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Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus

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At its peak, the Ottoman empire stretched from Hungary to the Gulf of Aden to the Caspian Sea. Informed by a lifetime of travel and exploration, Eastward to Tartary takes you on a spellbinding journey into the heart of that still-unsettled region, a journey over land and through history.

Seven years ago, Robert Kaplan published a book on an obscure corner of Eastern Europe that many Americans had never heard of. That book, Balkan Ghosts, became a classic of travel writing, a landmark work whose eloquence is matched by its influence. Eastward to Tartary is in part a sequel. Kaplan takes us through Turkey, across the Fertile Crescent, and into the volatile, oil-rich lands of the Caucasus and Central Asia, a region he describes as the Balkans of the future--explosive, strategically important, the new fault line between East and West.

Through dramatic stories of unforgettable characters past and present, Kaplan illuminates the tragic history of the lands in which he travels. He ventures from the famed archaeological ruins of Syria to the markets of Lebanon to the military outposts of Turkey and Israel; from Baku, capital of new business and new oil, across the Caspian Sea to the deserts of Turkmenistan and back to the killing fields of Armenia.

Eastward to Tartary is Kaplan's first book since Balkan Ghosts to focus on a single region--one that is as mystifying as it is mysterious. This enthralling book will introduce Americans to countries as unfamiliar to them now as the Balkans once were, as dangerous, and as important.

Synopsis:

This riveting journey through the wreckage of the old Ottoman empire and intothe heart of the oil-rich lands of Central Asia is written by the bestsellingauthor of "Balkan Ghosts".

About the Author

Robert D. Kaplan is a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and the bestselling author of seven previous books on travel and foreign affairs, translated into many languages, including Balkan Ghosts, The Arabists, The Ends of the Earth, and The Coming Anarchy. He is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. He lives with his wife and son in western Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375502729
Editor:
Kaplan, Robert D.
Author:
Epstein, Jason
Author:
Robert Kaplan, author of Balkan Ghosts
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Balkan peninsula
Subject:
Caucasus
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
105-1065
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Pages:
xvi, 364 p.
Dimensions:
9.58x6.54x1.25 in. 1.50 lbs.

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