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The Places in Between

Stewart, Rory (Book Club Kit - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Places in Between
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Traces the author's 2002 journey by foot across Afghanistan, during which he survived the harsh elements through the kindness of tribal elders, teen soldiers, Taliban commanders, and foreign-aid workers whose stories he collected along his way.
Authors: Stewart, Rory
Title: The places in between
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Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., c2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 10 books, 1 reading guide - in a plastic tote
Notes: Kit contains 10 copies of the title
Kit checks out for 6 weeks and cannot be renewed
Replacement for kit is $170.00
Summary: Traces the author's 2002 journey by foot across Afghanistan, during which he survived the harsh elements through the kindness of tribal elders, teen soldiers, Taliban commanders, and foreign-aid workers whose stories he collected along his way.
Awards & Distinctions: WCLS Books in a Box
Branch Call Number: 915.8104 STEWART
Statement of Responsibility: Rory Stewart
Subject Headings: Stewart, Rory Travel Afghanistan Afghanistan Description and travel Afghanistan Social life and customs
Topical Term: WCLS Book Club Kit
Reading group books
LCCN: 2005032213
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Mar 19, 2014
  • bookwormjeph rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A thoroughly enjoyable book that I found fascinating - especially with all the war related news over the last decade or so it was great to read a book by an author who walked across Afghanistan from village to village not long after the Taliban had been ousted. Spiritual, scary and exhausting that his journey was, his relating of it is absorbing.

Sep 07, 2013
  • Brancher rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This excellent travelogue has all the elements of a classic 19th century Baedeker. It is simulatneously a walking guide, an ancient and contemporary history lesson and a personal journey with seeds in adventure and finally leads to enlightenment and connection, and maybe a bit of understanding of an ancient culture and their wariness for outsiders.

Nov 19, 2011
  • jlazcan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a fantastic book by a very intelligent individual. Stewart's writing is straight forward and ego free. He explains the current and historical nature of the world around him. He draws the reader in with interesting stories and has a keen ability to separate fact from fiction. His travels are grand in scope and somewhat irresponsible, but provide for an amazing ride. If you enjoy learning about foreign cultures and history then you should enjoy this book.

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