An Amazing Odyssey Through the Lands of the Most Feared Conquerers in History, by Stanley Stewart
A Winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book of the Year Award and of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Travel Essay, this book is a vivid, hilarious, & compelling travel classic. In this remarkable book Stanley Stewart sets off on a pilgrimage across the old empire, from Istanbul to the distant homeland of the Mongol hordes. The heart of his odyssey is a thousand-mile ride, traveling by horse, through trackless land.
On a journey full of bizarre characters and unexpected encounters, he crosses the desert and mountains of central Asia to arrive at the windswept grasslands of the steppes, the birthplace of Genghis Khan.