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The places in between

Author: Rory Stewart
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan--surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Rory Stewart; Rory Stewart; Rory Stewart; Rory Stewart
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rory Stewart
ISBN: 0156031566 9780156031561 9781447271062 1447271068
OCLC Number: 62282105
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Picador, 2004.
"A Harvest original."
Awards: Short-listed for John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2004 (UK)
Long-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2004 (UK)
Description: xii, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: New civil service --
Tanks into sticks --
Whether on the shores of Asia --
Chicago and Paris --
Huma --
Fare forward --
These boots --
Qasim --
Impersonal pronoun --
Tajik village --
Emir of the West --
Caravanserai, whose portals --
To a blind man's eye --
Genealogies --
Lest he returning chide --
Crown jewels --
Bread and water --
Fighting man shall --
Nothing man --
Highland buildings --
Missionary dance --
Mirrored cat's-eye shades --
Marrying a Muslim --
War dog --
Commandant Haji (Moalem) Mohsin Khan of Kamenj cousins --
Minaret of jam --
Traces in the ground --
Between jam and chaghcharan --
Dawn prayers --
Little lord --
Frogs --
Windy place --
Name navigation --
Greeting of strangers --
Leaves on the ceiling --
Flames --
Zia of Katlish --
Sacred guest --
Cave of Zarin --
Devotions --
Defiles of the valley --
Intermediate stages of death --
Winged footprints --
Blair and the Koran --
Salt ground and spikenard --
Pale circles in walls --
@afghangov.org --
While the note lasts --
Footprints on the ceiling --
I am the zoom --
Karaman --
Khalili's troops --
And I have mine --
Scheme of generation --
Source of the Kabul River --
Taliban --
Toes --
Marble --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Rory Stewart.

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The international bestseller: A brilliant account of Rory Stewart's walk through war-ravaged Afghanistan. Now with illustrations and an afterword.  Read more...
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This is traveling at its hardest and travel-writing at its best -- David Gilmour With a deft, at time poetic vividness, he describes an awesome landscape, scarred by a present and a past of violence Read more...

 
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