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The Resource First Russia, then Tibet : travels through a changing world, Robert Byron

First Russia, then Tibet : travels through a changing world, Robert Byron

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First Russia, then Tibet : travels through a changing world
Title
First Russia, then Tibet
Title remainder
travels through a changing world
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Robert Byron
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1st Russia, then Tibet
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Language
eng
Summary
"Over the course of several months during 1931 and 1932, Robert Byron journeyed to three countries teetering on the brink of change. In Russia, which was stricken by famine, Stalin's dictatorship was in its infancy and the Great Terror was yet to begin. Having taken the first commercial flight to India, which took a week, Byron was thrown into the tumultuous last years of the British Raj. Gandhi was imprisoned while rioting and clashes between Hindus and Muslims had become commonplace. Finally Byron entered Tibet, the forbidden country. Exploring the Land of Snows, he saw Tibet as it was when the then Dalai Lama was still ensconced in the Potala Palace, twenty years before China's invasion. Blending classic travel writing with passionate observations on the deeper political and social issues of the time, Byron writes with uncanny prescience of the eventual horrors of the Soviet Union and the downfall of the Raj."--Back cover
Summary
"Over the course of several months during 1931 and 1932, Robert Byron journeyed to three countries teetering on the brink of change. In Russia, which was stricken by famine, Stalin's dictatorship was in its infancy and the Great Terror was yet to begin. Having taken the first commercial flight to India, which took a week, Byron was thrown into the tumultuous last years of the British Raj. Gandhi was imprisoned while rioting and clashes between Hindus and Muslims had become commonplace. Finally Byron entered Tibet, the forbidden country. Exploring the Land of Snows, he saw Tibet as it was when the then Dalai Lama was still ensconced in the Potala Palace, twenty years before China's invasion. Blending classic travel writing with passionate observations on the deeper political and social issues of the time, Byron writes with uncanny prescience of the eventual horrors of the Soviet Union and the downfall of the Raj."--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10009363
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BWK
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1905-1941
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Byron, Robert
Dewey number
947.084
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Byron, Robert
  • Byron, Robert
  • Soviet Union
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
Target audience
adult
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travels through a changing world
Label
First Russia, then Tibet : travels through a changing world, Robert Byron
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Publication
Note
" First published in 1933 by Macmillan & Co. Ltd."-- T.p. verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
848236
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781848854246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781848854246
  • (OCoLC)642805991
Label
First Russia, then Tibet : travels through a changing world, Robert Byron
Publication
Note
" First published in 1933 by Macmillan & Co. Ltd."-- T.p. verso
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
848236
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781848854246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781848854246
  • (OCoLC)642805991

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