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Elliott truly deserves credit for being a trailblazer with his
new travel book that came out in 1999, the first one to come
out for the Caucasus. This volume exemplifies the author's passion
for the region, as he takes you by the hand and whisks you away,
down the back alleys of Baku's City and up to barely accessible
remote mountain villages, to show you something that has caught
his eye. The text is supplemented with 140 meticulously hand-drawn
maps and sketches and 110 explanatory visuals.
Undoubtedly, there will be many more printings of this well-deserved
volume. We hope that future editions will be more consistent
in spelling place names through Azeri (not Russian) into English.
As it stands, the spelling is chaotic, but this in itself reflects
the situation in Azerbaijan during this transitional period,
as Azerbaijanis reclaim their own language. Highly recommended.
"Azerbaijan with Georgia" by Mark Elliott (Trailblazer
Publications, 1999, 320 pages, $21.95, ISBN 187375633X).
trailblazer-guides.com or Elliott at: email@example.com.
(8.3) Autumn 2000.
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