels through northern India to the Afghan border. (Aug.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Most travel books for the Soviet Union pass lightly, if at all, over the vast expanse of Soviet Central Asia that serves as a bridge between Asia and Europe. Royal Geographic Society Fellow Moorhouse has long been interested in this predominantly Muslim region, and his earlier book To the Frontier ( LJ 2/15/85) established him as an authority on this part of the world. Whether describing Genghis Khan's exploits or ruminating on the variations found in the ubiquitous Lenin statues he encounters, he displays a fine grasp of history along with an ability to entertain. Such cities as Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara come to life as a result of his fine prose. With the opening of the Soviet Union, this region will surely attract more tourists. First published in Britain as Apples in the Snow in 1990.-- Harold M. Otness, Southern Oregon State Coll. Lib., Ashland

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