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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I read this for novel research. - Goodreads
The only fancy thing is the purple prose. - Goodreads
Thubron is, I think, an amazing writer. - Goodreads
Pictures and more detailed maps would have been nice. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Hmm. So far, p 57, he's spent a lot of time drinking under the desert sun with the men. Now I suppose he's going to have trouble spending time getting to know the women, seeing as he's male and this ... Read full review

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I had been wanting for a while to learn something about Central Asia. It is possibly the only large region of the world that I know nothing about, have never read anything about, never met anyone from ... Read full review


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