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Tayler, Jeffrey

Overview
Works: 23 works in 86 publications in 5 languages and 4,243 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Travel writing 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DT528, 916.60433
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Tayler
Angry wind : through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Tayler penetrates one of the most isolated, forbidding regions on earth -- the Sahel. This lower expanse of the Sahara marks the southern limit of Islam"s reach on the continent. It boasts such mythologized places as Mopti and Timbuktu, as well as Africa"s poorest countries, Chad and Niger. In parts of the Sahel, hardline Sharia law rules and slaves are still traded. Racked by lethal harmattan winds, chronic civil wars, and grim Islamic fundamentalism, it is not the ideal place for a traveler with a U.S. passport. Tayler?nds genuine danger in many guises, from drunken soldiers to a thieving teenage mob. But he also encounters patience and generosity of the sort only Africans can achieve. Traveling overland by the same rickety means as the natives themselves -- tottering, overfull buses, bush taxis with holes in their?oors, disgruntled camels -- he uses his?uency in French and Arabic (the region"s lingua francas) to illuminate its roiling, enigmatic cultures and connect with its inhabitants as no other Western writer could. ' from publisher's description
The best American travel writing( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2013, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
The best American travel writing 2016 by Bill Bryson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2016, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
Valley of the Casbahs by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een reis vanaf de waterval van Tizgui, de oorsprong van de rivier de Dra (in het zuiden van Marokko), naar de Atlantische kust
Facing the Congo by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wederwaardigheden van een jonge rijke Amerikaan die besluit per prauw de Congorivier af te zakken
Vento di rabbia by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost kingdoms of Africa : through Muslim Africa by truck, bus, boat and camel by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Éste es el relato de un viaje por aquellos reinos de África tan remotos, tan aislados geográfica y culturalmente, que rara vez han visto como otras personas cruzaban sus fronteras. Debajo del Sáhara se encuentra el Sahel, región azotada por vientos feroces y envuelta en un velo de misterio, que constituye la avanzada más meridional del Islam en África. Abarca zonas de Chad, del norte de Nigeria, de Níger, Mali y Senegal, que un día fueron testigos de la aparición de los reinos e imperios más ricos y exóticos del continente. Hasta hace bien poco habían visto nacer a algunos de los escritores, músicos y artistas más sobresalientes de África, pero en la actualidad son lugares peligrosos y devastados por la pobreza, que rara vez reciben la visita de un viajero. Jeffrey Tayler, sin embargo, ha recorrido los cerca de 4.000 kilómetros del Sahel en camión, taxi, autobús y barco para descubrirnos esta área olvidada del continente. Con un estilo envidiable y un gran dominio del tempo narrativo, Tayler nos presenta un Sahel acuciado por las rebeliones étnicas y la violencia sectaria, feudo del fundamentalismo y, no obstante, hogar de gentes y pueblos de una hospitalidad y fortaleza extraordinarias
Mordercy w mauzoleach : między Moskwą a Pekinem by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murderers in mausoleums : riding the back roads of empire between Moscow and Beijing / Jeffrey Tayler by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the vast expanse of remote, challenging terrain from the steppes of southern Russia and the turbulent Caucasus Mountains to the deserts of central Asia and northern China to reveal the diverse lands and peoples of the region
Among the Berbers : a journey through Morocco's High Atlas Mountains by Jeffrey Tayler( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River of no reprieve : descending Siberia's waterway of exile, death, and destiny by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a custom-built boat, Jeffrey Tayler travels some 2,400 miles down the Lena River from near Lake Baikal to high above the Arctic Circle, recreating a journey first made by Cossack forces more than three hundred years ago
The problem of the Soviet famine of 1932-1933 : an investigation by Jeffrey Tayler( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Siberian dawn : a journey across the new Russia by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Jeffrey Tayler decides to make his way across the entire Russian continent (over 8,000 miles from Siberia to Poland), everyone he discusses it with discounts the idea as dangerous and/or impossible. In fact, in Magadan, the former gulag capital in eastern Siberia where he chooses to start his journey, he is told again and again that there is no overland way out - that the only way in or out is to fly. Nonetheless, he finds a ride with a trucker - not on a road, but over frozen marshland. Traveling with a Moscow-only visa, Tayler finds new adventures and hurdles almost hourly in this country still reeling from totalitarianism and ill-prepared for travelers needing food and lodging. As a stranger with a camera, he is often mistaken for a KGB or CIA agent. Threats range from the general lawlessness of highway robbery to the disorder created by widespread alcohol abuse and poverty, from bureaucratic apathy that can arbitrarily bring anything to a standstill to the inescapable history of toxic waste. As the first American to visit many of the places he goes, his reports on a country in transition are timely and unforgettable. It is also the account of one man's love for a fragile, desperately troubled country
Tussen de Berbers : een reis door de Hoge Atlas in Marokko by Jeffrey Tayler( )

in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ondanks eeuwen van Arabische overheersing vormen de Berbers de meerderehid in Marokko. Toch is hun identiteit nergens zo stelselmatig ontkend als daar. De grondwet stelt dat het land deel uitmaakt van Arabisch Noord-Afrika en dat het Arabisch de officiële taal is, zonder enige melding te maken van de Berbers. Een reis door de Hoge Atlas in Marokko
Georgia at a crossroads by Jeffrey Tayler( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The next threat to NATO by Jeffrey Tayler( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pueblo dividido : Entre los bereberes by Jeffrey Tayler( )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Among the Berbers by Jeffrey Tayler( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journeys through Morocco's High Atlas mountains in the company of Berbers who make up the majority of the population in Morocco. First language of Muslim Berbers which is Tamazight; How until recently more Moroccans called themselves Arabs and suppressed their Berber heritage; Berbers who left the cities to farm who were able to preserve their identity; Details of the author's two month, 400 mile trek through the High Atlas mountains; Various family and religious gatherings and occasions which were witnessed; How much the Berber existence relies on money sent from the cities
Glory in a camel's eye : trekking through the Moroccan Sahara by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jeffrey Tayler describes his journey through the Moroccan Sahara on camel and foot, describing extremely harsh conditions because of unprecedented drought, and offering a glimpse into the Arab world
In the bloody footsteps of Ghengis Khan : an epic journey across the Steppes, mountains and deserts from Red Square to Tiananmen Square by Jeffrey Tayler( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A breathtaking first person account of an intrepid 7,200 mile journey across the largest landmass on earth, from Moscow to Beijing, undertaken to introduce Western readers to the peoples of Eurasia and their daily lives." -- Back cover
 
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Angry wind : through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel
Alternative Names
Jeffrey Tayler American journalist

Jeffrey Tayler Amerikaans journalist

Jeffrey Tayler periodista estadounidense

Tayler, Jeffrey L.

Tayler, Jeffrey Louis

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Valley of the CasbahsFacing the CongoThe lost kingdoms of Africa : through Muslim Africa by truck, bus, boat and camelMurderers in mausoleums : riding the back roads of empire between Moscow and Beijing / Jeffrey TaylerRiver of no reprieve : descending Siberia's waterway of exile, death, and destinySiberian dawn : a journey across the new RussiaGlory in a camel's eye : trekking through the Moroccan SaharaIn the bloody footsteps of Ghengis Khan : an epic journey across the Steppes, mountains and deserts from Red Square to Tiananmen Square