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Cruel Way Switzerland to Afghanistan in a Ford 1939

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ISBN-10: 022603304X

ISBN-13: 9780226033044

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ella K. Maillart, Jessa Crispin

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Description:

In 1939 Swiss travel writer and journalist Ella K. Maillart set off on an epic journey from Geneva to Kabul with fellow writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach in a brand new Ford. As the first European women to travel alone on Afghanistan’s Northern Road, Maillart and Schwarzenbach had a rare glimpse of life in Iran and Afghanistan at a time when their borders were rarely crossed by Westerners. As the two flash across Europe and the Near East in a streak of élan and daring, Maillart writes of comical mishaps, breathtaking landscapes, vitriolic religious clashes, and the ingenuity with which the women navigated what was often a dangerous journey. In beautiful, clear-eyed prose,The Cruel Wayshows…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Idea
The Start
Italy
Yugoslavia
Sofia
Istanbul
Black Sea
Pontic Range
Bayazit
Azerbaijan
Roads
Nikpeh
Sultanieh
Teheran
Gumbad-I-Kabus
Khorassan
Meshed
Abbas Abad
The Border
Herat
Bala Murghau
Shibargan
Turkestan
Pol-I-Khumri
Do-Au
Bamian
Band-I-Amir
Begram
Kabul
Mandu
Envoi
Dates
Bibliography
Heights and Distances
Index