Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory is an amazing book about contemporary China written by Peter Hessler. Hessler's impressions while living and traveling in China over the course of his multiyear tenure as the Beijing correspondent for the New Yorker are superbly chronicled in this book. Hessler describes in rich detail a road trip he made following the Great Wall of China for thousands of kilometers to its desert edges. It is a remarkable book about a nation on the move. Fascinating!
Hessler with 'The City Special'