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Through Siberia and Manchuria By Rail is a fascinating account written by Oliver George Ready that takes readers on a thrilling journey across two of the most expansive regions in the world. Ready's vivid descriptions and engaging storytelling make this book an irresistible read for those interested in the history and culture of Siberia and Manchuria.

The author's adventure begins in St. Petersburg, Russia, as he embarks on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a sprawling network that spans over 9,000 kilometers. Ready invites readers into his world as he describes the breathtaking landscapes, from the snow-capped mountains of Siberia to the vast plains of Manchuria.

What sets this book apart is Ready's attention to detail. He provides intricate accounts of the people he encounters along the way, giving readers a glimpse into the diverse cultures and traditions of the regions he visits. The author's interactions with locals and fellow travelers add depth and authenticity to the narrative, making readers feel as though they are right there with him.

Throughout the journey, Ready also delves into the history of the regions he passes through. He effortlessly weaves in historical anecdotes, shedding light on the impact of colonization, war, and political tensions on the development and identity of Siberia and Manchuria. These insights add an intellectual twist to an already captivating story, making it both informative and entertaining.

Furthermore, the author's writing style is engaging and accessible, allowing readers of all backgrounds to enjoy and appreciate the narrative. Even those unfamiliar with the geography or history of these remote regions will find themselves immersed in the book's pages. Ready's ability to transport readers across vast distances and through time is truly commendable.

My only criticism of the book is that it occasionally lacks a deeper exploration of certain aspects, leaving readers wanting more. However, this is a minor drawback in an otherwise well-rounded and thoroughly enjoyable read.

In conclusion, Through Siberia and Manchuria By Rail is a superb travelogue that takes readers on an incredible journey through two captivating regions. Oliver George Ready's passion for exploration, combined with his descriptive writing style and historical insights, make this book an absolute must-read for anyone curious about these remote corners of the world.

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Through Siberia and Manchuria By Rail



AUTHOR OF " Life and Sport in China "


This short account of my journey from London to Shanghai by way of the Siberian Railway was at first intended for private circulation only, in order to meet the enquiries of numerous personal friends.

Now, however, that war has broken out between Russia and Japan, and that it may be years before this, the longest railway in the world, is again open to international traffic, I feel that any information, however slight, concerning so stupendous an undertaking, as well as about the remote region which it traverses, may be of interest to the general public.

I wish to emphasize that much of what is herein described was seen only from the windows of a moving train, and must therefore be lacking in that accuracy and detail which closer inspection could alone insure.

The Russian words on the cover [Russian: KTO IDET'?] signify "who goes there"?, and the Chinese characters represent my surname. The Russian cross at the end, is that of the original Greek Church.

Shanghai, 29th February, 1904.


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