• Title: River Road to China: The Search for the Source of the Mekong, 1866-73
  • Author: Milton E. Osborne
  • ISBN: 9780871137524
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • River Road to China The Search for the Source of the Mekong In six Frenchmen set out on a dangerous mission to seek a trade route up the Mekong During the two years that followed they would journey through than four thousand miles of unmapped territory
    In 1866, six Frenchmen set out on a dangerous mission to seek a trade route up the Mekong During the two years that followed, they would journey through than four thousand miles of unmapped territory, from the tropical heat of the swamps of Vietnam and Cambodia to the bitter cold of the mountain ranges of southwestern China Their historic expedition is the dramaticIn 1866, six Frenchmen set out on a dangerous mission to seek a trade route up the Mekong During the two years that followed, they would journey through than four thousand miles of unmapped territory, from the tropical heat of the swamps of Vietnam and Cambodia to the bitter cold of the mountain ranges of southwestern China Their historic expedition is the dramatic subject of River Road to China by world renowned Southeast Asia expert Milton Osborne Selected by The New York Times as one of the best books of 1975 when it was originally published, this edition has been updated to include a new postscript by the author and than thirty full color illustrations by the expedition s artist.

    One Reply to “River Road to China: The Search for the Source of the Mekong, 1866-73”

    1. Not quite Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier in its length, results, or telling, but Milton Osborne (circa 1975) does an admirable and engaging job of taking readers along on the first European exploration up the Mekong River, 1866-1868, with aspirations of reaching its headwaters in Tibet. Spoiler alert: The team of French naval officers and their support crew doesn't quite make it, the leeches, malaria, rapids, unruly villagers, and dysentery are [...]

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