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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
This book examines North Korea?s nuclear diplomacy over a long time period from the early 1960s, setting its dangerous brinkmanship in the wider context of North Korea?s military and diplomatic campaigns to achieve its political goals. It argues that the last four decades of military adventurism demonstrates Pyongyang?s consistent, calculated use... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95
Originally published as the second half of the one volume work, China: A History, which spans from 10,000 BCE to 2009, China: A History, Volume 2 covers the history of China from 1644-2009, from the Great Qing Empire through the Peopleā??s Republic of China of today. "A solid, clearly written and up-to-date account of China's dynastic history,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00
This book analyzes the development of the Israeli economy in its historical context. more...
- Random House 2009; US$ 12.78
During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 17.99
A Vietnamese Bicycle Days by a stunning new voice in American letters. Andrew X. Pham dreamed of becoming a writer. Born in Vietnam and raised in California, he held technical jobs at United Airlines-and always carried a letter of resignation in his briefcase. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people."... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 16.00
Clinging to a rugged hillside in the lush valley of Sparta lies Mistra, one of the most dramatically beautiful Byzantine cities in Greece, a place steeped in history, myth and romance. Following the Frankish conquest of the Peloponnese in the 13th century, William II of Villehardouin built a great castle on a hill near Sparta that later came to be... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98
Although written over four hundred years after Alexander's death, Arrian's account of the man and his achievements is the most reliable we have. Arrian's own experience as a military commander gave him unique insights into the life of the world's greatest conqueror. He tells of Alexander's violent suppression of the Theban rebellion, his defeat... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99
How could the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) not only survive but even thrive, regaining the support of many Chinese citizens after the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989? Why has popular sentiment turned toward anti-Western nationalism despite the anti-dictatorship democratic movements of the 1980s? And why has China been more assertive toward the... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 23.99
Despite its impressive size and population, economic vitality, and drive to upgrade its military, China remains a vulnerable nation surrounded by powerful rivals and potential foes. Understanding China?s foreign policy means fully appreciating these geostrategic challenges, which persist even as the country gains increasing influence over its neighbors.... more...