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Publication Order of Politics of Place Books

Prisoners of Geography (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Flag Worth Dying For (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divided / The Age of Walls (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of Geography (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Future of Geography (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of TimMarshall Non-Fiction Books

Shadowplay (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Freedom Driven Life (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dirty Northern Bastards! And Other Tales from the Terraces (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Tim Marshall
Tim Marshall was born May 1, 1959 in England. He was educated at Prince Henry’s Grammar School, a state-funded comprehensive school in the market town of Otley, close to Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Originally from Leeds, he arrived at broadcasting from the road less traveled. Not a journalism or media studies graduate, in fact not even a graduate at all, after a totally unsuccessful career as a decorator and painter he worked his way through newsroom night shifts, and some unpaid stints as a researcher and runner before he eventually secured himself a foothold on the first rung of the broadcasting career ladder.

He began his journalistic career reporting for LBC and he was their Paris Bureau Correspondent for three years. Tim’s also reported for the BBC and has written for various national newspapers, and he was Sky News’ longstanding Foreign Affairs Editor then Diplomatic Editor.

Tim, during his twenty-four years at Sky News, reported from thirty countries and covered the events of twelve wars. He’s reported from the United States (covering three US Presidential Elections), Europe, and Asia, as well as from the field in Serbia (during the Balkan wars of the 1990s), Bosnia, and Croatia. One of his most notable moments on Sky News involved a six hour unbroken broadcast during the first Gulf War. He was the final journalist to interview Pakistan’s Benazhir Bhutto ahead of her return from exile and subsequent assassination.

He spent much of the 1999 Kosovo crisis in Belgrade, where he was one of the few western journalists that stayed on to report from one of the main targets of NATO bombing raids. He was also in Kosovo to greet the NATO troops the day that they advanced into Pristina.

Tim’s a reported Leeds United supporter, and a Leeds United logo was visible at his home, on a Politics Live that aired February 22, 2022.

He released an illustrated children’s version called “Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps”, which was nominated for Waterstones Book of the Year. His blog, ‘Foreign Matters’, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2010. For his Iraq War coverage, he was a finalist for the Royal Television Society’s News Event category. He earned finalist certificates for a report on the Mujahideen, in 2007, and in 2004 for “The Desert Kingdom”, his documentary, which featured exclusive access to Crown Prince Abdullah and all of his palaces.

“Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2015. Tim uses ten maps of vital regions in order to better explain the geopolitical strategies of the world powers.

All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. Their decisions are limited by concrete, mountains, rivers, and seas. To better understand news organizations, world events, and other authorities often focus on ideas, political movements, and people, however without geography, we never get the full picture.

Now, in Tim’s relevant and timely book, he examines China, the Middle East, Russia, the USA, Latin America, Japan, Africa, Europe, Korea, Japan, the Arctic, and Greenland: their weather, mountains, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders, in order to provide a better context that’s often missing from our political reportage—how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their vulnerabilities and strengths and the choices made by their leaders.

Marshall, in ten, up-to-date maps of every region, explains in engaging and clear prose the complicated geopolitical strategies of these crucial areas of the globe. Why will Europe never be united? What does it mean that Russia must have a navy, yet has frozen ports six months every year? How could this affect Putin’s treatment of Ukraine? How’s China’s future constrained by its own geography? Why will America never get invaded? Shining a light on the unavoidable physical realities which shape each of our endeavors and aspirations, this book is the critical guide to one of the major (and the most often overlooked) determining factors in all of world history.

“Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2018. Walls are going up. Identity politics and nationalism are on the rise yet again. Thousands of barriers and fences have been erected in the previous ten years, and they’re redefining our political landscape.

There’re many reasons why we erect walls, since we’re divided in various ways: politics, race, wealth, and religion. In Europe the ruptures of the previous decade threaten not just European unity, however in some countries liberal democracy itself. In the USA, the rationale for the Mexican border wall taps into the fear which the USA won’t be a white majority country in the course of this century. In China, the Party’s need to keep the divisions contained wrought by capitalism is going to define the nation’s future.

Understanding the things that have divided us, present and past, is essential to comprehending a lot of what goes on in the world today. Covering Palestine and Israel, China, the Middle East, the USA, the Indian Subcontinent, the UK, and Europe, Tim resents an unflinching and gripping analysis of the fault lines which are going to shape our world for years to come.

“The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2021. Marshall, in this revelatory new book, explores ten regions which are set to shape global politics in a new age of great power rivalry: the UK, Turkey, Australia, Iran, Greece, the Sahel, Saudi Arabia, Space, Ethiopia, and Spain.

Learn why Europe’s next refugee crisis is a lot closer than even it thinks while trouble is brewing in the Sahel; why the eastern Mediterranean is one of the most volatile flashpoints of the twenty-first century; why the Middle East has to look beyond sand and oil in order to secure its own future; and why the Earth’s atmosphere is set to become the world’s next battleground.

Delivered with Tim’s trademark insight and wit, this is a gripping and lucid exploration of the power of geography to shape humanity’s past, present, as well as its future.

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