• Prisoners of Geography

  • Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
  • By: Tim Marshall
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-21-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios Ltd
  • 4.6 (7 ratings)

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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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By lia manesi, corfu, greece on 10-25-17

Brilliant insight and narration

One of the most enjoyable audible narrators.
The book is both a good and easy read. It links well known global historical facts to world geography that explain world politics of today. I highly recommend for readers who are not majorly involved in politics, but would like to start understanding them.

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By Unique Pseudonym on 07-25-17

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.

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By Mr Martin U Jones on 04-08-17

Just enthralling, beginning to end!

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

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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