The Lost Heart of Asia

The Lost Heart of Asia

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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, c1994.
ISBN: 9780060926564
0060926562
Characteristics: 374 p. :,map ;,21 cm.

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ClaireM_W
Mar 01, 2011

A skilled writer, with a poetic style for describing setting and people. C.T. has an eye for the details that capture your attention - you are there too. His vocabulary is well up past the high school level - a delight. Not a book you can finish at one go - it is long and dense but never tedious.

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