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  • A Short History of Byzantiumby John Julius Norwich

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; Not Available

    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...

  • City of Heavenly Tranquillityby Jasper Becker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Hanoi Adieuby Mandaley Perkins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 17.07

    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...

  • 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...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    John Murray 2012; US$ 23.48

    'A rich harvest of harrowing adventures recounted in fascinating detail' Daily Telegraph more...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    John Murray 2012; Not Available

    'A rich harvest of harrowing adventures recounted in fascinating detail' Daily Telegraph more...

  • The Korean Warby Max Hastings

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.44

    `A brilliant and compelling book which must rank, even by the standards Max Hastings has set, as a masterpiece' Professor Michael Howard, London Review of Books On 25 June 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts of our battle-scarred century. The seemingly limitless power... more...