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- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00
In late June 2005, media sources recounted the tragic story of nineteen U.S. special operations personnel who died at the hands of insurgent / terrorist leader Ahmad Shah- and the lone survivor of Shah's ambush-deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The harrowing events of Operation Red Wings marked an important-yet widely misreported-chapter... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00
Deng Xiaoping has generally been given the credit for the reforms of the late 1970s that put China on the path to spectacular economic growth and development, a process that has turned it into one of the greatest powers of the twenty-first century. His ?Four Modernisations? - reform in agriculture, industry, military, science and technology - unveiled... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 32.00
Inventing Lebanon examines the history behind an idea: a new polity of ?Greater Lebanon?. It shows how, under the powerful influence of the French Mandate, various groups of the local elite attempted to create what amounted to a new Lebanese nationalism, carving the state into Maronite Christian, Sunni and Shiite power bases. The results only accentuated... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95
In The Japanese Mind , Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
A frequently hilarious but revealing selection of brief letters to The Times newspaper spanning 70 years which reveal the opinions, prejudices, class structure, customs and strange practices of readers who were moved to write in. <><> more...
- Black & White Publishing 1990; US$ 7.28
Glasgow Walks is the essential guide to the city, providing an introduction to Glasgow?s history and culture as it leads the walker through this city of contrasts. The step-by-step commentary and specially commissioned maps and illustrations highlight many of the unique aspects of Glasgow?s style and character: taking you from the mediŠval splendour... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities, aggravated by still unresolved territorial disputes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
The work focuses on a subaltern local sovereignty movement called "Telangana" in India. Over the last ten years, this movement has engaged in a massive political mobilization, including strikes, rallies, work stoppages, occupation of public spaces, electoral contests, 200 and more political suicides and media battles. But, interestingly enough, notwithstanding... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 30.00
A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and former president of the Republic of China. As head of the Taiwanese government from 1988 to 2000, Lee managed, without violence or major civil unrest, to reform the authoritarian state into a constitutional... more...