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India: The Shimmering Dream: The First Overland Journey to India by Motorcycle in 1933 epub

by Alison Falls,Max Reisch


India: The Shimmering Dream: The First Overland Journey to India by Motorcycle in 1933 epub

ISBN: 0955659590

ISBN13: 978-0955659591

Author: Alison Falls,Max Reisch

Category: Reference

Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides

Language: English

Publisher: Panther Publishing Ltd (February 1, 2010)

Pages: 216 pages

ePUB book: 1129 kb

FB2 book: 1197 kb

Rating: 4.2

Votes: 679

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Reisch went on to have a successful career as a travel writer.

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Max Reisch, Alison Falls. This is a truly great travel adventure through Iraq, Iran and Baluchistan to India in 1933. But what really sets this book apart are the wonderful descriptions of the people and cultures, now nearly forgotten, but still hugely relevant in today's age: all brought evocatively to life by the wonderful photos from 1933. At that time, the idea of traveling to India on a motorbike through the deserts was considered impossible; there were no roads and they were attempting to cross the burning deserts in the middle of August, on a tiny two-stroke motorcycle with barely.

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The book’s translator, Alison Falls, grew up in rural Herefordshire where her father was a general practitioner

The book’s translator, Alison Falls, grew up in rural Herefordshire where her father was a general practitioner. A keen motorcyclist, he introduced each of his three children to motorcycles as early as possible, thus encouraging a love of independent travel.

Shimmering Dream: The First Overland Journey to India by Motorcycle in 1933

India: The Shimmering Dream: The First Overland Journey to India by Motorcycle in 1933.

This is a truly great travel adventure through Iraq, Iran and Baluchistan to India in 1933. But what really sets this book apart are the wonderful descriptions of the people and cultures, now nearly forgotten, but still hugely relevant in today's age: all brought evocatively to life by the wonderful photos from 1933. At that time, the idea of traveling to India on a motorbike through the deserts was considered impossible; there were no roads and they were attempting to cross the burning deserts in the middle of August, on a tiny two-stroke motorcycle with barely enough power for the bike and rider, let alone a pillion passenger! Gripping stuff, yet perceptive and full of drama - definitely a must for all travel and motorcycle enthusiasts.
It's a good simple read of not so distant times but a very different world from our own seen through the eyes of very young and optimistic eyes.
Amazing story!
I've read this book in 1 long session...just couldn't put it down! If you love motorcycles and travel like me, this is the book for you! To imagine that they started their journey in 1933 on a small 250cc Austrian made Puch, their feat is even more remarkable. Even Max, when thinking back many years later, put it down on the uninhibited 'carelessness' typical of the youth, and that in retrospect he probably wouldn't have done it knowing what would await him on the journey.
I've also visited the museum in South Tyrol (Italy) (twice), and had the pleasure to talk to Max's son and grandson, who take care of his legacy with the a passion for motorcycles that seems to run in the family's blood.
This book is an insightful first person testimony of an important time in motorcycle (and travel) history.
I highly recommend this book!!

Here's a blog post I wrote after visiting the museum:
http://omega-racer.blogspot.com/2014/05/max-reisch-researcher-pioneer-scientist.html
I've read this book in 1 long session...just couldn't put it down! If you love motorcycles and travel like me, this is the book for you! To imagine that they started their journey in 1933 on a small 250cc Austrian made Puch, their feat is even more remarkable. Even Max, when thinking back many years later, put it down on the uninhibited 'carelessness' typical of the youth, and that in retrospect he probably wouldn't have done it knowing what would await him on the journey.
I've also visited the museum in South Tyrol (Italy) (twice), and had the pleasure to talk to Max's son and grandson, who take care of his legacy with the a passion for motorcycles that seems to run in the family's blood.
This book is an insightful first person testimony of an important time in motorcycle (and travel) history.
I highly recommend this book!!
This is an excellent account of a unique journey. I read it slowly, savoring each passage and episode. The writing style is light and lively, with effective use of foreshadowing of future events, and interesting digressions. The photographs are not reproduced to a high standard (in my soft cover edition, at least), but are a perfect complement to the text.

My wife and I traveled overland to India on a motorcycle in 1974. Some of the challenges overcome by Max and Herbert were not so severe - health issues, mainly - but it was remarkable how often I found myself exclaiming "Yes, just so!". Therefore, I recommend this book as a valid, useful comparison of experiences for anyone who loves to travel, to compare the circumstances today to those of the 1930s, and to compare experiences in other countries to those covered in the journey recounted in this book.

Naturally, there are some dated ideas and behaviors described, but not so many as one might think and certainly not so much as to spoil the read or the admiration for these travelers.