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Silk Road
Silk Road
by Sven A Hedin
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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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Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus
Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus
by Robert D Kaplan
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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... (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
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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)

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The Heart of a Continent: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, Across the Gobi Desert, Through the Himalayas, the Pamirs, and Chitral, 1884-1894
The Heart of a Continent: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, Across the Gobi Desert, Through the Himalayas, the Pamirs, and Chitral, 1884-1894
by Francis Younghusband
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The narrative portrays the exotic terrain through desert, mountain and plain, and brings in contact with so many types of the human race,from the highly cultured Hindus to the rough tribesman of the Himalays.... (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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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
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"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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Azerbaijan Diary: A Rogue Reporter's Adventures in an Oil-Rich, War-Torn, Post-Soviet Republic: A Rogue Reporter's Adventures in an Oil-Rich, War-Torn
Azerbaijan Diary: A Rogue Reporter's Adventures in an Oil-Rich, War-Torn, Post-Soviet Republic: A Rogue Reporter's Adventures in an Oil-Rich, War-Torn
by Thomas Goltz
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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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Murder in Samarkand a British Ambassador
Murder in Samarkand a British Ambassador
by Craig Murray
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"I thought that diplomats like Craig Murray were an extinct breed. A man of the highest principle" -John Pilger "An important and well-told story from a frontline on the war of terror" -The Spectator "The Uzbek people know only... (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
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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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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 Margolis
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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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War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashjmir and Tibet
War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashjmir and Tibet
by Eric S Margolis
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What will the post-Taliban government of Afghanistan look like? How will the war in Afghanistan affect the already unstable politics of Central Asia? In "War at the Top of the World, veteran foreign correspondent Eric Margolis presents a revelatory... (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
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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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Life Along the Silk Road
Life Along the Silk Road
by Susan Whitfield
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and#147;The cast reads like something out of The Canterbury Tales. Brings to life the history and also the great variety of people, languages, religions, interests, and behaviors along the most remarkable of migratory routes.and#8221; Sunday Times (UK... (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
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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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An Illustrated History of Kazakhstan: Asia's Heartland in Context
An Illustrated History of Kazakhstan: Asia's Heartland in Context
by Jeremy Tredinnick
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Using essays from renowned archaeologists, historians and scholars as the core of each chapter, this book explains Kazakhstan's long and complex history as a single flowing narrative, complemented by a range of beautiful maps and images, from exquisite... (read more)

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Life Along the Silk Road
Life Along the Silk Road
by Susan Whitfield
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The Silk Road was the most traveled trade route for over 1,000 years until it was eclipsed by maritime trade. Whitfield presents composite stories of merchants, soldiers, artists, and princesses who traveled the route, and presents its history through... (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
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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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Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
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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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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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