FROM CHINA TO CHITRAL by H.W. Tilman

FROM CHINA TO CHITRAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from P. 652 of the November 1st bullentin, as follows: ""A story of travel into China's mysterious inner massif where mountains rival Everest's heighth and the native tribesmen still have a time-suspended life unchanged since Genghis Khan's Golden Horde swept the civilized world. Tilman, a young Englishman, started out from Shanghai, took some easy stages by plane, then descended to earth and oxcart, then truck, to cross the deep interior into Sinkiang or Chinese Turkestan -- the long, fabulous back of the beyond that lies north of the Himalayas. There he observed curiously costumed tribesmen, Turkish-bazaar towns, curly-roofed houses designed to keep devils out, and he achieved the ascent of some of the world's highest -- and roughest mountains.

Pub Date: Feb. 7th, 1952
Publisher: Cambridge University Press