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Author Ollivier, Bernard, author.

Title Walking to Samarkand : the Great Silk Road from Persia to Central Asia / Bernard Ollivier ; translated by Dan Golembeski.

Publication Info. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  915 OLL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 290 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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Note Translated from the French.
Summary Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier continues his epic journey across Persia and Central Asia as he walks the length of the Great Silk Road. Walking to Samarkand is journalist Bernard Ollivier's stunning account of the second leg of his 7,200-mile walk from Istanbul, Turkey, to Xi'an, China, along the Silk Road--the longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time. Picking up where Out of Istanbul left off, Ollivier heads out of the Middle East and into Central Asia, grappling not only with his own will to continue but with new, unforeseen dangers.
Contents Maps -- I. The Storm -- II. The Bazaar -- III. Caravansaries -- IV. Thirst -- V. The Robber-Cop -- VI. Tehran -- VII. The Desert -- VIII. Artists -- IX. Taryak -- X. SAVAK -- XI. Pilgrims -- XII. The Border -- XIII. Turkmens -- XIV. The Karakum -- XV. Bukhara -- XVI. The Turquoise Sky of Samarkand
Subject Ollivier, Bernard -- Travel -- Silk Road.
Walking -- Silk Road.
Silk Road -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
Added Author Golembeski, Dan, translator.
Added Title Longue marche: À pied de la Méditerranée jusqu'en Chine par la route de la Soie. English
ISBN 9781510746893 (hardcover)
1510746897 (hardcover)

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