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  • Genghis Khanby Frank McLynn

    Random House 2015; US$ 39.98

    Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known, whose empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon? Credited by some with paving the way for... more...

  • Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Centuryby Khaled El-Rouayheb

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book investigates the intellectual currents among Ottoman and North African scholars of the early modern period. more...

  • Leyte 1944by Clayton Chun

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The loss of the Phillipines in 1942 was the worst defeat in American military history. General Douglas MacArthur, the 'Lion of Luzon', was evacuated by order of the President just before the fall, but he vowed to return, and in August 1944 he kept his word when he led the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War to date on the island of Leyte.... more...

  • A Thousand Miles to Freedomby Eunsun Kim; Sébastien Falletti; David Tian

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated. By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Guo Jian; Yongyi Song; Yuan Zhou

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 124.99

    The Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's most populous country, often turning things upside down and undermining the party, government, and army while simultaneously weakening the economy,... more...

  • Asian Juggernautby Brahma Chellaney

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    In Asian Juggernaut , the revelatory and important International Bestseller by Brahma Chellaney, a renowned authority on Asia?s political and economic development offers an incisive and insightful analysis of the region?s pivotal role on the world stage. Examining the rise of China, India, and Japan as preeminent powers and their key position... more...

  • State and Society in the Philippinesby Patricio N. Abinales; Donna J. Amoroso

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 42.99

    This thoughtful book explores the enduring tensions between state and society in the Philippines by tracing its history of state formation and the corresponding conflicts and collaborations between state leaders and social forces. One horn of the dilemma is the persistent inability of the state to provide basic services, guarantee peace and order,... more...

  • Baghdadby Justin Marozzi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    In Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood , celebrated young travelwriter-historian Justin Marozzi gives us a many-layered history of one of the world's truly great cities - both its spectacular golden ages and its terrible disasters 'Justin Marozzi is the most brilliant of the new generation of travelwriter-historians' - Sunday Telegraph... more...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    No other land has captured man's imagination quite like Tibet. Hidden away behind the highest mountains on earth, and ruled over by a mysterious God-king, it was for centuries a land forbidden to all outsiders. In this remarkable and ultimately tragic narrative, Peter Hopkirk recounts the forcible opening up of this medieval Buddhist kingdom... more...

  • Foreign Devils on the Silk Roadby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it travelled precious cargoes of silk, gold and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centres of Buddhist art and learning. In time it began to decline. The traffic slowed, the merchants left and... more...