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Beyond the Oxus: The Central Asians

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; New edition edition (13 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719564131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719564130
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,534,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Well informed and highly illuminating (Guardian)

An intimate and beautifully constructed history - often drawn from eyewitness accounts and unpublished documents - of a region which remains stubbornly obscure (Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year)

A compelling book that lives on after the last page has been turned (Asian Affairs)

This is a fascinating and thoroughly readable account. Rich in drama and detail, it succeeds triumphantly (Tribune)

A work rich in both historical insight and emotional depth, it offers an extraordinarily three-dimensional portrait of a region and its people (Scotsman)

The most significant and thorough book available in English on Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Izbekistan (Irish Times)

At last, Central Asia has the book in English that its importance demands. Monica Whitlock writes attractively, humanely and with considerable sensitivity. This is a compelling account, by someone who knows her subject thoroughly. (John Simpson)

Told in the plain and unegotistical voice of the BBC World Service correspondent, Whitlock offers ... somewhere in which countries can understand themselves through the devotion fo outsiders to local detail. That voice of the true correspondent is most often present in asides, and Whitlock's like her book, are exceptional (Times Literary Supplement)

No formal history contains a better account (Times Literary Supplement)

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'At last, Central Asia has the book in English that its importance demands'

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