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One of the best books on Russia. Excellent author. Highly recommended!Published 17 months ago by Joshua Vanwormer
To give you an idea of what Russia was like for Tayler, here are some quotes from his book:
"The system Russians lived under hadn't worked, but they suffered it... Read more
Jeffrey Taylor is an American, born 1961, who became convinced early in his life that the answers to life's questions, the real philosophical challenges, were to be found abroad. Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by Mary McGreevey
Many passages in this book could compete in the "worst writing" contests you sometimes run across. The basic travel story is interesting although dated. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by R. Kerry
Great book overall for its type 4 1/2 stars actually, but 2 glaring omissions.
1.Where are any of the pictures he took, did camera vanish?
2. How about a simple map?? Read more
Long fascinated by Russia's vastness, extremes of climate, tumultuous history and nuclear arsenal, Jeffrey Tayler quit his stultifying Peace Corps job in Tashkent in 1993 to get to... Read morePublished on July 26, 2007 by Lynn Harnett
I admire the heck out of Jeffrey Tayler for the courage it took to do what he did. This is a man who, alone and unaccompanied by a support team, set off across Siberia: Russia's... Read morePublished on August 19, 2005 by Dai-keag-ity
An unimpressive book about an American man's journey from Magadan to Poland in the early 1990s. While the subject matter has potential, the journey is short and the focus is more... Read morePublished on April 10, 2004
Imagery has its uses, of course. But a few well selected photos could have substituted for at least a hundred pages of this work, leaving room for a lot more detail about actual... Read morePublished on May 21, 2001