Recommended books by Tim Marshall

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Product picture for Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the Worldby Tim Marshall
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In this New York Times bestseller, updated for 2016, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram). Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in...
Book cover from Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politicsby Tim Marshall
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THE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER; All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements...but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture.; To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must...
Book cover from A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbolsby Tim Marshall
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Combining keen analysis of current events with world history, Tim Marshall, author of the New York Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography, “one of the best books on geopolitics you could imagine,” (The Evening Standard), explains flags and their symbols—how their power is used to unite and divide populations and intimidate enemies. From the renewed sense of nationalism in China, to troubled identities in Europe and the USA, to the terrifying rise of Islamic State, the world is a...
Book cover from Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flagsby Tim Marshall
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When you see your nation's flag fluttering in the breeze, what do you feel?; For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colours. And still, in the 21st century, we die for them. Flags fly at the UN, on the Arab street, from front porches in Texas. They represent the politics of high power as well as the politics of the mob.; From the renewed sense of nationalism in China, to troubled identities in Europe and the USA, to the...
 
Book cover from Shelby Farms Park: Elevating a City: The Improbable Journey of America’s Great 21st Century Urban Parkby Tom Jones
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This is the unlikely and inspiring story of how a sprawling footprint of a former prison became a leading American park. At 4,500 acres, the Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee, is the largest urban park in the United States--more than five times the size of New York's Central Park. This book about the vision, process, benchmarks and priorities that led to the building of this great park show how people with vision can change a community, and how support from the public can protect land...
Book cover from Floridas Fabulous Spidersby G. B. Edwards
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Presents a guide to a variety of spiders which reside in the state of Florida.
Book cover from Dirty Northern B*st*rds! And Other Tales From The Terraces: The Story of Britains Football Chantsby Tim Marshall
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Perfect for fans of original and engaging sports writing, this is the first intelligent and accessible history of soccer chants in the UK "The tales we tell each other on the terraces create something you cannot see, only feel, but it is very real and it goes very deep. . ."  Soccer chants—spontaneous, witty, tribal, and, sometimes, downright offensive—are the grassroots of the game, from the Premiership all the way down to the Conference, and the sentiments behind the roar when the...
Book cover from Bert and I: and Other Stories from Down Eastby Marshall Dodge
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Marshall Dodge and Bob Bryan began swapping funny Down East stories when they were students at Yale in the 1950s. Their fascination and appreciation for Maine and its people triggered the production of several “Bert and I” records, from which 14 stories were selected for the first edition of this book. Now, eleven more have been added for this expanded second edition. Dodge and Bryan were groundbreaking in their appreciation of the oral tradition and paved the way for contemporary...
Book cover from The STOP: Improving Police and Community Relationsby Mr. Dwayne A Bryant
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Sought-after speaker and master storyteller, Dwayne Bryant delivers a timely message in The STOP to improve police and community relations. With the recent increase of police officers involved in shootings during routine stops and police officers being shot, Bryant created this book to educate youth, parents, teachers and police officers to proactively create Mutual Respect, Shared Responsibility, and Accountability in an effort to Improve Police and Community Relations; thereby helping to heal...
Book cover from Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassinby Tim Siedell
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Eight assassins hired to murder Darth Vader - eight assassins dead. Now the man who enlisted them has hired a ninth assassin, this one more deadly than all the others combined. At the same time, a different threat to the Galactic Empire has made itself known. Darth Vader will follow the threat to its source and encounter an ancient, evil people, with a dark prophecy and a powerful weapon. All the while, the ninth assassin lurks, waiting for the perfect moment to strike!