Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan

Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan

Dark Shadows is a compelling portrait of Kazakhstan, a country that is little known in the West. Strategically located in the heart of Central Asia, sandwiched between Vladimir Putin's Russia, its former colonial ruler, and Xi Jinping's China, this vast oil-rich state is carving out its place in the world as it contends with its own complex past and present. Journalist Joa Dark Shadows is a compelling portrait of Kazakhstan, a country that is little known in the West. Strategically located in...

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Title:Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan
Author:Joanna Lillis
Rating:
Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1784538612
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan Reviews

  • Cheryl
    Jan 05, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Yalí
    Jan 11, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Red Morgan
    Nov 20, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • John
    Oct 31, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Columbus
    Nov 20, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Sarah
    Nov 21, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Rajat Ubhaykar
    Oct 30, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Mjspice
    Nov 20, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Expanding Bookshelf
    Nov 20, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Jamie-Lee
    Nov 21, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Seamus
    Apr 23, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Bernard
    Feb 27, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Adam Maisel
    Feb 26, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Stephanie Ash
    Nov 21, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Don Gorman
    Apr 25, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Patrick Paterson
    Oct 30, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Tim
    Oct 04, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Douglas
    Apr 16, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Nora
    Nov 20, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Anne
    Mar 02, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Jelmer
    Nov 21, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • YiYang
    Mar 22, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Joy
    Nov 20, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Sean Jackowitz
    Mar 06, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Jonathan Chen
    Feb 15, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Klaudia
    Oct 30, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Kate
    Mar 17, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Michael
    Feb 10, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Barbara Allen
    Feb 23, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Francisco Olmos
    Feb 04, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Pearse Anderson
    Aug 04, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Anna
    Nov 20, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Katie
    Apr 12, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Elizabeth
    Feb 25, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

  • Phil
    Jun 27, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Paige McCue
    Nov 21, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Nolen Deibert
    Mar 30, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Livia
    Nov 20, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Morgan
    Nov 09, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Alec
    Nov 06, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Kylie Walker
    Nov 02, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • James
    Oct 30, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • e.
    Nov 21, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Marren Haneberg
    Feb 10, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

  • Anna
    Jan 05, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

  • Za Abdiyeva
    Nov 04, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Victoria Lisek
    Nov 06, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Brendan
    Aug 15, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Jasper
    Oct 30, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Natalie Loretta
    Nov 18, 2018

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Casey Michel
    Jan 23, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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  • Callie
    Mar 21, 2019

    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means somet...

    This was interesting but at times it felt repetitive. ...

    I learned a lot about Kazakhstan by reading this book. Each chapter provides a glimpse into issues that could each have a book written about them: corruption, human rights, freedom of speech, nuclear testing, Aral Sea, to name a few. Lillis didn't seem to have an agenda with her report...

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