The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy

The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy by Robert D. Kaplan 0679751238 9780679751236
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Author ofBalkan Ghosts, Robert D. Kaplan now travels from West Africa to Southeast Asia to report on a world of disintegrating nation-states, warring nationalities, metastasizing populations, and dwindling resources. He emerges with a gritty tour de force of travel writing and political journalism. Whether he is walking through a shantytown in the Ivory Coast or a death camp in Cambodia, talking with refugees, border guards, or Iranian revolutionaries, Kaplan travels under the most arduous conditions and purveys the most startling truths. Intimate and intrepid, erudite and visceral,The Ends of the Earthis an unflinching look at the places and peoples that will make tomorrows headlines--and the history of the next millennium. Kaplan is an American master of...travel writingfrom hell...Pertinent and compelling.--New York Times Book Review An impressive work. Most travel books seem trivial beside it.--Washington Post Book World

Author: Robert D. Kaplan

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 496

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1997-01-28


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