The Desert Road to Turkestan


The Desert Road to Turkestan - Lattimore, Owen
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In inner Mongolia in 1927, when travel by rail had all but eclipsed the traditional camel caravan, Owen Lattimore embarked on the journey that would establish him as a legendary adventurer and leader among Asian scholars. THE DESERT ROAD TO TURKESTAN is Lattimore's elegant and spirited account of his harrowing expedition across the famous "Winding Road." Setting off to rejoin his wife for their honeymoon in Chinese Turkestan, Lattimore was forced to contend with marauding troops, a lack of maps, scheming travel companions, ...

The Desert Road to Turkestan 1995, Kodansha, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568360706

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Desert Road to Turkestan 1940, AMS Press

ISBN-13: 9780404038878