Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia

5 best books like Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia (Tom Bissell): A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road, News From Tartary, The Washing of the Spears: A History of the Rise of the Zulu Nation Under Shaka and Its Fall in the Zulu War of 1879, Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game & the Race for Empire in Central Asia, The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997

A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road
AuthorChristopher Aslan Alexander
ISBN1848311257
"Most travelogues chart a journey, but in this case it is the author's decision to stay put that lifts his book out of the ordinary."--"Lonely Planet Magazine"Accompanied by a large parrot, a ginger cat, and his adoptive Uzbek family, Christopher Aslan Alexander recounts the sheer magic of Uzbek culture...
AuthorPeter Fleming
ISBN1843410036
In 1935 Peter Fleming, an editor for the London Times and, interestingly, Ian Fleming's older brother, set out from Peking for Kashmir. It was a 3500 mile journey across the roof of the world. He chose as his traveling companion Ella Maillart, a beautiful Swiss journalist. Fleming is one to underemphasize...
AuthorDonald R. Morris
ISBN0306808668
Filled with colorful characters, dramatic battles like Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift, and an inexorable narrative momentum, this unsurpassed history details the sixty-year existence of the world's mightiest African empire; from its brutal formation and zenith under the military genius Shaka...
AuthorKarl E. Meyer
ISBN0465045766
From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the war-torn history of the region in recent decades, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for control of Central Asia and Tibet from the 1830s to the present. The original Great Game, the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain...
The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997
AuthorPiers Brendon
ISBN0224062220
No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Where Britain's writ did not run directly, its influence,...
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