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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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  • Unique Pseudonym
    7/25/17
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Martin U Jones
    4/8/17
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    "Just enthralling, beginning to end!"

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    8/22/17
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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 :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • cmj123
    8/15/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/15/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stop the lights
    6/2/17
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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. . . .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Olly Buxton
    Highgate, UK
    6/1/17
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    "Fascinating"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • practicalshopper
    10/20/17
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    "interesting"

    interesting take on global politics. Great for someone like myself who have buried their heads in the sand and ignored politics for several years

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  • Lee Calladine
    Derby
    10/10/17
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    "Great thought provoking read"

    Loved this book, the narrator was perfect and I struggled to put the book down at times.

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  • davidfallon
    WELWYN, United Kingdom
    9/18/17
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    "Worth the listen"

    Enjoyed the narrative, and a very interesting book. Explained very well the political chess games around our globe and certainly an eye opener.

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