In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan

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University of Hawaii Press, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 284 pages
A rollicking tale of the camel trek DeFrancis (emeritus, Chinese, U. of Hawaii) made through Inner Mongolia and Kansu Province (the Gobi Desert) in the mid-30s. Great history at a time of upheaval, sociology, and adventure. And great fun. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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When I first cracked open In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan I thought DeFrancis was thumbing his nose at his readers. The first chapter of In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan is called "You can't Do That ... Read full review


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A low-key memoir of a thousand-mile camel trek across the Gobi desert in pre-WW II China, tracing not too diligently the steps of Genghis Khan—and complementing Tim Severin's In Search of Genghis ... Read full review

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