Book Club – March 30th

February 27, 2021By

Dear members,

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? The IWCR Book Club gest together monthly to learn something new, bond with members, catch up with friends, and meet new people.

Please join the Book Club next month to discuss “Prisoners of Geography” by Tim Marshall. This best-selling non-fiction book describes world politics by using ten maps of crucial regions to explain how maps shape global politics. This is a concise and useful primer for a guide to one of the major determining factors in world affairs.

All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements – but if you don’t know geography, you’ll never have the full picture.

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), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, 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.

It’s time to put the ‘geo’ back into geopolitics.

  • When: March 30th in Zoom.
  • Book of the month: Prisoners of Geography
  • How: Virtual

We will read the book during the month, and listen and discuss the book during the last week of the month in the book club.

This club is for anyone who loves to read and socialise. Please register via memberplanet, and to find out the details about the venue to meet.

If you’re interested in joining us, please email Connie Cortright –

Best wishes
The book club team

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