A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

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Eric Newby was a complete novice at mountaineering when a friend persuaded him to quit his job and head for the Hindu Kush in 1956. Their journey took them from London to the wilds of Afghanistan in what has become a travel literature classic.
Publisher: Melbourne ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 1998, ©1958
ISBN: 9780864426048
0864426046
Branch Call Number: 915.81 Ne
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm

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wyenotgo
Aug 28, 2015

Long before the Taliban, long before the Mujahideen, there existed Afghanistan, much as it had existed, almost entirely unchanged since time immemorial. Into that unforgiving landlocked place ventured one Eric Newby, who, having penetrated the Hindu Kush, returned to tell the tale of his 'short walk'.
Afghanistan's people remain as implacable as the land they inhabit. And after the upheaval of our day has been long forgotten, it will probably still be it always was.

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lilypad_1
Jun 24, 2014

Fabulous book for armchair travelers. His British sense of humor and vivid descriptions make this book a delight. I can't wait to read his others. KG

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