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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her work, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Barbara Tuchman, explores the complex relationship of Britain to Palestine that led to the founding of the modern Jewish state--and to many of the problems that plague the Middle East today. "Barbara Tuchman is a wise and witty writer, a shrewd... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 20.00
This is a most honest, balanced and tactful attempt to promote self-reflection and self-understanding in two nations involved in a brutal genocide. If you are a Lithuanian or a Jew, after reading this book you have no other choice but to redefine your personal identity in order to answer the questions: What does it mean to be a Lithuanian? What... more...
- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 18.99
`Whoever lives in our country, speaks our language, is brought up in our culture and takes pride in our glory is one of us.' Thus ran a declaration of modern leaders of Arab states. But what exactly is an Arab, and what has been their place in the course of human history?In this well-established classic, Professor Lewis examines the key issues... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99
In this impressive synthesis, William Harris narrates the history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. He offers a fresh perspective on the antecedents of modern multi-communal Lebanon, tracing the consolidation of Lebanon's Christian, Muslim, and Islamic derived sects from their origins between the sixth and eleventh... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11
Still recruited from the Pathan tribes that live in the no-man's land between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Khyber Rifles continue to stand guard over this area, one of the world's most volatile borders. For more than a century, these gallant poachers turned gamekeepers fought for the British Raj against their own kith and kin, but to date nothing... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the Old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down.... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 32.00
Following the North Korean assault on the Republic of Korea in June of 1950, the invaders captured more than a thousand American soldiers and brutally executed hundreds more. American prisoners who survived their initial moments of captivity faced months of neglect, starvation, and brutal treatment as their captors marched them north toward prison... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 40.98
Hauptbeschreibung Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der 1853 gegründeten Familienzeitschrift Die Gartenlaube. Mittels einer quantitativen Inhaltsanalyse von vier Jahrgängen (à 52 Ausgaben) im Zeitraum von fünfzig Jahren soll gezeigt werden, inwieweit bestimmte nationale, regionale und internationale Themen von den Medien des "langen 19.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95
This important new text examines the crucial social and cultural factors associated with the rise of the Asia- Pacific region at the end of the Twentieth Century. It takes a close look at those areas which have affected the everyday life of the people most directly. These include: * the family * gender relations and the position of women * religion... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95
"There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...