Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall (Free Download)

Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall (Free Download)
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall (Free Download)

Prisoners of Geography : Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall (Free Download), THE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER; All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete.

Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements…but if you don’t know geography, you’ll never have the full picture.; To understand Putin’s actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port – hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are – and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states.;

Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history.

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‘A fresh and original insight into the geopolitics behind today’s foreign policy challenges’ – Andrew Neil; `Crisply written and brilliantly argued’ – Dame Ann Leslie; `An essential and detailed reflection of the geopolitical dynamics that exist globally’ – Dr Sajjan M. Gohel; ‘Quite simply, one of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine: reading it is like having a light shone on your understanding…. Marshall is clear-headed, lucid and possessed of an almost uncanny ability to make the broad picture accessible and coherent … the book is, in a way which astonished me, given the complexities of the subject, unputdownable…. I can’t think of another book that explains the world situation so well.’ – Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard ; ‘Compels a fresh way of looking at maps – not just as objects for orientation or works of art, but as guideposts to the often thorny relations between nations’ — The New York Times.

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About Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 25 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, having worked for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from thirty countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. His blog Foreign Matters was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2010. He has written for papers including The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent and Daily Telegraph, and is the author of Shadowplay: The Overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic (a bestseller in former Yugoslavia) and “Dirty Northern B*st*rds!” and Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain’s Football Chants (E&T, 2014).

Prisoners of Geography details

  •  Paperback | 320 pages
  •  129 x 198 x 30mm | 347g
  •  02 Jun 2016
  •  Elliott & Thompson Limited
  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  Rev. and updated ed.
  •  1783962437
  •  9781783962433

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