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  • The Hidden History of the Korean Warby I. F. Stone; Mark Crispin Miller; Bruce Cumings

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Journalistic icon I. F. Stone?s courageous, controversial book both raises and answers troubling questions about this forgotten war; now with a new introduction by Bruce Cumings ?Much about the Korean War is still hidden, and much will long remain hidden. I believe I have succeeded in throwing new light on its origins.? ?From the author?s preface... more...

  • Storming the World Stageby Stephen Tankel

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Lashkar-e-Taiba is among the most powerful militants groups in South Asia and increasingly viewed as a global terrorist threat on par with al-Qaeda. Considered Pakistan's most powerful proxy against India, the group gained public prominence after its deadly ten-person suicide assault on Mumbai in November 2008. By the time the last Lashkar terrorist... more...

  • Patriotsby Christian G. Appy

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 20.00

    Christian G. Appy?s monumental oral history of the Vietnam War is the first work to probe the war?s path through both the United States and Vietnam. These vivid testimonies of 135 men and women span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict, from its murky origins in the 1940s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in 1975. Sometimes detached and reflective,... more...

  • Devil's Guardby George R. Elford

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    The personal account of a guerrilla fighter in the French Foreign Legion, reveals the Nazi Battalion's inhumanities to Indochinese villagers. more...

  • A History of Iranby Michael Axworthy

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 18.00

    Although frequently vilified, Iran is a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world. Its political impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbors in the Middle East but also throughout the world. From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the powerful ancient Persian Empires, to... more...

  • English in Singaporeby Lisa Lim; Anne Pakir; Lionel Wee

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 55.00

    This book provides a detailed investigation into the state and status of English in Singapore. These are important barometers of how successful this dynamic society is in its attempt to stay relevant to the world 'outside', even as it insists on portraying itself in terms of a resolutely Asian identity. more...

  • Subaltern Livesby Clare Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This fascinating book uses biographical fragments to shed new light on colonial life and convictism in the nineteenth-century Indian Ocean. more...

  • Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worldsby Hyunhee Park

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived. more...

  • Summer of Blood: The Peasants? Revolt of 1381by Dan Jones

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

    Revolt and upheaval in medieval Britain by a brilliant new narrative historian. ?Summer of Blood? breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381. more...

  • The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malayaby Kah Seng Loh; Edgar Liao; Cheng Tju Lim; Guo Quan Seng

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 62.50

    Using a wealth of material including interviews, official documents, and student writings, the authors recount the rise of newly independent states in postwar Malaya and Singapore through the engagements of a left-wing group of university student activists. The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya brings to life various contemporary... more...