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With beautiful detail, poignant insight, and Twain-like wit, Kennan writes of the incredible sights of an uncharted world and the landscapes of the human mind. As enjoyable today as it was 140 years ago, Tent Life in Siberia is a timeless piece of storytelling to excite and enthrall any lover of adventure literature.
Posted April 4, 2007
Wonderfully written account of a physically and emotionally demanding journey into the unfamiliar. The dark humor, along with the detailed and sometimes surprising observations made by Kennan, makes this Siberian adventure tale a great read. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in reading about Russian history and culture, or in travel literature.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 9, 2007
This adventure tale is about an area and culture that seems very inaccessible, even today. George Kennan and his fellow travelers journeyed to Siberia in order to bridge the gap by telegraphically connecting the United States and Europe. In the end they failed, but this trip resulted in a terrific cultural snapshot. I would highly recommend this book for people who enjoy travel literature, as well as Russian cultural history.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.