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Title The places in between / Rory Stewart.
Author Stewart, Rory.
Imprint Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., ©2006.
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 299 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Call # eBOOK
Note Originally published: Great Britain : Picador, 2004.
"A Harvest original."
Contents New civil service -- Tanks into sticks -- Whether on the shores of Asia -- Chicago and Paris -- Huma -- Fare foreward -- These boots -- Qasim -- Impersonal pronoun -- Tajik village -- Emir of the West -- Caravanserai, whose portals -- To a blind man's eye -- Genealogies -- Lest he returning chide -- Crown jewels -- Bread and water -- Fighting man shall -- Nothing man -- Highland buildings -- Missionary dance -- Mirrored cat's-eye shades -- Marrying a Muslim -- War dog -- Commandant Haji (Moalem) Mohsin Khan of Kamenj cousins -- Minaret of jam -- Traces in the ground -- Between jam and chaghcharan -- Dawn prayers -- Little lord -- Frogs -- Windy place -- Name navigation -- Greeting of strangers -- Leaves on the ceiling -- Flames -- Zia of Katlish -- Sacred guest -- Cave of Zarin -- Devotions -- Defiles of the valley -- Intermediate stages of death -- Winged footprints -- Blair and the Koran -- Salt ground and spikenard -- Pale circles in walls -- -- While the note lasts -- Footprints on the ceiling -- I am the zoom -- Karaman -- Khalili's troops -- And I have mine -- Scheme of generation -- Source of the Kabul River -- Taliban -- Toes -- Marble -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments.
Summary 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 he 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, confounding, surprising, and funny--Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.--From publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Stewart, Rory -- Travel -- Afghanistan.
Stewart, Rory. (OCoLC)fst01593628
Afghanistan -- Description and travel.
Afghanistan -- Social life and customs.
Essays & Travelogues.
20th Century.
Middle East.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Stewart, Rory. Places in between. 1st U.S. ed. Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., ©2006 0156031566 (DLC) 2005032213 (OCoLC)62282105
ISBN 9780156035934 (electronic bk.)
0156035936 (electronic bk.)
1299900526 (ebk)
9781299900523 (ebk)

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