The Amur River: Between Russia and China (Hardback)
  • The Amur River: Between Russia and China (Hardback)
  • The Amur River: Between Russia and China (Hardback)
  • The Amur River: Between Russia and China (Hardback)
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The Amur River: Between Russia and China (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 16/09/2021
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Arguably our greatest living travel writer tracks the path of the mysterious Amur river from the Mongolian mountains to the Russian-Chinese border in this revelatory slice of geographic and political description.

A dramatic and ambitious new journey for our greatest travel writer.

The Amur River is almost unknown. Yet it is the tenth longest river in the world, rising in the Mongolian mountains and flowing through Siberia to the Pacific to form the tense, highly fortified border between Russia and China.

In his eightieth year, Colin Thubron takes a dramatic 3,000-mile long journey from the Amur's secret source to its giant mouth. Harassed by injury and by arrest from the local police, he makes his way along both the Russian and Chinese shores on horseback, on foot, by boat and via the Trans-Siberian Railway, talking to everyone he meets. By the time he reaches the river's desolate end, where Russia's nineteenth-century imperial dream petered out, a whole, pivotal world has come alive.

The Amur River is a shining masterpiece by the acknowledged laureate of travel writing, an urgent lesson in history and the culmination of an astonishing career.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784742874
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The Amur River is said...to be his [Thubron's] very best book yet' - Tablet, Books to Look Out For 2021

'Enthralling... A captivating portrait of a remote region of the world' - Kirkus

'Breathtaking...a top-notch travelogue' - Publishers Weekly

'Thubron on top form. Richly detailed, immaculately written and full of insights and encounters that bring a complex corner of the world to life' - Michael Palin

'Magnificent... Colin Thubron's observations on the relationship between Russia and China are full of insight, from which the world can benefit as it faces the challenges of the twenty-first century' - Jung Chang

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“The Amur River, the almost unknown territory.”

Even though the Amur River is the world’s 10th longest river, very little is known about it. Thubron travels along the 3000 mile length starting from Mongolia and finishes in the Sea of Japan. What is fascinating... More

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“Another amazing travel story from Colin Thubron”

I had been looking forward to reading this for a while and it didn't disappoint. As usual, after reading one of Colin Thubron's books you are left with a burning desire to visit the places he writes about.... More

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“Distant places,remote regions, book for all travellers and armchair adventurers”

Colin Thubron's descriptive powers and recounting of distant places always paints a picture such that you can grasp a sense of the region, and its peoples , to know/understand more of the world and its... More

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