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  • The Marches: A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland | Rory Stewart

    The Marches: A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rory Stewart
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    Ten years after the walk across Central Asia and Afghanistan that he memorialized in The Places in Between, Rory Stewart set out on a new journey, traversing a thousand miles between England and Scotland. Stewart was raised along the border of the two countries, the frontier taking on poignant significance in his understanding of what it means to be both Scottish and English, of his relationship with his father, who's lived on this land his whole life, and of his ties to the rich history and culture of the region.

  • The Places in Between | Rory Stewart

    The Places in Between

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Rory Stewart
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    In January 2002, Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan, surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day, he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past.

    James says: "Nice Choice"
  • The Prince of the Marshes | Rory Stewart

    The Prince of the Marshes

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Rory Stewart
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    Told from Stewart's distinctly Western perspective, The Prince of the Marshes chronicles his time acting as the deputy governor of two southern Iraqi provinces.

    James says: "A View From The Real Iraq"
  • Can Intervention Work? | Rory Stewart,Gerald Knaus

    Can Intervention Work?

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    • By Rory Stewart, Gerald Knaus
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    Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus distill their remarkable firsthand experiences of political and military interventions into a potent examination of what we can and cannot achieve in a new era of "nation building." As they delve into the massive, military-driven efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans, the expansion of the EU, and the bloodless "color" revolutions in the former Soviet states, they reveal each effort's consequences for international relations, human rights, and our understanding of state building.

    DS says: "WHAT BOOTS ON THE GROUND SAY TO EACH OTHER"
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