Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography
Author: Tim Marshall
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781501121470
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography
Author: Tim Marshall
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501121463
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geopolitical strategies of the world powers.

Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography
Author: Tim Marshall
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501121487
Available:
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this New York Times bestseller, 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.

Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography
Author: Tim Marshall,Emily Hawkins
Pages: 76
ISBN: 1783964138
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

How did the USA become a superpower? Why do people go to war? And why are some countries rich while others are so poor? The answers to these questions and many more in this eye-opening book, which uses maps to explain how geography has shaped the history of our world. Discover how the choices of world leaders are swayed by mountains, rivers and seas - and why geography means that history is always repeating itself. This remarkable, unique introduction to world affairs will inspire curious young minds everywhere. Praise for Prisoners of Geography: "A fresh way of looking at maps . . . as guideposts to the often thorny relations between nations" - New York Times "One of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine" - Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard

A Flag Worth Dying For

A Flag Worth Dying For
Author: Tim Marshall
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501168338
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Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 403
ISBN: 9781400069835
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Release: 2012
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The best-selling author of Balkan Ghosts presents a timely and provocative response to The World Is Flat that draws on the insights of leading geographers and geopolitical thinkers to present a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia that considers such topics as European debt, Chinese power and the role of Iran.

Shadowplay Behind the Lines and Under Fire

Shadowplay  Behind the Lines and Under Fire
Author: Tim Marshall
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1783964456
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Release: 2019-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY ABRIDGED ILLUS

PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY ABRIDGED   ILLUS
Author: TIM MARSHALL
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1472627334
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Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: SIGNED EDITIONS
Language: en

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Historical Geographies of Prisons

Historical Geographies of Prisons
Author: Karen M. Morin,Dominique Moran
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781317532620
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Release: 2015-06-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive historical-geographical lens to the development and evolution of correctional institutions as a specific subset of carceral geographies. This book analyzes and critiques global practices of incarceration, regimes of punishment, and their corresponding spaces of "corrections" from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It examines individuals' experiences within various regulatory regimes and spaces of punishment, and offers an interpretation of spaces of incarceration as cultural-historical artifacts. The book also analyzes the spatial-distributional geographies of incarceration, particularly with respect to their historical impact on community political-economic development and local geographies. Contributions within this book examine a range of prison sites and the practices that take place within them to help us understand how regimes of punishment are experienced, and are constructed in different kinds of ways across space and time for very different ends. The overall aim of this book is to help understand the legacies of carceral geographies in the present. The resonances across space and time tell a profound story of social and spatial legacies and, as such, offer important insights into the prison crisis we see in many parts of the world 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
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1783960604
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Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Elliot & Thompson Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Carceral Space Prisoners and Animals

Carceral Space  Prisoners and Animals
Author: Karen M. Morin
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781317266662
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Release: 2018-02-28
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals explores resonances across human and nonhuman carceral geographies. The work proposes an analysis of the carceral from a broader vantage point than has yet been done, developing a ‘trans-species carceral geography’ that includes spaces of nonhuman captivity, confinement, and enclosure alongside that of the human. The linkages across prisoner and animal carcerality that are placed into conversation draw from a number of institutional domains, based on their form, operation, and effect. These include: the prison death row/ execution chamber and the animal slaughterhouse; sites of laboratory testing of pharmaceutical and other products on incarcerated humans and captive animals; sites of exploited prisoner and animal labor; and the prison solitary confinement cell and the zoo cage. The relationships to which I draw attention across these sites are at once structural, operational, technological, legal, and experiential / embodied. The forms of violence that span species boundaries at these sites are all a part of ordinary, everyday, industrialized violence in the United States and elsewhere, and thus this ‘carceral comparison’ amongst them is appropriate and timely.

Political Geography

Political Geography
Author: Richard Muir
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781349256280
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Release: 1997-05-28
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

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Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography
Author: Tim Marshall,John Scarlett
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1783961430
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements; but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; 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 insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.

Where China Meets India

Where China Meets India
Author: Thant Myint-U
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780571277780
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Release: 2011-08-18
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

China and India have always been seperated not only by the Himalayas, but also by the impenetrable jungle and remote areas that once stretched across Burma. Now this last great frontier will likely vanish - forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies ended - leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography is as profound as the opening of the Suez Canal and is taking place just as the centre of the world's economy moves to the East. Thant Myint-U has travelled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming shopping malls now sit alongside the last remaining forests and impoverished mountain communities. In Where China Meets India he explores the new strategic centrality of Burma, the country of his ancestry, where Asia's two rising giant powers - China and India - appear to be vying for supremacy. Part travelogue, part history, part investigation, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the region's long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world. Thant Myint-U is the author of The River of Lost Footsteps and has written articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the New Statesman. He has worked alongside Kofi Annan at the UN's Department of Political Affairs and currently works as a special consultant to the Burmese government.

Monsoon

Monsoon
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9780812979206
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Release: 2011
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.

On the Move Poems about Migration

On the Move  Poems about Migration
Author: Michael Rosen
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1536218103
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Release: 2022-01-04
Editor: Candlewick Press (MA)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a masterful new collaboration, personal poems and poignant art illuminate the experience of refugees and immigrants everywhere. That's why it can happen again. It does happen again. It has happened again. Some of Michael Rosen's relatives were lost before he was born, in the Holocaust. First, he wondered about them. And he wrote poems. Next, he searched for their stories. And he wrote poems. Then he found their stories. And he wrote poems. Now, in a companion book to The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II, Michael Rosen has brought together forty-nine of his most powerful poems, exploring the themes of migration and displacement through the lens of his childhood in the shadow of World War II, the lives of his relatives during that war, and migration, refugees, and displacement today and tomorrow, here, there, and everywhere. Throughout, atmospheric watercolors from master illustrator Quentin Blake evoke the hardship, exhaustion, isolation, and companionship of being on the move. At once intimate and universal, On the Move probes the power of art to adapt, bear witness, and heal.

American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101544457
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Release: 2011-09-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

How to Advertise Like a Social Media Agency

How to Advertise Like a Social Media Agency
Author: Odolena Kostova
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1718818866
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Release: 2018-12-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I created this book for people willing to expand their business, build a strong brand and reach new customers with the power of online marketing. I believe that you have the best opportunity in history to bring your message to millions of people all over the world from the convenience of your home. The power of channels like Google Search, Facebook and YouTube is in the hands of everyone willing to learn and invest in growing their business. You might have a great idea and wonder how to bring it to the market place. The difference between a great idea and making it a reality is the amount of action you are willing to take. This book will help you reach the most relevant audience for your product within hours, no matter what your budget is. You will learn to implement strategies and execute like a professional marketing agency. You will not only know how to create successful online campaigns, you will understand the logic and magic behind them.

Prisoners of the Empire

Prisoners of the Empire
Author: Sarah Kovner
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780674737617
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many Allied POWs in the Pacific theater of World War II suffered terribly. But abuse wasn't a matter of Japanese policy, as is commonly assumed. Sarah Kovner shows poorly trained guards and rogue commanders inflicted the most horrific damage. Camps close to centers of imperial power tended to be less violent, and many POWs died from friendly fire.

The Running Man

The Running Man
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781501144516
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Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"With an Introduction by the author, 'The Importance of Being Bachman'."