Travels in SiberiaBook - 2010 | 1st ed
Ian Frazier writes about the geography, the resources, the native peoples, the history, the forty-below midwinter afternoons, the bugs. The book brims with Mongols, half-crazed Orthodox archpriests, fur seekers, ambassadors of the czar bound for Peking, tea caravans, German scientists, American prospectors, intrepid English nurses, and prisoners and exiles of every kind. More than just a historical travelogue, this is also an account of Russia since the end of the Soviet Union, and a personal reflection on the all-around amazingness of Russia, a country that still somehow manages to be funny.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2010
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 915.7 FRA 2010
Characteristics: 529 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm