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  • Thunder Runby David Zucchino

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 10.92

    Thunder Run is the story of how, with fewer than a thousand men, and facing dug-in Iraqi forces, the Second ('Tusker') Brigade of the Third Infantry Division punched a hole through the heart of Baghdad with a high-speed charge to Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace and Republican Guard headquarters. The product of dozens of interviews with commanders... more...

  • The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empireby Randall James Sasaki

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    In The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire , Randall Sasaki provides a starting point for understanding the technology of the failed Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281 CE, as well as the history of shipbuilding in East Asia. He has created a timber category database, analyzed methods of joinery, and studied contemporary approaches to shipbuilding... more...

  • Peaks on the Horizonby Charlie Carroll

    Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Charlie Carroll?s obsession began with his chance discovery of Seven Years in Tibet in the ďAdult Reading? section of his grade school library. The battered hardcover with faded gold lettering sparked a twenty-year obsession with Tibet, and after combing through every book, article, and documentary on the mysterious and controversial nation, Charlie... more...

  • V.K. Wellington Koo and the Emergence of Modern Chinaby Stephen G. Craft

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Chinese diplomat V.K. Wellington Koo (1888-1985) was involved in virtually every foreign and domestic crisis in twentieth-century China. After earning a Ph.D. from Columbia University, Koo entered government service in 1912 intent on revising the unequal treaty system imposed on China in the nineteenth century, believing that breaking the shackles... more...

  • The Terrorists of Iraqby Malcolm W. Nance

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014, Second Edition is a highly detailed and exhaustive history and analysis of terror groups that both formed the Iraq insurgency and led to the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It places heavy emphasis on the history, organization, and personalities... more...

  • Zhu Rongji on the Recordby Rongji Zhu; Henry A. Kissinger; Helmut Schmidt

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 39.00

    China's explosive transformation from a planned economy to a more market-oriented one over the past three decades owes much to the charismatic reformer Zhu Rongji. As China's premier from 1998 to 2003, Zhu displayed a pragmatism and strong work ethic that have been key forces in China's drive to greater modernization and global stature. During this... more...

  • The Truth of Nanking and Comfort Women Issuesby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press USA Inc. 2015; US$ 9.99

    <p>Did the so-called "Nanking Massacre" and the military comfort women forcefully taken by the Japanese troops actually exist as historical facts? In this book, we attempt to investigate whether the two events actually took place by using a new method. This is not merely to restore the international honor of Japan. We are hoping to... more...

  • 1984by Daniela Taschler; Tim Szatkowski

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    This volume makes accessible for the first time 357 documents that focus on efforts to resume American-Soviet arms control negotiations against the backdrop of the stationing Pershing II rockets in Europe and American SDI planning. Additional themes include the opening of the CDE talks in Stockholm, the possible involvement of German firms... more...

  • From Warhorses to Ploughsharesby Richard L. Davis

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 60.00

    Mingzong (r. 926-933) was the most illustrious emperor of the Five Dynasties, and one of the most admired of China’s middle period, the Tang to Song. A warrior of Shatuo-Turk ancestry, he ascended the throne of the Later Tang on the heels of a mutiny against his adopted brother, thus sparing his dynasty an early death. Mingzong’s brief reign... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China)by John F. Copper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 109.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Taiwan (Republic of China) covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...