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The Silk Road and Beyond
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Ivor Whittall
The Silk Road and Beyond The Hair-Raising True Adventures of a Long-Distance Trucker in the Middle East.

The Silk Road and Beyond covers the career, adventures and anecdotes of Ivor Whittall, one of the early pioneers of long distance haulage to the Middle East. Written in an engaging style, the book encompasses stories from the beginning of Ivorís career, from qualifying as an articulated-truck driver, his first overseas trip to Kuwait, the desert trek between Jordan and Saudi Arabia and the journey over the infamous Tahir Pass in Eastern Turkey, which claimed many trucks and the lives of some of their drivers.
The book is edited and revised by Paul Rowlands, himself an experienced trucker and published book author, and includes many amusing and hair-raising tales. It covers subjects such as the recovery of broken down trucks and trailers and the delights of custom formalities and cross-border negotiations, not only providing a fascinating insight to this important period in transport history, but demonstrating the important qualities of determination and self-reliance, applied by the author to many challenging situations.

True tales from one of the pioneers of Middle East trucking.

A (long-distance!) rollercoaster ride of adventure, adversity, courage, camaraderie, high drama and humour.

Full of disastrous near misses, mechanical failures, cultural misunderstandings, border control mix-ups, and intense homesickness.


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  • 240 Pages
  • With Colour Photographs
  • Hardback
  • 285 mm x 208 mm
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