THE SILK ROAD by Sven Hedin


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The story of an expedition, led by the author, to explore the possibilities of opening up roadways for motor transport from China to the West, which experienced many kinds of adventure, detention, sickness, mishaps to the cars in the convoy, official red tape, suspicion, dangers from bandit chiefs, etc. This incorporates some of the material from The Flight of The Big Horse and gives a vivid picture of China's vast dominion, Russia's encroachments, and the power of the local chieftains. The time is 1933 to 1935 -- so it also gives further angles on the present situation. For those interested in exploration and adventure in Central Asia.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1938
Publisher: Dutton