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Two days aboard what he believes is the Trans-Siberian Express, the author of this humorous memoir discovers heâ??s on the wrong train. It is 1987, and he is traveling in the Soviet Union, holding a train ticket that mistakenly identifies him as a Finn. In fact, he is a short, dark-skinned Mexican-American-Russian-Jew, who speaks only enough Russian to proclaim to anyone who will listen that he is Bob, the tourist from America.

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Here's a good travellers' tale of train riding in the USSR in 1987.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Here's a good travellers' tale of train riding in the USSR in 1987. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Adventures On The Trans-siberian Express
Goldstein, Robert M.
Rivendell Pub Nw
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