Book Reviews of Across China

Across China
Across China
Author: Peter Jenkins
ISBN-13: 9780449214565
ISBN-10: 0449214567
Publication Date: 3/12/1988
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Great adventure. Old book but worth reading if you like an outdoor adventure.
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In chronological sequence Jenkins writes three different types of narrative. The first, set at his Tennessee home, recounts the origins of his China trip. Another follows the 1984 American expedition to Mt. Everest via the unclimbed north slope in Tibet. A third narrative shifts to Jenkins's own travel to the grasslands of Inner Mongolia and the south China coast at Fuzhou. His colorful, casual prose and numerous photographs carry the reader along with him. As a book on China travel this is not unique; Journey into China ( LJ 2/15/83) and James Ballingall's A Taste of China ( LJ 9/15/84) are representative of the genre. Where this excels is in the suspenseful mountaineering sections on Everest.
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I enjoyed this book very much. I have a friend who was a missionary in China.
Across China is a journal about places most Americans will never see.
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Loved walk across America. This book was very interesting as well. Looking forward to Along the Edge of America.