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  • The Aquariums of Pyongyangby Kang Chol-Hwan; Pierre Rigoulot

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 13.11

    Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the 'hermit kingdom' and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labour, frequent public executions and near-starvation rations. Kang eventually escaped to South Korea via China to give testimony to the... more...

  • Life in Georgian Britainby Michael St John Parker

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90

    The eighteenth century laid the foundations for Britain's worldwide empire and economic prosperity. It was a period of great contrasts: between poverty and wealth, elegance and riotous ribaldry. more...

  • A Higher Callby Adam Makos

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.92

    Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's tail - the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze... more...

  • The Long Way Homeby David Laskin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ? The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer?. Deeply compelling.? ? Douglas Brinkley ?Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.? ? Erik Larson The author of the award-winning The Children?s... more...

  • Nanking 1937: Memory and Healingby Robert Sabella; Feifei Li; David Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In recent years the international community has begun to scrutinize and, in many cases, condemn the atrocities that took place at Nanking in late 1937. This is all part of a larger worldwide movement in which both nations and multinational groups are attempting to reach closure regarding past atrocities and inhumanities. As represented by the contributors... more...

  • A Winter in Indiaby Archibald B. Spens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    A charming travelogue set in the British Raj, A Winter in India presents a fascinating journey across people, customs, languages, cities, monuments, and landscapes. Spens? thrilling and amusing anecdotes and multifarious experiences ? of the rugged Khyber Pass and its tribes, the military history and the Mutiny of 1857 at Kanpur and Lucknow, religion... more...

  • Jerusalem 1913by Amy Dockser Marcus

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    "A richly insightful, highly readable, and acutely felt offering, one that is also critical and even handed . . . a page-turning, heartbreaking narrative." - San Francisco Chronicle "Marcus masterfully brings a Jerusalem of almost a century ago to pungent life, and her political dissection of the era is lucid." - Publishers Weekly more...

  • The Gateby Francois Bizot

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    The New York Times ?It possesses such truth of feeling, such clarity and conviction of narrative, such a wealth of image and adventure, and such depths of long-held passion that I do believe it is indeed that rarest thing: a classic.? ? John le Carré , from the Foreword ?A deeply unsettling account of a particular ordeal that suggests larger questions:... more...

  • An Introduction to Literary Ottomanby Korkut Bugday

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.95

    This represents the first modern introduction to literary Ottoman available in English. The author has devised this textbook to provide a course of lessons, readings and exercises to take the student from beginner to intermediate level. The book features numerous readings taken from historiography, historical, literary, journalistic and legal sources... more...

  • The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)by Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner

    BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00

    This social history of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) sheds new light on the interplay between political and academic leaders and academic organization in the Reform era (1978 - ), and provides new insights into the changing character of the Chinese Communist Party in academic life.? more...