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  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention... more...

  • The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Mattersby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." In fact,... 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...

  • A Thousand Miles to Freedomby Eunsun Kim; Sébastien Falletti; David Tian

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated. By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's... more...

  • The Raj at Warby Yasmin Khan

    Random House 2015; US$ 39.98

    The Second World War was not fought by Britain alone. India produced the largest volunteer army in world history:over 2 million men. But, until now, there has never been a comprehensive account of India's turbulent home front and the nexus between warfare and India?s society. At the heart of The Raj at War are the many lives and voices of ordinary... 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...

  • The River of Lost Footstepsby Thant Myint-U

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma--through sanctions and tourist boycotts--only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship. But what do we really know about Burma and its history? And what can Burma's past... more...