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Behind the Wall

(1987)
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BEHIND THE WALL is a book as monumental as its subject: "the land of a billion uncomprehended people." Having learned Mandarin, and traveling alone by foot, bicycle and train, Colin Thubron set off on a 10,000 mile journey from Bejing to Tibet, from a tropical paradise near the Burmese border to the windswept wastes of the Gobi desert and the far end of the Great Wall.

What he reveals is an astonishing diversity, a land whose still unmeasured resources strain to meet an awesome demand, and an ancient people still reeling from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution.

"Colin Thubron is an uncannily intuitive, resilient and enterprising traveler. He has wonderful funds of sympathy to bestow, yet can be appropriately cold-eyed. Altogether, he gives the impression of having the potential to become a legend within his own time." --Edward Hoagland



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Hardback Editions

September 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: Behind the Wall: Journey Through China
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-434-77988-1 / 978-0-434-77988-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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January 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Behind the Wall: Journey Through China
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-7089-1982-0 / 978-0-7089-1982-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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September 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-87113-242-7 / 978-0-87113-242-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
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Paperback Editions

June 2000 : UK Paperback

Title: Behind the Wall:a Journey through China (Penguin travel library)
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-14-029377-9 / 978-0-14-029377-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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March 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Behind The Wall
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-09-945932-9 / 978-0-09-945932-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-14-100787-7 / 978-0-14-100787-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-06-097256-4 / 978-0-06-097256-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-14-010991-9 / 978-0-14-010991-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

May 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Behind the Wall
Author(s): Colin Thubron
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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May 2007 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Behind the Wall
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-4070-0246-5 / 978-1-4070-0246-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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May 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Behind the Wall
Author(s): Colin Thubron
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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May 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Behind the Wall
Author(s): Colin Thubron
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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July 1995 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Behind the Wall: Journey Through China
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-86021-936-5 / 978-1-86021-936-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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February 1992 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Behind the Wall: Complete & Unabridged: Journey Through China
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 1-85089-467-1 / 978-1-85089-467-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 1990 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Behind The Wall
Author(s): Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0-7366-1701-9 / 978-0-7366-1701-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Behind The Wall
Author(s): Colin Thubron
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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