Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography
Author: Tim Marshall
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781501121470

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First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.

Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography
Author: Tim Marshall
Publsiher: The Experiment
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2021-11-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781615198481

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An abridged and illustrated young readers edition of the million-copy international bestseller Prisoners of Geography, explaining the fascinating ways geography has shaped world history with charming info-packed maps

The Power of Geography

The Power of Geography
Author: Tim Marshall
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-11-09
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781982178642

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography, a fascinating, “refreshing, and very useful” (The Washington Post) follow-up that uses ten maps to explain the challenges to today’s world powers and how they presage a volatile future. Tim Marshall’s global bestseller Prisoners of Geography offered us a “fresh way of looking at maps” (The New York Times Book Review), showing how every nation’s choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas, and walls. Since then, the geography hasn’t changed, but the world has. Now, in this “wonderfully entertaining and lucid account, written with wit, pace, and clarity” (Mirror, UK), Marshall takes us into ten regions set to shape global politics. Find out why US interest in the Middle East will wane; why Australia is now beginning an epic contest with China; how Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the UK are cleverly positioning themselves for greater power; why Ethiopia can control Egypt; and why Europe’s next refugee crisis looms closer than we think, as does a cutting-edge arms race to control space. Innovative, compelling, and delivered with Marshall’s trademark wit and insight, this is “an immersive blend of history, economics, and political analysis that puts geography at the center of human affairs” (Publishers Weekly).

A Flag Worth Dying For

A Flag Worth Dying For
Author: Tim Marshall
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-07-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781501168338

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First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Elliott and Thompson Limited as: Worth dying for: the power and politics of flags.

The Revenge of Geography

The Revenge of Geography
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-09-10
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780812982220

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world. Bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the recent and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world’s hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands. He then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe, Russia, China, the Indian Subcontinent, Turkey, Iran, and the Arab Middle East. The result is a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia, a visionary glimpse into a future that can be understood only in the context of temperature, land allotment, and other physical certainties. A brilliant rebuttal to thinkers who suggest that globalism will trump geography, this indispensable work shows how timeless truths and natural facts can help prevent this century’s looming cataclysms. Praise for The Revenge of Geography “[An] ambitious and challenging new book . . . [The Revenge of Geography] displays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a powerful reminder that it has been the planet’s geophysical configurations, as much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies, that have shaped human conflicts, past and present.”—Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of Books “Robert D. Kaplan, the world-traveling reporter and intellectual whose fourteen books constitute a bedrock of penetrating exposition and analysis on the post-Cold War world . . . strips away much of the cant that suffuses public discourse these days on global developments and gets to a fundamental reality: that geography remains today, as it has been throughout history, one of the most powerful drivers of world events.”—The National Interest “Kaplan plunges into a planetary review that is often thrilling in its sheer scale . . . encyclopedic.”—The New Yorker “[The Revenge of Geography] serves the facts straight up. . . . Kaplan’s realism and willingness to face hard facts make The Revenge of Geography a valuable antidote to the feel-good manifestoes that often masquerade as strategic thought.”—The Daily Beast

Shadowplay Behind the Lines and Under Fire

Shadowplay  Behind the Lines and Under Fire
Author: Tim Marshall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1783964456

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The last of the devastating series of conflicts resulting from the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, the Kosovo War saw more than 13,500 fatalities, with reports of atrocities, amid controversial intervention and bombing by NATO. Twenty years have passed since the war's end on 11 June 1999, yet Kosovo's status remains uncertain and questions remain about the possibility of future conflict on European soil. Tim Marshall, then diplomatic editor at Sky News, was on the ground covering the war. This is his captivating account of how events unfolded, exploring the inside story of the way MI6 and the CIA helped the Serbian people to overthrow Slobodan Milosevic, the president of Yugoslavia. It is also a thrilling journalistic memoir, revealing key strategic insights that went on to shape the ideas behind the million-copy international and no.1 Sunday Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography. Drawing on personal experience, eyewitness accounts, and interviews with intelligence officials from five countries, this is the definitive account of one of the major events in recent geopolitical history, the repercussions of which continue to be felt today.

Dirty Northern B st rds and Other Tales from the Terraces

 Dirty Northern B st rds   and Other Tales from the Terraces
Author: Tim Marshall
Publsiher: Elliot & Thompson Limited
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1783960604

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Perfect for fans of original and engaging sports writing, this is the first intelligent and accessible history of soccer chants in the UK "The tales we tell each other on the terraces create something you cannot see, only feel, but it is very real and it goes very deep. . ." Soccer chants—spontaneous, witty, tribal, and, sometimes, downright offensive—are the grassroots of the game, from the Premiership all the way down to the Conference, and the sentiments behind the roar when the "Dirty northern b*st*rds!" meet the "Soft southern b*st*rds!" follow the divisions and the history of modern Britain. No other sport has a culture quite like it. In this witty and insightful narrative, Tim Marshall explores this powerful and passionate weekly ritual from the industrial revolution to the sexual revolution, touching on issues of race, class, and regional identity. Telling stories of the deep-rooted, tribal rivalries between the great industrial cities, via Elgar’s chant for Wolverhampton Wanderers, to the moving origins of Captain John Currie Lauder’s "Keep Right on to the End of the Road," now sung by thousands of Birmingham City fans, this book brings to life the love, hate, passion—and humor—that are the spirit of British soccer.

A New East Asia

A New East Asia
Author: Kazuko Mōri,Kenʼichirō Hirano
Publsiher: NUS Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2007
Genre: History
ISBN: 9971693887

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East Asia is normally identified as a group of countries lying along the western edge of the Pacific Ocean, but in recent years scholars have begun thinking about a new East Asia that is a community rather than a set of sovereign states. This regional community is a theoretical notion variously defined on the basis of economic or political relations, philosophical orientations, language or other criteria, with each standard producing a different set of boundaries. This book looks at the new East Asia from a Northeast Asian perspective, considering it both as a theoretical construct and a practical reality. The authors are Asian Studies specialists, mainly from Japan but with contributions from Korea and the United States, and they consider the trade and economic interaction, diplomacy, and security arrangements of East Asia. Prepared as part of a five-year research program conducted by Waseda University's 21st Century Center of Excellence for the Creation of Contemporary Asian Studies, the essays are published here in English for the first time.