Eastward to Tartary

travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus

By Kaplan, Robert M.

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ISBN
978-0-37550-272-9
Publisher
New York : Random House, c2000.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2000

This perceptive travelog, which takes its title from journalist Kaplan's 11-country trip from the Balkans to "Tartary" (modern-day Turkmenistan), offers lyrical descriptions of the landscapes and insightful vignettes of uncommon clarity. As in his Balkan Ghosts, the author interprets present-day politics through the lens of "national character" and historical simile. In the earlier book, this approach yielded t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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