The Lost Heart of Asia

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Random House, Jan 1, 1994 - Asia, Central - 374 pages
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A land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia--the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane, site of the legendary Silk Route and scene of Stalin's cruelest deportations--is a remote and fascinating region. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of newly independent republics, Central Asia--containing the magical cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, and terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes, the Karakum desert, and the Pamir mountains--has been in a constant state of transition. The Lost Heart of Asia takes readers into the very heart of this little visited, yet increasingly important region, delivering a rare and moving portrayal of a world in the midst of change.

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The only fancy thing is the purple prose. - Goodreads
Thubron is, I think, an amazing writer. - Goodreads
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If you enjoy Colin Thubron's travel books you will enjoy this one. He tells of places he visits and interesting people he interviews during his travels. He tells it as it is and doesn't try to gloss ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dan Tasse - Goodreads

Uh, this is both epic and intriguing, and longwinded. Every character in this book feels like some weird kind of tragic epic character, like something out of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. They all talk like ... Read full review


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