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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
by Eric Newby

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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby Overview

No mountaineer, Newby set out with a friend to explore the formidable peaks of the Nuristan Mountains in northeast Afghanistan. His witty, unorthodox report is packed with incidents both ghastly and ecstatic as he takes us where few Western feet have trod. Newby belongs to that enduring set of English travelers who investigate the world for their own amusement and then, to No mountaineer, Newby set out with a friend to explore the formidable peaks of the Nuristan Mountains in northeast Afghanistan. His witty, unorthodox report is packed with incidents both ghastly and ecstatic as he takes us where few Western feet have trod. Newby belongs to that enduring set of English travelers who investigate the world for their own amusement and then, to our great profit and pleasure, share their experience with us. This beguiling tale is a classic of travel adventure. "One of the most unusual books of exploration and travel in years. And one of the best written." (The New York Times)

Eric Newby

About A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush Description

George Eric Newby CBE MC (December 6, 1919 – October 20, 2006[1]) was an English author of travel literature. Newby was born and grew up near Hammersmith Bridge, London, and was educated at St Paul's School. His father was a partner in a firm of wholesale dressmakers but he also harboured dreams of escape, running away to sea as a child before being captured at Millwall. Owing to his father's frequ

Data Book A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

Original Title A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush ISBN 1885283172 (ISBN13: 9781885283177 ) Edition Language English Characters Eric Newby, Hugh Carless (27)