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Prisoners of Geography Audiobook

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

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Publisher's Summary

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 10 chapters (covering Russia, China, the USA, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan, Europe, Japan and Korea, and the Arctic), using 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. It's time to put the 'geo' back into geopolitics.

©2016 Tim Marshall (P)2017 Audible, Ltd.

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    "Step back and look at politics through a new lens"

    I have a feeling this will be a book I listen to again at least once. It offers physical geography as a lens through which to understand many aspects of both historical and modern world affairs and makes a pretty convincing case. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on Russia and China which offered far more balanced stories than I often read.

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    "Just enthralling, beginning to end!"

    I listened to the whole thing in a 48 hour time frame. It was fascinating!

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    "Insightful"

    Fantastic. Really helps to understand the conflicts of the world and to give some 'alternative' understanding to the conspiracy theories. From religion, geography, ethnicity and mistrust bringing together our history and most likely our future.

    Isn't it a shame we can't just share :)

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    "Deeply fascinating and enlightening"

    This book opened my mind to a totally new description of the world, her geography and her politics. It challenged my current perception of humanity, power and resources. The narration of the book was excellent. Love to read more on geopolitics.

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    "Very informative"

    Interesting and well read. It is also updated to current times. Sometimes a little too much detail but overall worth listening to.

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    "good recap on what most of us already know."

    Some good facts and figures thrown in too.

    The narrator keeps things moving along nicely.

    Not too sure about the Russian accent though. . . .

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    "Fascinating"

    Eye - opening view of the history of the world from the perspective of geography. Timely in the digital age.

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    "Really interesting and engaging"

    I learnt a huge amount about the world, how countries have got to the status they have and why governments act as they do. Excellent book. Well narrated with an engaging voice

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    "a great listen "

    loved this book really gave me some vital foundation knowledge on alot of important world issues. a great listen

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    "Brilliant and insightful"

    A great insight in to how geography has shaped the past, the present and what will happen in the future. Very impressed with current research in to current events and politics from around the world.

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    "Brilliant insight and narration"

    One of the most enjoyable audible narrators.
    The book is both a good and easy read. It links well known global historical facts to world geography that explain world politics of today. I highly recommend for readers who are not majorly involved in politics, but would like to start understanding them.

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