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The River at the Centre of the World By Simon Winchester

The River at the Centre of the World
by Simon Winchester

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The author undertakes a journey from the mouth of the Yangste River to its source. This book presents the story of the river, it's cities and their people, built around the author's own journey to discover something of the essence of China and her people, the Yangtse being her soul and center.
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The River at the Centre of the World Summary


The River at the Centre of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time by Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester undertakes a journey from the mouth of the Yangste River to its source. This is the story of the river, it's cities and their people, built around the author's own journey to discover something of the essence of China and her people, the Yangtse being her soul and center.

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The River at the Centre of the World Reviews


"Winchester is a storyteller...romantic enough to make us yearn to be there with him." --"The Washington Post"
"Winchester is an exceptionally engaging guide...at home everywhere, ready for anything, full of gusto, and seemingly omnivorous curiosity." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"Another home run." --"Los Angeles Times"
"At one time or another, many of us, I suspect, have wanted to be Simon Winchester, to lead a life that was equal parts Jan Morris and James Bond." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Winchester is an exquisite writer and a deft anecdoteur." --Christopher Buckley

About Simon Winchester


Simon Winchester, who has reported from almost everywhere during an award-winning 20 year career as a Guardian correspondent, now lives in NY. He is the Asia-Pacific Editor for Conde Nast Traveler & contributes to a number of American magazines, as well as the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC. His books include: OUTPOSTS: TRAVELS TO THE REMAINS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE; KOREA: A WALK THROUGH THE LAND OF MIRACLES; THE PACIFIC; PACIFIC NIGHTMARE; PRISON DIARY, ARGENTINA.

Table of Contents


The plan; the mouth, open wide; the city without a past; the first reach; city of victims; rising waters; crushed, torn and curled; swimming; a new great wall; the shipmasters' guide; the foothills; the garden country of Joseph Rock; the river wild; harder than the road to heaven; headwaters.

Additional information

GOR000685091
The River at the Centre of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time by Simon Winchester
Simon Winchester
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1996-01-01
448
0140249125
9780140249125
Short-listed for Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award 1998
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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