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- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 40.00
Col. Ha Mai Viet presents a historically accurate and detailed account of the Vietnam War from the perspective of the South Vietnamese armor forces. Highly decorated for his valor and leadership of the armored units, the author spent ten years documenting what went on so he could offer an analysis of the war based on facts. He interviewed hundreds... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 38.95
In The Best and the Brightest , David Halberstam described Rufus Phillips as a man one could trust telling President Kennedy during the Vietnam War about the failures of the Strategic Hamlet Program, 'in itself a remarkable moment in the American bureaucracy, a moment of intellectual honesty.' With that same honesty, Phillips gives an extraordinary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (c. 3500?500 bc) in a single work. Liverani draws upon over 25 years? worth of experience and this personal odyssey has enabled him to retrace the history of the peoples of the Ancient Near East. The history of the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians and more is meticulously detailed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
Using the case study of the Kadazan of Sabah, a region in the Malaysian section of Borneo, this book examines national, ethnic and local identities in post-colonial states. It shows the importance of the connection between lived experience and identity and belonging, and by doing so, provides a deeper and fuller explanation of the apparently contradictory... more...
- Westview Press 2013; US$ 29.99
Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics of the region, the text also dedicates chapters specifically to the history, religions, and economies of countries in the Persian (Arabian)... more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99
The Central Intelligence Agency?s reputation in the Middle East today has been marred by waterboarding and drone strikes, yet in its earliest years the agency was actually the region?s staunchest western ally. In America's Great Game , celebrated intelligence historian Hugh Wilford reveals how three colorful CIA operatives—Kermit and Archie Roosevelt,... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 20.00
Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong are widely regarded as the most eloquent, insightful writers on contemporary Tibet. Their reportage on the economic exploitation, environmental degradation, cultural destruction and political subjugation that plague the increasingly Han Chinese-dominated Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is as powerful as it is profound,... more...