Author: Brian D McCrediePublisher: Indialog PublicationsYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 224ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981997
The Gobi Desert...A wild and desolate wasteland-where no man dared to venture.Mildred Cable and Eva and Francesca French, set off into this wilderness during one of China’s greatest periods of upheaval. The backdrop to the world of these three Englishwomen was the destruction of the old and the forging of a new China.They went as missionaries, with high-flown dreams to fulfil on behalf of the Church. The other wanderers they encountered there-explorers, archaeologists, soldiers-of-fortune, eccentrics of every hue-had also been enticed into that most mysterious of deserts, but seduced by different visions. Without exception, the shared a common fate: they all became the reluctant victims of a bloody war waged up and down the desert and beyond by a youthful warlord who dreamed dreams that rivaled those of Genghis Khan.
A NOTE ON CHINESE NAMESMAP OF CENTRAL ASIAPROLOGUEPRELUDE TO THE GOBI, 1893-1923The Goblin SunYour Daughter ArrivedPrecious Pearl, All Brave, Polished JadeTHE GOBI IN TUMULT, 1924-1936Life Behind the Wall of SpearsWipe Out the Boundary-Marks!A Savage Warlord of the Great PlainsThe Yellow CrossingForced MarchesReds, a Rout, and EurasiaOUT OF THE GOBIThe Lone and Level SandsWho Was Who in the Desert of DreamsACKNOWLEDGEMENTSTEXT CREDITSILLUSTRATIONSSELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY