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Tales from the Wild, Wild Gobi - Intrepid Women and Adventures
Tales from the Wild, Wild Gobi - Intrepid Women and Adventures

Tales from the Wild, Wild Gobi - Intrepid Women and Adventures

by Brian D McCredie

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Product ID:18827

Language

English

Publisher

Indialog Publications

ISBN

8187981997 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 224

Binding

Paperback

Brian D McCredie

Author: Brian D McCredie
Publisher: Indialog Publications
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 224
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981997

Description

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.

Contents

A NOTE ON CHINESE NAMES

MAP OF CENTRAL ASIA

PROLOGUE

PRELUDE TO THE GOBI, 1893-1923

The Goblin Sun
Your Daughter Arrived
Precious Pearl, All Brave, Polished Jade

THE GOBI IN TUMULT, 1924-1936

Life Behind the Wall of Spears
Wipe Out the Boundary-Marks!
A Savage Warlord of the Great Plains
The Yellow Crossing
Forced Marches
Reds, a Rout, and Eurasia

OUT OF THE GOBI

The Lone and Level Sands
Who Was Who in the Desert of Dreams

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

TEXT CREDITS

ILLUSTRATIONS

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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