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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 $1 trillion. If this rate continues, Indonesia will join the world?s ten biggest economies in... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 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...
- 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...