Books The Silk Roads A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan Hardcover, 645 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $30 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Silk RoadsSubtitleA New History of the WorldAuthorPeter Frankopan Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Looks at how the Asian Silk Roads have acted as a crucible of culture throughout history, capturing the importance of these networks that linked the Atlantic with the Pacific, the Mediterranean with India, and America with the Persian Gulf. Genres: Travel Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Silk Roads Author Interviews An Ancient Route Rolls On: Questions For Author Of 'The Silk Roads' April 8, 2016 It's been centuries since camel caravans crisscrossed Eurasia along the Silk Roads. Now historian Peter Frankopan's new book puts the fabled roads at the center of a new view of world history.