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Tschiffely's Ride

£24.99

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"Tschiffely's Ride, being the account of 10,000 miles in the saddle through the Americas from Argentina to Washington".
Aime Tschiffely had an unlikely dream: to ride 10,000 miles from Buenos Aires to New York City. On 23 April 1925 this quiet, unassuming schoolteacher, with little equestrian experience, set out on his epic journey. His only companions were two native Argentine horses called Mancha and Gato. Together the trio traversed the Pampas, scaled the Andes and swam across the crocodile-infested rivers of Colombia. Along the way they were assailed by vampire bats, mistaken for gods and stalked by hostile revolutionaries. After two harrowing years, the man who had originally been labelled "a lunatic" by the press was accorded a ticker-tape parade when he rode triumphantly through the streets of New York. 'Tschiffely's Ride' is is a classic of the travel writing genre, ready to reawaken the spirit of adventure in all those who dare to dream big.
Green cloth covers with outline map in black and red. February 1937 edition (first published 1933).
Dimensions 201mm x 135mm wide.
Weight 0.514Kg

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Item details

Author(s):
A.S.Tschiffely
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1937
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
442
Publisher:
William Heinemann
Title:
Tschiffely's Ride

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"Tschiffely's Ride, being the account of 10,000 miles in the saddle through the Americas from Argentina to Washington".
Aime Tschiffely had an unlikely dream: to ride 10,000 miles from Buenos Aires to New York City. On 23 April 1925 this quiet, unassuming schoolteacher, with little equestrian experience, set out on his epic journey. His only companions were two native Argentine horses called Mancha and Gato. Together the trio traversed the Pampas, scaled the Andes and swam across the crocodile-infested rivers of Colombia. Along the way they were assailed by vampire bats, mistaken for gods and stalked by hostile revolutionaries. After two harrowing years, the man who had originally been labelled "a lunatic" by the press was accorded a ticker-tape parade when he rode triumphantly through the streets of New York. 'Tschiffely's Ride' is is a classic of the travel writing genre, ready to reawaken the spirit of adventure in all those who dare to dream big.
Green cloth covers with outline map in black and red. February 1937 edition (first published 1933).
Dimensions 201mm x 135mm wide.
Weight 0.514Kg

Please feel free to visit Keynsham Oxfam shop, 57 High Street, to examine the book or purchase directly. To make sure the item is still in the shop please give us a call beforehand: 01179861055

Author(s):
A.S.Tschiffely
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1937
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
442
Publisher:
William Heinemann
Title:
Tschiffely's Ride

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