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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00
Righteous Victims , by the noted historian Benny Morris, is a comprehensive and objective history of the long battle between Arabs and Jews for possession of a land they both call home. It appears at a most timely juncture, as the bloody and protracted struggle seems at last to be headed for resolution. With great clarity of vision, Professor Morris... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
A vast region stretching roughly from the Volga River to Manchuria and the northern Chinese borderlands, Central Asia has been called the "pivot of history," a land where nomadic invaders and Silk Road traders changed the destinies of states that ringed its borders, including pre-modern Europe, the Middle East, and China. In Central Asia... more...
- Hong Kong University Press 2009; US$ 50.00
The book seeks to address how movements across cultures shape the different ways in which China and Chineseness have been imagined and represented since the beginning of the last century. In so doing, it aims to offer an overview of the debate about Chineseness as it has emerged in different global locations. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 26.00
In 1928, A.M. Hamilton travelled to Iraqi Kurdistan, having been commissioned to build a road that would stretch from Northern Iraq, through the mountains and gorges of Kurdistan and on to the Iranian border. Now called the Hamilton Road, this was, even by today's standards, a considerable feat of engineering and remains one of the most strategically... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 42.99
"Laos was never really ours after 1954. South Vietnam is and wants to be." -- McGeorge Bundy, Washington, D.C., 1961 "The Americans thought that Vietnam was a war. We knew that Vietnam was our country." -- Luu Doan Huynh, Hanoi, 1999 Twenty-five years after its end, with many records and archives newly opened and many participants now willing... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
The New York Times said of Ronald H. Spector?s classic account of the American struggle against the Japanese in World War II, ?No future book on the Pacific War will be written without paying due tribute to Eagle Against the Sun.? Now Spector has returned with a book that is even more revealing. I n the Ruins of Empire chronicles the startling aftermath... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
National Bestseller One of the Best Books of the Year: New York Times , Washington Post , Los Angeles Times , USA Today , Boston Globe , and Time An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive account of America's conflict with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human costs. Through... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked... more...
- BRILL 2006; US$ 366.00
Including more than 8,000 entries, based upon historical records and surviving inscriptions, this comprehensive work provides information on men and women of the Chinese world who lived at the time of Later (or Eastern) Han, from Liu Xiu, founding Emperor Guangwu (reg. 24-57), to the celebrated warlord Cao Cao (155-220) at the end of the dynasty. more...