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The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: nation-history, africa, china, india, middle-east, non-fiction, russia, southeast-asia, favorites

I am genuinely upset this book had to end. This spans such a large time frame specific to Western China, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe; the original Silk Roads. Its very readable and unbiased. Virtually every page is full of history that leads to the next time frame. Very interesting this specific part of the world has been fought over since the Roman times to present day United States/Russian involvement. Nations are desperate for control or to prevent control of this resource rich land. I find it hard to believe stability and independent sustainability will be achieved. The future will likely see the continued tug-of-war for the new Silk Roads.
Its a must read and now one of my favorites.
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Reading Progress

June 12, 2016 – Shelved
June 12, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 26, 2016 – Shelved as: nation-history
March 16, 2017 – Started Reading
March 16, 2017 –
page 0
0.0% "Been looking forward to this one.
To build a future world one must learn from the former world."
March 17, 2017 – Shelved as: africa
March 17, 2017 – Shelved as: china
March 17, 2017 – Shelved as: india
March 17, 2017 – Shelved as: non-fiction
March 17, 2017 – Shelved as: middle-east
March 17, 2017 – Shelved as: russia
March 17, 2017 – Shelved as: southeast-asia
March 22, 2017 –
page 214
33.65% "This is a wealth of chronological history."
April 2, 2017 – Shelved as: favorites
April 2, 2017 – Finished Reading

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