The Resource The places in between, Rory Stewart

The places in between, Rory Stewart

Label
The places in between
Title
The places in between
Statement of responsibility
Rory Stewart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 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
Title
The places in between
Creator
Summary
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • RSL Ondaatje Prize, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163084
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Intended audience
980
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Rory Stewart
Label
The places in between, Rory Stewart
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Great Britain : Picador, 2004
  • "A Harvest original."
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  • ALL_BRANCHES
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62282105
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780156031561
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005032213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780156031561
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b107598486

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