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River Road to China: The Search for the Source of the Mekong, 1866-73 (Search for the Sources of the Mekong, 1866-73), Osborne, Milton
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Author Name:    Osborne, Milton

Title:   River Road to China: The Search for the Source of the Mekong, 1866-73 (Search for the Sources of the Mekong, 1866-73)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Atlantic Monthly Press 

ISBN Number:   0871137526 / 9780871137524

Seller ID:   ING9780871137524

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In the mid-nineteenth century, no one in the Western world knew the full course -- or indeed the source -- of the great Mekong River in Southeast Asia. In 1866 six Frenchmen set out on a dangerous mission to seek a trade route up the Mekong. During the two years that followed, they would journey through more than four thousand miles of unmapped territory, from the tropical heat of the swamps of Vietnam and Cambodia to the bitter cold of the mountain ranges of southwestern China.

Their historic expedition is the dramatic subject of River Road to China by world-renowned Southeast Asia expert Milton Osborne. Selected by The New York Times as one of the Best Books of 1975 when it was originally published, this edition has been updated to include a new postscript by the author and more than thirty full-color illustrations by the expedition's artist. Osborne's book is not only a stirring narrative account of one of the most acclaimed expeditions in a great age of exploration -- it is a story of the courage, endurance, and determination or, six men in the face of unpredictable dangers and near-insurmountable odds.



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