The Trans-Siberian Railway
A Traveller's Anthology
Edited by Deborah Manley
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Trans-Siberian Railway by Deborah Manley
Book DescriptionNo railway journey on Earth can equal the Trans-Siberian between Moscow and Vladivostok. It is not just its vast length and the great variety of the lands and climes through which it passes. It is not just its history as the line that linked the huge territories which are Russia together. It is a dream which calls countless travellers to the adventure of the longest railway in the world. This new edition of a classic anthology takes us through the tremendous achievement of the railways construction across harsh, unsettled lands through the earliest journeys of Western travellers and the trains on which they travelled, and their descriptions of fellow travellers, food, scenery, domestic arrangements, adventures on and off the train, convicts, revolution and war as the train carried them through a lonely, lovely landscape.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904955498
(203mm x 133mm x mm)
Imprint: Signal Books Ltd
Publisher: Signal Books Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Deborah Manley
Deborah Manley has travelled all her life, living in India, Australia, Canada which she has crossed three times by train Nigeria and Cameroon. She travelled across Russia on the Trans-Siberian journey and realized it had a wonderful story to tell a story told in this anthology.
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