Across Asia on a Bicycle
by Thomas Gaskell Allen, William Lewis Sachtleben
Publisher: The Century Co. 1894
Number of pages: 257
Two Washington University graduates sail to Liverpool and begin a 15,000-mile bicycle journey to Peking. The account begins in Asia Minor as the students cycle on through Persia and Turkestan, with detours to Merv, Bokhara, and Samarkand. They peddle across the vast tract of the Gobi Desert to Peking, where they were received by Li-Hung-Chang, the Prime Minister of China. "A practical finish to a theoretical education" in liberal arts.
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