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The dust of empire : the race for supremacy in the Asian heartland

Author: Karl Meyer
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A vivid work of narrative history, THE DUST OF EMPIRE situates the newly independent countries of Central Asia within the context of the former Soviet Empire.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Meyer
ISBN: 0349117438 9780349117430
OCLC Number: 224037839
Description: xxxiii., 254 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Map of Central Asia --
Foreword / Richard C. Leone --
Preface: Pax Britannica, Squared --
Introduction: America after Iraq --
I. Patterns of Mastery, British and American --
II. Russia: The Long Talons of Memory --
III. Iran: The Agonies of Non-sovereignty --
IV. Pakistan: Sins of Partition --
V. Afghanistan: In a Dark Defile --
VI. The Caucasus: A Bedlam of Identity --
VII. Central Asia: Invented States, Real Godfathers --
Epilogue: "What Is to Be Done?"
Other Titles: Race for supremacy in the Asian heartland
Responsibility: by Karl Meyer.

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Not only readable and well informed but timely to an almost painful degree ... This book is a rattling good yarn Geoffrey Wheatcroft, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Deserves to be read in the White House Read more...

 
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