Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The early book is fantastic and exactly what I expected, the middle seems very orientalist and focuses too much on political facts than what the early book promises. The end of the book is roughly as good as the beginning.

In the middle section you can feel the biases and personal opinions of the author come out, something I feel was out of place for such a book.

I do definitely feel that I am now more aware why certain countries are so adamant to lay claim to an area or why they are secure on some sides but not all, and I feel as though this is a priceless benefit to understand modern geopolitics.

I feel as though if all chapters got the same attention to form as the initial chapters, this would definitely be a five star book.

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