Riding the Iron Rooster
By Train Through ChinaBook - 2006
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.
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2006, c1988.
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
Branch Call Number: 915.10458 The
Characteristics: 480 pages : map.