- Book Title: The Lost Heart of Asia
- Author: Thubron, Colin
- ISBN: 140246193
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Year Published: July 6, 1995
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- Description: Synopsis: This is a travel book on the newly emergent countries of central Asia, which contain the magical cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, the Kazakh Steppes, the deserts of Karakum and the Pamir Mountains. This is an enormous land, as big as Western Europe, secret, turned in on itself, heart of the Great Mongol Empire of Tamerlane, Route of Silk roads and scene of Stalins cruellest deportations. Colin Thubron travelled by train, bus, car and foot throughout the former Moslem Republics, and this is the story of his encounters with their people, landscape and past. Central Asia, which since 1917 has been almost unknown, has become doubly important with the collapse of the Soviet Union. This book is a search into the regions fragmented identity and the crisis of the many once-dominant Russians who remain. Will central Asia fall prey to the Moslem fundamentalism of its neighbour, Iran, or revert to communism, or push into capitalism? : : From the Publisher: I would rather read Colin Thubron than any other travel writer alive on central Asia John Simpson, Daily Telegraph --This text refers to the Paperback edition.Comments: very clean and good and immediately available Penguin paperback 1995 -374 pages. Format: Paperback. Pages: 384.
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