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- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99
Once known as “Pariahs,? Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India?s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of public anxiety. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, this book follows the conception and evolution of the “Pariah problem? in public... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99
From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi —she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines." A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to... more...
- 'fontis 2014; US$ 14.99
Judith Galblum Pex und ihr Mann John erfüllen sich einen Traum und durchwandern Israel von der ägyptischen Grenze im Süden bis zur libanesischen Grenze ganz im Norden auf dem 950 Kilometer langen "Israel Trail". Während dieser 42-tägigen Wanderung führt Judy Tagebuch. Sie beschreibt nicht nur die Landschaft und die Begegnungen mit Juden, Muslimen,... more...
- Travelers' Tales 2014; US$ 15.95
Jeff Greenwald's classic travelogue follows his quest for the "perfect" Buddha statue. At turns hilarious and moving, his quest features a cast of amazing characters ? from a passionate palmist to a flying lama ?who provide unforgettable glimpses into the daily life and culture of the former kingdom (including a wild ride on Kathmandu?s very first... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) returned to power after eight years of rule by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since taking power, the KMT has faced serious difficulties, as economic growth has been sluggish, society has been polarised over issues of identity and policy, and rapprochement between... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.02
Die Macht des Volkes ist längst zu einer Phrase in Sonntagsreden verkommen. In den westlichen Demokratien herrscht nicht mehr das Volk, sondern das Kapital. Politiker regieren die Bürger, aber Finanzmärkte und Großkonzerne regieren die Politik. Lobbyisten steuern die Gesetzgebung zum Wohl der Großkonzerne, PR-Agenturen machen Kapitalismus-Propaganda,... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In 1949, as the Chinese Civil War was about to enter its final, explosive stage, the small British frigate HMS Amethyst was sent on a dangerous mission up the Yangtze River to protect British citizens in Nanking. En route it was attacked by the Chinese Communists and held hostage on the river for several months before the crew managed to make a daring... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.32
A self-help book for the Scottish psyche Cultural Miserablism: the power of the negative story with no redemption and no escape, that wallows in its own bleakness. Scotland is a small and immensely creative country. The role of the arts and culture is one that many are rightly proud of. But do we portray Scotland in the light we should? There... more...