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Travels with Herodotus

Author: Ryszard Kapuściński
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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From renowned journalist Ryszard Kapuściński comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales. This is an exceptional chronicle of one man's journey across continents. - Publisher.
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Named Person: Herodotus.; Ryszard Kapuściński; Ryszard Kapuściński
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryszard Kapuściński
ISBN: 1400078784 9781400078783
OCLC Number: 231633654
Notes: Originally published: Knopf, 2007.
Description: viii, 275 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Crossing the border --
Condemned to India --
The train station and the palace --
Rabi sings the Upanishads --
Chairman Mao's one hundred flowers --
Chinese thought --
Memory along the roadways of the world --
The happiness and unhappiness of Croesus --
The battle's end --
On the origin of the gods --
The view from the minaret --
Armstrong's concert --
The face of Zopyrus --
The hare --
Among dead kings and forgotten gods --
Honors for the head of Histiaeus --
At Doctor Ranke's --
The Greek's technique --
Before he is torn apart by dogs and birds --
Xerxes --
The oath of Athens --
Time vanishes --
The desert and the sea --
The anchor --
Black is beautiful --
Scenes of passion and prudence --
Herodotus's discovery --
We stand in darkness, surrounded by light.
Other Titles: Podróże z Herodotem.
Responsibility: Ryszard Kapuściński ; translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska.

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From renowned journalist Ryszard Kapuściński comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales. This is an exceptional chronicle of one man's journey across continents. - Publisher.

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