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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00
The recent reopening of Iraq’s National Museum attracted worldwide attention, underscoring the country’s dual image as both the cradle of civilization and a contemporary geopolitical battleground. A sweeping account of the rich history that has played out between these chronological poles, From Mesopotamia to Iraq looks back through... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 13.99
From its obscure origins as a fishing village along a marshy estuary, Tokyo grew into one of the world's largest and most culturally vibrant metropolises. For all its modernity and craving for the new, it is a city impregnated with the past. In the backstreets of districts that have inspired the setting for science fiction novels are wooden temples,... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Spider Eaters is at once a moving personal story, a fascinating family history, and a unique chronicle of political upheaval told by a Chinese woman who came of age during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. With stunning honesty and a lively, sly humor, Rae Yang records her life from her early years as the daughter of Chinese diplomats... more...
- Hurst 2010; US$ 14.50
This is the autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, a senior former member of the Taliban. His memoirs, translated from Pashto, are more than just a personal account of his extraordinary life. My Life with the Taliban offers a counter-narrative to the standard accounts of Afghanistan since 1979. Zaeef describes growing up in rural poverty in Kandahar province.... more...
- Bitingduck Press 2000; US$ 2.99
"In the evening they took us to the railroad station. They told us not to speak to anyone or even to one another. We were mute and deaf. There was a notice with our passports that explained we could not speak. This was the most excruciating train ride. We had to keep from talking and giving ourselves away. Every time someone opened the door of... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the Old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down.... more...
- Free Press 2007; US$ 7.99
"Blood flows over my left hand and I lose my grip on his hair. His head snaps back against the floor. In an instant, his fists are pummeling me. I rock from his counterblows. He lands one on my injured jaw and the pain nearly blinds me. He connects with my nose, and blood and snot pour down my throat. I spit blood between my teeth and scream with him.... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 16.99
Between 1825 and 1831 close to 200 Britons and 1000 Aborigines died violently in Tasmania?s Black War. It was by far the most intense frontier conflict in Australia?s history, yet many Australians know little about it. The Black War takes a unique approach to this historic event, looking chiefly at the experiences and attitudes of those who took part... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 44.10
Hauptbeschreibung Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der 1853 gegründeten Familienzeitschrift Die Gartenlaube. Mittels einer quantitativen Inhaltsanalyse von vier Jahrgängen (à 52 Ausgaben) im Zeitraum von fünfzig Jahren soll gezeigt werden, inwieweit bestimmte nationale, regionale und internationale Themen von den Medien des "langen 19.... more...