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Prisoners Of Geography

Author : Tim Marshall
ISBN : 9781501121470
Genre : History
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First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.
Category: History

Prisoners Of Geography

Author : Tim Marshall
ISBN : 9781501121463
Genre : History
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A journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geopolitical strategies of the world powers.
Category: History

Prisoners Of Geography

Author : Tim Marshall
ISBN : 9781501121487
Genre : Political Science
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In this New York Times bestseller, updated for 2016, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram). Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in general. And yet, when it comes to geo-politics, much of what we are told is generated by analysts and other experts who have neglected to refer to a map of the place in question. All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. In “one of the best books about geopolitics” (The Evening Standard), now updated to include 2016 geopolitical developments, journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders. Offering “a fresh way of looking at maps” (The New York Times Book Review), Marshall explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe. Why is Putin so obsessed with Crimea? Why was the US destined to become a global superpower? Why does China’s power base continue to expand? Why is Tibet destined to lose its autonomy? Why will Europe never be united? The answers are geographical. “In an ever more complex, chaotic, and interlinked world, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and useful primer on geopolitics” (Newsweek) and a critical guide to one of the major determining factors in world affairs.
Category: Political Science

Mornings In Jenin

Author : Susan Abulhawa
ISBN : 1608191486
Genre : Fiction
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Mornings in Jenin is a multi-generational story about a Palestinian family. Forcibly removed from the olive-farming village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejos are displaced to live in canvas tents in the Jenin refugee camp. We follow the Abulhejo family as they live through a half century of violent history. Amidst the loss and fear, hatred and pain, as their tents are replaced by more forebodingly permanent cinderblock huts, there is always the waiting, waiting to return to a lost home. The novel's voice is that of Amal, the granddaughter of the old village patriarch, a bright, sensitive girl who makes it out of the camps, only to return years later, to marry and bear a child. Through her eyes, with her evolving vision, we get the story of her brothers, one who is kidnapped to be raised Jewish, one who will end with bombs strapped to his middle. But of the many interwoven stories, stretching backward and forward in time, none is more important than Amal's own. Her story is one of love and loss, of childhood and marriage and parenthood, and finally the need to share her history with her daughter, to preserve the greatest love she has. Set against one of the twentieth century's most intractable political conflicts, Mornings in Jenin is a deeply human novel - a novel of history, identity, friendship, love, terrorism, surrender, courage, and hope. Its power forces us to take a fresh look at one of the defining conflicts of our lifetimes.
Category: Fiction

Worth Dying For

Author : Tim Marshall
ISBN : 1783963034
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Im Namen Der Flagge

Author : Tim Marshall
ISBN : 9783423432320
Genre : History
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Eine unterhaltsame Lektion in Weltpolitik und Weltgeschichte Sie wehen vor der UNO, auf Parlamenten, Palästen und in amerikanischen Vorgärten – und sie werden benutzt, um Gräueltaten zu rechtfertigen. Tim Marshall erklärt die Flaggen der Welt, jene von Großmächten, staatenübergreifenden Organisationen, aber auch solche, die Hass und Terror verbreiten sollen. Als Experte für außenpolitische Fragen erläutert er die Historie und die Wirkung der Flaggen und erzählt anhand dieser Symbole Weltpolitik und Weltgeschichte. Auch Kuriositäten kommen nicht zu kurz: zum Beispiel das Zeremoniell für die Bestattung der Stars and Stripes, wenn das bunte Stück Tuch zu zerschlissen ist und der Repräsentation der USA nicht mehr würdig.
Category: History

Radio Congo

Author : Ben Rawlence
ISBN : 9781780740959
Genre : Travel
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While poring over dust-caked pamphlets in the library, Ben Rawlence stumbles upon the photo of a lost city of colonial Congo--a glistening, modern metropolis built by huge tin mines and European capitalists. Today, that city, Manono, sits beyond the infamous “Triangle of Death,” in an area rarely reached by outsiders since war turned the country’s rivers to blood. In this compelling debut, Rawlence sets out to gather the news from this ghost town in one of the most dangerous places in the world. Ignoring the advice of locals, reporters, and mercenaries, he travels by foot, motorbike, and canoe, taking his time and meeting the people who are rebuilding their homes with hope, faith, and nervous instinct. We meet Benjamin, the kindly father of the most terrifying Mai Mai warlord; Leya, who happily gives up a good job in Zambia to return to her razed town; Colonel Ibrahim, a guerrilla turned army officer; the Lebanese cousins Mohammed and Mohammed, who oversee the remains of Manono’s great mine; the priest Jean-Baptiste, who explains the conjoined prices of beer and normality; and the talk-show host Mama Christine, who dispenses counsel and courage in equal measure. From the “blood cheese” of Goma to the decaying city of Manono, Rawlence shares the real story of Congo during and after the war, and finds not just a lost city but the seeds of a peaceful future.
Category: Travel

The Salt Path

Author : Raynor Winn
ISBN : 9781405937528
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In one devastating week, Raynor and her husband Moth lost their house and received a terminal diagnosis that took away their future together. With nowhere to call home, they instead embarked on a journey: to walk the South West Coast Path, a 630-mile sea-swept trail from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. This ancient, wind-battered landscape lays them bare, stripping away every comfort they have ever known. With almost no money for food orshelter, carrying the essentials for survival on their backs, they wild camp on beaches and clifftops. Until slowly, with every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, the walk sets them on a road of discovery. They don't know how far they will travel, but unexpectedly, they find themselves on a path to freedom. The Salt Path is an unflinchingly honest, inspiring and life-affirming true story about coming to terms with grief and the healing power of nature. Ultimately, it is a book about home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected of ways.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lights Shadows Of Sewickley

Author : Agnes L. Ellis
ISBN : 1372170456
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography