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- Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 9.95
Indians! Pirates! Rebels! Blockade Runners! Smugglers! Murder! Beaches! Beauty Contests! Hurricanes! These are all a part of the colorful history of an island city that once called itself ?The Free State of Galveston.? Located at a natural harbor on the northeastern part of a thirty-mile-long sand barrier island, the city dates its beginning from... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29
China?s ambition is to rise peacefully. Avoiding fierce conflicts with its Asian neighbors is essential to this goal. Jonathan Holslag makes a brilliant case for the geopolitical dilemma facing the rising China, and his argument that China will likely enter into major conflict with Asia is compelling and thoughtful. Both Chinese experts and decision-makers... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 1983; US$ 13.99
About the Book The text takes the reader systematically through the wedding of Babas to Nyonyas in full traditional style. Beginning with the matchmaking process and ending with post-nuptial parties, Cheo Kim Ban discusses the significance and beauty of each ritual, highlighting the symbolism behind the paraphernalia used. The author also traces, wherever... more...
- MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 9.99
Complete interlinked edition. Includes contemporary maps, timelines, family trees, coinage, and units of measure, as well as modern view of history and analysis of Josephus works. Josephus fought the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War as a Jewish military leader in Galilee. After the the Romans invaded, killing thousands, Josephus and one of his... more...
- Simon Pulse 2011; US$ 7.99
What is death all about? What is life all about? So wonders thirteen-year-old Elli Friedmann as she fights for her life in a Nazi concentration camp. A remarkable memoir, I Have Lived a Thousand Years is a story of cruelty and suffering, but at the same time a story of hope, faith, perseverance, and love. It wasn?t long ago that Elli led... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95
Saudi Arabia provides a clear, concise yet analytical account of the development of the Saudi state. It details the country?s historical and religious background, its oil rentier economy and its international role, showing how they interact to create the dynamics of the contemporary Saudi state. The development of the state is traced through three... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
Including a new preface that discusses the Iranian mood during and after the June 2009 presidential election and subsequent protests, this is an intimate look at a paradoxical country from a uniquely qualified journalist. The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Hooman Majd offers perspective on Iran's complex and... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99
Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 27.95
Palestine is disappearing - fulfilling the objectives of Israel's founding fathers. This book exposes the dismal failure of the Israeli left, human rights organisations and the global media to hold Israel to account. It is a controversial analysis of one of the conflicts in contemporary world politics. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00
The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut their story from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving only a hint of a father?s legacy for his daughters. The queens of the Silk Route turned their father?s conquests into the world?s first truly... more...