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Sinews of War and Trade (Verso) 5 stars

On the map of global trade, China is now the factory of the world. A …

Sinews of war and trade, a nice introduction to global shipping

5 stars

This book is a pleasure to read and dense with history about the Arabian peninsula and the surrounding area. The narrative is thematic rather than chronological, so there are chapters on labor, ports, and wars which go over the same periods but with different views. The author's own trips help bring the vessels to life.