In this ground-breaking new book, George R Mitchell travels around some of the most divided and war-torn countries on the planet. From Israel and Palestine to as close to home as Belfast, unrecognised and invalidated Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus to Russia and the borders of the EU, George has spent three years gathering photographs, firsthand accounts of war and despair and interviews with the people of these countries to provide a precious insight into what it’s really like to live on one of Mankind’s Great Divides.
|Title||Mankind's Great Divides|
|Author||George R Mitchell|
GEORGE R MITCHELL was born in Aberdeen and currently writes narrative travel columns for DC Thomson publishers. He doesn’t do tourism – he travels what he calls ‘off-grid’, getting under the skin of a country, its culture and its people. To date he has travelled extensively in around 80 countries. His most annoyingly wonderful, frustrating and fascinating country to be in, is Russia.
Mankind’s Great Divides is his first non-fiction book.
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Is it Israeli 'aggression' or Palestinian 'terrorism'? Was Kiev's Maidan revolution made by innocent pro-democracy protesters or right-wing fascists? Were armed groups in Northern Ireland 'terrorists' or 'freedom fighters'? Is Crimea Ukrainian or Russian? Those we have seen streaming into the EU and using the open borders of Schengen to go where they please, are they refugees or illegal migrants?
Rarely are such issues simply black or white.
George R Mitchell goes off grid in some of the most divided countries on the planet. From Israel and Palestine to Belfast, unrecognised and invalidated Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus to Russia and the borders of the EU, George has spent three years gathering photographs and hearing first-hand accounts of war and despair to provide a precious insight into what it's really like to live on one of Mankind's Great Divides.
In today's current 'post-truth' society, Mankind's Great Divides is an immediate and personal account of the sorry state of our world.
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CHAPTER ONE: Israel/Palestine
CHAPTER TWO: The Caucasus
CHAPTER THREE: Crimea
CHAPTER FOUR: Kosovo
CHAPTER FIVE: Cyprus
CHAPTER SIX: Transnistria
CHAPTER SEVEN: Ceuta and Melilla
CHAPTER EIGHT: Belfast
CHAPTER NINE: Schengen
CHAPTER TEN: Today’s Russia