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Silk Road
Silk Road
by Sven A Hedin
Synopsis
This vivid book reflects that exciting expedition ¬ the constant mishaps, serious accidents and dangers; the immensity of China; the divergent ethnic groups; the ambitious generals; and the brigands.... (read more)

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Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
by S. Frederick Starr
Publisher Comments
"Lost Enlightenment brilliantly re-creates for us the world of Central Asia, which for centuries was not a backwater but a center of world civilization. With a sure mastery of the large historical sweep as well as an eye for detail, Fred Starr has... (read more)

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Murderers in Mausoleums: Riding the Back Roads of Empire Between Moscow and Beijing
Murderers in Mausoleums: Riding the Back Roads of Empire Between Moscow and Beijing
by Jeffrey Tayler
Publisher Comments
A gripping journey through some of the planets most remote and challenging terrain and its peoples, in search of why democracy has yet to thrive in lands it seemed so recently ready to overtake Across the largest landmass on earth, in lands once... (read more)

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Empire of the Steppes
Empire of the Steppes
by Rene Grousset
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-632) and index.... (read more)

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Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
by Peter Hopkirk
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THE GREATGAME: THE EPIC STORY BEHIND TODAY'S HEADLINES Peter Hopkirk's spellbinding account of the great imperial struggle for supremacy in Central Asoa has been hailed as essential reading with that era's legacy playing itself out today. The Great Game... (read more)

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Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book
Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book
by Joyce Morgan
Publisher Comments
When a Chinese monk broke into a hidden cave in 1900, he uncovered one of the world’s great literary secrets: a time capsule from the ancient Silk Road. Inside, scrolls were piled from floor to ceiling, undisturbed for a thousand years. The gem... (read more)

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Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia
Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia
by Karl E Meyer
Publisher Comments
From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the war-torn history of the region in recent decades, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for control of Central Asia and Tibet from the 1830s to the present. The original Great Game, the... (read more)

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Eastward to Tartary (Vintage Departures)
Eastward to Tartary (Vintage Departures)
by Robert D Kaplan
Publisher Comments
Eastward to Tartary, Robert Kaplan's first book to focus on a single region since his bestselling Balkan Ghosts, introduces readers to an explosive and little-known part of the world destined to become a tinderbox of the future. Kaplan takes us on a... (read more)

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Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder, and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia
Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder, and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia
by Philip Shishkin
About the Author
Philip Shishkin was an award-winning staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal. A fellow at the Asia Society, he is now a freelance writer based in Beijing.... (read more)

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Azerbaijan Diary: A Rogue Reporter's Adventures in an Oil-Rich, War-Torn, Post-Soviet Republic
Azerbaijan Diary: A Rogue Reporter's Adventures in an Oil-Rich, War-Torn, Post-Soviet Republic
by Thomas Goltz
Publisher Comments
This underground classic tells the story of oil-rich Azerbaijan's first years of independence from Moscow. Goltz's vivid, personal account, filled with memorable portraits of individuals in high places and low, carries the reader from the battlefront to... (read more)

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Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
Publisher Comments
The terrorist attacks of September 11 have turned the world's attention to areas of the globe about which we know very little. Ahmed Rashid, who masterfully explained Afghanistan's Taliban regime in his previous book, here turns his skills as an... (read more)

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Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
Publisher Comments
Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban—the world’s most extreme and radical Islamic organization—into sharp focus in this enormously insightful book. Rashid offers the only authoritative account of the... (read more)

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War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet
War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet
by Eric S Margolis
Publisher Comments
In this stunning read, veteran foreign correspondent Eric Margolis presents a revelatory history of the complicated and volatile conflicts that entangle one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the world.... (read more)

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Preventive Action Reports #4: Calming the Ferghana Valley: Development and Dialogue in the Heart of Central Asia
Preventive Action Reports #4: Calming the Ferghana Valley: Development and Dialogue in the Heart of Central Asia
by Nancy Lubin
Publisher Comments
This report assesses the potential for conflict in Central Asia through the prism of one of its most volatile areas, the Ferghana Valley. The Ferghana Valley project of the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) has produced... (read more)

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Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
Publisher Comments
Ahmed Rashid, whose masterful account of Afghanistan's Taliban regime became required reading after September 11, turns his legendary skills as an investigative journalist to five adjacent Central Asian Republics—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan... (read more)

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Descent Into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Descent Into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
Publisher Comments
After September 11th , Ahmed Rashid's crucial book Taliban introduced American readers to that now notorious regime. In this new work, he returns to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia to review the catastrophic aftermath of America's failed war on... (read more)

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Central Asia in World History (11 Edition)
Central Asia in World History (11 Edition)
by Peter B. Golden
Publisher Comments
A vast region stretching roughly from the Volga River to Manchuria and the northern Chinese borderlands, Central Asia has been called the "pivot of history," a land where nomadic invaders and Silk Road traders changed the destinies of states that ringed... (read more)

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Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World
Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World
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Tamerlane, aka Temur-the Mongol successor to Genghis Khan-ranks with Alexander the Great as one of the world's great conquerors, yet the details of his life are scarcely known in the West. Born in obscurity and poverty, he rose to become a fierce tribal... (read more)

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The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia
The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia
by Peter Hopkirk
Publisher Comments
For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth, Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it "The Great Game," a phrase... (read more)

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Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
Publisher Comments
Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban--the world's most extreme and radical Islamic organization--into sharp focus in this enormously insightful book. He offers the only authoritative account of the Taliban available to... (read more)

List Price $17.00
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