The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
Author of Balkan Ghosts, Robert D. Kaplan now travels from West Africa to Southeast Asia to report on a world of disintegrating nation-states, warring nationalities, metastasizing populations, and dwindling resources. He emerges with a gritty tour de force of travel writing and political journalism. Whether he is walking through a shantytown in the Ivory Coast or a death camp in Cambodia, talking with refugees, border guards, or Iranian revolutionaries, Kaplan travels under the most arduous conditions and purveys the most startling truths. Intimate and intrepid, erudite and visceral, The Ends of the Earth is an unflinching look at the places and peoples that will make tomorrow's headlines--and the history of the next millennium.
"Kaplan is an American master of...travel writing from hell...Pertinent and compelling."--New York Times Book Review
"An impressive work. Most travel books seem trivial beside it."--Washington Post Book World
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Review: The Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of AnarchyUser Review - sharifa - Goodreads
He is a brilliant writer. I was not able to relate so much through his travels through Russia and Asia so this book became a little dry for me, but I did enjoy it. Read full review
Review: The Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of AnarchyUser Review - Chris Thorsrud - Goodreads
Kaplan takes the reader to various corners of the world where different levels of anarchy exist. The book was written over 17 years ago, I wonder how these same places are now. Eye-opening, the book details the dark side of people, human nature, evil and destruction. Should be read by everyone. Read full review
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