The Resource Sacred horses : the memoirs of a Turkmen cowboy, Jonathan Maslow

Sacred horses : the memoirs of a Turkmen cowboy, Jonathan Maslow

Label
Sacred horses : the memoirs of a Turkmen cowboy
Title
Sacred horses
Title remainder
the memoirs of a Turkmen cowboy
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Maslow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Akhal-Teke horse, a desert purebred for hundreds of years, is quite unlike an Arabian, an English thoroughbred, or any other equus; it has enormous stamina (it can cover 125 miles a day for weeks on end) and beauty (a much longer neck than other horses and an iridescent coat). This breed is a Turkmen's most precious possession, but it was almost wiped out under Soviet rule, and only recently has it begun to make a comeback
  • Few Westerners have ever laid eyes on these marvelous creatures, but the author was determined to see and ride them, and to spend time with their breeders and trainers
  • However, this book is not only about horses, for Mr. Maslow is an indefatigable explorer with many other interests, and he soon found himself in trouble with the local KGB (operating under the guise of the Turkmen-American Friendship Society), which made his life difficult whenever he tried - often successfully - to wander off the beaten track
  • But the threat of arrest and incarceration was only one of his obstacles; a Muslim country with few amenities, Turkmenistan is so alien a society that even the simplest exchanges between visitor and native are fraught with potential misunderstandings, and it is these perceptual mine fields that make this book so comic and so entertaining
  • In short, Sacred Horses is the perfect book for the armchair traveler; in the grand nineteenth-century tradition, it takes its author's hardships lightly, is funny and erudite, and describes an exotic culture and obscure area that few of us will ever see in person
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maslow, Jonathan Evan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK934
LC item number
.M37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maslow, Jonathan Evan
  • Maslow, Jonathan Evan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Horses
  • Horses
  • Travel
Label
Sacred horses : the memoirs of a Turkmen cowboy, Jonathan Maslow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780679408758
Lccn
93011382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28333281
  • (OCoLC)ocm28333281
Label
Sacred horses : the memoirs of a Turkmen cowboy, Jonathan Maslow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780679408758
Lccn
93011382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28333281
  • (OCoLC)ocm28333281

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