In Siberia

Description

This is the account of Thubron's 15,000-mile journey through an astonishing country - one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth. He journeyed by train, river and truck among the people most damaged by the breakup of the Soviet Union, traveling among Buddhists and animists, radical Christian sects, reactionary Communists and the remnants of a so-call Jewish state; from the site of the last Czar's murder and Rasputin's village, to the ice-bound graves of ancient Sythians, to Baikal, deepest and oldest of the world's lakes. It is the story of a people moving through the ruins of Communism into more private, diverse and often stranger worlds.

Details

Author(s)
Colin Thubron
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 19mm | 213g
Publication date
11 Nov 2008
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
VINTAGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
1 map,
ISBN10
0099459264
ISBN13
9780099459262
Bestsellers rank
113,011