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    DescriptionPaul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey through China. He hops aboard as part of a tour group in London and sets out for China's border. He then spends a year traversing the country, where he pieces together a fascinating snapshot of a unique moment in history. From the barren deserts of Xinjiang to the ice forests of Manchuria, from the dense metropolises of Shanghai, Beijing, and Canton to the dry hills of Tibet, Theroux offers an unforgettable portrait of a magnificent land and an extraordinary people.


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    Title
    Riding the Iron Rooster
    Subtitle
    By Train Through China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Theroux
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618658978
    ISBN 10: 0618658971
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    DC21: 915.10458
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003020
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 915.10458, 915.1/0458
    LC classification: DS712 .T446 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTH, WTL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPC
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
    Publication date
    08 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Review quote
    "[Theroux's] books have enriched the travel literature of this century...China, with its guard down, its buttons undone, and its fingers greasy, looks even more magical with a little of its mystery revealed." USA Today "[A] very funny, beautifully written, wonderfully observant, and deeply insightful description of the vagaries of life and politics in China." -- Conde Nast Traveler "Fascinating...the portrait that emerges is a luminous, almost uncanny, and situationally accurate one. Theroux is particularly good at catching the surreal quality of China." The Miami Herald "Theroux's genius is in his clear-eyed rendition of a fresh world and the deeper observations he attaches to it." The Chicago Tribune