The places in between by Rory Stewart

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Published by Harcourt, Inc. in Orlando .

Written in English

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  • Afghanistan


  • Stewart, Rory -- Travel -- Afghanistan,
  • Afghanistan -- Description and travel,
  • Afghanistan -- Social life and customs

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Book details

StatementRory Stewart.
LC ClassificationsDS352 .S74 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3415997M
ISBN 100156031566
ISBN 109780156031561
LC Control Number2005032213

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