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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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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User Review  - theonearmedcrab - LibraryThing

Recent travelers to Central Asia include Colin Thubron, whose “The Lost Heart of Asia” (1994) covers more or less the area we traveled. Except that Thubron did this 20 years ago, when the Stans were ... Read full review


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