This is the story of Jason Goodwin's trek through Eastern Europe, from the dykes and marshes of Poland's Baltic coast across to the Golden Horn in Istanbul. In the company of two friends he traversed some of the most beautiful and tragic places in the world - this book tells of them and of the varied characters to be met there.
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Jason Goodwin is a historian, journalist and travel writer. He is the author of THE GUNPOWDER GARDENS: TRAVELS THROUGH INDIA AND CHINA IN SEARCH OF TEA and LORDS OF THE HORIZON: A HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. GREENBACK, his history of the American dollar, is being published by Hamish Hamilton in February 2003.
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