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- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 10.19
On 8 March, 1965, 3,500 United States Marines of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade made an amphibious landing at Da Nang on the south central coast of South Vietnam, marking the beginning of a conflict that would haunt American politics and society for many years, even after the withdrawal of US forces in 1972. For the people of North Vietnam it... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 15.99
30 stories about ordinary Singaporeans at their best and worst, their joys and griefs and angers, their dreams fulfilled or lost. They are tales about the awesome human condition and the even more awesome human spirit, interweaved with the authors vignettes of her nearly 50 years in Singapore, such as how she came from Malaysia to live in Singapore... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99
China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible guide to why China looks the way it does today, and how it got there. - ;China today is never... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50
Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhis most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Daltons general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in... more...
- Editions Didier Millet 2013; US$ 9.99
Lee Kuan Yew played the pivotal role in Singapore?s transition from British Crown Colony to independent developing nation, and on to the economically powerful and diplomatically influential city-state it is today. Throughout this surprising and at times painful journey, he has proved a charismatic and occasionally controversial leader. Lee is... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99
Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of Lisa Jura Golabek's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport. Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna. But when the Nazis start closing in on the city, life changes irreversibly. Although he has three... more...
- Saqi 2014; US$ 13.11
Syria?s descent into civil war has already claimed an estimated 200,000 lives while more than nine million people have fled their homes. This is now the greatest humanitarian and political crisis of the twenty-first century. In this timely account, John McHugo charts the history of Syria from the First World War to the present and considers why Syria?s... more...
- Casemate 2014; US$ 18.99
Sometimes you do everything right, but it just isnt your day. A part fails and your helicopter comes apart in flight, or, another aircraft runs into you and the pieces of both fall to the ground below, or the enemy gunner pulls the trigger at just the right moment and his rounds find your aircraft in exactly the right spot to take it out of the... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 23.99
Political genius is never without controversy, or without mystery. This is what makes it so interesting and so rare. Is Lee Kuan Yew the feral, authoritarian figure that Western critics claim? Or a stoic pioneer in new approaches to developing a nationuncorrupt, modern, almost scientific? American journalist Tom Plate first interviewed the founder... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 30.99
Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when independence was thrust upon it in 1965. Today the former British trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with one of the world?s highest per capita income. The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore?s charismatic, controversial founding father Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World To... more...