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  • Customs and Culture of the Philippinesby Gladys Zabilka

    Tuttle Publishing 1963; US$ 14.95

    " Customs and Culture of the Philippines is a potpourri of tidbits that touches quickly and lightly on just about every aspect of Filipino life?Much of the little book makes surprisingly interesting and easy reading." ? Pacific Travel News Galdys Zabilka, author of Customs and Culture of Okinawa , has once again created an informal and interesting... more...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    John Murray 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 by... more...

  • Foreign Devils on the Silk Roadby Peter Hopkirk

    John Murray 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...

  • The Lost Executionerby Nic Dunlop

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    In Cambodia, between 1975 and 1979, some two million people died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Twenty years later, not one member had been held accountable for the genocide. Haunted by an image of one of them, Comrade Duch, photographer Nic Dunlop set out to bring him to life, and thereby to account. "I needed to understand how a movement that... more...

  • Without You, There Is No Usby Suki Kim

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.00

    A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but... more...

  • Historical Agency and the ?Great Man' in Classical Greeceby Sarah Brown Ferrario

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    Examines the evolution of 'great man theory' in classical Greece, not only in historical writing, but also in popular thought. more...

  • Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Centuryby Hamish McDonald

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Indonesia, a nation of thousands of islands and almost 250 million people, straddles the junction of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has presided over 6 per cent average yearly growth of its economy, to surpass $1 trillion. If this rate continues, Indonesia will join the world?s ten biggest economies in... more...

  • Midnight's Furiesby Nisid Hajari

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 28.00

    Like the Rape of Nanking, the partition of India was a dramatic, bloody crisis that remains a key historical faultline today. more...

  • The Imperial Japanese Armyby Bill Yenne

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The German blitzkrieg stunned the world in 1939-1940, and so too did the Japanese "blitzkrieg" of 1941-1942 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, and Burma. However, the remarkable Japanese land offensive involving operations of equivalent scope and complexity has received only a fraction of the attention. This is the story of that campaign. One... more...

  • Victor Twoby Peter Crossland

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    The Israeli government was persuaded at the last minute not to enter the Gulf War when they were told that it was the SAS who were hunting for Scud missiles and disrupting Iraqi communications. The SAS forces inside Iraq comprised two half-squadrons (30 men each with vehicles) and three much smaller foot patrols, one of which had the call sign, "Bravo... more...