News from Tartary: A Journey from Peking to Kashmir

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Northwestern University Press, 1999 - 384 Seiten
Originally published in 1936, News from Tartary is the story of a journey from Peking through the mysterious province of Sinkiang, to India. Fleming tells the story in his inimitable manner, dismissing the difficulties with irony and describing events and developments with humor and brilliant color, and his account is a classic of travel writing as well as a brilliant description of a vanished time and way of life.
 

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Interesting read. For the people of Xinjiang, it is quiet the what if: if the USSR made the region into an SSR in the 1930s, it might have ultimately become a free nation today. Sobering news for ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Peter Fleming, in some ways 'a person of interest' to us as the brother of the much better known Ian Fleming (of Bond 007 fame if it is necessary to make that point), was back in those days just 'one ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

FOREWORD II
11
PART ONE HEADING FOR TROUBLE
15
ZERO HOUR
17
HEROINE
21
Twos COMPANY?
26
THE FORBIDDEN PROVINCE
29
EXILES AND ARMAMENTS
34
NIGHTMARE TRAIN
41
THE GOOD COMPANIONS
165
TRAVELLING BLIND
171
THE GORGES OF THE BORON KOL
185
п LOST
191
BIRTHDAY
201
WE SAY GOODBYE TO SLALOM
212
GRASS MEN NEWS
219
THALASSA THALASSA
226

RAILHEAD
47
VUI FITS AND STARTS
50
A LORRY AND THE LIU PAN SHAN
55
OPEN ARREST
61
PART TWO THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
69
THE MOUNTAIN ROAD
71
DEFEAT?
76
CONFINED TO BARRACKS
80
THE GREAT LAMASERY
86
ESCAPE FROM OFFICIALDOM
92
GOOD SAMARITANS
97
PART THREE INTO THE BLUE
105
TRAVELLING LIGHT
107
THE PRINCE OF DZUN III
111
THE DEMONS LAKE
118
THE CARAVAN MARCHES
123
WINDS AND WILD ASSES
130
NIGHTMARCH TO THE END OF THE WORLD
137
THE LOST CITY
147
PATIENCE
154
BRAVE NEW WORLD
233
DIRTY WORK
245
RUSSIA RACKETEERS
256
CHERCHEN
266
SUCH QUANTITIES OF SAND
277
A CUCKOOCLOCK IN KERIYA
283
区 REBELS DONT CARE
288
KHOTAN
294
THE VANISHED LEADER
300
THE LAST OF TUNGAN TERRITORY
307
HOBOES ON HORSEBACK
313
KASHGARLESBAINS
323
WINGS OVER TURKISTAN
329
THE LAST TOWN IN CHINA
339
THE RUSSIAN AGENT
345
NEWS FROM HOME
354
A THOUSAND WELCOMES
360
GILGIT AT LAST
370
XO TRIUMPHAL ENTRY
379
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Peter Fleming (1907-1971), the brother of novelist Ian Fleming, wrote for the London Evening Standard, the Spectator, the BBC, and the Times of London. His travels took him to Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China, Japan, Tibet, and Manchuria. He died in a hunting accident in Scotland.

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