The Places in Between

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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.0 X 0.84 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780156031561

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About the Author

Rory Stewart was the UK Secretary of State for International Development and is currently a senior fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE PLACES IN BETWEEN
"A striding, glorious book . . . Learned but gentle, tough but humane, Stewart . . . writes with a mystic's appreciation of the natural world, a novelist's sense of character and a comedian's sense of timing . . . A flat-out masterpiece . . . The Places in Between is, in very nearly every sense, too good to be true."--The New York Times Book Review "A splendid tale that is by turns wryly humorous, intensely observant, and humanely unsentimental."--Christian Science Monitor "Stupendous . . . an instant travel classic."--Entertainment Weekly "Stewart's 36-day walk across Afghanistan, starting just weeks after the fall of the Taliban, sets a new standard for cool nerve and hot determination . . . His description of the landscapes he traverses makes you feel you're accompanying him through a shifting, sculpted painting . . . Sublimely written."--The Seattle Times "Stunning . . . That he has written a remarkable memoir of his trek might contribute greatly not only to our reading pleasure, but to our understanding of Afghanistan in the 21st century . . . The Places in Between effectively depicts the spectacularly stark landscape, the utter poverty and the devastation of decades of war. But far more interesting are the men . . . Stewart met along the way." --The Plain Dealer


"A splendid tale that is by turns wryly humorous, intensely observant, and humanely unsentimental."
--Christian Science Monitor
"Stupendous...an instant travel classic."
--Entertainment Weekly
"Remarkable...Gripping account of a courageous journey, observed with a scholar's eye and a humanitarian's heart."
--Kirkus Reviews
"Engaging and eminently readable...A masterly job."
--Library Journal
"Sets a new standard for cool nerve and hot determination...Sublimely written."
--Seattle Times
"A flat-out masterpiece...In very nearly every sense, too good to be true."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Stunning...Contribute[s] greatly not only to our reading pleasure, but to our understanding of Afghanistan."
--The Plain Dealer