NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. If you’ve ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China’s power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here.
In ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and the Arctic), Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.