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The Places in Between


Rory Stewart's moving account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 was immediately hailed as a classic. Caught between hostile nations, ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750
Murugappa K

A good read

by Murugappa K on Nov 3, 2011

Book by a British civil servant. Very good read even if from only his perspective. More



by flschaff on Dec 3, 2009

While considering that anyone who would do what he did was to be entirely crazy, he very well defined that unique world of central Asia in terms of medieval-like tribal over central government and peoples who live entirely differently from the world we're used to. A very interesting "read" and ... More


Very good read

by Bookkeeper on Jul 19, 2007

Rory Stewart again lets the arm chair traveler meet people from a part of the world we would never go to. This book is not your standard travel book. Stewart is walking (yes all on foot) through a very dangerous part of the world. Add in that he did this in winter in a place the natives don't recommend ... More


A travel book one cannot put down

by Woodchuck on Apr 3, 2007

Rory Stewart writes without hyperbole managing to downplay his daily life-threatening walk across Afganistan in the winter following the overthrow of the Taliban. Full of history, a rich vestment of daily life and the people he meets in his pilgrimage in between being shot at and interrogated by his ... More

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