East­ward to Tar­tary

By Robert D. Ka­plan

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East­ward to Tar­tary, Robert Ka­plan’s first book to fo­cus on a sin­gle re­gion since his best­selling Balkan Ghosts, in­tro­duces read­ers to an ex­plo­sive and lit­tle-known part of the world des­tined to be­come a tin­der­box of the fu­ture. Ka­plan takes us on a spell­bind­ing jour­ney into the heart of a volatile re­gion, stretch­ing from Hun­gary and Ro­ma­nia to the far shores of the oil-rich Caspian Sea. Through dra­matic sto­ries of un­for­get­table char­ac­ters, Ka­plan il­lu­mi­nates the tragic his­tory of this un­sta­ble area that he de­scribes as the new fault line be­tween East and West. He ven­tures from Turkey, Syria, and Is­rael to the tur­bu­lent coun­tries of the Cau­ca­sus, from the newly rich city of Baku to the deserts of Turk­menistan and the killing fields of Ar­me­nia. The re­sult is a must-read for any­one con­cerned about the state of our world in the decades to come.

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