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Tschiffely's ride  Being the account of 10,000 miles in the saddle through the Americas from Argentine to Washington, Tschiffely, A. F
1 Tschiffely, A. F Tschiffely's ride Being the account of 10,000 miles in the saddle through the Americas from Argentine to Washington
London Heinemann 1934 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cloth boards show some shelf wear to edges, light sun-fading on spine. Previous owner's name on FFEP. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Black and red imprint of the route on front board, black titles on spine ; B&W Illustrations; 442 pages; "Aimé Tschiffely had been teaching in an English–American school in Argentina for almost a decade when he conceived his astounding plan: to travel from Buenos Aires to New York—10,000 miles—on horseback. In April 1925, Tschiffely set out with two native Argentine horses, Mancha and Gato, and with rugged determination, the trio traversed the Pampas, scaled the Bolivian Andes, struggled through Peruvian sands, swam the crocodile–infested rivers of Columbia, and fought their way through the jungles of Panama. They crossed Central America through countries devastated by years of war to finally reach Washington D.C., followed by a reception in New York. The three had been together, exclusively, for more than two years; during that time, Tschiffely developed a remarkable relationship with his horses—an affinity that has seldom been equaled. This colorful account is a true classic of travel literature and perhaps one of the greatest animal stories ever written." 
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