Book Review: Robert D. Kaplan, In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond, New York: Random House Publishing, 2016.
Journal Title:NETSOL: New Trends in Social and Liberal Sciences
In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond is an evocative and thought-provoking account of Robert D. Kaplan's past and present ventures into Romania, the Balkans, and the peripheries of Eastern Europe. The book can be thought of as a sequel to his 1993 work, Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History, written in the same settings, methodology, and style of In Europe's Shadow, except that they take place over 30 years apart. It is a unique publication in which the personal experiences of the author are intertwined with historical events, geographical surveys, contemporary issues regarding politics, culture, religion, social tensions, and economics.