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  • A Short History of Byzantiumby John Julius Norwich

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 27.18

    With wit, intelligence and his trademark eye for riveting detail, John Julius Norwich has brought together the most important and fascinating events from his trilogy of the rise and fall of the Byzantine empire. more...

  • Grand Centaur Stationby Larry Frolick

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.95

    With the grim determination of an unrepentant rocker, Larry Frolick sets off on a 12,000-mile trek across Central Asia, brooding over the fate of its lost civilizations. From Kiev, Crimean Tartary, and Moscow, through the nomadic homelands of Uzbekistan, Kyrgizstan, Tien-Shan, and finally into distant Mongolia and Siberia, he explores a continent on... more...

  • The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnamby Ira A. Jr. Hunt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 35.00

    Of all the military assignments in Vietnam, perhaps none was more challenging than the defense of the Mekong River Delta region. Operating deep within the Viet Cong--controlled Delta, the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army was charged with protecting the area and its population against Communist insurgents and ensuring the success of the South... more...

  • 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...

  • The Persian Gulf (RLE Iran A)by Arnold Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    This volume records the history of the Persian Gulf from the very earliest records until the 1920s. It records the rise and fall of ancient Empires and discusses the rule of Turks and Arabs. It chronicles the Western maritime nations ? the Portuguese, Dutch, French and British ? outstrip one another in trade and influence. more...

  • The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609by Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) in 1609 is one of the most extraordinary episodes in samurai history and the culmination of centuries of rivalry between the two powers. The defeat of the Shimazu at Sekigahara in 1600, and their need to win favour with the new Shogun,... more...

  • Hanoi Adieuby Mandaley Perkins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 13.79

    Michel L'Herpiniere arrived in Hanoi as a teenager in the years before World War II. He fell in love with the country and the people, but gradually became aware that not all those around him felt the same way. Michel's story, brilliantly recreated by his stepdaughter Mandaley Perkins, is inevitably entwined with the history of Vietnam: the rise of... more...

  • Last Men Outby Bob Drury; Tom Clavin

    Free Press 2011; Not Available

    The monsoon winds swirling up from the South China Sea had doubled in magnitude as Marine Staff Sergeant Mike Sullivan stood on the roof of the American Embassy, watching North Vietnamese artillery pound Saigon?s airport. It was late in the afternoon of April 29, 1975, and for the past eight days the airstrip had been the busiest in the world as flight... more...

  • China in Disintegrationby James E. Sheridan

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    After the 1911 fall of the Manchus came the most hideous breakdown in Chinese history. Sheridan, a Northwestern University scholar, concentrates on the Kuomintang movement of Chiang Kai-shek, insisting that we judge a political force by whether it solves the problems posed to it, not, as Chiang's partisans prefer, by means of what-if's. Sheridan's... more...

  • Among The Believersby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 24.00

    Naipaul?s controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world, hailed by The New Republic as ?the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time.? From the Trade Paperback edition. more...