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- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 12.95
In a single short book as elegant as it is wise, Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan?s history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm mutated... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00
Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politbureau or an activist like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a democratic manifesto? Is China?s future to be found amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral campaign in Taiwan or in the maneuvers by which ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of... more...
- Penguin Group Inc. 2007; US$ 15.00
A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West Ian Buruma 's Murder in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a book with the intimacy and narrative control of a crime novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. On a cold November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the celebrated... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 14.95
For eight years the president of the United States was a born-again Christian, backed by well-organized evangelicals who often seemed intent on erasing the church-state divide. In Europe, the increasing number of radicalized Muslims is creating widespread fear that Islam is undermining Western-style liberal democracy. And even in polytheistic Asia,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00
From Naipaul?s India to the last days of Hong Kong, and from the ghosts of Pearl Harbor to Benazir Bhutto, Buruma delivers an engaging and incisive look at the ways East and West understand?and misunderstand?each other. At home in both worlds, Buruma traverses the realms of journalism, literary criticism, and political analysis, to examine the dialogue... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00
"Imaginative, original--wittily written."-- The Washington Post Book World To some, England has long represented tolerance, reason, and political moderation. To others, it is a moribund bastion of snobbery and outdated tradition. In this lively and diverting social history, noted author Ian Buruma, himself the son of Dutch immigrants to England,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 14.00
This ?grandly illuminating study of two centuries of anti-Western ideas? ( Foreign Affairs ) traces the historical roots of a virulent set of stereotypes about Westerners and the West, a cluster of notions and prejudices that Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit call Occidentalism. The path does not lead back to Islam but, in fact, back to the West itself.... more...
- Overlook 2012; US$ 10.99
Rudolf Hoess was the notorious Commandant of Auschwitz. Imprisoned and awaiting execution after the war, Hoess wrote a long memoir, a self- serving account of his life and approaches to management. The amoral sensibility Hoess displayed regarding all that went on in the charnal factory where the industrialization of death was practiced--where probably... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
?I like the surprise of the curtain going up, revealing what?s behind it.? ?John Schlesinger The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema?s most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in Conversations with John Schlesinger , acclaimed writer Ian Buruma, Schlesinger?s nephew, reveals the director?s private world in a series of in-depth... more...