Baker & Taylor Looks at the history and culture of the diverse countries of Central Asia.
Book News Veteran US journalist Meyer, coauthor of Tournament of shadows: the great game and race for empire in Central Asia (1999), seeks to educate Americans in the post-9/11 terrorist war context about the history of a perennial "hotspot" that has long viewed the US as an empire. Includes a map of Asia and photos of US, British, and Soviet players in the region. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer In The Dust of Empire, Karl E. Meyer examines the historical impact of the Western encounter with Central Asia's fragile and volatile nations. Blending scholarship with reportage, Meyer provides detail about regions and people now of urgent concern to America: the five Central Asian republics, the Caspian and the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and long-dominant Russia.