The desert road to Turkestan

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AMS Press, 1972 - Travel - 373 pages
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Amazing story of Owen Lattimore's 1927 journey via camel caravan to rejoin his wife for their honeymoon in Chinese Turkestan (modern Xinjiang), in the midst of the warlord era. Read full review

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User Review  - Bryn Hammond - Goodreads

Owen Lattimore - always. It's camel-caravan travel in the desert. For my own purposes I wanted to meet the inhabitants, Mongols, but didn't much - only the caravaneers. Great description and he lives down and dirty. Read full review


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OWEN LATTIMORE was one of the foremost China scholars of this century. In 1950 Senator Joseph McCarthy labeled him "one of the top Communist agents in the country." After years of Senate hearings and appeals, he was exonerated and left the United States to become Professor of Mongolian Studies at
the University of Leeds. He died in 1989.
DAVID LATTIMORE is Professor of Chinese Studies at Brown University.

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