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- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 22.00
It focuses on the role of miscommunication in the financial crises of developing nations. By examining the determinants of Asia's financial crisis of 1997-98, it demonstrates why developing democracies are vulnerable to breakdowns in communication and outlines the disastrous consequences of such breakdowns. more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the true history of the discord between Israel and Palestine with surprising results Though the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict have traditionally been traced to the British Mandate (1920-1948) that ended with the creation of the Israeli state, a new generation of scholars has taken the investigation... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later Bizot became the intermediary between the now victorious Khmer Rouge and the occupants of the besieged French embassy in Phnom Penh, eventually leading a desperate... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 116.00
Exploring the military, legal, social and literary aspects of ancient warfare, this book examines the multifaceted nature of the siege phenomenon in the ancient Near East. It incorporates lexical study and military thinking and focuses on the technology of warfare and human behavior in a state of emergency. more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.95
It is a wonder of the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists journey to the Great Wall of China, and a myriad of photographs have made it familiar to millions more. Yet its story remains mysterious and steeped in myth. In this riveting account, John Man travels the entire length of the Great Wall and across two millennia to find the... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
In Asian Juggernaut , the revelatory and important International Bestseller by Brahma Chellaney, a renowned authority on Asia?s political and economic development offers an incisive and insightful analysis of the region?s pivotal role on the world stage. Examining the rise of China, India, and Japan as preeminent powers and their key position... more...
- Hyperion 2007; US$ 17.99
David Halberstam's magisterial and thrilling The Best and the Brightest was the defining book for the Vietnam War. More than three decades later, Halberstam used his unrivalled research and formidable journalistic skills to shed light on another dark corner in our history: the Korean War. The Coldest Winter is a successor to The Best and the Brightest,... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 55.00
In this engrossing cultural history of baseball in Taiwan, Andrew D. Morris traces the game?s social, ethnic, political, and cultural significance since its introduction on the island more than one hundred years ago. Introduced by the Japanese colonial government at the turn of the century, baseball was expected to ?civilize? and modernize Taiwan?s... more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 13.34
China's Great Wall north of Beijing is one of the world's most famous sights. Millions every year climb the line of stone snaking over mountains. We all feel we know the Wall. But we are wrong. It is too big, too varied, too complex to be captured by a few images or a day-trip. Myths surround it. Many believe that the stone barrier marches across... more...