Faber & Faber, 1942, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Third Impression
"The Hamilton road runs from the Arbela of Alexander past the home of Saladin to the Persian Plateau. A wonderful engineering feat, it traverses on its way the gorges of Rowanduz & Berserini, two stupendous obstacles which might well have scared any adventurer even were he armed with the most modern appliances & supported by an army of trained & expert workmen. Mr. Hamilton, however, was equipped in modest fashion &, as the solitary European of the party, had to teach the arts of hill-blasting & of road-making as he proceeded. He alone could reconnoitre the gloomy depths of the canons for possible lines of passage. He alone had to supervise operations, control, pay & feed his gangs. He was at once the leader, the father, & the mechanic; &, for some five years in the blazing heat of summer & in the icy blasts of winter, isolated among savage tribes, he played these responsible parts till he brought his great work to completion..." - Major General H. Rowan Robinson Includes two fold-out maps at rear. One of, Iraq and the road through Kurdistan & one of Rowanduz road. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 331 pages. Dust jacket is tanned on the spine and has some pieces missing. Dust Jacket has some shelf-wear, a few marks, as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. It also has numerous chips and tears to extremities. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Engineering, Industrial, Trade; Kurdistan; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19143.