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The Age of Walls


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Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than twenty-five years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that worked for the BBC. He has reported from forty countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics and A Flag Worth Dying For. He has written for The Times (London), The Sunday Times (London), The Guardian, The Independent, and Daily Telegraph, and his blog Foreign Matters was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2010. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site


"Marshall is a skilled explainer of the world as it is, and geography buffs will be pleased by his latest." --Kirkus Reviews
"A timely and exhilarating clamber over the walls of history." --Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads

"A readable primer to many of the biggest problems facing the world." --Daily Express (UK)
"Accomplished, well researched and pacey ... for anyone who wants to look beyond the headlines and explore the context of some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, it is a fascinating and fast read" --City AM (UK)
Praise for Tim Marshall and the New York Times Bestseller Prisoners of Geography
"[Marshall] writes with the cool drollery that characterized the work of Christopher Hitchens or Simon Winchester." --USA Today
"Fans of geography, history and politics (and maps) will be enthralled."
--Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Marshall's insistence on seeing the world through the lens of geography compels a fresh way of looking at maps--not just as objects for orientation or works of art, but as guideposts to the often thorny relations between nations."
--New York Times Book Review
"Marshall is excellent on some of the highways and byways of geopolitics."
--Financial Times
"An incisive, meticulous survey of humanity's physical barriers...this enlightening shred assessment of the walls that separate us proves that there is actually far more that unites us." --Booklist, starred review

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