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The Places in Between

Stewart, Rory (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Places in Between


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Houghton
In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following.

Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.


Baker & Taylor
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.

Book News
Arriving six weeks after the fall of the Taliban, journalist Stewart set out to walk across Afghanistan, accompanied by a mastiff he named Babur after the Mughal emperor of lore. He recounts the five-week journey in this memoir, describing his encounters with poor villagers, tribal elders, Taliban commanders, Western aid workers, Quranic scholars, and many others across the remote war-torn country. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

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. By the author of The Prince of the Marshes. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Authors: Stewart, Rory
Statement of Responsibility: Rory Stewart
Title: The places in between
Publisher: Orlando :, Harvest Original/Harcourt,, 2006, c2004
Characteristics: xii, 299 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
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Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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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