Silk Road to Ruin: Why Central Asia in the Next Middle East

By: Rall, Ted

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Paperback, 15.1 by 22.8 cm, 319 pp., illus. Very good condition with only faint shelf wear to the covers and corners - appears unread. From the back cover: “Part graphic novel travelogue, part tongue-in-cheek travel guide, this collection gathers the adventures of caustic cartoonist Ted Rall in the wild and woolly central Asian countries, a veritable powder keg sitting atop the oil the world will need tomorrow. The book combines articles with comics in chapters that relate Rall’s experiences retracing the legendary Silk Road, from the sublime history of China to the absurdity of the present-day petty dictatorships of the “The ’Stans,” to which the author had the temerity—or perhaps stupidity—to return, including once with a group of listeners on his radio show, on a dare. This always-lively compendium offers readers an exotic adventure, satire, and a fun way to find out more about an often overlooked part of the world that looms in importance with its immense, and immensely coveted, reserves of oil.”

Title: Silk Road to Ruin: Why Central Asia in the Next Middle East

Author Name: Rall, Ted

Categories: History, Asia,

Edition: second edition

Publisher: np, NBM: 2014

ISBN Number: 1561638854

ISBN Number 13: 9781561638857

Binding: paperback

Book Condition: very good

Seller ID: 3666