Ghost train through the Andes on my grandfather"s trail in Chile and Bolivia by Michael Jacobs

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Published by John Murray in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Jacobs, Michael, -- 1952- -- Travel -- Chile.,
  • Jacobs, Michael, -- 1952- -- Travel -- Bolivia.,
  • Railroad engineers -- Chile.,
  • Railroad engineers -- Bolivia.,
  • Love-letters.,
  • Grandparent and child.,
  • Grandfathers.,
  • Chile -- Description and travel.,
  • Bolivia -- Description and travel.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical refereces.

Book details

StatementMichael Jacobs.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 309 p. :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22736631M
ISBN 100719561795

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The book tells the story of the lads who built the railways in Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. My great-grandfather was one of them. It's a brave man who undertakes this journey.

Michael Palin did it once, so you could watch how he coped/5(8). In these letters, Jacobs discovered a remarkable story of hardship, deprivation and enduring love. His grandfather's work on the railway through the Andes was exhausting and desperately lonely. He had little in common with his fellow workers and became consumed by a mounting despondency, from which only his love for Sophie could /5(8).

A detailed story of one man's journey to trace the path of his grandfather's footsteps across the ocean and into South America. The book meanders like a slow train, and the author does a good job of creating a moving panorama by the geographical backdrop/5.

Climbing through ghostly, lunar-like scenery towards the snow-capped summits of the Andes, he follows the route of his grandfather’s railway – across giant rocky plateaux, through terrifyingly steep gorges and valleys of tropical lushness, and past grim mining townships buffeted by winds, rain and snow – to reveal an extraordinary love story.

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The author follows the train of explorer-naturalist Humboldt and South American Liberator Simon de Bolivar, tracing the Andes from North to South. He does not take the shortest routes and travels mostly by the local buses/5.

The Hispanic world has obsessed him since childhood and his numerous books include Andalucía, Between Hopes and Memories: A Spanish Journey, Ghost Train through the Andes, and The Factory of Light: Tales from my Andalucían Village, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book.

Ghost Train Through the Andes by Michael Jacobs Be the first to review this item It was not until long after his grandmother, Sophie, had died that Michael Jacobs was eventually permitted to read the lengthy and passionate letters. Climbing through ghostly, lunar-like scenery towards the snow-capped summits of the Andes, he follows the route of his grandfather's railway - across giant rocky plateaux, through terrifyingly steep gorges and valleys of tropical lushness, and past grim mining townships buffeted by winds, rain and snow - to reveal an extraordinary love story.

Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: Almost years after his railway engineer grandfather embarked on a long, lonely passage to a remote corner of South America, Michael. Climbing through ghostly, lunar-like scenery towards the snow-capped summits of the Andes, he follows the route of his grandfather's railway -- across giant rocky plateaux, through terrifyingly steep gorges and valleys of tropical lushness, and past grim mining townships buffeted by winds, rain and snow -- to reveal an extraordinary love story.

Sara Wheeler reviews Ghost Train Through the Andes by Michael Jacobs. In this entertaining book, Michael Jacobs travels in search of his grandfather, a mining engineer who worked in South America for four years before the First World : Sara Wheeler.

Ghost Train Through the Andes gives full measure of this extraordinary traveller and gifted writer. If you're not up to tramping the Atacama Desert or wandering through Bolivia on the eve of revolution, best let Michael Jacobs do it for you.

In this remarkable book, travel writer Michael Jacobs journeys across seven different countries, from the balmy Caribbean to the inhospitable islands of the Tierra del Fuego, through the relics of ancient civilisations, to retrace the footsteps of previous travellers. Ghost Train Through the Andes.

Michael Jacobs. From the publisher. For another, he has already written a more personal travelogue, Ghost Train Through the Andes, which followed in the tracks of his railway-engineer grandfather through Bolivia and Chile.

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