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Tim Marshall is a former foreign correspondent for Britain's Sky News television. He has reported from thirty countries, including six war zones. After twenty-five years of frontline journalism, he now edits the website TheWhatAndTheWhy.com and lives in London.
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The fourth book in Tim Marshall's politics of place series reads more like a history book than his previous titles, which in no way implies that his insights are anything less then interesting. He is always a pleasure to read.
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skid0612 | 6 other reviews | May 13, 2024 |
The book is well-written and the subject interesting, but the "lay of the land" is somewhat out of date now, almost 10 years after publication.

However, a lot of the author's observations and even predictions held up reasonably well.

The maps could have been better IMO, but that's true of every geography book I read.
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librisissimo | 75 other reviews | Apr 12, 2024 |
This book should be a must read for all global citizens. Learning about geography is important ... but learning about the historical, political, and economic impact (and decisions) that geography had on nations is entertaining AND informative. Each chapter focuses on a different part of the world to keep your attention and the information relevant. The author is very scientific in his writing which should make this readable by all.
 
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teejayhanton | 75 other reviews | Mar 22, 2024 |
Interesting to learn about how physical position influences foreign policy choices. Great information for anyone interested, but difficult to get through.
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