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The author travels from Peking, across the centre of Asia to Leningrad, encountering a host of characters who enable him to piece together Mongolia's turbulent history. He uncovers the unique cultural heritage of a country hidden from the West until only recently. Along the way he uncovers Japanese attempts during World War II to place a descendant of Genghis Khan at the head of a new Mongolian state, recounts the horrors of Stalin's rule when 20 per cent of the population was liquidated and the monasteries were destroyed, discovers the real location of Shangri-La and visits the high mountains of the north where the last surviving shamans summon up the spirits of the dead.
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Book Description Lubrecht & Cramer Ltd, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11034055665X
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