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  • A Death in Jerusalemby Kati Marton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    On the evening of September 17, 1948, a car carrying Count Folke Bernadotte, the first United Nations?appointed mediator in the Middle East, traveled up a narrow Jerusalem street. As the car shifted gears for the climb toward the New City, an Israeli Army jeep nosed into the road, forcing Bernadotte?s car and the two following him to come to a full... more...

  • A History of Modern Libyaby Dirk Vandewalle

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This updated edition of the history of Libya charts developments since 2005 through civil war and Qadhafi's demise. more...

  • The 1967 Arab-Israeli Warby Wm Roger Louis; Avi Shlaim

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Two veteran scholars of the Middle East bring together experts in their fields to reassess the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Iranian Historyby Touraj Daryaee

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 52.99 US$ 45.57

    The Oxford Handbook of the History of Iran proceeds chronologically through the history of Iran, from ancient times to the present. This reliable and accessible collection of essays can serve as an introduction to the field of Iranian studies and a useful review for practicing scholars. more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    ?Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar?s stands out?.A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.? ? The Economist In Tinderbox , India?s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their... more...

  • Colonial Childhoodsby Satadru Sen

    Anthem Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    An exploration of the shaping of childhood in the colonial period. more...

  • City of Heavenly Tranquillityby Jasper Becker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.50

    The great city of Beijing, capital of China from the ninth century, and given its form for five hundred years by the Ming Dynasty, was for a millennium one of the most extraordinary places on earth. At a time when London, Paris, or Rome had only several hundred thousand residents, Beijing held over a million. This book tells the history of this great... more...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Via Portsby Alexander Grantham

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 25.00

    Sir Alexander Grantham was Governor of Hong Kong from 1947 to 1957, one of the most dramatic decades in the city’s history. This was a time of rapid reconstruction after World War II and growing prosperity. But civil war and revolution in China posed new challenges to the precarious British colony and tested Grantham’s skills as a diplomat.... more...

  • Village of Ben Sucby Jonathan Schell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 10.00

    BEN SUC was a relatively prosperous farming village thirty miles from Saigon, on the edge of the Iron Triangle, the formidable Vietcong stronghold.  It had been ?pacified? many times, but because of security leaks no Vietcong were ever captured, and it always reverted to them.  Therefore on January 8, 1967, American forces launched a surprise assault... more...